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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com

You’re Invited to a Mag-nificent Evening:
It’s Time to Rescue the Rescuer

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f you haven’t heard the remarkable the onset of a super-bug infection – all those who love her dearly, and to
story of “Rescuing River,” it’s time all of which are threatening her life. all the animals who will need her in
you did. First, River is a beauti- She is being cared for by an expert the future.
ful, soulful dog. River was found in team of doctors in Iowa City, but Please join us at the Tuscany Special
northern Clinton, Iowa, shot in the expenses are mounting exponentially. Events Center (2417 Cleveland Street
head three times and left for dead by Maggie will also require a very risky, in Clinton) at 5 p.m. on March 25.
his owner. It was during a particu- specialized, and expensive surgery, Advance tickets are $20, or $150 for a
larly brutal time in Clinton when two once the inflammation and danger- group of eight that will also receive a
other dogs were similarly shot and ous infection are under control, to commemorative T-shirt at the door.
abandoned; one lost its life. River’s restore her to health. The event will include a boutique and
story is shared on Facebook (Face- River, his new brother Collier (also photo booth, cake sale, cake auction,
book.com/rescuingriver) for those rescued with debilitating challenges buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction,
interested in learning more about that would make most of us swoon), fashion show, raffles, and live enter-
this remarkable dog, his remarkable her three boys, her husband John, and tainment by The Dunmore & Newman
rescuers, and the fan base that has a huge community of friends, animal Group, Dan Peart, and The Ripplers.
ensued in support of River. It is the lovers, and pet owners want her For more information on this event,
most uplifting, wonderful story, and back. Maggie and John also own and please contact Kate Sager at (563)212-
a joy to read. operate Buddy Gourmet in Clinton, 8603 or katesagerhomes@gmail.com,
River was rescued by Maggie providing the highest-quality pet or Hannah Peart at (563)219-6789 or
Stafford and Team River, which food and dog treats on the market hannahpeart@ruhlhomes.com.
includes Jean Regenwether (our own today – meaning that our pets who Donations can also be made to
columnist and Maggie’s BFF), area eat Buddy Gourmet food exclusively GoFundMe.com/the-stafford-family-
veterinarians, and a host of other need her back, too. care-fund. Contributions by check can
compassionate souls, all of whom There is an event being held for be made out to Stafford Family Care
spared no effort or expense in saving Maggie Stafford Maggie to raise funds to this end. Fund, which is not a 501(c)(3).
River’s life. It was an enormous under- Your support is most welcome. For To learn more about the impact of
taking of patience and meticulous illness. Whether for a long haul or just those who don’t know Maggie but rare diseases and how you can help,
attention to River’s medical needs and short-term, Maggie – with the support who would move Heaven and Earth to visit GlobalGenes.org.
rehabilitation. Team River claimed this and encouragement of animal friends rescue our beloved animals, sometimes Thank you from our hearts to our
spectacular victory, healing his wounds – takes these ruined animals and pro- we have to save the special people who paws for any amount of support you
both inside and out. The happy ending vides forever homes, which necessarily do the saving for all of us. It’s our turn can give. Woof woof!
for River is that he was adopted to a include proper medical care, abundant to rescue Maggie and, in doing so, pay
welcoming, loving home. You guessed kindness and love, and a way back it forward and give Maggie back to
it: His forever family is Maggie and to trusting humans that allows these
John Stafford and their three boys. No animals to live happy lives, often for the
one was surprised. first time ever.
Maggie Stafford has been partner-
ing with all manner of animal-rescue
Now the tables have turned, and
River’s mom Maggie needs our help.
What sets Maggie apart is her consistent
operations for years, but what sets She is suffering from severe fistulat- willingness to take on the desperate cases of
severe animal abuse, disability, and illness.
Maggie apart is her consistent willing- ing Crohn’s Disease along with a rare
ness to take on the desperate cases of systemic auto-inflammatory disease
severe animal abuse, disability, and (periodic fever syndrome) and finally
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Governor’s Legal Strategy Raises a
Question: Stretch or Power Grab?

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f Attorney General Lisa Madigan county level last month was that a bunch
succeeds in convincing the Illinois of state laws are in reality “continuing
Supreme Court to consider ordering appropriations.” A continuing appro-
the state to stop paying employees with- priation is a law mandating that certain
out an appropriation, and if Governor state bills be paid in perpetuity. The
Bruce Rauner’s legal team uses the same General Assembly isn’t required to pass
arguments it did in St. Clair County, new appropriations every year, and the
it will be important to understand the governor isn’t required to sign them into
repercussions of his strategy. law. It’s automatic-pilot spending.
First a little background. The Illinois But the governor’s lawyers want to
Constitution and state laws are clear that redefine what a continuing appropriation
no state money can be expended without is. According to the governor’s legal brief,
a legal appropriation, which is legislative “there are many statutes that function as
speak for a special kind of bill that lists continuing appropriations by mandat-
how much government agencies, com- ing the State to perform specific services.
missions, etc. can spend on various items. Employees who provide those services
As you probably know, the state hasn’t must continue to be paid.”
had a “real” budget in a couple of years. Examples the governor’s lawyers used
A budget is basically just a collection of included a state statute mandating that
appropriations. The last legal appropria- the Illinois Department on Aging “exer-
tion for state-employee payroll expired on cise, administer, and enforce all rights,
June 30, 2015. Negotiations between the powers, and duties vested in the Depart-
governor and legislative leaders stalled, ment on Aging by the Illinois Act on the
and shortly thereafter a judge in St. Aging.” Complying with these and other
Clair County ordered the state to pay its mandates, they claimed, “necessitates
workers anyway. Everybody figured this paying personnel” – because compliance
would probably be a temporary situation, can’t be accomplished without employees.
so nobody squawked too much. It’s been The governor’s legal team then argued
done before for a few weeks. that it would take a lot of time to sift
But the governmental stalemate has through all state laws to find these
continued for more than 20 months. In mandates, and that the task needed to
January, Madigan got tired of waiting for be followed up by “evidentiary hearings
the governor and the General Assembly to assess what employees are necessary
to cut a deal and filed a legal motion to provide such services.” Such a process
in St. Clair County to vacate that 2015 could take months, if not years. There
order. She lost. We’re not sure exactly why are a ton of those mandates in the state-
because the judge didn’t issue a formal statute books.
opinion, but the governor’s office was at Needless to say, if such an argument
that hearing and filed a brief opposing prevailed, it would give the executive
Madigan’s motion. branch almost limitless authority to
The governor doesn’t want Madigan to spend taxpayer money as it pleased. And
win because his bargaining position will it wouldn’t end with employee salaries,
be greatly weakened if the courts effec- either. If the Department on Aging deter-
tively shut down the state by ruling that mined that it needed a new Chicago office
money can’t be spent without appro- building to perform its mandated func-
priations. Rauner is demanding some tions, or had to let millions of dollars in
business-related reforms, a property-tax new contracts, or had to purchase a dozen
freeze, and a few other things before he’ll new vehicles, then under the governor’s
agree to a tax hike to balance the state’s legal logic it could go right ahead and
infamously out-of-whack budget. So the do so without any legislative approval
man who once bragged that he would use whatsoever.
the crisis of the state not having a budget The governor’s team references what
to force through his preferred legislative it considers to be favorable court rulings
changes now wants to avoid a much-worse from 1953 and 1974, but this is either one of
crisis that would compel him to abandon the most blatant executive-power grab I’ve
his demands to prevent the catastrophe of seen or the biggest legal stretch ever.
an actual government shutdown.
Got all that? Okay. Rich Miller also publishes Capitol
One of the arguments used by the Fax (a daily political newsletter) and
governor’s lawyers when they won at the CapitolFax.com.
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(563)324-0049 (phone) Theatre’s opening-night also confusing, as the effect
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Publishing since 1993 tion of precisely who stole the ing but lighting was happening
The River Cities’ Reader is an independent show shouldn’t be arguable. Ter- there. A mimed sandwich made
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and available free throughout the Quad the riotously strident Becca production’s oftentimes funny
Cities and surrounding areas. Johnson, or Sara Tubbs and physical props (with kudos
© 2017 River Cities’ Reader her wicked Kristin Chenoweth to Chelsea Edmark and Leah
impersonation, or third-grader Miller for their procurement).
AD DEADLINE: Makenna Miller in costumer Although the rare instances
5 p.m. Wednesday prior to publication Kris Castel’s Big-Bird-meets- of vocal harmony were great
Carol-Channing feathers – or during the Act I and II closers,
PUBLISHER any other members of directors the rest of the time ... not so
Todd McGreevy Keenen Wilson, Becca Johnson, Nancy Teerlinck, Christopher Tracy,
David Miller’s and Gary Clark’s much. And while Teerlinck, with
EDITOR appealing cast. It was the grade- Makenna Miller, Sara Tubbs, and Adam Cunningham her adorable howls and radiant
Kathleen McCarthy school attendees whose infec- smile, was a joy when Snoopy
EDITORIAL tious laughs frequently punctuated images lyricism of the “Book Report” song, and get was in a good mood, she tended to fall into
Managing Editor: and gags, and made the show even more of the joke of Lucy’s tough-love psychiatric generic sour-puss mode when he wasn’t;
Jeff Ignatius • jeff@rcreader.com a charmer than it already was. advice (“That’ll be five cents, please”), and the pup’s natural, haughty imperiousness,
Arts Editor, Calendar Editor: Christopher Tracy’s Charlie Brown shov- admire the not-as-easy-as-it-may-look as envisioned by Schulz, instead came off as
Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com ing his whole head into a mailbox was good feat of adults embracing both their inner either total disinterest or abject hostility.
Contributing Writers: Amy Alkon, Jeff Ashcraft, Hannah for plenty of giggles, as was Adam Cunning- children and Schulz’s signature style. That said, among the show’s many plea-
Bates, Rob Brezsny, Dee Canfield, Rich Miller, Frederick ham’s codependent terror whenever Linus Nowhere in the Black Box’s production sures, there was still Cunningham’s thumb-
Morden, Victoria Navarro, Brent Tubbs, Bruce Walters was separated from his blanket. Nancy is this embodied more fully than the early sucking sweetness, and the witty staging
Teerlinck figuratively and literally shaking “Schroeder” number in which Keenen of “Glee Club Rehearsal,” and every single
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sales@rcreader.com tion after Charlie Brown messed up his prac- his attention, leans with her back against his co-director dad. (Who says nepotism is
Advertising Coordinator: ticed Valentine’s Day greeting to Johnson’s piano – just like in the comics – before finally inherently wrong?) Oh yes, and there’s
Nathan Klaus Lucy that the happy cackles were practically lying down on top of it. (Poor Schroeder has a live band composed of Peter Letendre,
Advertising rates, publishing schedule, their own punchline. As family musicals go, to tickle the ivories on either side of her face Kyle Schneider, and music director Randin
demographics, and more are available at YAGMCB has always been an odd duck: a just to get through the thing.) Between co-star/ Letendre, which I mention not only because
QCAdvertising.com mostly peppy, candy-colored entertainment choreographer Johnson’s ear-splitting braying they played beautifully, but because until
boasting child characters (and a canine) and Wilson’s gnawing irritation, their brief, late in Act I, I didn’t even realize it was a
DESIGN/PRODUCTION loaded with ennui and existential dread. hilarious sequence wholly captures the Schulz live band; the unseen musicians were so
Art Director, Production Manager: But Miller’s and Clark’s production proves spirit. Yet it does so while also being generous spot-on that I initially thought the Black
Spencer Rabe • spencer@rcreader.com how pleasurable the results can be – and not to its actors, a double win equally apparent in Box was using a pre-recorded CD of the
Graphic Artist: just for young uns – when this material is bossy little Sally’s Broadway-baby rendition show’s Broadway score. I subsequently
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performed with bright, beaming confidence. of “My Philosophy” (a miniature triumph learned that Randin had also been suffering
In most ways, the show is probably best for Tubbs), the comedic coup de grâce “Little from an illness on opening night that had
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Rick Martin • rick@rcreader.com as a series of comedic vignettes is modeled ness,” right before the curtain call. and everyone, on such a fun, solid start to
Distribution: Cheri DeLay, on – and sometimes takes its jokes directly At the March 10 opener, there were You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’s run,
Greg FitzPatrick, N. Ingalls, H. Keyser, from – Charles M. Schulz’s three-panel certainly nits to be picked. With YAGMCB but still … . Good grief!
N. Rice, Jay Strickland Peanuts classics. (This makes the Black a series of blackout scenes, actual black-
Box an ideal venue for this musical; the outs would’ve been preferable to the slow You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown runs at the
long, moderately narrow space lends David fades that followed routines – its structure Black Box Theatre (1623 Fifth Avenue, Moline)
Miller’s and Judy Matthis’ set design a true already makes the show feel longer than through March 25, and more information and
comic-strip flavor.) But grown-ups are also its 100 minutes – and while designer Mike tickets are available by calling (563)284-2350 or
more likely to appreciate the clever, stalling Turczynski’s hot-red lighting during visiting TheBlackBoxTheatre.com.
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THEATRE By Jeff Ashcraft

He Did Not Shoot the Sheriff, but TCH IT
WA
He Did Shoot the Deputy
Rumors, at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre through March 19

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hat do you get when you mix Molière
and Agatha Christie with a healthy
dose of Garry Marshall? A wacky
mystery farce written by perhaps the most
prolific playwright of the 20th Century: Neil Schulz’s Review of
Simon. The Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s Rumors the Latest Movies On Demand
is Simon’s outlandish play that combines absurd
comedy with a whodunit – though it’s more of FENCES
A stage adaptation so powerful
a what-happened – featuring some very sitcom- and immediate that you can
like characters. practically feel the actors spit, this
Rumors takes place in a large, stylish home August Wilson adaptation boasts
in Snedens Landing, New York, owned by Kayla McKay, Kevin Keck, Anthony Natarelli, and the sorts of towering yet life-sized
New York’s deputy mayor – a man who has portrayals – led by those of Denzel
Aaron Lord Washington and Viola Davis – that
accidentally shot himself in the earlobe, and
is now unconscious, right before the start of Last-but-not-least through the door are even great theatre too rarely
provides. (Same day as DVD.)
a party celebrating his 10th wedding anni- Glen and Cassie Cooper (Mike Kelly and
versary. While he bleeds (off-stage) from the Krissy Wheeler), an ambitious politician and
gunshot with his spouse nowhere to be seen, his trophy wife. Kelly shines as Glen, bringing JACKIE
the wounded man’s lawyer Ken and his wife a much-needed change to the show’s pacing as This endlessly fascinating bio-pic
Chris arrive for the celebration and must con- he tries to keep his state-senate-hopeful per- emerges as an unusually personal,
sequently figure out what has happened, why it sona polished and composed. And Wheeler even unnerving character study,
happened, and what and what not to share with is a lot of fun as a ditsy yet tough-as-nails Real and star Natalie Portman gives us a
Jacqueline Kennedy of
the three other couples scheduled to arrive. As Housewife of Albany. extraordinary, somewhat
each pair enters, the “story” of the evening’s Rounding out the cast are Kevin Keck and frightening power and control – a
circumstances keeps morphing until everyone Kayla McKay as two hapless cops who try to quietly ruthless warrior in a pillbox
is embroiled in a ludicrous cover-up. sort out the mess, and Alexander Richardson hat. (Same day as DVD.)
As those first guests to arrive, Aaron Lord and assumes the director’s chair for this extremely
Sara Linnea O’Neill contribute some fun work as energetic, chaotic, and farcical romp. Richard-
Ken and Chris, kicking off the show with high- son does a first-rate job of keeping the pacing MISS SLOANE
Jessica Chastain’s lobbyist fights for
energy exchanges. Lord, in particular, is amusing moving, utilizing each actor’s individual stricter gun-control laws, and the
as Ken goes in and out of doors assessing the situ- comedy strengths, and preserving the plotline results are a true blast in this
ation and trying to develop a plausible explana- in Simon’s convoluted script. (Be forewarned beautifully paced, delightfully
tion for it, while O’Neill is very entertaining as his that Rumors is an adult comedy with some verbose, enjoyably vicious thriller
elegant, high-strung, nicotine-starved spouse. fairly strong adult language that feels out- that s like a John Grisham novel
Next on Rumors’ guest list are accountant of-character for Neil Simon – though that with juicier twists and a more
Lenny Ganz and his gossiping wife Claire, language did elicit some of the biggest snorts
ruthless central character.
(Same day as DVD.)
played by Anthony Natarelli and Sydney and giggles from Tuesday’s audience.)
Dexter. At Playcrafters’ March 7 preview The scenic design boasts a two-story set
performance, both actors appeared to be very with twin doors on the second floor and three
comfortable in their roles, and Dexter devel- separate doors on the first, allowing for a
oped an especially complete character, adding seemingly infinite number of entrances and
skillful line deliveries along with wonderful exits. A special brava to Jacque Cohoon, who,
reactions to the stage mayhem. Natarelli’s as scenic painter, did an excellent job with the Catch your favorite movies
Lenny, meanwhile, has whiplash and spends faux-marble tiles on the stage floor, providing and shows from ABC, NBC, CBS,
the entire show with a stiff neck – no small an impressive elegance to the design.
FOX, STARZ®, ENCORE® and more.
physical-acting feat. Watch for his highly ener- Rumors is a lighthearted and, for the actors,
getic slapstick monologue in Act II as Lenny likely physically exhausting romp involving Plus, watch over 19,000 titles
tries to bluff local law officers. New York’s rich and neurotic. As with much of at the press of a button!
Up next are Nicholas Waldbusser’s smug Simon’s work, the personalities are rather shal-
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wife Cookie, a cooking-show host portrayed by a silliness that can’t help but make Playcrafters
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derful calmness to his character compared to the
frenzied nutjobs surrounding him. For her part, Rumors runs at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Keeney-Graft is classy and delightful as Cookie (4950 35th Avenue, Moline) through March 19,
takes over food preparation for the party, albeit and more information and tickets are available by
with a bad back and melodramatic personality. calling (309)762-0330 or visiting Playcrafters.com.
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Ape-ocalypse Now
KONG: SKULL ISLAND by enormous lizards,
Kong: Skull Island is a massively bud- spiders, pterodactyls,
geted resurrection of familiar property and an ape who once
designed as part of a universe-building climbed the Empire
series, and it boasts pricey visuals, State Building and is
earth-shaking sound, remedial plotting, now roughly the size
cornball humor, talented leads giving of the Empire State
paycheck performances ... . Oh, God. Is Building.
it summer already? What the hell hap- Some of this is
pened to spring?! fun. That spider’s
That we live in blockbuster season all first appearance, for
year ’round is, of course, hardly a new instance, delivers a
idea. But you won’t find any new ideas nasty jolt, and there’s
in this King Kong reboot, either – a busy a great, giggly scene
and bloated popcorn entertainment so of Kong wrestling a
by-the-numbers that watching it is like gargantuan octo-
playing a particularly dreary game of pus and slurping its
Action-Franchise Bingo. (A winking tentacles down like
reference to a previous blockbuster? spaghetti noodles.
Got it! The dropping of one, and only Jordan Vogt-Roberts,
one, F-bomb? Got that, too! Samuel L. meanwhile, provides
Jackson? BINGO!) The film’s lone nod some much-needed
to invention may be its 1973 setting, poetic imagery via a
which eliminates all traces of high-tech behemoth water buf-
apparatus despite not adding a whiff of falo and Kong’s hand Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island
period to the performers’ modern read- scooping Brie Larson
ings and bearing. Even this, though, out of the water, even if this young supporting performers fare better: John going-through-the-motions endeavor,
turns the experience into more of a director doesn’t yet display anything in C. Reilly is enjoyable in the charming- and an only randomly diverting one,
yawn than it should have been. With the way of a distinctive style or point-of- whack-job mode of Apocalypse Now’s that couldn’t appear less interested in
its jungle locales and heavy mist and view. (Vogt-Roberts, whose only other Dennis Hopper, and the invaluable Shea elements such as personality or soulful-
terrified grunts, we get that the movie feature was 2013’s The Kings of Summer, Whigham is an archly gruff comic, and ness or surprise. And if that colon in
is deliberately echoing – and sometimes joins Jurassic World’s Colin Trevor- even gets to be truly moving – for all of the title didn’t already give things away,
blatantly stealing from – Vietnam War row and Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank two seconds.) it likely won’t be the last of its formu-
sagas such as Platoon and (especially) as barely tested indie-flick helmers But while Kong may be King here, laic kind: Godzilla vs. Kong is already
Apocalypse Now. Did we still need quite plunked into blockbuster terrain clearly he’s also just a really big prop. Gone slated for 2020. It should come as no
so much CCR and Jefferson Airplane before they were ready for it.) Yet those is any sense of fascination/attraction shock that this reboot doesn’t give us
on the soundtrack? Are none of these are only intermittent pleasures, and the between the ape and our heroine – what the tragic ending of previous Kongs –
characters Carpenters fans? movie craps out on giving us a sustain- beauty-and-the-beast connection they not when there’s franchise-extending
Skull Island’s paltry, meaninglessly ing one, because it turns out that King do share is strictly perfunctory – and to market and sequel money to be
symbolic narrative sends a team of Kong, for no fathomable reason, is little although he grimaces and roars with made. But I still hoped for something
Army troops, high-ranking military more than an afterthought in his own pixelated fervor, we’re never given out of the ordinary from material so
personnel, and the requisite beautiful star vehicle. reason to care about this hairy brute; predisposed toward screen magic. At
white headliners to a recently discov- It’s unfortunate enough that there’s attributes such as curiosity, cheeki- one point, following an early monster
ered Pacific isle that John Goodman’s so much time and thuddingly obvi- ness, and empathy appear quite out of attack, Whigham shakes off the experi-
chief investigator calls “a place where ous dialogue granted to Skull Island’s his wheelhouse, or perhaps those of his ence with a bone-dry “Well, that was
myth and science meet.” (The film central humans. Though top-billed in animators. (Rarely have I so missed an unconventional encounter.” The line
opens with Goodman seeking govern- the credits, Tom Hiddleston emerges as Andy Serkis.) When, at the climax, King gets a laugh, but man – if only the film
mental funding for the mission, giving maybe the 11th or 12th most engaging Kong finally takes on King Lizard – and itself were.
his Nixon-era figure the chance to also person around; Larson has apparently we only know that latter creature is the
say, “Mark my words: There’ll never be a mistaken green-screen acting for an island’s “big one” because Reilly help- For reviews of Logan, The Shack, Before
more screwed-up time in Washington.” eye-popping contest she’s desperate to fully tells us – you can be impressed by I Fall, Table 19, and other current
Ha ha. It’s funny ’cause it’s not true.) win; and Jackson’s predictable glow- the visuals and still not care one iota releases, visit RiverCitiesReader.com.
From the moment they arrive, however, ers, threats, and rants would feel lazy about the fight itself. It’s like watching
the story could hardly matter less. And even if he weren’t, for cheap laughs, also hunks of metal lay waste to each other
most viewers could hardly want it to, regurgitating his most famous line from in a Transformers movie.
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of watching panicked masses besieged an anachronistic “Bitch, please!” (The Island is just an expensive
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MUSIC By Hannah Bates
bateshannaha@gmail.com
an all ages event. tickets $10 online starting April 1

The Political Is Personal girlparts fest 2
using art to raise awareness
of gynecologic cancers
Wild Pink, March 19 at Rozz-Tox
Live Music
“I MAY 7 Artist Market
am embarrassed to be here,” 1-5 P.M.
SUNDAY Food
sings Wild Pink singer,
guitarist, and songwriter
John Ross on “I Used to Be Small.”
The “here,” in this case, is the
River Music Experience (RME) DAVENPORT IA
Silent Auction
United States.
presented by
On the New York-based indie- OVARIAN CANCER INITIATIVE
rock band’s self-titled debut album,
Ross explores getting older through more information: 309.794.0009 or www.normaleah.org
the people and places around him.
The past is at the forefront, with
Ross recalling looking through Photo by Adrew Dominguez
the window at the Hudson Valley,
being told that “if you never stop can do anything about it will do anything
moving, then you’ll never feel bad” in about it. It seems like the only response is
“Broke on,” a journey through memory. to put more guns out in people’s hands,
He sings about being a passenger in a par- which is f---ing insane.”
ent’s car, riding bikes, “hearing about the That idea surfaces in “I Used to Be
war, and knowing it’s not yours.” The lis- Small,” directly after expressing his
tener gets access to moments that shaped embarrassment at his country.
whom he became. “I wonder if the next mass shooting will
Ross didn’t expect feelings about the be here,” sings Ross with a more-forceful
United States to surface alongside these delivery, guitar punctuating his words. “If
memories while writing Wild Pink God tells me to keep the flock safe, I’ll keep a
in 2015, he said in a phone interview gun loaded with the safety off, just in case.”
promoting the band’s March 19 show at With its political overtones and muted
Rozz-Tox. Throughout the album, politics aesthetic, Wild Pink is a departure from
are slipped into songs, stated with no the band’s previous work. Compared to
more intensity than singing about biking the 2015 EP Good Life, the vocals on Wild
through nature as a child. Pink are more toned down, less energetic.
“Why would you have a kid, when the The power chords dominating Good Life
city you live in will be underwater soon,” are swapped out for guitar lines leaving
Ross sings on in “Broke on,” as plainly as space for the lyrics.
anything else on the record. But both works still focus on memory.
The matter-of-fact groove into which The peppier sound of Good Life is still
these lyrics settle is emblematic of a filled with places clearer to Ross than they
generation that came of age after the late could be to any listener – smoking on back
1990s. They grew up hearing about the porches and hanging out in cold bedrooms.
effects that climate change will have on And the exploration of feelings isn’t that
the planet their children will inherit. Mass different from EP to album. “I don’t know
shootings occurred with alarming regu- why I feel so bad, when last night I really
larity throughout their childhoods. The felt impossibly happy,” Ross sings on the
widening gap between economic classes Good Life track “Is This Hotel Haunted?”
made it more difficult to envision a future But the songs of Wild Pink weave threads
in which kids will do financially better from the outside world into Ross’ personal
than their parents. Ross’ delivery conveys experience, making it a broader and richer
resignation – that these are facts rather portrait of American culture.
than things to fight against.
He ponders these ideas in airy and Wild Pink will perform on Sunday, March
otherworldly songs, his lyrics drifting over 19, at Rozz-Tox (2108 Third Avenue, Rock
the instruments. The heavily reverbed Island; RozzTox.com). The 8 p.m. all-ages
thoughts float out of Ross like they’re still show also includes Harsh Times and Sister
bouncing around the inside of his head. A Wife. Cover is $5 to $10.
dreamy, shoegaze-pop sound lends itself
to the worldview that Ross contemplates For more information on Wild Pink, visit
throughout the album. WildPink.Bandcamp.com.
But in our interview, Ross sounded
far angrier. Hannah Bates is a St. Ambrose University
“The gun-violence issue in the country graduate who likes music more than she
is outrageous,” he said. “And nobody who likes most other things.
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PHOTOGRAPY

Featured Images from the Quad Cities Photography Club
(The River Cities’ Reader each month will
feature an image or images from the Quad
Cities Photography Club.)

P
hotographers often look for new
angles from which to photograph,
giving a different perspective to
familiar things and places, as shown by
Quad Cities Photography Club member
Bill Hudson. After attending a recent
club meeting, he decided to try to capture
some local images, so he walked around
downtown Davenport. He explained: “I
had always admired the steps leading up
to the Figge and had intended to shoot
some photos there but never did it. This
was a good opportunity. The view from
the top of the stairs was striking, and I
really liked the combination of the invit-
ing tables and strong shadows. I felt this
was a good spot to enjoy the view of the
skybridge and waterfront.”
Bill used a handheld Olympus SZ-15
infrared-modified camera at 1/250th of a
second, f/3.7, and ISO 100 at about 2 p.m.
He removed the infrared effects (redness)
post-processing, then converted it to
black and white. He did a small amount
of cropping, then adjusted the white
Photo by Dale Fehr.
balance and contrast a bit.
Another high-scoring competition image at a recent
club meeting was On Golden Pond, created by Dale
Fehr. Dale explained: “I have learned that golf courses
are great places to find beautiful landscape photos. That
is where I found this image on a late-November morn-
ing at Golfmohr golf course in Hampton, Illinois. I went
at sunrise to catch some images with the fog. By the
time I got there, there was a light fog and frost on the
ground, the sun was coming up, and the air was very
still. All of this led to great golden-hour lighting in this
image with a perfect reflection.”
Dale used a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 on a tripod with a
Tamron 16-300-millimeter lens at 22 millimeters, 2.5
seconds, f/9, and ISO 200. He then used Lightroom to
process the photo.

The Quad Cities Photography Club welcomes visitors and
new members. The club sponsors numerous activities
encompassing many types and aspects of photography. It
holds digital and print competitions most months. At its
meetings, members discuss the images, help each other to
improve, and socialize. The club also holds special learn-
ing workshops and small groups that meet on specific
photography topics, and occasionally offers interesting
shooting opportunities. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the
first Thursday of the month September through June at
the Butterworth Center, 1105 Eighth Street in Moline.

For more information on the club, visit
QCPhotoClub.com.
Photo by Bill Hudson.
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2017 Spring Calendar
FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS page 10 THEATRE page 22 MOVIES page 26 COURSES page 32
VISUAL ARTS page 10 DANCE page 24 SPORTS page 28 MEETINGS page 33
MUSIC page 16 COMEDY page 24 OTHER EVENTS page 28 HEALTH page 35
LITERARY ARTS page 21 MUSEUMS page 26 LECTURES page 31 SENIORS page 35

MAJOR EVENTS Lorrie Morgan, concert with the country vocalist and Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA, Creation Studio Drop-in: Delicious Dessert
four-time winner of Female Vocalist of the Year, featuring RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat May 27 Paintings!, artist Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic dessert
an opening set by Jodi Miller; $43-73; for tickets, call paintings will be the inspiration to paint colorful,
March 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport The 52nd Annual Quad Cities Criterium, delicious-looking confections; paint what you love,
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Apr 14 annual racing event featuring over 650 cyclists from whether it’s pie, cake, donuts, ice cream; Lynn Taylor,
The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition, across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, featuring beer from the Figge, will facilitate; free; for information, call
the exhibit tells the story of the Fab Four highlighting I Love the 90’s Tour: Salt n Pepa - All 4 One - Color gardens, children’s activities, and more; Village of East 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
pivotal points in the band’s history via artifacts, Me Badd - Coolio - Tone Loc - Rob Base - Young Davenport, Davenport IA, QuadCitiesCriterium.com 9am Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
memorabilia, and fun inter-activities; guests will MC, concert of chart-topping hits including “Let’s Talk Mon May 29 Mon Mar 20
experience the entire Beatles journey beginning in About Sex”, “Shoop”, “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “Just A
Liverpool, their early days in Hamburg, touring North Friend”, “Funky Cold Medina”, “It Takes Two”, “Gangsta’s Earring Swap to Benefit Shelter House and Emma

VISUAL ARTS
America, and their return to the studio in the U.K.; Paradise,” and more; $45-85; for tickets, call 800- Goldman Clinic, bring three pairs of earrings to swap
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm; $14- 745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, for 3 that are “new-to-you”; with light snacks, beverages,
18; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum iWirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 15 $5 raffle tickets to win a Beadology Iowa class, small
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam. Openings & Gallery Events jewelry repairs completed for $5, and more; 20% of all
org, Thu Mar 16 thru Sun Jun 4 Stomp, an updated version of the percussive musical shopping and larger repairs will benefit both agencies;
smash, in a Broadway at the Adler presentation; for March $30; for information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa,
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, multi-media concert tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com,
tribute to the Fab Four; $32-56; for tickets, call 800- Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 25 MAiZE Community Workshop, on Thursdays; 5pm Tue Mar 21
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, attend a community workshop and construct corn stalk
AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Mar 17 sculptures for the June-September MAiZE exhibit; during Reception for Only Line: Pencil and Ink by Alan
May this hands-on session, Figge staff will assist as you learn Garfield and Steve Ziegler‌, pencil and ink exhibit of
Grand Parade XXXII, the nation’s only bi-state St. how to construct the corn stalks and become the artist; recent works by Midwestern artists Alan Garfield and
Patrick’s parade, beginning at the corner of 4th Avenue Gallery Hop!, demonstrations, performances, works for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Steve Ziegler; for information, contact gallery director
and 23rd Street in Rock Island; the parade will travel for sale, and more with local artists at a variety of 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 4pm Alan Garfield at agarfield@dbq.edu or 563-589-3717,
through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi different downtown venues; free; for information, e-mail Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Mar 30 Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 2255
River via the Centennial Bridge to W Third Street and info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210, The District of Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/FinePerformingArts/
proceed east through downtown Davenport, Iowa along Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL, Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, HeritageCenter/BisignanoArtGallery, 6pm Tue Mar 21
a route to the RiverCenter at E Third and Perry Streets; MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri May 5 discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
the Post-Parade Bash will take place at the RiverCenter are invited to experience the current exhibitions Wine & Art, with instructor Vanessa Brown; enjoy
from 1-4pm, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Rock Town Lit Fest, two-day celebration of area and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of
Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL, StPatsQC.com, 11:30am authors and literature, featuring a 6-9pm lit crawl in Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation; $20;
Sat Mar 18 downtown Rock Island on Friday, an after-party at 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
Rozz-Tox, and Saturday’s 10am-4pm book fair with panel FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Mar 30 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm
George Thorogood & the Destroyers, concert with discussions and readings at the Rock Island Main Library, Thu Mar 23
the boogie-blues musicians on their “Rock Party Tour free, for information, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Henna Tattooing, adults and teens are welcome to
2017”; $27-57; for tickets, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City Center, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, Fri May experience the ancient art of Mehndi (Henna) tattooing; Art Talk by the Artist: Meet & Greet, Richard
Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport 5 and Sat May 6 learn what each design represents while a Mehndi Luschek will discuss his work in both his painting and
IA, RhythmCityCasino.Showare.com, 8pm Sat Mar 25 artists creates it on your hand; free; for information, call illustration studio; he will discuss his training and
Monster Jam, the action-packed live events feature 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, the lessons he learned studying the Boston School
the most recognizable trucks including Grave Digger, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Mar 18 Techniques, and set up and do a quick painting demo in
April Max-D, and more performing jaw-dropping displays oils; some of his finished works will be on view; free to
and gravity-defying feats; Sat. 7pm, Sun. 1pm; $18-48; National Quilting Day Celebration, we will be all seminar registrants, public $10; for information, call
Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 creating simple quilt tops that will be donated to charity; 563-508-4630 or e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.com,
the comic-strip classic, in a Broadway at the Adler River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, Sat May 6 and additional members of the MVQG will be demonstrating Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites
presentation; $40.50-68; for tickets, call 800-745- Sun May 7 quilting in the area in front of the fireplace all day; free; 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Fri Mar 24
AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm Sun Apr 2 Olivia Newton-John, concert with the Grammy- Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
winning, chart-topping star of “Grease”; $44-79; for BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Mar 18 Scrapbooking for United Way, bring supplies,
Journey & Asia, concert with the chart-topping tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, photos, and a friend; unfinished projects welcome; $10
rock and pop musicians; $39-99; for tickets, call 800- Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat May 13 Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the donation to United Way; for information, call 563-326-
745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, Civil War to the Present: Exhibition Tour, the 8611, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St,
iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Mon Apr 3 Spring Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration exhibition features 78 artworks, dating from the 1850s Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 5pm Fri Mar 24
of fine art and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, to 2014, that take as their subject various aspects of
Rocktopia Live: A Classical Revolution, one-of-a- children’s activities, and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. the game of football; for information, call 563-326- Vino van Gogh: Friendly Daisy, paint, drink, and
kind musical arrangements blending Beethoven with 10am-4pm; free; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@ 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, be merry; RSVP at www.vinogogh.com and use code
Journey, Strauss with The Who, and more in musical gmail.com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W 2nd St, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sat Mar 18 “Milltown” to save $5; full menu available for purchase,
mash-ups conducted by Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer; Davenport IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, Sat May 13 and including beer and wine, Milltown Coffee, 3800 River
$43-102; for tickets, call 563-328-8000, Adler Theatre, Sun May 14 Creation Studio Residency: Quad City Drive #2, Moline IL, MilltownCoffee.com, 6pm Fri Mar 24
136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Woodturners Club, the Woodturners will have a
Tue Apr 4 Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour, the Tony- and Pulitzer variety of finished projects on display and will be Recognition Ceremony for Young Artists at the
Prize-winning musical smash, in a Broadway at the demonstrating how wood is turned on a lathe; patrons Figge: North Scott Schools, held in conjunction
2017 Worship Night in America, an evening with Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler are encouraged to drop-in to watch and ask questions with the exhibit of works by student artists; at 12:30,
headliner Chris Tomlin and sets by contemporary- Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, during the demonstrations; free; for information, call 1, and 1:30pm; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Christian musicians Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, 7:30pm Wed May 17 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC, and Jason Barton; $15-69.75; Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, Sat FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun Mar 26
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Luke Bryan, concert with the chart-topping Mar 18 thru Wed Mar 29
Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Tue Apr 11 singer/songwriter, featuring opening sets by Brett Creation Studio Drop-in: DIY Silly Putty, roll,
Eldredge and Adam Craig; $49.75-75; for tickets, call The Art of Persuasion: American Propaganda bounce, or stretch your way into the Creation Studio to
Eric Church, concert with the chart-topping country- 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, Posters and the Great War Exhibition Tour, exhibit create some silly putty; it only takes Borax, Elmer’s Glue,
music singer/songwriter on his “Holdin’ My Own Tour”; iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Thu May 18 and Fri May 19 explores how some of the most important artists and water, and a couple of minutes; free; for information, call
$25-89; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, illustrators of the day supported the war effort; for 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 8pm Trace Adkins, Grammy-nominated, chart-topping information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
Wed Apr 12 country-music superstar in concert; $27-57; for tickets W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Mon Mar 27
and information, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City Casino Sun Mar 19
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VISUAL ARTS / Openings & Gallery Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Apr 17 discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests MidCoast.org, Sat May 27
Events / March are invited to experience the current exhibitions
Sew Much Fun: Book-Bag Project, enjoy simple sew- and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Iowa Arts Festival, annual weekend event features
it-yourself projects for adults; for information and to sign Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- a juried fine art show featuring works by over 100 of
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, up, call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, the nation’s best artists, an art fair, live entertainment
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563- Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu May 4 thru Thu Jun 8 on three stages, a beverage garden, Culinary Row,
424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, 6pm Wed Apr 19 children’s activities, and more; Fri. 5-8pm, Sat. 10am-
Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Mar 31 Gallery Hop!, demonstrations, performances, works 7pm, Sun. 10am-4pm, Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City IA,
Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the for sale, and more with local artists at a variety of SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Jun 2 thru Sun Jun 4
Civil War to the Present Exhibition Talk: Dr. different downtown venues; free; for information, e-mail
April Jaime Schultz, Schultz will discuss the social culture info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210, The District of Scrapbooking for United Way, bring supplies,
of football in the state of Iowa; her research focuses Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL, photos, and a friend; unfinished projects welcome; $10
Ghost Light Performance: Joe’s Barbershop, on issues of sex, gender, and sexuality in women’s MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri May 5 donation to United Way; for information, call 563-326-
student filmmakers from Rock Island’s 2016 Urban sport and physical culture, as well as racial politics 8611, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St,
Exposure summer film program will be invited to and cultural memory; for information, call 563-326- Ghost Light Performance: The Conversation, Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 5pm Fri Jun 2
become a part of the installation by filming in the live 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, student filmmakers from Rock Island’s 2016 Urban
performances taking place within the exhibition; for FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Apr 20 Exposure summer film program will be invited to Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 become a part of the installation by filming in the live meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-326-
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr 1 Recognition Ceremony for Young Artists at the performances taking place within the exhibition; for 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
Figge: Davenport Schools, held in conjunction information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Recognition Ceremony for Young Artists at the with the exhibit of works by student artists; at 12:30, W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Fri May 5 2pm Mon Jun 5
Figge: Bettendorf Schools, held in conjunction 1, and 1:30pm; for information, call 563-326-7804,
with the exhibit of works by student artists; at 12:30, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, girlpARTs fest2, event featuring live music, food, and
1, and 1:30pm; for information, call 563-326-7804, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun Apr 23 an artist market, with the announcement of 25 local Exhibits & Shows
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, chosen to participate in The Bodice Project; all proceeds
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun Apr 2 Creation Studio Drop-in: Finfer Knitted Bracelets, benefit the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative; $10- Scott & Rock Island Counties
show off some spring fashion by finger knitting your 15; for information, call 309-794-0009, The Redstone
Creation Studio Drop-in: Bristlebots!, stop by the own bracelets; you’ll discover how to finger knit, and Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, NormaLeah.org, 1pm Currently on Display
Creation Studio to make Bristlebots; they are great for create something wearable at the same time; free; Sun May 7
learning about making, working with basic electronics, for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Judy O’Gray: A Life Marked with Color, exhibition
and thinking outside the box in minimalist robot design; Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the celebrating the life and works of the recently deceased
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Apr 24 Civil War to the Present Exhibition Talk: Brett artist and Bettendorf native; Wednesday through
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Biebel, Biebel teaches in the English Department at Saturday, 11am-6pm; free; for information, call 563-508-
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Apr 3 Reception: The EDGE Exhibition, this student show Augustana College; his research focuses on the ways in 4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St,
focuses on the creative ideas of computer graphics which language and storytelling impact lives, and his Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com,
Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with students at UD; for information, contact gallery director particular interests involve the intersection of literature, thru Sat Mar 18
meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-326- Alan Garfield at agarfield@dbq.edu or 563-589-3717, athletics, and the law; 5:30pm social hour, 7pm talk; for
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 2255 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Karen Cooper: Saw You in Russia, exhibition of
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/FinePerformingArts/ W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm works based on visions from Russia; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm,
2pm Mon Apr 3 HeritageCenter/BisignanoArtGallery/, 3pm Tue Apr 25 Thu May 11 Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, call 309-793-1213 ext.
108, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL,
Curator Talk for The Art of Persuasion: American Artists Q&A: Senior Honors Exhibition, featuring Spring Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration QuadCityArts.com, thru Fri Mar 24
Propaganda Posters and the Great War works by Morgan Allen, Emma Hubner, Lindsay O’Brien, of fine art and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food,
Exhibition Tour, Co-curators Dr. Ranelle Knight- and Jonathan Wray; for information, call 563-333-6444 children’s activities, and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. Peter Xiao: Second Act, exhibition of works by the
Lueth, assistant professor of Art History and Gallery or e-mail Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose 10am-4pm; free; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@ painting professor at Augustana College; Tue.-Fri. 10am-
Director at Coe College, and Andrew Wallace, manager University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/catich, gmail.com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W 2nd St, 5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, call 309-793-1213
of collections and exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum, 4pm Wed Apr 26 Davenport IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, Sat May 13 and Sun ext. 108, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island
will introduce the exhibition; 5:30pm social hour with May 14 IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Fri Mar 24
complimentary refreshments and a cash bar; 7pm talk; Reception: Senior Honors Exhibition, featuring
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, works by Morgan Allen, Emma Hubner, Lindsay O’Brien, Reception: CGIM Senior Thesis Exhibition, as Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild, art exhibit on the
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, and Jonathan Wray; for information, call 563-333-6444 partial fulfillment of the Computer Graphics Senior second floor; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
5:30pm Thu Apr 6 or e-mail Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose Seminar, students create three original works plus Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/catich, a thesis statement; the show is a mixture of edgy Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, thru Fri Mar 31
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, 5pm Wed Apr 26 aesthetics and celebration and involves 2D and 3D
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests animation; for information, contact gallery director Scott Swanson, photographic exhibit offering a twist
are invited to experience the current exhibitions Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, Alan Garfield at agarfield@dbq.edu or 563-589-3717, on standard perceptions; Mon -Fri, 6am-7:30pm, Sat,
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563- Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 2255 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for information, call 563-
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- 424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/FinePerformingArts/ 424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Apr 28 HeritageCenter/BisignanoArtGallery, 11am Sat May 13 Moline IL, MidCoast.org, thru Fri Mar 31
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Apr 6 thru Thu Apr 27
Craft Supply Swap, see what hidden treasures you can Sew Much Fun: Sunglasses Case, enjoy simple sew- Four Artists, Four Visions, exhibit of works by Oscar
Creation Studio Drop-in: Glass Etching, learn find and drop off yours that you don’t want anymore; it-yourself projects for adults; for information and to sign Gillespie, professor of art at Bradley University, Claire
how to etch designs into glass using etching cream free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public up, call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main Hedden, curator of the McLean County Arts Center, Tom
and stencils; make unique and decorative glassware all Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Lundberg, professor of art at Colorado State University,
on your own; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Sat Apr 29 6pm Wed May 17 and Joseph Patrick, professor emeritus in painting and
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, drawing at the University of Iowa; Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Apr 10 Creation Studio Quilting Workshop, the Mississippi Opening Reception: Associations, held in when classes are in session; free; for information, call
Valley Quilters Guild teaches us how to make quilted pot conjunction with the exhibit of abstract collages 309-794-7400, Augustana College Teaching Museum of
Pinterest Craft, adults are invited to try out new holders; fabric and thread will be provided; participants and sculpture; for information, call 309-793-1213, Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts/
and interesting crafts featured on Pinterest; free; will need to bring their own sewing machine (with Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, art-museum, thru Sat Apr 8
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount instructions, if possible, for troubleshooting), as well as a QuadCityArts.com, 7pm Fri May 19
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, bobbin to use in their sewing machine; participants are Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin: Abstraction for
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Apr 10 encouraged to bring their own fabric (2-3 fat quarters) DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, annual arts festival the Home, Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
and thread if they have a preferred color scheme; free; featuring crafts vendors, food, live music, arts activities, information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail Catich@sau.edu,
Wine & Art: Abstract Existencilism – Design for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm, Downtown Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
& Painting, with instructor Ralph Iaccarino; enjoy Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Dubuque IA, DubuqueFest.org, 10am Sat May 20 thru Davenport IA, SAU.edu/catich, thru Wed Apr 12
interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Apr 29 Sun May 21
wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation; $20; Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin: Observation
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Closing Reception: 2017 Senior Art Exhibition, & Inquiry, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm;
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm May & June held in conjunction with the exhibition featuring the for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
Thu Apr 13 Senior Inquiry projects of the Augustana College studio morrisseygallery@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin
Artist Talks: 2017 Senior Art Exhibition, held in art and graphic-design majors of the Class of 2017; free; Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
MAiZE Community Workshop, on Thursdays; conjunction with the exhibition featuring the Senior for information, contact Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, thru Wed Apr 12
attend a community workshop and construct corn stalk Inquiry projects of the Augustana College studio art or connorkealey@augustana.edu, Augustana College
sculptures for the June-September MAiZE exhibit; during and graphic-design majors of the Class of 2017; free; for Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, The Robert F. and Patricia J. Schmitt Collection
this hands-on session, Figge staff will assist as you learn information, contact Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum, 12:45pm Sun May 21 of Japanese Prints, the exhibition features 15 prints
how to construct the corn stalks and become the artist; or connorkealey@augustana.edu, Augustana College by preeminent Japanese artists of the 19th and 20th
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, centuries recently gifted to the Figge from the Robert
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 4pm Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum, 8am Wed May 3 demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563- F. and Patricia J. Schmitt Collection; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
Thu Apr 13 thru Thu Apr 20 424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, 5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
Wine & Art: Art & Poetry – LiterARTure!, with Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri May 26 museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
Creation Studio Drop-in: Personalized instructor Laura Winton; enjoy interesting, fun studio 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
Bookmarks, drop-in and spend a few minutes making art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Apr 23
your own personalized “vintage” bookmark; free; for d’oeuvres, and great conversation; $20; for information, for information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, 563-424-1210, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Marty Mitchell - Susan Coleman - Elizabeth
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu May 4 Shriver, exhibit of paintings by Mitchell and Coleman
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and ceramic vessels by Shriver; for information, call 310- 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/catich, Thu Apr Associations, exhibit of abstract collages and ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition,
793-1213, Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 20 thru Thu May 11 sculpture; for information, call 310-793-1213, exhibit of works by student artists; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-
69th Ave, Moline IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Fri Apr 28 Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island 5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or
2017 Senior Art Exhibition, this exhibition features the IL, QuadCityArts.com, Wed May 17 thru Thu Jun 8 e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629
Lori Miller - Pam Ohnemus, exhibit of fiber mosaics Senior Inquiry projects of the Augustana College studio art 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, Thu Jun 1 thru
by Miller and acrylics by Ohnemus; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am- and graphic-design majors of the Class of 2017; Fri. & Sat. Metro Mini Makers 33rd Annual Show & Sale: Thu Jun 8
5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail noon-4pm when classes are in session; free; for information, “Miniatures from the Heart of the Country”,
info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd call 309-794-7400, Augustana College Teaching Museum May 19 & 20; the show will have a large exhibit room ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition,
Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, thru Sun Apr 30 of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts/ showing dollhouses, room boxes, and other scenes in exhibit of works by student artists; Wed.-Sat. 11am-
art-museum, Fri Apr 21 thru Sat May 13 all scales, and the sales room will have dealers with all 6pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail
Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the kinds of scale miniatures perfect for fairy gardens and info@midcoast.org, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery,
Civil War to the Present, the exhibition features 78 miniature scenes; free kids’ workshop Sat. 11am-2pm, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA,
artworks, dating from the 1850s to 2014, that take as Opening in May & June adult workshop Fri. 9am-3pm with pre-registration MidCoast.org, Thu Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 8
their subject various aspects of the game of football; (contact Jo at 309-738-9564); with raffle prizes to benefit
Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; The ARTery Invitational, exhibit of works by area the women and children of Winnie’s Place Women’s Mary Hammer, painting exhibit; Mon -Fri, 6am-7:30pm,
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, artists; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; free; for information, Shelter; Fri. 4-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; $5, ages 10 & under Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for information, call
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast free; for information, contact Karen at 309-797-6489 or 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun May 14 Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, c1234jack@msn.com, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline IL,
Mon May 1 thru Wed May 31 St, Davenport IA, MetroMiniMakers.homestead.com/ MidCoast.org, Thu Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 8
The Art of Persuasion: American Propaganda home.html, Fri May 19 thru Sat May 20
Posters & the Great War, explores how some of
the most important artists and illustrators of the
day supported the war effort; 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 May 14

Jefferson Pinder: Ghost Light, a site-specific
art and performance based installation created by
Chicago based artist Jefferson Pinder will explore the
Quad City African American experience through an
interactive retelling of personal histories; 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 Jun 4

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 Thu Jun 8

Opening in March & April
Young Artists at the Figge: North Scott Schools,
exhibit of works by student artists; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Mar 18 thru Sun Mar 26

Heidi Hernandez - Ana Garza Moore: Coney Island
Circus Side Show, exhibit of paintings and mixed
media; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for information, call
563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, Midcoast
at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225
E 2nd St, Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, Sat Mar 18 thru
Wed May 31

Young Artists at the Figge: Bettendorf Schools,
exhibit of works by student artists; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr 1 thru Sun Apr 9

“Mick” McFerren, watercolor exhibit; Mon -Fri, 6am-
7:30pm, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for information,
call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast
Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline IL, MidCoast.
org, Sat Apr 1 thru Wed May 31

Young Artists at the Figge: Davenport Schools,
exhibit of works by student artists; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr 15 thru Sun Apr 23

2017 Seniors Exhibition, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat.
noon-4pm; for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
morrisseygallery@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin
Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, Thu Apr 20 thru
Thu May 11

Senior Honors Exhibition, featuring works by
Morgan Allen, Emma Hubner, Lindsay O’Brien,
and Jonathan Wray; Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-
4pm; for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
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VISUAL ARTS Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
vessels, ceramic lamps, marble sculptures, and more;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
Exhibits & Shows for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
Outlying Areas Thu Jun 8

Currently on Display Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the
Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists
TIDY: Works by Matthew Mikulice, the exhibit inspired by life in Iowa and surrounding states;
explores the aesthetic of order and organization longtime museum favorites share gallery space with
through, drawing, painting, installation, and contemporary artworks, highlighting the great diversity
deconstruction by the Iowa artist; Wed.-Sun. 1-4pm; and creativity present in the CRMA collection and the
free; for information, call 563-587-8219, Gallery C, 900 Midwest; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat.
Jackson St, Suite 113, Dubuque IA, GalleryCM.com, thru 10am-4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Sun Mar 19 Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
CRMA.org, thru Thu Jun 8
The Hancher Guild Youth Art Show, a celebration
of young artists in the community; Mon.-Fri. 10am- Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon, the
5:30pm; free; for information, call 319-335-1158, Hancher installation reflects the depth of the CRMA’s Grant Wood
Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher. collection as well as the great breadth of Woods’ career;
UIowa.edu, thru Sun Mar 26 Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
Calliope Musicals – April 21 for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
John Chehak, exhibit of acrylic paintings; Tuesday

MUSIC
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
and Thursday 10am-9pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Thu Jun 8
Saturday 10am-5pm; for information, call 309-945-
5428, Smith Studio & Gallery, 124 S State St, Geneseo IL, Iowa + Taiwan: The Fourth Iowa Metals Guild
SmithStudioGeneseo.com, thru Fri Mar 31 Exhibition, from large-scale sculpture to the most
The Redstone Room March through May Page-Turner: Books & Reading in Art, exhibit
delicate jewelry, this exhibition showcases the great
artistry present in Iowa’s metalworkers ; Tue.-Sun. noon-
featuring objects created out of books, books from 4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information,

O n April 26, Davenport’s Redstone Room hosts a special concert with The Lacs, the artists’ collections, name plates and illustrations from call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
books, and images of people reading, Cedar Rapids Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru Thu Jun 8
country-rock and southern-rap outfit composed of Brian King and Clay Sharpe. Given Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.
that the band’s moniker is reportedly short for “loud-ass crackers,” this Georgia-based duo org, thru Thu Jun 8 Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery
exhibition that serves as an introductory overview
whose 2015 album Outlaw in Me reached number three on Billboard’s country chart will no Only Line: Pencil and Ink by Alan Garfield and of Cone’s lengthy and prolific artistic career; Tue.-
doubt provide a rousing springtime evening at the area venue. But trust me, it’ll hardly be Steve Ziegler‌, pencil and ink exhibit of recent works Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
the only one. Given just how many terrific musicians are booked there over the next couple by Midwestern artists Alan Garfield and Steve Ziegler; information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
Mon.-Fri. 12:30-5pm; for information, contact gallery of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org,
of months, the Redstone Room’s schedule is anything but Lacs. director Alan Garfield at agarfield@dbq.edu or 563-589- Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
(Author’s note: That’s wordplay on the adjective “lax.” The joke plays better when you listen 3717, Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 2255
to this article on Audible.) Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu, thru Fri Apr 14 Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic
takes on the venerated Iowa City artist and his works;
(Editor’s note: Ignore him. You can’t listen to this article on Audible.) Wild Life, exhibit of prints, drawings, and sculpture Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
The Redstone Room starts its spring with the blues chops of master guitarist Albert Cum- from the Center’s permanent collection responding for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
to nature, animals, human behavior, and curious views of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
mings (March 16), the International Blues Challenge winner who topped the charts with 2012’s of the city or mechanical structures; featured artists Thu Jun 8
No Regrets. No Celtic-music fan would regret being at the venue for the following night’s St. include Francis Bacon, the Chapman Brothers, Rudd van
Patrick Day’s Concert (March 17), a fundraiser for the Quad Cities’ 2017 Celtic Festival & Emple, Larry Fink. George Grosz, Rene Magritte, Emile
Highland Games featuring sets by Laural Almquist and Four Shillings Short. And the spring-
Nolde, and others; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Opening This Spring
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405,
time concerts in Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series begin with a visit Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, The EDGE Exhibition, this student show focuses on
by Grammy-winning pianist and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Laurence Hobgood, whose DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Apr 16 the creative ideas of computer graphics students at UD;
Mon.-Fri. 12:30-5pm; for information, contact gallery
March 21 performance with his trio precedes Polyrhythms’ Redstone Room engagements with Giacometti, this spotlight exhibition features the director Alan Garfield at agarfield@dbq.edu or 563-589-
jazz pianists and composers Willie Pickens (April 16) and Corey Kendrick (May 21). “L’homme au doigt (Man Pointing)” figure alongside five 3717, Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 2255
of the artist’s works on paper; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/FinePerformingArts/
Illinois-based, nationally touring singer/songwriter Dan Hubbard performs his Ameri- 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277- HeritageCenter/BisignanoArtGallery, Mon Apr 17 thru
cana stylings alongside opener Erin Moore on March 24, while March 25 brings with it a 4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines Fri Apr 28
musical fundraiser for area teen Sammie Ertzinger in A Song for Sammie’s suicide-preven- IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Apr 23
CGIM Senior Thesis Exhibition, as partial fulfillment
tion awareness concert featuring sets by The Candymakers, Juliana & A Soul Purpose, Chris Carved: Woodcut and Woodblock Prints from the of the Computer Graphics Senior Seminar, students
Noth, Matt Fuller, Ethan Good, and Colin Keemle. The North Carolina quartet of Mipso Collection, exhibit demonstrates the great diversity create three original works plus a thesis statement; the
will fill the Redstone Room with string-band sound and indie-folk appeal on March 31, and in woodcut and woodblock printing and pays homage show is a mixture of edgy aesthetics and celebration
to the long tradition of the medium, drawing from the and involves 2D and 3D animation; Mon.-Fri. 12:30-5pm;
the month concludes with a double bill of jamming funk, jazz, and rock courtesy of Family Museum’s extensive collection of works on paper; Tue.- for information, contact gallery director Alan Garfield
Groove Company and Egi (March 31). Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for at agarfield@dbq.edu or 563-589-3717, Bisignano
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett St,
Every Friday in April will find the Davenport venue housing exciting musical entertainment of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu, Mon May 1 thru Sat May 13
of varied styles: pulse-pounding rock with the four-band lineup of 3 Years Hollow, Shallow thru Sun Apr 30
Side, Trustfall, and Within the Grey (April 7); blues and soul with guitarist Doyle Bramhall The Watercolors of Tara Moorman: Letters to My
Single-channel 7: Journeys into Peripheral Ancestors, this exhibition displays a new series, inspired
II (April 14), noted for his work with Eric Clapton and Roger Waters; psychedelic folk with the Worlds, video installation of Ethan Murrow’s by old photographs of the Cedar Rapids native’s relatives
Texas-based psychedelic folks of Calliope Musicals (April 21); and a double bill boasting the “Dust”; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. found at her mother’s home; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu.
genre-defying Steepwater Band and guitar-less rockers Minus Six (April 28). But fear not, as noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call 319-366-
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, 7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar
the Redstone Room’s April concerts aren’t limited to Fridays – not with The Lacs performing DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Apr 30 Rapids IA, CRMA.org, Sat May 13 thru Thu Jun 8
on a Wednesday, Willie Pickens on a Sunday, rock and jazz guitarist Johnny A. on a Thursday
Alchemy: Transformations in Gold, exhibit brings Ruptures, exhibit featuring the work of nine
(April 27), and the roots rockers of Old Shoe and The Dawn on a Saturday (April 29). together a group of more than a dozen international contemporary artists Berlinde De Bruyckere, Lauren
May, meanwhile, is sure to be chockfull of some great sound. That’s meant literally on artists whose work incorporates gold; Tue.-Fri. 11am- Fensterstock, Mona Hatoum, Roger Hiorns, Steven
May 11, because Great Sound Promotions joins the River Music Experience in presenting 4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, Young Lee, Beth Lipman, Cornelia Parker, the Propeller
call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Group, Doris Salcedo, and Anne Wilson; Tue.-Fri. 11am-
an evening with Najee, the Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and flautist who has col- Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information,
laborated with recording legends including Prince, Quincy Jones, and Stevie Wonder. May thru Fri May 5 call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
18 will end with an evening of bluegrass with touring musicians Pert Near Sandstone and Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Sat Jun 3
America on Paper: Prints from Associated thru Thu Jun 8
Dead Horses. And if you’re a fan of the blues, or Canadians, or blues performed by a Cana- American Artists, celebration of the successful
dian, hit the Redstone Room on May 19 and check out the chart-topping skills of Toronto- commercial enterprise that popularized American prints Uncharted Waters: The Fine Art of Watercolor
for six decades, producing work from some of America’s Painting, with wonderfully varied examples drawn
based Chris Antonik. His set will be even smoother if enjoyed with a Gin Antonik. best-known artists such as Grant Wood and John from the museum collection, this exhibition celebrates
(Author’s note: Ha ha ha ha ha!!!) Steuart Curry and lesser-known luminaries including the great range of the medium; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm,
(Editor’s note: Seriously. Ignore him.) Luigi Lucioni; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information,
10am-4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
For more information on the Redstone Room’s spring schedule, call (563)326-1333 or Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, Sat Jun 3
visit RiverMusicExperience.org. – Mike Schulz CRMA.org, thru Sun May 14 thru Thu Jun 8
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Classes Still Life: The Boston School Method, Mar. 25 at
1:30pm and Mar. 26 at noon; learn the greater art of
March “seeing” as practiced by the Boston School, and how

Figure Drawing / Painting Class, on Thursdays,
it is applied to Painting Still Life; students will bring a
collection of their own still life objects and be directed to  Presented By
with instructor Jason Frank; $60/month, $15/class; for set up a powerful center of interest; do a few sketches to
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin check composition and then do a ‘start’ in oil on canvas;
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, students will receive suggestions for still life objects to
Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu Mar bring, and an art supply list; $200; for information and
16 thru Thu Mar 30 to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery

Make 2 Bracelets: Intro to Stringing, with instructor
& Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, Sat Mar 25
for Laughs
Cheryl Weatherford; this class places a focus on
professional stringing and design techniques; make two Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting): 2D Class,
bracelets using Czech Republic pressed glass beads and
sterling silver spacers; each will use different stringing
materials; one bracelet will be made strung on nylon
an event in the Spring Workshop series; $15-20; for
information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail info@gahc.org,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St,
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The District of Rock Island
and the second bracelet will be strung on flexible wire; Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 9am Sat Mar 25
you will learn how to use crimp beads to finish the
second bracelet; $58; for information, call 319-338-1566, Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting): 3D Class,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, an event in the Spring Workshop series; $15-20; for
BeadologyIowa.com, 10am Sat Mar 18 information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail info@gahc.org,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, 1 Mile Fun Run 8am | 5K Run/Walk 8:30am
Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Intro to Wirework, with Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 10am Sat Mar 25
instructor Cheryl Weatherford; learn to make earrings
for yourself or as gifts; instruction on the use of jewelry Felted Eggs with Gisela McDonald, an event in the $25 (Ages 13 & over) | $15 (Ages 12 & under) by 4/7
tools will assist you in making three pairs of earrings; Spring Workshop series; $20-25; for information, call 563-
two wirework skills will be practiced and used to make
three pairs of earrings; you will make earrings from
322-8844 or e-mail info@gahc.org, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org,
$30 (Ages 13 & over) | $20 (Ages 12 & under) after 4/7
Czech pressed glass, stone, fresh water pearls, and 1pm Sun Mar 26
Swarovski crystals; $58; for information, call 319-338-
1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, Open Clay Studio: Adults 18+ Only, a chance for
BeadologyIowa.com, 1pm Sat Mar 18 adults to use our clay studio for projects; a $5 material,
firing, and glazing fee will apply for each project; free
For more information or to register:
Basket Weaving with Tracy: 10-inch Square
Market Basket, an event in the Spring Workshop series;
with museum admission; for information, call 563-
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
gildasclubqc.org/run
$40-45; for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail
info@gahc.org, German American Heritage Center, 712
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm Mon Mar 27 or call Gilda's Club at 563-326-7504
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, noon Sun Mar 19 Watercolor Basics 101 (Adult & High School), with
instructor Bob Zeidler; after years of study, exposure to
Artifactory’s Life Drawing Drop-in Session, bring
your drawing and sketching supplies for this monthly
master watercolorists, and painting on acres of paper,
Bob has taken all the bits of knowledge most helpful
Supporting Sponsors:
session of life drawing with a live model sponsored to him and accumulated them into one short course;
by Artifactory; $8; for information, call 319-338-1566, $50; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites
BeadologyIowa.com, 5pm Sun Mar 19 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm
Mon Mar 27
Gyrls Night Out: Chevron Beaded Bracelet, with
instructor Karen Kubby; use Toho seed beads to learn
ladder stitch and chevron stitch to make a quick and April
simple bracelet that has high impact; you will use one
color of larger beads for the base and then embellish Coiled Basketry, Apr. 1 & 8, with instructor Rowen
it with slightly smaller beads in three colors; optional Schussheim-Anderson; learn to make a coiled basket
dutch treat snacks and cocktails downtown after class; using raffia and/or non-traditional materials; $68-78;
$58; for information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am
5:30pm Fri Mar 24 Sat Apr 1

Roaring Twenties Weave Bracelet through Open Clay Studio: Adults 18+ Only, on Mondays;
Kirkwood Community College, with instructor
Cheryl Weatherford; discover an easy to learn netting
stitch from the Roaring Twenties using Toho seed beads;
a chance for adults to use our clay studio for projects;
a $5 material, firing, and glazing fee will apply for each
project; free with museum admission; for information,
MARCH 10–APRIL 8
OSCAR JAY GILLESPIE
$58; for information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm
1pm Fri Mar 24 Mon Apr 3 thru Mon Apr 24
EVENT: MARCH 13, 7 P.M.
Next Steps in Soft Glass Work: Florals Under Rustic Watercolor Painting for Beginners,

CLAIRE HEDDEN
Glass, with instructor Wendy Ford; learn to layer effetre Wednesdays thru May 3, with instructor Curtis Parce;
glass and make floral images under a clear encasing; students will complete three paintings over the five-
students will review making a solid core bead, making week class; each artwork will increase in size and content,
your own stringers, and making flowers with dots, building on the information students learned from their EVENT: APRIL 7, 7 P.M.
stringers, plunging, and twisting; the final step will be to previous paintings; 5:30pm on April 5, 6pm from April
encase this embellished bead with clear glass; $98; for
information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E
Washington St, Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 9am
12 to May 3; $90-100; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Wed Apr 5
TOM LUNDBERG EVENT: MARCH 27, 7 P.M.
Sat Mar 25
Figure Drawing / Painting Class, on Thursdays,
Wire Wrapped Earrings, with instructor Kaami
William-Hinton; take sterling wire, Swarovski crystals,
and a silver ring to make a pair of earrings; learn wire
with instructor Jason Frank; $60/month, $15/class; for
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104,
JOSEPH PATRICK
wrapping techniques to create this contemporary Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu Apr
style of earring; $58; for information, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City IA,
6 thru Thu Apr 27
OPENING RECEPTION, MARCH 10, 5-7 P.M.
BeadologyIowa.com, 2pm Sat Mar 25 Artists with Special Needs Class, with instructor AUGUSTANA TEACHING MUSEUM OF ART
Pat Bereskin; four-week drawing and painting course CENTENNIAL HALL GALLERIES, 3703 7TH AVE., ROCK ISLAND
Richard Luschek Illustration Seminar, Richard will for young adult artists with special needs; $140; for
MUSEUM HOURS: FRIDAY–SATURDAY, 12-4 P.M. OR BY APPOINTMENT
discuss the art of visual storytelling, generating ideas, information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin
copying, and how to do put pen to paper; discussion Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, augustana.edu/artmuseum
of the traditional tools to complete an assignment will Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 3pm Fri Apr 7 Exhibition and events are free and open to the public. | #ATMA #4Artists4Visions
be explored; using a series of images, we will combine
them into a new and unique creature; we will sketch out Project re-Fashion: The “B” Series, for ages 14
the ideas, and then complete a pen and ink illustration; & up; the first installment of our Adult/Teen sewing
$120-125; for information and to register, call 563-508- program; make boot cuffs out of repurposed fabric;
4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@
Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, leclaireiowa.gov, LeClaire Community Library, 323
8:30am Sat Mar 25 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 11am
Sat Apr 8
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MUSIC
VISUAL ARTS / Sweet Treats Saturday, with instructor Onnica Bettendorf Park Band Spring Concert, free; for
Marquez; kids and their special adult will spend a information, contact Pat Wohlford at 563-349-5511 or
Classes / April yummy morning decorating delicious spring-themed patannww@gmail.com, St. John’s United Methodist
cupcakes and a special big cookie; everyone will Concerts Church, 109 E 14th St, Davenport IA, 3pm Sun Mar 19
start with three pre-baked cupcakes and a cookie
Calligraphy: Write Beautifully, Tuesdays thru Apr. prepared by Marquez; kids and their pals will then use Scott & Rock Island Counties Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features a
25, with instructor Amy Neilsen; a creative study of the frosting and selected sweet decorations to transform different type of music and all are welcome; donations
formal alphabet, which is one of the most important their cupcakes and cookie into delectable bunnies, March encouraged; for information, call 563-324-5278,
basic alphabets in western calligraphy; using steel and butterflies, flowers, and more; $30/adult & child; for St. John’s United Methodist Church, 109 E 14th St,
felt-tipped pens, you’ll develop an understanding of all information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 An Evening with Albert Cummings, blues- Davenport IA, StJohnsUMC-Dav.com, 3pm Sun Mar 19
the basics to be able to write a formal alphabet; $60-70; W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10:30am rock singer/guitarist in concert; $16.75 adv / $19
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Sat May 6 dos; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, Third Sunday Jazz: The Laurence Hobgood Trio,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, held in collaboration with Polyrhythms; performance
Tue Apr 11 Mother’s Day Centerpiece, create an elegant fresh RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Mar 16 with the virtuoso pianist, composer, and 2010 Grammy
flower arrangement in a vase; $55; for information and winner and his ensemble, in a Quad City Arts Visiting
Easter Centerpiece, hop into spring with this festive to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad Laurence Hobgood, concert with the contemporary Artists presentation; preceded by a 3pm “demystifying
Easter arrangement combining the elegance of fresh City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm jazz piano virtuoso, composer, arranger, producer, jazz” workshop; $10-15; for information, call 309-793-
flowers in a unique vase; $55; for information and to Tue May 9 lyricist, educator, and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; free; 1213, for tickets, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room,
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.com, 6pm
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm Garden Planter, create a beautiful spring planter 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Thu Sun Mar 19
Tue Apr 11 combining live plants in a clay container; $55; for Mar 16
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black WVIK/QCSO Signature Series IV: Madison
Kiln-fired Clay: Handbuilding Kitchenware, Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, An Evening with Laurence Hobgood, concert with String Trio, concert with Naha Greenholtz on violin,
Tuesdays thru Apr. 25, with instructor Sally Gierke; this Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm Tue May 16 the Grammy-winning contemporary jazz piano virtuoso, Vicki Powell on viola, and Madeleine Kabat on cello;
beginning-level class will focus on learning hand- composer, arranger, producer, lyricist, educator, and for information, call 563-322-7276, Wallenberg Hall,
building skills which we’ll use to create fun serving Project re-Fashion: The “B” Series, for ages 14 & up; Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; $35-40; for information, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
dishes for the kitchen; the class will also offer students a make bracelets in the second installment of our Adult/ call 309-793-1213 or e-mail jsmith@quadcityarts.com, QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Mar 19
chance to throw clay on the potter’s wheel; $115-125; for Teen sewing program; for information, call 563-289-4242 Holiday Inn & Suites, 4215 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA,
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov, LeClaire Community QuadCityArts.com, 6pm Thu Mar 16 Whitney Rose, country-pop singer/songwriter
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, performs in support of her new album “South Texas
Tue Apr 11 11am Sat May 20 Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned variety show in Suite”; $12-15, Baked Beer & read Co., 1113 Mound St.,
the tradition of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Davenport IA, EventBrite.com/e/whitney-rose-wmo-
Approaches to Watercolor Application 102, Project re-Fashion: The “B” Series, for ages 14 & Grand Ole Opry,” with emcee Scott Tunnicliff, area carter-tickets-30326168386, 7pm Tue Mar 21
thru Apr. 20 with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class will up; make bandanas in the final installment of our Adult/ comedians and musicians including the Barley House
focus on three of his favorite ways to apply the paint Teen sewing program; for information, call 563-289-4242 Band and Milltown, and special guests; $13 at the door; Senior Day: Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow,
to different paper qualities as Bob breaks down each or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov, LeClaire Community for information, e-mail bucktownrevue@gmail.com or refreshments will be served after the program; free;
type of application into three easy steps, so that the Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, call 563-940-0508, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
student will understand and begin producing their own 11am Sat Jun 3 Ave, Davenport IA, BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri Mar 17 Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
lively, brilliant watercolor paintings; classes will consist BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Mar 23
of demos by the instructor and time for the student Laurence Hobgood, a Brown Bag Lunch Concert
to paint along with constructive guidance; $125; for Calls For Entry with the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; free; for Dan Hubbard, concert with the blues-folk singer/
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public songwriter and his full band, featuring an opening set
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & Call for Area Women Artists: Time-Capsule Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, by Erin Moore; $10 adv / $12 day of show (+$1.50 in adv
104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 3:30pm Photograph, a call for area women visual artists to BettendorfLibrary.com, noon Fri Mar 17 / $2 dos); for tickets and information, call 563-326-
Mon Apr 17 assemble for a March 31 “time capsule” photograph as 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
the finale of Women’s History Month; all women artists Laurence Hobgood, a Music at Butterworth Center RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Mar 24
are encouraged to attend for the photograph that will concert with the jazz and blues pianist; refreshments
May & June be taken at 7pm by Boho Chic Gallery photographer following; free; for information, call 309-743-2701, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, concert with
Heidi Brandt; for information, e-mail info@midcoast. Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL, the boogie-blues musicians on their “Rock Party Tour
Plein-Air Landscape Painting, Tuesdays thru org or call 563-424-1210, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, ButterworthCenter.com, 3pm Fri Mar 17 2017”; $27-57; for tickets, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City
May 23, with instructor Brad Bisbey; explore painting Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA, Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport
out of doors and the many challenges of plein-air MidCoast.org, thru Fri Mar 31 Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, multi-media concert IA, RhythmCityCasino.Showare.com, 8pm Sat Mar 25
painting at different locations around town; $125; for tribute to the Fab Four; $32-56; for tickets, call 800-
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Seeking Grant Applications: Iowa Arts Council, 745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, Sundae Funday with the Quad City Singers,
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & the Iowa Arts Council strives to create opportunities AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Mar 17 reserve by Mar. 19 for the spring concert with the area
104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 10:30am for the arts to flourish in Iowa by nurturing cultural performers under the direction of Curtis Fischer-
Tue May 2 leadership and investing in projects that provide St. Patrick’s Day Concert, with performances by Oelschlaeger, accompanied by Marcia Renaud; featuring
access to creative experiences in communities and the Augustana Flute Choir, Augustana flute trios and a performance by the Rock Island High School Chamber
Figure Drawing / Painting Class, on Thursdays, public spaces throughout Iowa; artists, nonprofit quartets, and Celtic quartet Heartstrings; free; for Choir; 1:30pm doors, 2pm concert; $10-15 admission
with instructor Jason Frank; $60/month, $15/class; for organizations, communities, tribal councils, information, contact Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 includes ice-cream sundaes; for information and to
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin and schools are encouraged to apply online at or connorkealey@augustana.edu, Wallenberg Hall, reserve, call 309-781-7266, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, www.iowaartscouncil.slideroom.com; for information, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, S Gaines St, Davenport IA, QuadCitySingers.org, 2pm
Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu May call 515-281-5111 or e-mail veronica.ohern@iowa.gov, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Fri Mar 17 Sun Mar 26
4 thru Thu Jun 8 IowaCulture.gov, thru Fri Mar 31
St. Patrick’s Day Concert & Fundraiser for the QC Mipso, concert with the North Carolina traditional
Watercolor Basics 101 (Adult & High School), with Call for Artists: Spring Gallery HOP!, MidCoast is Celtic Festival: Laural Almquist - Four Shillings string quartet; $10 adv / $12 day of show (+$1.50
instructor Bob Zeidler; after years of study, exposure to coordinating booth spaces for visual artists at Gallery Short, Celtic musicians in a fundraiser performance adv / $2 dos); for information, call 563-326-1333,
master watercolorists, and painting on acres of paper, HOP!: the District of Rock Island will host local artists benefiting the fall Celtic Festival & Highland Games; The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
Bob has taken all the bits of knowledge most helpful at a multitude of different venues the weekend before $22; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Wed Mar 29
to him and accumulated them into one short course; Mother’s Day; to register or for information, contact The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
$50; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Sherry Maurer at info@midcoast.org or 563-424-1210, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Fri Mar 17 Met Opera: Idomeneo Encore, James Levine
Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s opera set in
102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, Fri MidCoast.org, thru Thu Apr 6 5th Annual Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy Kickoff, the aftermath of the Trojan War; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s
May 5 thru Wed May 24 featuring live music by Chuck Murphy at 3pm, Party classic production stars Matthew Polenzani in the title
Seeking Entries: Living Proof Exhibit, seeking to Go at 5pm, and Funktastic Five 8pm-midnight in role; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Card Making with Donna Banta, make three entries for the exhibit celebrating the creative spirit a huge heated tent with free admission; brats and Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA,
different homemade greeting cards; for information, of cancer survivors, on display Sept. 9 thru Dec. 31; burgers available for purchase; for information, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 6:30pm Wed Mar 29
call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov, all cancer survivors or patients within a 200-mile call 309-786-9055, Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228
LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire radius of the Quad Cities are eligible to submit up 30th St, Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/pages/ Casual Classics Concert: Marc Zyla, featuring Zyla
IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 11am Sat May 6 to five works for consideration; for information, Kavanaughs-Hilltop/71781528497, 3pm Fri Mar 17 on French horn; free; for information, contact Terri Flynn
e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail.com, Cedar Rapids at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin
Landscape Photography Workshop, May 6 & 20, Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, 5th Annual Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy, the QCs’ Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines
with instructor Trent Foltz; for those seeking to take their LivingProofExhibit.org, thru Tue May 2 parade after-party featuring live music by the Greg & St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 5pm Fri Mar 31
photographic skills further, using the landscape as the Rich Acoustic Duo at 11:30am, the Barley House Band
subject, this workshop is a perfect blend of photography Seeking Submissions for Celebration of Iowa: at 1:30pm, Mayer School of Irish Dancing at 2:45pm, Family Groove Company, concert with the Chicago-
and exploring personal style and vision, ending with Agriculture Art Exhibition, the competition offers Derek the Piper and Funktastic Five at 4pm, and Dirt based jam touring jam band, featuring an opening
a class critique; he goal is to further understand your $5,600 in prizes, with awards presented during the Road Rockers from 8:30pm to midnight in a huge set by EGi; $12 adv / $15 dos (+$1.75 adv / $2 dos); for
vision, using the camera to achieve it; $95-105; for Iowa State Fair and finalist artwork displayed August heated tent with free admission; corned beef & cabbage information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room,
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 through October at the State Historical Museum of Iowa available for purchase until gone; brats, burgers, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am in Des Moines; for information, contact Veronica O’Hern and tacos available for purchase the entire time; for 9:30pm Fri Mar 31
Sat May 6 at veronica.ohern@iowa.gov, IowaCulture.gov, thru information, call 309-786-9055, Kavanaugh’s Hilltop
Thu Jun 8 Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/pages/ Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
Kavanaughs-Hilltop/71781528497, 11:30am Sat Mar 18 played on two pianos by highly skilled players; $12-15;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension
2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Mar 31
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April 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Third Sunday Jazz: Willie Pickens, Polyrhythms
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Apr 14 TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Apr 14 presents a 6pm jazz concert ($10-15) with the virtuoso
Journey & Asia, concert with the chart-topping pianist, educator, and 2017 recipient of the Donald
rock and pop musicians; $39-99; for tickets, call 800- Lorrie Morgan, concert with the country vocalist and Aaron Lee Tasjan, concert with the Nashville-based Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award, preceded by a 3pm
745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, four-time winner of Female Vocalist of the Year, featuring singer/songwriter; $8-10, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, all-ages jazz workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); $10
iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Mon Apr 3 an opening set by Jodi Miller; $43-73; for tickets, call Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Sat Apr 15 additional donation requested but not mandatory; for
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport tickets and information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone
Rocktopia Live: A Classical Revolution, one-of-a- IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Apr 14 I Love the 90’s Tour: Salt n Pepa - All 4 One - Color Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm
kind musical arrangements blending Beethoven with Me Badd - Coolio - Tone Loc - Rob Base - Young Sun Apr 16
Journey, Strauss with The Who, and more in musical Molly Conrad, Molly plays guitar, piano, ukulele, MC, concert of chart-topping hits including “Let’s Talk
mash-ups conducted by Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer; and oboe; with an opening set by John Franco, About Sex”, “Shoop”, “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “Just A Senior Day: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
$43-102; for tickets, call 563-328-8000, Adler Theatre, Milltown Coffee, 3800 River Drive #2, Moline IL, Friend”, “Funky Cold Medina”, “It Takes Two”, “Gangsta’s with Chris Vallillo, refreshments will be served after
136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm MilltownCoffee.com, 6pm Fri Apr 14 Paradise,” and more; $45-85; for tickets, call 800- the program; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Tue Apr 4 745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 iWirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 15 Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm
A Tribute to John Denver, touring celebration of the piece big band will be playing all your favorites from Thu Apr 20
singer/songwriter with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon; the Big Band era; featuring hits from Glenn Miller, Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features a
noon lunch, 1pm show, $44.41; 6pm buffet, 7:15pm show, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan different type of music and all are welcome; donations
$50.16; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $15-18; for tickets encouraged; for information, call 563-324-5278,
2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The St. John’s United Methodist Church, 109 E 14th St,
IL, Circa21.com, Thu Apr 6 Davenport IA, StJohnsUMC-Dav.com, 3pm Sun Apr 16

3 Years Hollow, concert with the Quad Cities’ five-
piece rock ensemble featuring opening sets by Shallow
Side, Trustfall, and Within the Grey; $8.50 (+$1.50 fee in
adv & DOS); for tickets and information, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Fri Apr 7

Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble Concert,
standards and contemporary-jazz offerings directed
by Dr. Edgar Crockett; free; for information, call 309-
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Apr 7

Simply Three, a Music at Butterworth Center concert
in which Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos and Zack Clark
perform a high-octane repertoire on violin, cello, and
bass; refreshments following; free; for information,
call 309-743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
Moline IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 3pm Fri Apr 7

QCSO Masterworks VI: St. Matthew Passion,
Mark Russell Smith conducts and Jon Hurty directs six
vocal soloists, two organs, the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra, Handel Oratorio Society and Quad City Choral
Arts on Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion, BMV 244,” ; for
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 8

Student Honor Recital, featuring SAU students; 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, 3pm Sun Apr 9

QCSO Masterworks VI: St. Matthew Passion,
Mark Russell Smith conducts and Jon Hurty directs six
vocal soloists, two organs, the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra, Handel Oratorio Society and Quad City Choral
Arts on Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion, BMV 244,”; for
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Apr 9

2017 Worship Night in America, an evening with
headliner Chris Tomlin and sets by contemporary-
Christian musicians Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham,
Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC, and Jason Barton; $15-69.75;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Tue Apr 11

Simply Three, public concert with the classical-
crossover string trio and Quad City Arts Visiting Artists;
donations accepted at the door; for information, call
309-793-1213, Bettendorf High School Performing Arts
Center, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, QuadCityArts.com,
7pm Tue Apr 11

WVIK/QCSO Signature Series IVa: Carine Tinney,
soprano Tinney and pianist Benjamin Loeb in a
repertoire including works by Brahms, Schubert, and
Strauss; $10-25; for tickets and information, call 563-322-
7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave,
Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Tue Apr 11

Eric Church, concert with the chart-topping country-
music singer/songwriter on his “Holdin’ My Own Tour”;
$25-89; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 8pm
Wed Apr 12

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Doyle Bramhall II, concert with the blues, rock,
and soul guitarist, and songwriter; $30 (+$2.50 adv
/ $3 dos); for tickets and information, call 563-326-
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MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island Community-Wide Side-by-Side, area musicians are Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, baskets and other food items available for purchase; $25;
called on to help play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri May 12 for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension
Counties / April under the direction of QCSO’s Music Director and 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
Conductor Mark Russell Smith; $20-25 registration; Olivia Newton-John, concert with the Grammy- TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 7pm Sat May 20
observers are free, but limited space is available on a first winning, chart-topping star of “Grease”; $44-79; for
Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned variety show in come, first served basis; for information, call 563-322- tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Augustana Music Festival Concert, the Augustana
the tradition of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The 7276, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat May 13 Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Symphonic Band,
Grand Ole Opry,” with emcee Scott Tunnicliff, area QCSO.org, 6pm Sun Apr 30 and the Augustana Choir will perform a grand festival
comedians and musicians including the Barley House Augustana Bands Concert, free; for information, concert in Dr. Daniel Culver’s final appearance on the
Band and Milltown, and special guests; $13 at the door; contact Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 or Centennial Hall stage; free; for information, contact
for information, e-mail bucktownrevue@gmail.com or May & June connorkealey@augustana.edu, Centennial Hall, Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 or connorkealey@
call 563-940-0508, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, augustana.edu, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
Ave, Davenport IA, BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri Apr 21 Black Hawk College Piano Recital, free; for Augustana.edu/arts, 2pm Sat May 13 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 7pm
information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, Sat May 20
Calliope Musicals, concert with the psychedelic-folk Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave, Moline IL, Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert, free;
musicians from Austin, Texas; $10 adv / $12 DOS (+$1.50 BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon May 1 for information, contact Connor Kealey at 309-794- Senior Day: Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo,
in adv / $2 day of show); for tickets and information, 7323 or connorkealey@augustana.edu, Centennial refreshments will be served after the program; free;
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choirs Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Apr 21 Performance, free; for information, contact Connor Augustana.edu/arts, 7pm Sat May 13 Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Kealey at 309-794-7323 or connorkealey@augustana. BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat May 20
Augustana Chamber Singers Choir Concert, a edu, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Diva Fest, the first Quad Cities blues festival featuring
performance of a cappella works from madrigals to jazz; Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue May 2 leading female acts from Iowa and Illinois, with headliner Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features a
free; for information, contact Connor Kealey at 309-794- Joanna Connor and sets by the Lizzie Neal Band, Frankie different type of music and all are welcome; donations
7323 or connorkealey@augustana.edu, Wallenberg Black Hawk College Spring Choral Concert, free; Fontagne & the Ramblers, Juliana Logan, and the encouraged; for information, call 563-324-5278,
Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, ILLOWA Sisters & Brothers in Blues; $17-25; for tickets, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 109 E 14th St,
Augustana.edu/arts, 2pm Sun Apr 23 First Congregational Church - Moline, 2201 7th Avenue, call 800-745-3000, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, StJohnsUMC-Dav.com, 3pm Sun May 21
Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Thu May 4 Davenport IA, Facebook.com/illowawomeninblues,
Nova Singers: A Cappella Masterworks, an 6:30pm Sat May 13 Third Sunday Jazz: Corey Kendrick, Polyrhythms
expanded choir of 33 voices will perform two of the Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert, spring concert presents a 6pm jazz concert ($10-15) with the young
greatest works written for a cappella choir, under with the student ensemble; free; for information, contact Quad City Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, $8-10, pianist and educator, preceded by a 3pm all-ages
the direction of Dr. Laura Lane; $15-18, students free; Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 or connorkealey@ free for students thru 12th grade; for information, e-mail jazz workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); for tickets and
for information, call 309-341-7038, St. Paul Lutheran augustana.edu, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, info@qcwindensemble.org, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room,
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm
NovaSingers.com, 4pm Sun Apr 23 Fri May 5 QCWindEnsemble.org, 3pm Sat May 13 Sun May 21

Folk Songs of the First World War, World War I folk Beach Slang, concert with the punk-rock band from WVIK/QCSO Signature Series V: Pro Arte String Chris Dunn, a Brown Bag Lunch Concert with the
songs, poems, and stories will be performed by Adam Philadelphia; $12-15, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport Quartet, performance with the chamber musicians area musician; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Miller of Drain, Oregon; free; for information, call 309- IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Fri May 5 and quartet-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, - Madison; for information, call 563-322-7276, Davenport Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, noon Fri May 26
MolineLibrary.com, noon Tue Apr 25 Spring Jazz Night, featuring the SAU Jazz Ensemble Outing Club, 2109 N. Brady St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org,
and STAMVOJA; free; for information, contact Terri 7:30pm Sat May 13 Trace Adkins, Grammy-nominated, chart-topping
The Lacs, concert with the Southern rap and rock Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, country-music superstar in concert; $27-57; for tickets
musicians; $20 adv / $25 dos (+$2 adv / $2.50 dos); Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Black Hawk College Community Orchestra and information, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City Casino
for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Fri May 5 Concert, in the auditorium; free; for information, Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, United RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat May 27
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Wed Apr 26 Augustana Spring Choral Concert, featuring the Township High School, East Moline IL, BHC.edu,
Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, and 7:30pm Mon May 15 Bettendorf Park Band, free; rain location is Herbert D.
Vertical Church Band & Meredith Andrews, gospel Augustana Concert Chorale; free; for information, Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant St, Bettendorf
with gospel and Christian artists on their “Vertical contact Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 or The Lettermen, annual concerts with the pop IA; for information, contact Pat Wohlford at 563-349-5511
Nights Tour”; $17.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler connorkealey@augustana.edu, Centennial Hall, musicians in their fifth decade of performance; noon or patannww@gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell,
Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, lunch, 1pm show, $51.73; 6pm buffet, 7:15pm show, $58; Middle Park, Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 2
7pm Wed Apr 26 Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm Sat May 6 for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2,
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island
Chamber Singers International Tour Concert, St. Ambrose University Band Day at the IL, Circa21.com, Mon May 15 Outlying Areas
featuring a full performance of the international tour Bandshell, featuring high quality music and a view
program; free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at of the Mississippi River; free; for information, contact How Great Thou Art: The Gospel Music of Elvis March
563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Christ the Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@ Presley, tribute concert featuring Robert Shaw &
King Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, sau.edu, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport the Lonely Street Band; Wed. & Thu. 11:45am doors, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, musical partnership
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Thu Apr 27 IA, SAU.edu, noon Sat May 6 noon plated lunch, 1pm show, $46.50; Wed. 5:45pm between Scotland’s premier fiddler Fraser and the young
doors, 6pm buffet 7:15pm show; $52.25; for tickets California cellist Haas; $19-23; for tickets and information,
Johnny A., concert with rock, jazz, and blues guitarist Mozart in May, featuring an all-Mozart concert; free; and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
and songwriter John Antonopoulos; $15.00 (+$1.75 for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Mar 17
in adv / $2 day of show); for tickets and information, buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 1pm Wed May 17 and
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA, Thu May 18 Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, concert
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm SAU.edu, 3pm Sun May 7 with the rock and pop singer/songwriter, featuring
Thu Apr 27 Luke Bryan, concert with the chart-topping singer/ an opening set by Ryan M. Stier; $20-25, Codfish
Black Hawk College Vocal Recital, free; for songwriter, featuring opening sets by Brett Eldredge Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa IA,
Doug Brundies, a Brown Bag Lunch Concert with information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, and Adam Craig; $49.75-75; for tickets, call 800- CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 8pm Sat Mar 18
the area musician performing his high-energy “Big Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave, Moline IL, 745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
Acoustic Show”; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon May 8 iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Thu May 18 and Fri May 19 Bad Medicine, concert with the Bon Jovi tribute
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, musicians; $13-25; for tickets and information, call
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, noon Fri Apr 28 Black Hawk College Community Band Concert, A Night of Sunshine’s Greatest Hits, Sunshine 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt
in Building 4, the second-floor Hawk’s Nest; free; for Ramsey performs a cabaret-style show featuring a five- St, Maquoketa IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm
Old Shoe, concert with the five-piece Americana information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, piece band, two backup singers, and a children’s choir; Sat Mar 18
roots-rock band based out of Chicago, featuring an Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, sandwich baskets and other food items available for
opening set by The Dawn; $10.00 (+$1.50 in adv / $2 Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Tue May 9 purchase; $20; for tickets and information, call 309-786- Beach Slang, concert with the touring tribute
day of show); for tickets and information, call 563-326- 7733 extension 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third musicians in their show “Liverpool Mania, The History
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Augustana Jazz Combos Concert, free; for Ave, Rock Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 7pm of The Beatles”; $28-38; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sat Apr 29 information, contact Connor Kealey at 309-794-7323 or Fri May 19 Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL,
connorkealey@augustana.edu, Larson Hall - Augustana PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Sat Mar 18
QCSO Family Concert: Dr. Seuss!, a concert College, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned variety show in the
presentation of Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches” and “Green Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Wed May 10 tradition of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Grand Decades Rewind, featuring over 60 songs, this
Eggs & Ham,” conducted by Benjamin Klemme and Ole Opry,” with emcee Scott Tunnicliff, area comedians concert experience features an eight-piece rock band
featuring actors Michael Boudewyns and Kimberly Najee, concert with the two-time Grammy-nominated and musicians including the Barley House Band and and six vocalists covering rock history from ABBA
Schroeder; for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, saxophonist and flautist, presented by the RME and Milltown, and special guests; $13 at the door; for to Zeppelin; $38-48; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Great Sounds Promotions; $40 in adv / $45 day of information, e-mail bucktownrevue@gmail.com or call Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
2:30pm Sat Apr 29 show; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, 563-940-0508, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 18
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri May 19
QCSO/QCSYEs Side-by-Side Concert, concert event RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Thu May 11 Feufollet, concert with the Americana, Cajun, honky-
with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the Quad Chris Antonik, concert with the chart-topping, tonk, and string-band ensemble; $16-19; for tickets
City Symphony Youth Ensembles together on the same The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 Toronto-based blues musician; $8 adv / $10 day of show and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
stage, and over 150 musicians playing together at the piece big band will be playing all your favorites from (+$1.50 adv / $2 dos); for tickets and information, call 563- 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm
same time under the direction of QCSO Music Director the Big Band era; featuring hits from Glenn Miller, 326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport Sun Mar 19
Mark Russell Smith; $5-20; for tickets and information, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri May 19
call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $15-18; for tickets Piano Conversations with Julian Gargiulo,
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 3pm Sun Apr 30 and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience, concert program of classical and contemporary piano pieces;
with the touring Eagles tribute musicians; sandwich $20; for tickets and information, call 641-472-2787,
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Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 3pm Sun Mar 19 EVENTS
Bach Birthday Recital, Danish concert pianist and
composer Werner Elmker will celebrate the birthday of Adler Theatre March through May
Johann Sebastian Bach; $12; for tickets and information,

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call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
o matter where your musical
Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Tue Mar 21 affinities lie, something is
sure to tickle your ears at the
Four Year Strong, concert with the Massachusetts-
based pop-punk musicians, featuring opening sets by Adler Theatre this spring, because
Can’t Swim, Sleep on It, Light Years, and Rational Anthem; it turns out that every single one
$16-18; for tickets and information, call 319-351-9175, of the Davenport venue’s dozen-
Gabe’s, 330 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, ICGabes.com,
9pm Tue Mar 21 plus events is a tune-filled one.
The lineup boasts Beethoven and
Gaelic Storm, concert with the internationally touring
Celtic and rock musicians; $36.50; for tickets and
Journey. Tchaikovsky and U2.
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Mozart and Styx. And that’s just
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Wed Mar 22 one of the events.
Decades Rewind, featuring over 60 songs, this concert On April 4, you’ll hear compo-
experience features an eight-piece rock band and six sitions by these and other legends
vocalists covering rock history from ABBA to Zeppelin; when the Adler presents the
$38-48; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, touring presentation Rocktopia
7:30pm Thu Mar 23 Live! A Classical Revolution.
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue,
An inspiring, uplifting evening
through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this suggesting that genre and gen-
international sensation will take audiences on a live erational tastes aren’t as incom- Magic Men Live! – April 21
cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and
society; $15-47; for tickets and information, call 641- patible as they may sometimes
472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing seem, the show features esteemed
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, Maestro Randall Craig Flesicher conducting unique mash-up not enough stompin’ for you, the Adler will follow it with some
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Thu Mar 23
arrangements blending the best in classical music and rock. In capitalized STOMP (April 25), the percussion-themed stage
Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, concert with the internationally addition to the aforementioned icons, audiences will be treated smash that makes explosive, provocative, unpredictable song-
touring trio Olav Luksengård Mjelva from Norway,
Anders Hall from Sweden, and Kevin Henderson from
to the soaring strains of Handel, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, and and-dance magic out of everything from drums to inner tubes to
Shetland Islands; $19-23; for tickets and information, call Copland cleverly interwoven with the electrifying sounds of paint cans. Don’t try this at home. Or, if you really want to annoy
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Foreigner, Heart, The Who, and Pink Floyd. One can only hope your spouse, do.
Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Mar 24
that the latter’s inclusion leads to a rousing rendition of “Another More touring sensations hit the Adler this spring in a pair
Josh Turner, concert with the multi-platinum- Bach in the Wall.” of Tony-lauded Broadway musicals, with a red-headed tyke
selling country musician; $30-55; for tickets and For unvarnished Bach, the German composer’s devotees won’t and her trusty pooch sharing the spotlight in Annie (April 2),
information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino
Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA, want to miss the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s final Master- and Bohemia unleashed in the Pulitzer-winning Rent (May
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Mar 25 works concert of the 2016-17 season: Bach’s oratorio masterpiece 17), which gets a brand-new staging on – if you can believe
Mason Jennings, concert with the Minnesota-
the St. Matthew Passion. While its performance at the Adler on it – its 20th-anniversary tour. (And I felt old when that show
based folk singer/songwriter; $22-27; for tickets and April 8 (and at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall on April debuted ... .) If “Tomorrow” and “Seasons of Love” don’t slake
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 9) is the only composition on the program, don’t think that the your thirst for familiar tunes, you’re sure to find more in a pair
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm
Sat Mar 25 symphony is slacking in its season-ender. With chorales and of song-filled events on the seasonal docket: Rain: A Tribute to
arias accompanying the orchestral music, the QCSO presenta- the Beatles (March 17), which celebrates the 50th anniversary
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: By tion will also employ the talents of Quad City Choral Arts, the of the release of The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and
George! The Pops Plays Gershwin, the Pops will
bring its unique swagger to the rarely-heard original Augustana Choir, six vocal soloists, and two organists under the an evening with the chart-topping, eternally awesome Olivia
orchestration of “Rhapsody in Blue” and then present a direction of Jon Hurty and with Mark Russell Smith conduct- Newton-John (May 13).
reconstruction of Paul Whiteman’s “An American in Paris”
$50-100; for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
ing – a hugely challenging and satisfying piece of musical history But believe it or not, that’s still not the end of the Adler’s
Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, (and one performed in an English translation!) that might also musical variety this spring a country-music superstar lands in
Hancher.UIowa.edu, 8pm Sat Mar 25 go down in area-music history. Davenport when chart-topping chanteuse Lorrie Morgan (April
The Way Down Wanderers, concert with the Chicago- The St. Matthew Passion is such an undertaking that its musi- 14) performs timeless hits including “Five Minutes,” “Except for
based folk musicians, featuring an opening set by Grass cians would be easily forgiven for taking the rest of the spring Monday,” and “Something in Red.” The Vertical Nights Tour
Fed Mule; $10; for tickets and information, call 319-337- off. Not that they are. On April 29, while the adjoining Daven- (April 26) brings to the Adler messages of faith and uplift cour-
6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA,
IowaCityYachtClub.org, 10pm Sat Mar 25 port RiverCenter hosts the QCSO Family Music Carnival, the tesy of the titular band, Pastor James MacDonald, and special
Adler presents the special family concert Dr. Seuss!, in which the guest Meredith Andrews.
united we SING!, an evening of a-cappella under
the direction of Chad Clark, featuring the barbershop
symphony tells the musical tales of The Sneetches and Green Eggs And finally, some of today’s hottest music will accompany
group in their 54th year and sets by Fleet Street, A & Ham with the aid of stage actors, narration, and video anima- some of today’s hottest ... well, hotties ... in the high-energy, inter-
Seasoned Sound, and UI Old Gold; $7-15; for tickets and tion. Then, on April 30, the musicians join the five Quad City active exotic-dance event Magic Men Live! (April 21). In case you
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sat Mar 25 Symphony Youth Ensembles for the annual QCSO/QCSYEs were wondering, yes, in the accompanying picture, that is me in
Side-by-Side Concert, with adult and student performers shar- the center. Man, I hate it when they Photoshop someone else’s
Met Opera: Idomeneo, James Levine conducts a rare ing the Adler stage in a community celebration boasting more face on my body ... .
Met revival of Mozart’s opera set in the aftermath of the
Trojan War; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production than 150 musical instruments. (Later that day, even more will For more on Adler Theatre events this spring, visit
stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role; for information, likely be heard in the RiverCenter’s Community-Wide Side-by- AdlerTheatre.com. – Mike Schulz
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
Side, with all Quad Cities musicians invited to join the sympho-
theatre-1090, 11:55am Sat Mar 25 nies in a rousing take on Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.)
Ballet Quad Cities will also be getting into the classical spirit
Chad Elliott, Americana, blues, and roots house concert
with the award-winning Iowa songwriter, Ca’ d’Zan, 411 this spring – to say nothing of the spirits of foot-stompin’, heel-
South Rd., Cambridge IL, ChadElliott.net, 6:30pm Sun Mar 26 clickin’, toe-tappin’, and other choreographic activities with
dropped Gs. In its two Adler Theatre presentations of The Wild,
Conor Oberst, concert with the indie-folk singer/
songwriter, featuring an opening set by The Felice Wild West (April 1), the area’s professional-dance troupe heads
Brothers; $32.50; for tickets and information, call 319- to the bunkhouse with dance performances of the Aaron Cop-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa
City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sun Mar 26
land ballets Rodeo and Billy the Kid. And if that’s somehow still
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MUSIC / Concerts / DIIV, a Mission Creek Festival concert with Zachary Community Concerts: Tribute to the King, pop and Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
Cole Smith and his Brooklyn-based four-piece rock rock music from the 1950’s through today; $40-55; for ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm Sat Jun 3
Outlying Areas / March ensemble, featuring an opening set by Karen Meat; tickets, call 800-745-3000, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St.
$20-25; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, SE, Cedar Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Sun Apr 30 Events
Jayme Stone’s Folklife, folk, jazz, and chamber Englert.org, 8pm Fri Apr 7
music with the touring musicians; $18-22; for tickets Trax from the Stax: Music of Philip Glass, attendees
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, David Nail, country singer/songwriter performs with May & June can expect to hear music, stories, and information about
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm special guests Brooke Eden and Charlie Walker; $11-28; the artist or musical style being presented; presented
Sun Mar 26 for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 Fairfield Classics & Improvisations, an evening of by Lucas Berns; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 6pm classical music and improvisations featuring Fairfield Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Kris Kristofferson, Grammy-winning singer, Fri Apr 7 musicians Dee Sandquist on organ, Gary Roth on Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7:30pm
songwriter, and actor in concert; $45-65; for tickets, clarinet, Steve Hillis and Werner Elmker on piano, and Thu Mar 16
call 800-745-3000, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Rufus Wainwright, a Mission Creek Festival concert Iowa City musician Jeffrey Agrell on French horn;
Cedar Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm with the vocalist, composer, and songwriter, featuring $11.25-15; for tickets and information, call 641-472- The Traveling, Painted Piano, try your hand(s)
Tue Mar 28 an opening set by Laura Gibson; $39.50; for tickets and 2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing at playing piano; no experience needed; we’ll also
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, play some tunes of our own, Milltown Coffee, 3800
Norma Jean, concert with the metalcore band from Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Apr 8 FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Tue May 2 River Drive #2, Moline IL, MilltownCoffee.com, 6am
Douglasville, Georgia, featuring opening sets by He Is Mon Mar 20
Legend, Capsize, Comrades, Manhattan Blockade, and The Eli Young Band, concert with the chart-topping, Orchestra Iowa Presents: 1,001 Arabian Nights,
ROYAL’Z; $18-20, Gabe’s, 330 E Washington St, Iowa City Grammy-nominated country musicians; $25-50; for concert featuring a repertoire of Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Church of Peace Lenten Series: Amazing
IA, ICGabes.com, 5:30pm Tue Mar 28 tickets and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Kije Suite,” Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major,” Grace, Revered Mariah Marlin-Warfield focuses on a
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA, and and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”; $10-53; for favorite hymn in the weekly program “To Pray Twice”;
Rickie Lee Jones, concert with the Grammy-winning RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Apr 8 tickets, call 800-745-3000, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St featuring brief historical reflections on the hymn, table
pop and rock singer/songwriter; $36.50; for tickets SE, Cedar Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm conversation, and creative musical interpretations;
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, The Official Blues Brothers Revue, this live Sat May 6 5:30pm dinner, 6:30pm program; for information, e-mail
221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm concert is a faithful recreation of the characters Jake pastor@churchofpeaceucc.org or call 309-788-6357,
Wed Mar 29 and Elwood and a tribute to Chicago’s rich history Stephen A. Steely, concert with the organist and Church of Peace United Church of Christ, 1114 12th
of blues, R&B, and traditional soul music; $15-39; for Minister of Music from the First Lutheran Church in St, Rock Island IL, ChurchofPeaceUCC.org, 5:30pm
Knox College Choir Home Tour Concert, concert tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Moline; $11.25-15; for tickets and information, call 641- Wed Mar 22
with the 50-voice vocal ensemble directed by Laura Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts 472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Lane, following its tour of Southern France; for & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, Church of Peace Lenten Series: In the Garden,
information, call 309-341-7337, Knox College’s Kresge 7:30pm Sat Apr 8 FairfieldACC.com, 3pm Sun May 7 Revered Mariah Marlin-Warfield focuses on a favorite
Recital Hall, 2 East South St, Knox College, Galesburg IL, hymn in the weekly program “To Pray Twice”; featuring
Knox.edu, 7:30pm Fri Mar 31 Kishi Bashi, a Mission Creek Festival concert with The Steel Wheels, concert with the folk musicians brief historical reflections on the hymn, table
singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, Kaoru based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia; $16-19; for conversation, and creative musical interpretations;
Ishibashi, featuring an opening set by J.E. Sunde; tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion 5:30pm dinner, 6:30pm program; for information, e-mail
April $20-22; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm pastor@churchofpeaceucc.org or call 309-788-6357,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Mon May 8 Church of Peace United Church of Christ, 1114 12th
Columbus Symphony Orchestra, concert with the Englert.org, 7pm Sun Apr 9 St, Rock Island IL, ChurchofPeaceUCC.org, 5:30pm
Ohio-based musicians, with Chris Botti on jazz trumpet; Eric Church, concert with the chart-topping country Wed Mar 29
a presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Center Mark Hummel’s Golden State: Lone Star Blues singer/songwriter; $25-89; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Performing Arts Series; for information and tickets, call Revue, an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, Church of Peace Lenten Series: Precious Lord,
563-585-7469, University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, led by Grammy nominee and two-time Blues Award- PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri May 12 Take My Hand, Revered Mariah Marlin-Warfield
2255 Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, winning harp master Mark Hummel; $18-21; for focuses on a favorite hymn in the weekly program “To
7:30pm Sat Apr 1 tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Kevin MaC’s Country Jukebox, country musician Pray Twice”; featuring brief historical reflections on
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts performs hits by Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sr., the hymn, table conversation, and creative musical
Kansas, concert with the chart-topping musical & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and more; interpretations; 5:30pm dinner, 6:30pm program;
legends on their “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour”; 7:30pm Tue Apr 11 $13-25; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815, for information, e-mail pastor@churchofpeaceucc.
$40-95; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa IA, org or call 309-788-6357, Church of Peace United
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, The Hunts, indie-folk musicians in a presentation in OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Sat May 13 Church of Christ, 1114 12th St, Rock Island IL,
8pm Sat Apr 1 the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts ChurchofPeaceUCC.org, 5:30pm Wed Apr 5
Series; for information and tickets, call 563-585-7469, David Zollo & Body Electric w/ Brian Johannesen,
Anvil, concert with the Ontario-based heavy-metal University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett an all-ages concert in the 2017 Summer of the Arts Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks VI, join QCSO
musicians, with opening sets by Night Demon, St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 7:30pm Wed Friday Night Concert Series; free; for information, call Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration
Graveshadow, LyinHeart, and Black Hilt; $15-20; for Apr 12 319-337-7944, Weatherdance Fountain Stage, outside of the weekend’s Masterworks programs, the lives of
tickets and information, call 319-351-9175, Gabe’s, the Sheraton Hotel, 210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City IA, the composers, and the life of the music itself; 5pm
330 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, ICGabes.com, 6pm Fred Hersch Trio, 7 & 9:30pm concerts on Fri. & Sat. SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri May 19 doors, 5:20pm program; cash bar available; free; for
Sun Apr 2 with the acclaimed jazz pianist and his ensemble; information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E
$10-25; for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Orchestra Iowa Presents: John Williams Night at 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 5pm Thu Apr 6
John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky, concert with the folk Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, the Movies, a celebration of scores including those
singer/songwriters celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hancher.UIowa.edu, Fri Apr 14 and Sat Apr 15 from “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Jurassic Park,” “Jaws,” “Indiana Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks VI,
Legion Arts; $35-40; for tickets and information, call 319- Jones,” “Schindler’s List,” and more; Sat. 7:30pm, attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids The Pork Tornadoes & Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Sun. 2:30pm; $10-54; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Sun Apr 2 Then Vs Now, pop and rock music from the 1950’s Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St,
through today; $15-20; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, ParamountTheatreCR.com, Sat May 20 thru Sun May 21 Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Apr 8
Southeast Iowa Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
the music the group performs varies wildly from ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 15 Justin Townes Earle, Americana and indie-folk with Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks VI, held immediately
classical to folk to more modern jazz and popular works; the singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set by The after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle
$11.25-15, free for students; for information, call 641- New Odyssey, three musicians play 30 instruments Sadies; $26.50; for tickets and information, call 319-688- with conductor Mark Russell Smith and musicians from
472-2728, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing in this family-themed concert event; $20; for tickets 2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; cash bar available;
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim IA, Englert.org, 8pm Wed May 24 free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk,
FairfieldACC.com, 3pm Sun Apr 2 Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & 200 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 9:30pm Sat Apr 8
Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, West High & City High Jazz Ensembles, an
Andrew Bird & My Brightest Diamond, a concert 7:30pm Fri Apr 21 all-ages concert in the 2017 Summer of the Arts Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks VI,
in the Mission Creek Festival with musician, songwriter, Friday Night Concert Series; free; for information, call attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
and multi-instrumentalist Bird and the project of singer– Nova Singers: A Cappella Masterworks, an 319-337-7944, Weatherdance Fountain Stage, outside repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Nova; $40; expanded choir of 33 voices will perform two of the the Sheraton Hotel, 210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City IA, call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
for information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, greatest works written for a cappella choir, under the SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri May 26 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Apr 9
101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, direction of Dr. Laura Lane; $15-18, students free; for
7:30pm Tue Apr 4 information, call 309-341-7038, First Lutheran Church Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, country with the touring Trax from the Stax, attendees can expect to hear
- Galesburg, 364 E Water St, Galesburg IL, NovaSingers. bluegrass musicians $30; for tickets and information, call music, stories, and information about the artist or
Ghostface Killah, a Mission Creek Festival concert com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 22 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt musical style being presented; free; for information, call
with the rap/hip-hop artist and founding member of St, Maquoketa IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Wu-Tang Clan, featuring an opening set by AWTHNTKTS; Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years, tribute Sat May 27 Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
$36.50; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, concert performed by the UK’s Dan Haynes and Pete 7:30pm Thu Apr 20
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Richards; $25-30; for tickets and information, call 319- Rick Springfield, solo performance with the Grammy-
Englert.org, 8pm Wed Apr 5 364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids winning, chart-topping pop and rock musician; $30-60; QCSO Family Music Carnival, join the Quad City
IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Sat Apr 29 for tickets and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Symphony Orchestra for a fun day full of music and arts
Rocktopia Live: A Classical Revolution, musical Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA, for the whole family featuring a “Palooza” Performance
arrangements featuring the works of classical Celtic Woman: Voice of Angels, concert with the RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat May 27 Stage with local performances all day and an open-stage
composers, rock bands and artists including Mozart, multi-platinum-selling female vocal ensemble; $39-99; hour; Fun Zone activities include a musical and “Seuss”-
Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 Orchestra Iowa Presents: Epic Bach: The B ical activities, a create your own t-shirt booth, and a
Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 3pm Minor Mass, Maestro Tim Hankewich and Orchestra visit from the Scholastic Book Fair; 10am-5pm; free; for
Who and more; $40-95; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Sun Apr 30 Iowa bring together soloists from around the country information, call 563-322-7276, Davenport RiverCenter,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, and joins together with Choral Midwest, directed by 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org Sat Apr 29
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Wed Apr 5 Bradley Barrett; $16-53; for tickets, call 319-366-8203,
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Trax from the Stax, attendees can expect to hear A Man Called Ove, a discussion of Fredrik Backman’s
music, stories, and information about the artist or book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call
musical style being presented; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, Mon Apr 3
7:30pm Thu May 18
Shakespeare’s Heartbeat, read up on ‘Shakespeare’s
Heartbeat’ and come to an afternoon discussion about

LITERARY ARTS the book; free; for information, contact Jessica Gosnell at
GosnellJessica@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
Readings & Discussions 3:30pm Wed Apr 5

March Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a
fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
The Kitchen House, the Rock Island libraries host a 563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar,
discussion of Kathleen Grissom’s book with the Last Call 111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Book Club; drinks available for purchase; for information, 6:30pm Thu Apr 6
call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Mar 21 Crocodile on the Sandbark, a discussion of Elizabeth
Peters’ novel with the Mystery Book Discussion Group;
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326- BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Apr 8
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Mar 21 See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Apr 10
hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Mar 22 yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326-
Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, a 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting book Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Apr 10
dinner/discussion group meeting; free; for information,
contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332- Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, a discussion of
7259, Cafe Indigo, 4925 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport IA, Matthew Quick’s book in the “Get Lit: Books to Movies”
Noetic.org, 5:30pm Wed Mar 22 series; free; for information, call 563-344-4179 or e-mail
cwalters@bettendorf.org, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787
The Light Between Oceans, a discussion of M.L. Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Stedman’s book with the LeClaire Community Library Tue Apr 11
Book Club, held in the fireplace room; books are
available at the library’s circulation counter and as The Lost City of Z, a discussion of David Mann’s book in
eBooks through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog; the “Get Lit: Books to Movies” series; free; for information,
for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community call 563-344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org,
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA,
6:30pm Wed Mar 22 BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr 11

Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes, a discussion of Betsy Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and
Woodman’s book with the Last Monday Book Club; non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for
light refreshments provided; free; for information, call information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
SilvisLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Mar 27 DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 12

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Read Local: Mary Davidsaver, first-time author
Disappearing Water, Revised Edition, a discussion Davidsaver will introduce some of her other characters in
of Marc Reisner’s book with the Environmental Book her book “Clouds Over Bishop Hill,” read passages from
Club; free; for information, call 563-322-2969, River her book, and answer questions about what is historical
Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, fact, what might be folklore, and what she totally made
7pm Tue Mar 28 up; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Devil’s Arithmetic, a discussion of Jane Yoln’s book BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 12
with the Jolly Rancher Readers Book Club; refreshments
provided; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis River Reading: Allison Seay, readings with the
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm poet whose works have appeared in such journals as
Tue Mar 28 “Crazyhorse.” “The Southern Review,” and “Pleiades”;
reception and book-signing after the reading; free;
Me Before You, a discussion of Jo Jo Moyes’ book for information, call 309-794-7384, Wallenberg Hall,
with the Southwest Branch Book Club; free; for Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Augustana.edu/arts/river-readings, 7pm Mon Apr 17
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Mar 28 I Let You Go, a discussion of Clare Mackintosh’s book
with the Last Call Book Club; free, drinks available for
Young Adult Book Club Discussion, books will be purchase; for information, call 309-732-7323, Icons
decided by the Teen Advisory Group; snacks provided; Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public 7pm Tue Apr 18
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Mar 28 West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, a this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
meeting with the IONS-QC Book Dinner/Discussion Group; 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr 18
563-332-7259, Cafe Indigo, 4925 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport
IA, Noetic.org, 5:30pm Wed Mar 29 Moloka’i, a discussion of Alan Brennert’s book with
the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
April Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 19
Kelly Link, short fiction read by the recipient of a
Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and a World Fantasy The Sympathizer, a discussion of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s
Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize; free; for book with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group;
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 5pm Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Sat Apr 1 BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Apr 19
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call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island
LITERARY ARTS /
Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org/
Readings & Discussions / April dont-write-for-free-write-for-profit-workshop, 2pm
Sat Mar 18

If I Stay, a discussion of Gayle Forman’s book with Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for
the Jolly Rancher Readers Book Club; choose a scene writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
from your favorite book to depict in diorama form, to writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
be shown in a teen display; free; for information, call discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 25 Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
11am Sat Mar 25
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent
Future of Water, a discussion of Charles Fishman’s “Finish Your Book This Year” Workshop: Session
book with the Environmental Book Club; free; for II, led by Jodie Toohey; with discussion on editing and
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River beta readers, and a workshop-style feedback session;
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Apr 25 $40-50; for information and to register, call 309-732-
7330, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library,
Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org/finish-your-
popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch book-workshop-series, 5:45pm Tue Mar 28
hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Creating Other Worlds: Fiction Workshop, with
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Apr 26 instructor Misty Urban; learn the rules for building a
believable, compelling story world that will draw in your
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a discussion of David readers and keep them there; $15-20; for information
Wroblewski’s book with the LeClaire Community and to register, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing
Library Book Club; held in the fireplace room; books Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
are available at the library’s circulation counter and as Island IL, MWCQC.org/creating-other-worlds-workshop,
eBooks through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog; 2pm Sat Apr 8
for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, “Finish Your Book This Year” Workshop: Session III,
6:30pm Wed Apr 26 led by Jodie Toohey; with discussion on publishing panels,
self-published and small/indie press published, and query/
Carl Sandburg Festival, annual celebration of the agent/traditional publishing; $40-50; for information and
American poet, writer, editor, and area native who won to register, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center,
three Pulitzer Prizes; numerous events held at several Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
area venues; for information, contact Carol Petersen MWCQC.org/finish-your-book-workshop-series, 5:45pm
at 309-341-5416 or cpetersen@sandburg.edu, Carl Tue Apr 11
Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg IL,
Sandburg.edu, Thu Apr 27 thru Sat Apr 29 Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for
writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards Ceremony, Luke Bryan @ iWirelessCenter - May 18 and 19 writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
hearing winning entries in in three categories: discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
elementary (grades 1-5), intermediate (grades 6-12) and call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island
adult; for information, contact Carol Petersen at 309- The Roman Hat Mystery, a discussion of Ellery 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA, Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
341-5416 or cpetersen@sandburg.edu, Carl Sandburg Queen’s novel with the Mystery Book Discussion Group; RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue May 23 11am Sat Apr 22
College Student Center, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Galesburg IL, Sandburg.edu, 6:30pm Thu Apr 27 Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, She’s Come Undone, a discussion of Wally Lamb’s “Finish Your Book This Year” Workshop: Session
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat May 13 book with the Southwest Branch Book Club; free; for IV, led by Jodie Toohey; with discussion on Book
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Marketing in Person 101 – appearances, getting books
May & June Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion, SAU professor - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, into local stores, giving readings; $40-50; for information
Bea Jacobson will lead a discussion of Dickinson’s poetry RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May 23 and to register, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center,
Maisie Dobbs, a discussion of Jacqueline Winspear’s with the theme of “Resistance - or - Interior Uprisings”; Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of MWCQC.org/finish-your-book-workshop-series, 5:45pm
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch Tue Apr 25
401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Mon May 15 hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Mon May 1 Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, “Finish Your Book This Year” Workshop: Session V,
Euphoria, a discussion of Lily King’s book with the Last Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed May 24 led by Jodie Toohey; with discussion on Book Marketing
Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a Call Book Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for Online 101 – author website, reader magnet, reader
fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie subscriptions, giveaways, email marketing; $40-50; for
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue May 16 Society, a discussion of Mary Ann Shaffer’s book information and to register, call 309-732-7330, Midwest
111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, with the LeClaire Community Library Book Club; Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
6:30pm Thu May 4 West End Book Club Discussion, discuss held in the fireplace room; books are available at the Island IL, MWCQC.org/finish-your-book-workshop-series,
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with library’s circulation counter and as eBooks through 5:45pm Tue May 9
Rocktown Lit Crawl, consecutive readings at three this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326- our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog; for information,
different venues in Rock Island, featuring local and 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 “Finish Your Book This Year” Workshop: Session
regional authors and an after-party at Rozz-Tox; for Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue May 16 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 6:30pm VI, led by Jodie Toohey; one-on-one, 15-minute
information, call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330, Midwest Wed May 24 meetings with authors; $40-50; for information and
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Encounters at the Heart of the World, a discussion to register, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center,
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 6pm Fri May 5 of Elizabeth Fenn’s book with the Contemporary If I Stay, a discussion of Gayle Forman’s book with the Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
Books Discussion Group; free; for information, call Jolly Rancher Readers Book Club; free; for information, MWCQC.org/finish-your-book-workshop-series, 5:45pm
Rocktown Lit Fest, inaugural event will feature a 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis Tue May 23
10am-4pm book fair at the Rock Island library, with Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May 30
readings and panel discussions scheduled throughout Wed May 17 Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for
the afternoon; for information, call Ryan Collins at 309- Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
732-7330, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island Public Hiding in Plain Sight, a discussion of Nuruddin Farah’s fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 10am book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
Sat May 6 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, call 309-732-7330, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island
3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Jun 1 Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist; 6:30pm Wed May 17 11am Sat May 27
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport LeClaire Community Library Summer Reading
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, The Sympathizer, a discussion of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Program: Build a Better World!, reading program

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Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon May 8 book with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; for children and adults, thru July 15; for information,
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov,
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire
yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed May 17 IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, Mon Jun 5 thru Thu Jun 8 Performances
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Scott & Rock Island Counties
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon May 8 Their Mission Home, a discussion of Joe Klein’s book Workshops & Classes
with the Last Monday Book Club; free; for information, Now Playing
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis Don’t Write for Free, Write for Profit!, with
non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon May 22 instructor John Peragine; learn to write query letters The Music Man, Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library and learn the tricks to getting noticed; the class will have musical classic, directed by Jim Hesselman; Fri., Sat.,
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Before They’re Gone: A Family’s Year-Long Quest some opportunities to write and practice, so bring pen Wed,, and Mar. 15 & 16: 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed May 10 to Explore America’s Most Endangered National and paper, and is for freelance writers who wish to learn 7:45pm show; Sun.: 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm pre-show,
Parks, a discussion of Michael Lanza’s book with the ways to get their articles published by the top magazines 5:45pm show; Wed.: 11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm
Environmental Book Club; free; for information, call and newspapers; $15-20; for information and to register, pre-show, 1:30pm show; $44.94-51.73; for tickets and
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information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, The Good Doctor, Neil Simon’s Broadway comedy 35th Ave, Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri May 12 thru
Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, Augustana.edu/arts, Thu Apr 6 thru Sun Apr 9 inspired by Anton Chekhov, directed by Kevin Babbitt; Sun May 21
Thu Mar 16 thru Sat May 13 Thu-.Sat 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $8; for information, contact
Heathers: The Musical, musical adaptation of the director Babbitt at kdbabbitt2eicc.edu or 563-441-4339, Quad City Playwrights Festival, annual showcase
Rumors, Neil Simon’s Tony-winning farcical comedy, 1989 cult-comedy about murderous high-schoolers Scott Community College’s Black Box Theatre, Room of 10-minute plays highlighting new works by
directed by Alex Richardson; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. directed by Dino and Tina Hayz; $12.50; for tickets #0228 through Door #2, Scott Community College, 500 area playwrights of high-school age and older; for
3pm; for tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, and information, call 563-940-1956, The Center Belmont Rd, Bettendorf IA, Facebook.com/ScottTheatre, information, call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Black Box
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL, for Living Arts, 2008 Fourth Ave, Rock Island IL, Thu Apr 27 thru Sun Apr 30 Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Playcrafters.com, Fri Mar 17 thru Sun Mar 19 CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Apr 7 thru Sun Apr 9 Augustana.edu/arts, 7:30pm Sat May 13
Titanic, Maury Yeston’s and Peter Stone’s Tony-winning
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Tony-winning Big Nate: The Musical, family-musical comedy historical musical directed by Erin Platt, music direction Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour, the Tony- and Pulitzer
musical comedy based on the Charles M. Schulz comic- inspired by the comic-strip character, directed by Brad by Ron May; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $9-11; for Prize-winning musical smash, in a Broadway at the
strip “Peanuts,” directed by David Miller; Fri. & Sat. Hauskins, scheduled Tue., Thu., Fri., & Sat. performances tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Kim and Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $16; for tickets and information, at 10am & 1pm; $8.50; for tickets and information, call Donna Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
call 563-284-2350, The Black Box Theatre, 1623 Fifth Ave, 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Fri Apr 28 7:30pm Wed May 17
Moline IL, TheBlackBoxTheatre.com, Fri Mar 17 thru 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, Thu Apr 20 thru Sun May 7
Sat Mar 25 thru Sat May 13 Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, romantic-comedy
Beauty & the Beast Jr., student version of the revue of Stephen Schwartz show tunes, directed by
Richard III, William Shakespeare’s historical tragedy, Tony-winning fairytale musical based on Disney’s Warner Crocker: Fri., Sat., Wed., and May 24 & 25: 6-7pm
Opening in March directed by Ron Clark and choreographed by Jeff animated smash directed by Dino and Tina Hayz; $12.50; buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm show; Sun.: 4-5pm
Coussens; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $8-11; for for tickets and information, call 563-940-1956, The buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed.: 11:45am-
How the Trumpet Got Its Toot, Opera @ Augustana information and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Center for Living Arts, 2008 Fourth Ave, Rock Island IL, 12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show, 1:30pm show;
presents the children’s opera by Anthony Plog based on Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Apr 28 thru Sat May 6 $44.94-51.73; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
a story by Ronald Kidd; Fri. 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm; $8-14; Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, Fri Apr 21 thru Sun 7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave,
for information, call 309-794-7306, Kim and Donna Apr 23 Merlin & King Arthur, student-performed adventure Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, Wed May 24 thru Wed Jun 7
Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th comedy about the Knights of the Round Table, written
Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Fri Mar 17 thru The Tin Woman, Sean Grennan’s drama about a heart- and directed by Aaron Randolph III; Sat. 1 & 4pm, Peter & the Starcatcher, Rick Elice’s Tony-winning
Sun Mar 19 transplant recipient, directed by Aaron Lord; Fri. & Sat. Sun. 2pm; $6-8; for information, call 563-326-7862, adventure comedy about the origin of Peter Pan,
7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $16; for tickets and information, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport directed by Calvin Vo; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay
13, Broadway musical about a teen who moves from call 563-284-2350, The Black Box Theatre, 1623 Fifth Ave, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Apr 29 thru Sun what it’s worth” ticket pricing; for information, call
New York City to small-town Indiana, composed by Moline IL, TheBlackBoxTheatre.com, Fri Apr 21 thru Sat May 7 563-650-2396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave,
Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, directed by Dino May 6 Davenport IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Jun 2 thru
and Tina Hayz; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $12.50; Sun Jun 4
for tickets and information, call 563-940-1956, The Bus Trip to See Disney’s Aladdin, a trip to Chicago’s Opening in May & June
Center for Living Arts, 2008 Fourth Ave, Rock Island IL, Cadillac Theatre to see the 2pm performance of the Ballet Under the Stars, annual production of outdoor
CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Mar 17 thru Sun Mar 19 Tony-winning stage musical, hosted by Quad City Elephant’s Graveyard, New Ground Theatre presents dance vignettes by Ballet Quad Cities; donations
Music Guild; $155 includes transportation, lunch, and George Brant’s drama about a traveling circus in 1916, encouraged; Fri.-Sun. 8pm; for information, call 309-
Murder in the Cathedral, Genesius Guild’s admission; for information, call 800-323-6439 or e-mail directed by Debo Balogun; Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 786-3779, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL,
production of T.S. Eliot’s history drama, directed by qcmgphotos@gmail.com, Quad City Music Guild - 2pm; $15-18; for information, call 563-326-7529 or e-mail BalletQuadCities.com, Fri Jun 2 thru Sun Jun 4
Don Wooten; donations encouraged; for information, Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave, Moline IL, theelephantpro@gmail.com, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11st
e-mail guild@genesius.org, First Congregational Church HemisphereTravel.com, 8am Sat Apr 22 St, Davenport IA, NewGroundTheatre.org, Fri May 5 I Love You Because, musical romance based on
- Moline, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline IL, Genesius.org, 7pm thru Sun May 14 Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” composed by Joshua
Sat Mar 18 Stomp, an updated version of the percussive musical Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, directed by David
smash, in a Broadway at the Adler presentation; for M*A*S*H, Tim Kelly’s wartime comedy inspired by the Miller; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $16; for tickets and
Murder in the Cathedral, Genesius Guild’s tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, book, movie, and TV sitcom, directed by Rae Mary; Fri. & information, call 563-284-2350, The Black Box Theatre,
production of T.S. Eliot’s history drama, directed by Don Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 25 Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets and information, 1623 Fifth Ave., Moline IL, TheBlackBoxTheatre.com,
Wooten; donations encouraged; for information, e-mail call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 Fri Jun 2 thru Sat Jun 17
guild@genesius.org, St. John’s Lutheran Church - Rock
Island, 4501 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Genesius.org, 7pm
Sun Mar 19

Coriolanus, the Prenzie Players’ presentation of
William Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Jeremy Mahr;
Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm; 8pm “social-media” preview
on Mar 23; $15 Fri. & Sat. performances, $10 Sun. & Thu.
performances; for tickets and information, call 563-484-
4210 or e-mail, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave,
Davenport IA, PrenziePlayers.com, Thu Mar 23 thru
Sat Apr 1

The Realistic Joneses, Will Eno’s dramatic comedy
of suburban neighbors, directed by Rachael Pribulsky;
Thu. & Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 3pm; $6; for tickets and
information, call 563-333-6251, Studio Theatre - Galvin
Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/theatre, Thu Mar 30 thru Sat
Apr 1

Little Shop of Horrors, Tony-nominated musical
comedy based on the low-budget ’60s horror movie,
directed by Matt Holmes; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$11-16; for tickets and information, call 309-762-6610,
Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584
34th Ave, Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Thu Mar 30
thru Sun Apr 2

Opening in April
The Wild Wild West, Ballet Quad Cities presents
performances of Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” and “Billy
the Kid,” with live music by Orchestra Iowa; at 1:30 &
7:30pm; $12-31; for information and tickets, call 309-
786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 1

Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on
the comic-strip classic, in a Broadway at the Adler
presentation; $40.50-68; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm Sun Apr 2

Stop Kiss, Diana Son’s drama about the lead-up to and
aftermath of a hate crime, directed by Audrey Johnson;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $3-5; for tickets and
information, call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Black Box
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April thru June
THEATRE 319-335-2700, Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Charlotte’s Web, Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation
Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre. of E B. White’s children’s book; at 10am & 1pm; $6, with a
UIowa.edu, 8pm Fri Mar 31 thru Sat Apr 1 complimentary chaperone ticket for each 10 students; Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
Performances for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Vinegar Tom, Caryl Churchill’s drama about two 17th Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL, Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet,
Outlying Areas Century women accused of witchcraft; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue May 9 thru Fri May 12 for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s
Sun. 2:30pm; $18-24; for tickets and information, call professional dancers; for information and to register, call
Opening in March 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Consider the Oyster, Dreamwell Theatre’s production 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617
Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Mar 31 thru Sun Apr 9 of David MacGregor’s comedy; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; $10-13; 17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 1
Murder in the Cathedral, Genesius Guild’s for information, call 319-423-9820, Public Space One, 120 thru Wed Jun 7
production of T.S. Eliot’s history drama, directed by N. Dubuque St, Iowa City IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri May 12
Don Wooten; donations encouraged; for information, Opening in April thru Sat May 20 The Wild Wild West, Ballet Quad Cities presents
e-mail guild@genesius.org, Wesley United Methodist performances of Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” and “Billy
Church, 400 Iowa Ave, Muscatine IA, Genesius.org, 7pm Showstoppers: Broadway Bursting with Song, Rent, the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Bohemian the Kid,” with live music by Orchestra Iowa; at 1:30 &
Thu Mar 16 celebration of Broadway-musical smashes performed musical on its 20th Anniversary Tour, in a Broadway 7:30pm; $12-31; for information and tickets, call 309-
by the Cedar Rapids Follies; Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun. at the Paramount presentation; $53-73; for tickets, 786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA,
USA to Z, Mar. 20-24 at 10am & 1pm; free performances 2pm; $17-42; for tickets and information, e-mail call 800-745-3000, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St SE, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 1
of Bright Star Touring Theatre’s family play about the info@paramounttheatrecr.com, Paramount Theatre, 123 Cedar Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm
political process works and what it means to vote; due 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, Tue May 16 Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour,
to limited seating, teachers must make reservations for Sat Apr 8 thru Sun Apr 9 the touring Celtic-dance sensation composed by Bill
their class, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first- National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler, an HD Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty, and directed by
served basis; for information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Relativity, Mark St. Germain play about the missing screening of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, directed by John McColgan; $43-63; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Dr, daughter of Albert Einstein, directed by Angie Toomsen; Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; $15-18; for tickets Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL,
West Branch IA, NPS.gov/herberthoover, Mon Mar 20 Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $18-30; for information and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 4
thru Fri Mar 24 and tickets, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 3pm
Gilbert St, Iowa City IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Apr 14 Sun May 21 Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time, ballet
Our Town, an American Shakespeare Center thru Sun Apr 30 based on the Russian hero Pechorin adapted from
presentation of Thornton Wilder’s dramatic classic in The Bully Plays, a collection of stories related to Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece, in a new
the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Out of Sight, Out of Murder, comedy mystery by Fred bullying as told from different perspectives; Fri. & Sat. production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov;
Series; for information and tickets, call 563-585-7469, Carmichael, directed by John Donald O’Shea; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $18-24; for tickets and information, for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett 7:30pm, Sun 3pm; $12; for tickets and information, call call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA,
St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 7:30pm 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri May 26 thru Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 11:55am Sun Apr 9
Tue Mar 21 Robinson Dr, Geneseo IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Apr 20 Sun Jun 4
thru Sun Apr 30 Augustana Dance Company Spring Performance,
Down the Road, Dreamwell Theatre’s production Inherit the Wind, comedy mystery by Jerome featuring pieces choreographed by members of the
of Lee Blessing’s drama about a serial killer and his Making God Laugh, Sean Grennan’s comedy Lawrence & Robert E Lee, directed by Tom Morrow; Thu.- company, showcasing a variety of genres including
biographers; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; $10-13; for information, following an American family over the course of 30 years’ Sat. 7:30pm, Sun 3pm; $12; for tickets and information, tap, ballet, and hip hop; $-7, ages 12 & under free; for
call 319-423-9820, Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St, worth of holidays; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; Wed., Thu., & Sun. call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Iowa City IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri Mar 24 thru Sat Apr 1 2pm; $19.50-31; for tickets and information, call 319- Robinson Dr, Geneseo IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Jun 1 thru Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, Thu Jun 8 Augustana.edu/arts, 7pm Sat Apr 22
The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s dramatic classic about OldCreamery.com, Thu Apr 20 thru Sun May 14
the Salem witch trials; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; Mary Poppins, Tony-winning family musical Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s ballet classic performed
$21-30; for tickets and information, call 319-366-8591, National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night, an HD based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie; Tue.-Sat. by the Russian National Ballet Theater; $15-47; for
Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, screening of William Shakespeare’s comedy classic, 7:30pm; Sun., Wed., and June 3 at 2pm; $17-25; for tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
TheatreCR.org, Fri Mar 24 thru Sun Apr 2 directed by Simon Godwin; $15-18; for tickets and tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL, & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com,
Murder in the Cathedral, Genesius Guild’s East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 3pm TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 8 7:30pm Fri Apr 28
production of T.S. Eliot’s history drama, directed by Don Sun Apr 23
Wooten; donations encouraged; for information, e-mail It’s a Zoo: Fly on the Wall, a presentation in SPT UNYK Multicultural Dance Performance,
guild@genesius.org, St. Paul Lutheran Church - Clinton, James & the Giant Peach, a UD Fine and Performing Theatre’s Tales from the Writers’ Room series, with an performance with Augustana’s multicultural dance
Clinton IA, Genesius.org, 7pm Sat Mar 25 Arts presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage evening of original sketches and lively music for the ensemble featuring dances from many different genres
Center Performing Arts Series; times vary; for bystander, eavesdropper and voyeur in all of us; guests and cultures; for tickets and information, call 309-794-
Once, touring production of the eight-time Tony- information and tickets, call 563-585-7469, University of include Alex Schulte, Emma Drtina, Jason Alberty, and 7306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave,
winning musical romance; at 2 & 8pm; for tickets, call Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque Emma Drtina; Fri. & Sat. 8pm; $20-25; for information Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Sat Apr 29
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, Fri Apr 28 thru Sun Apr 30 and tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Mar 25 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, Fri Jun 2 thru Marc Bamuthi Joseph: /peh-LO-tah/, Joseph’s new
Annie Get Your Gun, the City Circle Acting Company Sat Jun 3 multi-disciplinary work considers soccer as a conduit
The Wild Wild West, Ballet Quad Cities presents of Coralville’s production of the Tony-winning Irving for both joy and corruption around the globe with
performances of Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” and “Billy the Berlin musical about Annie Oakley, directed by Krista live music drawn from multiple traditions, plus dance,

DANCE
Kid,” with live music by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. Neumann; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for information poetry, shadow work, and film; $10-35; for tickets and
2:30pm; $18-54; for information and tickets, call 309-786- and tickets, call 319-248-9372, Coralville Center for the information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101
3779, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA, Performing Arts, 1301 5th St, Coralville IA, CityCircle.org, East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Mar 25 and Sun Mar 26 Fri Apr 28 thru Sun May 7 March Thu May 4

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Eric Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s ballet classic performed Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, Ballet Under the Stars, annual production of outdoor
Carle Stories, a Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia by the Russian National Ballet Theater; $15-47; for offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, dance vignettes by Ballet Quad Cities; donations
presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Center tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet, encouraged; Fri.-Sun. 8pm; for information, call 309-
Performing Arts Series; for information and tickets, call Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s 786-3779, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL,
563-585-7469, University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, professional dancers; for information and to register, call BalletQuadCities.com, Fri Jun 2 thru Sun Jun 4
2255 Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 7:30pm Fri Apr 28 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617
2pm Sun Mar 26 17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Thu Mar 16

COMEDY
Menopause: The Musical, musical parody set to thru Fri Mar 31
Underneath the Lintel, Glen Berger’s one-man mystery classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s in a Broadway
starring Patrick O’Brien; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; Wed., Thu., & at the Paramount presentation; $45.50-55.50; for Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening, the
Sun. 2pm; $19.50-31; for tickets and information, call 319- tickets, call 800-745-3000, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Scott & Rock Island Counties
622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 8pm Van Manen’s “Frank Bridge’s Variations,” Sol León and
OldCreamery.com, Thu Mar 30 thru Sun Apr 9 Sat Apr 29 Paul Lightfoot’s “Short Time Together” and Alexei March
Ratmansky’s “Russian Seasons”; for information, call 563-
Annie, nationally touring production of the Tony- 441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 Studio Series: Paddy Murphy Is Dead, Irish-
winning musical-comedy classic; $15-49; for tickets Opening in May & June E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, funeral sketch comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free with
and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim 11:55am Sun Mar 19 CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Pump Boys & Dinettes, musical comedy of rural 1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, waitresses and diner patrons by John Foley, Mark Jessica Lang Dance, contemporary work fueled ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Mar 17
7:30pm Fri Mar 31 Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, by classical ballet and striking design elements;
and Jim Wann; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $17-25; $10-55; for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, event featuring some
It’s a Zoo: Fish Out of Water, a presentation in SPT for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, of the funniest stand up comedians from across the
Theatre’s Tales from the Writers’ Room series, this special Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Mar 23 Midwest performing in one location; $3; for tickets
blend of original comedy and music will put you back TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Fri May 5 thru Sun May 14 and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
in the swim; guests include Akwi Nji, Chris Okiishi, and The Wild Wild West, Ballet Quad Cities presents Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
Akwi Nji; Fri. & Sat. 8pm; $20-25; for information and Peter Pan, stage musical based on the classic J.M. Barrie performances of Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” and “Billy the TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Mar 17
tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd fairytale; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $26-40; for Kid,” with live music by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, Fri Mar 31 thru tickets and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar 2:30pm; $18-54; for information and tickets, call 309-786- Bix Beiderbomb Presents, on Fridays; standup and
Sat Apr 1 Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, 3779, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA, sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for information,
Fri May 5 thru Sun May 21 BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Mar 25 and Sun Mar 26 call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114 1/2 W Third
The Ones’ Untaught, a production of Luke St, Davenport IA, 8pm Fri Mar 17 thru Fri Mar 31
Kingsbury’s play in the theatre department’s Workshop
Series; free, but ticket required; for information, call
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ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12; for Thu Apr 20
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220 19th St, James Draper & Friends Comedy Show, for
Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Mar 17 thru information, call 309-797-3049, Bier Stube Moline
Fri Mar 31 Blackhawk Room, 417 15th St, Moline IL, Bier-Stube.com,
Thu Apr 20
Stand-up Open Mic, on Fridays; hosted by Andrew
King; for information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, event featuring some
Grille, 114 1/2 W Third St, Davenport IA, 9pm Fri Mar 17 of the funniest stand up comedians from across the
thru Fri Mar 31 Midwest performing in one location; $3; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Studio Series: Survivor, dare-based sketch comedy Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets and TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Apr 28
information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm
Sat Mar 18 May & June
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for Bix Beiderbomb Presents, on Fridays; standup and
information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for information,
Rd, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114 1/2 W Third St,
10pm Sun Mar 19 and Sun Mar 26 Davenport IA, 8pm Fri May 5 thru Fri Jun 2

Studio Series Friday, sketch comedy and Stand-up Open Mic, on Fridays; hosted by Andrew
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with King; for information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar &
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-786- Grille, 114 1/2 W Third St, Davenport IA, 9pm Fri May 5
1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL, thru Fri Jun 2
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Mar 24 thru Fri
Mar 31 Studio Series Friday, Fridays at 9:30pm; sketch
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
Studio Series: Stand Up Showcase, standup routines free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-
with the ComedySportz performers, for ages 17+; $5 or 786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309- ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri May 5 thru Fri Jun 2
786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Mar 25 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@
April ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220 19th St,
Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm Fri May 5
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with thru Sat Jun 3
numerous veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the
Blacklist, and Trabajos De Manos; $10-12; for tickets Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with
and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The numerous veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Blacklist, and Trabajos De Manos; $10-12; for tickets
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Apr 1 and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
Studio Series: Wisenheimer, uncensored long-form TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat May 6
improv for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment, Studio Series Saturday, Saturdays at 9:30pm; sketch
220 19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5
9:30pm Sat Apr 1 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call
309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat May 6 thru
with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12; for Sat Jun 3
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, Sat Apr 1 thru information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Sat Apr 29 Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun May 7 thru Sun Jun 4
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, event featuring some
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee, of the funniest stand up comedians from across the
10pm Sun Apr 2 thru Sun Apr 30 Midwest performing in one location; $3; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Bix Beiderbomb Presents, on Fridays; standup and Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for information, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri May 26
call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114 1/2 W Third St,
Davenport IA, 8pm Fri Apr 7 thru Fri Apr 28
Outlying Areas
Stand-up Open Mic, on Fridays; hosted by Andrew
King; for information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & March
Grille, 114 1/2 W Third St, Davenport IA, 9pm Fri Apr 7
thru Fri Apr 28 David Dyer, evenings with the standup comedian;
$12.50-15; for information, call 319-362-8133, Penguin’s
Studio Series Friday, Fridays at 9:30pm; sketch Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 8pm Fri Mar 17
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309- and Sat Mar 18
786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Apr 7 thru Fri Apr 28 Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; $3-5; for
information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
Pimprov, an evening of improv with the Chicago S Linn St, Iowa City IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 9pm Mon
touring comedians; $12-15; for tickets and information, Mar 20 and Mon Mar 27
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818
Third Ave, Rock Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8am Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
Sat Apr 8 7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363-
0606, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
Studio Series Saturday, Saturdays at 9:30pm; sketch Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, Wed Mar 22 and
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or Wed Mar 29
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-
786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL, Christopher Titus, standup with the touring comedian
ComedySportzQC.com, Sat Apr 8 thru Sat Apr 29 and TV star on his “The 6th Annual End of the World
Tour,” featuring an opening set by Rachel Bradley;
Guys in Ties: Shakespeared!, the team from $25-100; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
ComedySportz performs a lighter side of the Bard.in Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA,
honor of his 401st birthday; free; for information, call Englert.org, 8pm Fri Mar 24
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
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call 319-643-6033, Herbert Hoover Presidential Guild and refreshments; free and open to the public; E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
COMEDY /
Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Dr, West Branch IA, for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum 11:55am Sun Mar 19
Outlying Areas / March Hoover.Archives.gov, thru Sun Mar 26 & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, 1:30pm Thu Mar 30 The Bad Kids, documentary chronicling one principal’s
1917: The Red Cross, the first installment of a new mission to realize the potential of his students; panel
Owen Benjamin, evenings with the standup exhibit throughout 2017, “The Red Cross” will follow Pysanky with the Eggheads: Session I, an discussion to follow; free; for information, call 319-
comedian; $12.50-15; for information, call 319-362-8133, the happenings of the year 1917 and shed light on the egg-decorating event in the Spring Workshop series; 358-2555, FilmScene, 118 E College St, Iowa City IA,
Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave organization in Iowa during the first World War; Tue.-Sat. $20-25; for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail ICFilmScene.org, 6pm Tue Mar 21
SE, Cedar Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 8pm 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission; info@gahc.org, German American Heritage Center, 712
Fri Mar 24 and Sat Mar 25 for information, call 563-322-8844, German American W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 9am Sat Apr 1 Showtime at Silvis: U-Pick Spring Break Edition,
Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, through March 18, children may visit the library once
Paul Reiser, standup evening with the star of “Mad thru Sun May 7 Pysanky with the Eggheads: Session II, an a week to vote for their choice of movie to watch;
About You”; a presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at egg-decorating event in the Spring Workshop series; the movie will be announced on March 20; light
Heritage Center Performing Arts Series; $10-39; for Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, exhibit based on the $20-25; for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail refreshments will be provided; free; for information, call
information and tickets, call 563-585-7469, University of Disney Jr. series designed to model care and compassion info@gahc.org, German American Heritage Center, 712 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque for kids ages two through seven, featuring immersive W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 1pm Sat Apr 1 SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Fri Mar 24
IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 7:30pm Sat Mar 25 activities that reinforce the importance of health and
well-being; free with $4-8 admission; Monday - Thursday Don Wooten Presents Bach, a presentation on Extreme Weather 3D, educational documentary
Lewis Black, Grammy-winning comedian and author in 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday the legendary composer by Wooten of WVIK and the following researchers and everyday heroes as they
his “Rant, White, & Blue” tour; $42.50-78; for tickets, call noon-5pm; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Genesius Guild; for information, call 563-322-8844, uncover surprising connections to help us understand
800-745-3000, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, and adapt to our ever-changing weather; $7.50-8.50;
Rapids IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 8pm Thu Mar 30 FamilyMuseum.org, thru Mon May 15 Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Apr 2 for information and tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Judy Tenuta, an evening with the Grammy-nominated The Culture They Carried: Immigrant Women of Eirmarkt Craft Fair, annual spring craft fair; $20/ Putnam.org, Sat Mar 25 thru Fri Mar 31
standup comedian; $15-17.50; for information, call 319- Iowa, multicultural exhibit featuring immigrant women vendor tables; for information, call 563-322-8844,
362-8133, Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 of different eras that explores the different challenges, German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Met Opera: Idomeneo, James Levine conducts a
2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, success, and experiences faced in their new homes; Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 10am Sat Apr 8 rare Met revival of Mozart’s opera set in the aftermath
8pm Fri Mar 31 Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 of the Trojan War; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844, German Special Needs Night, an exclusive event for families production stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role;
American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, with children who have special needs; loud exhibits will for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
April thru June GAHC.org, thru Sun May 21 be turned off and some lights will be turned down low; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA,
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 11:55am Sat Mar 25
Judy Tenuta, an evening with the Grammy-nominated The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition, Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
standup comedian; $15-17.50; for information, call 319- the exhibit tells the story of the Fab Four highlighting 5:30pm Fri Apr 28 Showtime at Silvis, movie in which Lalita endures a
362-8133, Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 pivotal points in the band’s history via artifacts, number of hopeful suitors, but the American William
2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, memorabilia, and fun inter-activities; guests will Darcy seems different, and not always in a good way; free;

MOVIES
8pm Sat Apr 1 experience the entire Beatles journey beginning in for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
Liverpool, their early days in Hamburg, touring North 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Mar 25
Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; $3-5; for America, and their return to the studio in the U.K.;
information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm; March Asteroids: Deadly Impact, learn what the chances are
13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 9pm $14-18; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam of another catastrophic asteroid strike like the one that
Mon Apr 3 thru Mon Jun 5 Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Hacksaw Ridge, a screening of Mel Gibson’s Oscar- may have wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago;
Putnam.org, thru Sun Jun 4 winning World War II movie; bring a brown-bag lunch, held in conjunction with the 54th Annual Effigy Mounds
Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up, popcorn provided; free; for information, call 309-523- Film Festival; featuring an art display by Michael Douglas
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363- 3440, River Valley District Library, 214 S Main St, Port of Seth Eastman Prints; Sat. & Sun. hourly screenings
0606, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Events Byron IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 1pm Thu Mar 16 from 10am-3pm, Mon. 1pm screenings; for information,
Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, Wed Apr 5 thru call 563-873-3491, Effigy Mounds National Monument,
Wed Jun 7 The History of the Confluences and Clashes of A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles-film classic running 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/effigymounds,
Agriculture and Forestry, a presentation in the “How in tandem with the museum’s exhibit “The Magical Sat Mar 25 thru Mon Mar 27
Margaret Cho, a Mission Creek Festival touring event Clinton Has Built and Fed the World” series; presented History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition”; $5 plus $7-8 museum
with the Grammy-winning comedian and author; by Matthew Parbs, director of The Sawmill Museum; for admission; for information and tickets, call 563-324- MindGamers: One Thousand Minds Connected
$39.50; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, information, call 563-242-0343, Clinton Sawmill Museum, 1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Live, cinema audiences will help make neuroscience
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, 2231 Grant St, Clinton IA, TheSawmillMuseum.org, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 16 thru Fri Mar 31 history when 1,000 minds are simultaneously connected
Englert.org, 7:30pm Thu Apr 6 5:30pm Thu Mar 16 via cloud technology while they watch the film wearing
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, MacGillivray cognition headbands; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Kathleen Madigan, the comedian performs in her Basket Weaving with Tracy: 10-inch Square Freeman’s 3D educational documentary celebrates Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd
national standup tour; for tickets and information, Market Basket, an event in the Spring Workshop human ingenuity and innovation while offering an St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 8pm
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, series; $40-45; for information, call 563-322-8844 or exciting new perspective on what it means to be an Tue Mar 28
Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri Apr 7 e-mail info@gahc.org, German American Heritage engineer; narrated by Jeff Bridges; for information and
Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, noon tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Chevalier, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s dramatic tale
Welcome to Night Vale w/ Erin McKeown, live Sun Mar 19 Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Thu of dangerous games at sea; $6; for information, call
taping of the funny/creepy podcast written by Joseph Mar 16 thru Fri Mar 31 319-358-2555, FilmScene, 118 E College St, Iowa City IA,
Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, narrated by Cecil Baldwin, and “Your Walk, Their Water”: Destination Niger ICFilmScene.org, 6pm Tue Mar 28
featuring music by Disparition; $27.50; for tickets and Event “Fun Raiser”, second-annual Wells 4 Wellness Seeking Submissions: The Film Lounge, seeking
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 E fundraiser featuring a silent auction, live music, speaker, submissions for the new public television series that Met Opera: Idomeneo Encore, James Levine
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Apr 22 and Niger tastings; for information, call 309-236-1301, showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s opera set in
German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, and celebrates the economic and cultural vitality that the aftermath of the Trojan War; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s
An Evening with David Sedaris, the humorist Davenport IA, Wells4Wellness.com, 6pm Sun Mar 19 filmmaking brings to the state; the series is produced classic production stars Matthew Polenzani in the title
and bestselling author presents all-new stories and by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa role; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
observations sneak previews into work that will be KCLN’s Spring Ag Roundtable, a presentation in the Arts Council and Produce Iowa, divisions of the Iowa Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA,
published in his newest collection of writing in 2017, as “How Clinton Has Built and Fed the World” series; for Department of Cultural Affairs; for information, contact Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 6:30pm Wed Mar 29
well as an audience Q&A; $40-50; for tickets, call 800-745- information, call 563-242-0343, Clinton Sawmill Museum, Iowa Arts Council specialist Veronica O’Hern at 515-281-
3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, 2231 Grant St, Clinton IA, TheSawmillMuseum.org, 3293 or veronica.ohern@iowa.gov, IowaCulture.gov, Samaritan’s Purse Presents: Facing Darkness,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Sun Apr 23 5:30pm Thu Mar 23 Thu Mar 16 thru Fri Mar 31 faith-based true story of a doctor fighting the Ebola
virus in Africa; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Lewis Black, Grammy-winning comedian and author Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting): 2D Class, Showtime at Silvis: Spring Break Edition, movie Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd
in his “Rant, White, & Blue” tour; $25-58; for tickets, call an event in the Spring Workshop series; $15-20; for in which a teenage girl from Oceania has a sense St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7pm
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail info@gahc.org, for navigation and an adventurous mind; free; for Thu Mar 30
Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Thu Apr 27 German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 9am Sat Mar 25 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Fri Mar 17
Rocky LaPorte, evenings with the touring standup April
comedian; $12.50-15; for information, call 319-362-8133, Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting): 3D Class, The Savage Edge, explore the wilderness of North
Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave an event in the Spring Workshop series; $15-20; for America’s coastal areas; held in conjunction with the Dream Big: Engineering Our World, MacGillivray
SE, Cedar Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 8pm information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail info@gahc.org, 54th Annual Effigy Mounds Film Festival; featuring an Freeman’s 3D educational documentary celebrates
Fri Apr 28 thru Sat Apr 29 German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, art display by Michael Douglas of Seth Eastman Prints; human ingenuity and innovation while offering an
Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 10am Sat Mar 25 Sat. & Sun. hourly screenings from 10am-3pm, Mon. 1pm exciting new perspective on what it means to be an
screenings; for information, call 563-873-3491, Effigy engineer; narrated by Jeff Bridges; for information and

MUSEUMS Felted Eggs with Gisela McDonald, an event in the Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Spring Workshop series; $20-25; for information, call 563- IA, NPS.gov/effigymounds, Sat Mar 18 thru Mon Mar 20 Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org,
322-8844 or e-mail info@gahc.org, German American Sat Apr 1 thru Sun Apr 30
Exhibits Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening, the
1pm Sun Mar 26 Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles-film classic running
America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66, this Van Manen’s “Frank Bridge’s Variations,” Sol León and in tandem with the museum’s exhibit “The Magical
exhibit shares the history of and fascination with Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this Paul Lightfoot’s “Short Time Together” and Alexei History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition”; $5 plus $7-8 museum
one of the world’s most famous highways through month’s program consists of Master Gardener Faye Ratmansky’s “Russian Seasons”; for information, call 563- admission; for information and tickets, call 563-324-
photographs, narrative, music, and objects from the Waterman speaking about the Putnam Grounds 441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St,
Route 66 heyday; 9am-5pm daily; for information, Beautification, followed by a short meeting of the Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Sat Apr 1 thru Sun Apr 30
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Extreme Weather 3D, educational documentary
following researchers and everyday heroes as they
uncover surprising connections to help us understand
and adapt to our ever-changing weather; $7.50-8.50;
for information and tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, Sat Apr 1 thru Sun Apr 30

Seeking Submissions: The Film Lounge, seeking
submissions for the new public television series that
showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists
and celebrates the economic and cultural vitality that
filmmaking brings to the state; the series is produced
by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa
Arts Council and Produce Iowa, divisions of the Iowa
Department of Cultural Affairs; for information, contact
Iowa Arts Council specialist Veronica O’Hern at 515-281-
3293 or veronica.ohern@iowa.gov., IowaCulture.gov,
Sat Apr 1 thru Sun Apr 30

1984, screening of Michael Radford’s adaptation of
George Orwell’s dystopian thriller; $5-25 suggested
donation; for information, call 319-358-2555, FilmScene,
118 E College St, Iowa City IA, ICFilmScene.org, 6pm
Tue Apr 4

For a Woman, French drama in the Independent Movie
Night series; enjoy the film with a discussion afterward;
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 Apr 6

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time, ballet based
on the Russian hero Pechorin adapted from Mikhail
Lermontov’s literary masterpiece, in a new production by Jessica Lang Dance @ Hancher Auditorium – March 23
choreographer Yuri Possokhov; for information, call 563-
441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601

EVENTS
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
11:55am Sun Apr 9

Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom, 1 & 6pm screenings in
the museum’s World Adventure Series presented by Tom
Sterling; $7-8.50; for tickets and information, call 563- Englert Theatre and Hancher Auditorium March through May
324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th
St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Tue Apr 11

A Farewell to Arms, based on Ernest Hemingway’s
novel, this film is about a love affair between an
American ambulance driver and an English nurse in
I n 1997, back when they were a nascent Celtic group performing the
pub scene in Santa Monica, California, the members of Gaelic Storm
appeared in the movie Titanic as the exuberant steerage band who
Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler. That thing is dark.)
As for the springtime events at Hancher Auditorium, the venue
ends the first official season at its new locale with music, dance, per-
Italy during World War I; for information, call 563-326- got Kate Winslet on her toes. While we’re never shown what happens formance art, and that bastard who killed Alexander Hamilton. Okay,
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Apr 13 to those musicians after the iceberg hits, the fact that they’re stuck in not exactly him. But on March 27, Hancher will still host an eagerly
steerage gives us a pretty good guess. And either way, it couldn’t have awaited lecture presentation with Leslie Odom Jr., the Tony-winning
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites been a happier fate than the one enjoyed by the actual Gaelic Storm, Hamilton star whose Aaron Burr believed in talking less, smiling
return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of
entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, which brings its signature blend of Irish and Scottish rock, country, more, and daring to steal a show away from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 and folk stylings to Iowa City’s Englert Theatre on March 22 – the first Odom will reflect on his life and career during the Hancher engage-
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Apr 19
in a gale of springtime entertainments at the Englert and neighboring ment, and while there’s no concrete word on whether he’ll also sing,
Hancher Auditorium. you can certainly expect tunes aplenty in the April 4 evening with
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night, an HD Musically speaking, this season’s schedule at the Englert is pretty Andrew Bird, the folk and indie-rock multi-instrumentalist and
screening of William Shakespeare’s comedy classic,
directed by Simon Godwin; $15-18; for tickets and darned killah – and not only because it boasts a performance by singer/songwriter who appears on the night’s bill with a true partner
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. Appearing as one of the in genre: Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond.
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 3pm Sun Apr 23 exceptional musicians recruited for the annual Mission Creek Festival Before these guests arrive, however, Hancher’s spring season
lineup, the rap and hip-hop storyteller takes the stage on April 5, his actually gets kicked off on March 23 with ballet – specifically, the
May & June Englert concert followed by sets with the Brooklyn-based rock ensem- East Coast performers of the Long Island-based Jessica Lang Dance,
A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles-film classic running
ble DIIV (April 7), Grammy-nominated pop singer/songwriter Rufus performing a repertoire of vignettes including famed architect Steven
in tandem with the museum’s exhibit “The Magical Wainwright (April 8), and indie pop with multi-instrumentalist Kishi Holl’s Tesseracts of Time. (For anyone who’s confused: No, the star of
History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition”; $5 plus $7-8 museum Bashi (April 9). But there are also additional musical treats on tap at American Horror Story and Tootsie does not moonlight as a ballerina.
admission; for information and tickets, call 563-324-
1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, the Iowa City venue this spring: folk and indie-rock with Bright Eyes’ That’s Jessica Lange with an “e.”) Big-band tunes get a healthy workout
Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Mon May 1 thru Sun Jun 4 Conor Oberst (March 26); acoustic rock with two-time Grammy on March 25 when The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra presents
winner Rickie Lee Jones (March 29); genre-hopping compositions its concert event By George! The Pops Play Gershwin, a celebration of
Seeking Submissions: The Film Lounge, seeking
submissions for the new public television series that with pianist George Winston (May 2); and Americana and alt-coun- Great American Songbook classics ranging from “Rhapsody in Blue”
showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists try with singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle (May 24). to the score of An American in Paris.
and celebrates the economic and cultural vitality that
filmmaking brings to the state; the series is produced
If, however, it’s laughs you’re seeking, you’ll find plenty among the And with two nights and four performances showcasing an
by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Englert’s springtime offerings. On March 24, the venue welcomes a sensa- extraordinary jazz pianist/composer and his ensemble in the Fred
Arts Council and Produce Iowa, divisions of the Iowa tional comedian – and the former star of a truly underrated eponymous Hersch Trio concerts on April 14 and 15, Hancher wraps up its 2016-
Department of Cultural Affairs; for information, contact
Iowa Arts Council specialist Veronica O’Hern at 515-281- sitcom – when Christopher Titus brings his Sixth-Annual End of the 17 season with more music ... and dance ... and poetry ... and film
3293 or veronica.ohern@iowa.gov, IowaCulture.gov, World Tour to Iowa City, while another stand-up and sitcom veteran, ... and shadow-puppetry ... and other disciplines in May 4’s touring
Mon May 1 thru Thu Jun 1 Grammy winner and Emmy nominee Margaret Cho, shares her observa- performance by San Francisco artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The title
Mad Tiger, Japanese/American comedy-drama in the tional and storytelling skills on April 6. There will be chuckles mixed with of his unclassifiable performance-art piece? /peh-LO-tah/. Expect it to
Independent Movie Night series; enjoy the film with shivers in the Englert’s latest live performance of the Welcome to Night be /guh-LO-ri-us/.
a discussion afterward; may contain adult content;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Vale podcast (April 22). And a solid contender for Shakespeare’s Funniest More information on the Englert Theatre’s spring schedule is avail-
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, Comedy honors gets a stage-to-screen transfer in the Englert’s April 23 able by calling (319)688-2653 or visiting Englert.org, and for more on
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu May 4 presentation National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night. (Inarguably great springtime events at Hancher Auditorium, call (319)335-1160 or visit
though Ibsen’s play is, don’t expect similar cackles from May 21’s National Hancher.UIowa.edu. – Mike Schulz
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MOVIES / Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Kickball Tournament Fundraiser, hosted by the Tug and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Timber Rattlers, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for Fest and Muddy River Tug Club, Downtown LeClaire, Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
May & June tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sat May 6 MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Sat Jun 3
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Fri Apr 7 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Captains, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri May 12 and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Sat May 6 MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 5:15pm Sun Jun 4
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Thu Apr 13 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County

OTHER EVENTS
return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Captains, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for
entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 1:15pm Sun May 7 Scott & Rock Island Counties
Wed May 17 Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Fri Apr 14 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees, March
National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler, an HD minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information,
screening of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, directed by Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines 14th Annual Farnam Dinner, the program will feature
Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; $15-18; for tickets Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am two speakers, Tom Shieber, senior curator at the National
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Mon May 15 Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and Tim Rask,
221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 3pm Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, chairman of the Society for American Baseball Research
Sun May 21 MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 1:15pm Sat Apr 15 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees, (SABR) and author of the book “Baseball at Davenport’s
minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, John O’Donnell Stadium”; also on the program is Dave
Blush, coming-of-age drama in Hebrew and Arabic Iron Lion Disc Golf Rumble Tourney, West Lake call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines Heller, president and CEO of Main Street Baseball, LLC,
in the Independent Movie Night series; enjoy the film Park, 14910 110th Ave, Davenport IA, IronLionDGS.com, St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am the owner of the Quad City River Bandits; $40, $375 for
with a discussion afterward; may contain adult content; Sun Apr 16 Tue May 16 a table of 10; 5pm displays and cash bar, 6:15pm dinner,
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island 7:30pm program; for information, call 563-322-2969,
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 1 LumberKings, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 5pm Thu Mar 16
tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, call

SPORTS MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Thu Apr 20 Wed May 17 563-391-9666, Fred’s Towing Service, 7627 Northwest
Blvd., Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/sheriff/
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- vehicle-auction, 10am Thu Mar 16
March LumberKings, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call
tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Speakeasy Trivia Night with Mr. Trivia,
Quad City Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks, minor- Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm participants can bring food but no beverages, which
league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Fri Apr 21 Mon May 22 must be purchased at the venue; $10; for information
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201 and to reserve, e-mail mistertrivia@mschi.com, The
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7:05pm Fri Mar 17 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
LumberKings, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Thu Mar 16
Quad City Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks, minor- tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm 5th Annual Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy Kickoff,
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 1:15pm Sat Apr 22 Tue May 23 featuring live music by Chuck Murphy at 3pm, Party
1201 River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7:05pm to Go at 5pm, and Funktastic Five 8pm-midnight in
Sat Mar 18 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- a huge heated tent with free admission; brats and
LumberKings, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call burgers available for purchase; for information, call
Caged Aggression XIX: Clash of Champions – All- tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, 309-786-9055, Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St,
Amateur Card, event with amateur mixed-martial-arts Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/pages/Kavanaughs-
competitors; $30-60; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 1:15pm Sun Apr 23 Wed May 24 Hilltop/71781528497, 3pm Fri Mar 17
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA,
CagedAggressionEvents.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar 24 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- Gathering of the Clan Luncheon, the Grand Marshal
league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call of Saturday’s parade, the Irish Mother of the Year, and the
Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, 2017 Scholarship recipient will be introduced, Davenport
minor-league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, StPatsQC.com,
information and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Mon Apr 24 Thu May 25 Fri Mar 17
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net,
7:05pm Fri Mar 24 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers, Lenten Fish Fry, on Fridays; 35th-annual dinners of
league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, baked or beer batter fried fish, baked potato, french
Caged Aggression XIX: Clash of Champions – All- 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines fries, onion rings, coleslaw, and choice of beverage;
Professional Card, event with amateur mixed-martial- St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm grilled cheese sandwiches and desserts are available;
arts competitors; $30-60; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Tue Apr 25 Fri May 26 $4-10; for information, call 563-322-0987, St. Alphonsus
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, Church, 2618 Boies Ave, Davenport IA, 4pm Fri Mar 17
CagedAggressionEvents.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 25 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor- Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers, thru Fri Mar 31
league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, call minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information,
Quad City Mallards vs. Wichita Thunder, minor- 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night
league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, Wed Apr 26 Sat May 27 information, call 309-762-5433, Mary’s on 2nd, 832 W
1201 River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 4:05pm 3rd St, Davenport IA, TPQC.org, 5pm Fri Mar 17 thru
Sun Mar 26 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers, Fri Mar 31
May & June minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information,
Quad City Mallards vs. Alaska Aces, minor-league call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines 35th Annual CASI St. Patrick’s Day Race, featuring a
professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information and Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 5:15pm 9am 1/4-mile Tot Trot presented by Sears Manufacturing,
tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, TinCaps, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets Sun May 28 a 9:30am 1-mile Family Fun Run / Walk presented by
Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7:05pm Fri Mar 31 and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Northwest Bank & Trust, and a 10am 5K Road Race
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, The 52nd Annual Quad Cities Criterium, annual presented by Russell Construction; also with a post-race
MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Tue May 2 racing event featuring over 650 cyclists from across party, costume contest, and more; $15-40 registration;
April the U.S., Canada, and Europe, featuring beer gardens, for information, call 563-386-7477, Downtown
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne children’s activities, and more; Village of East Davenport, Davenport, Davenport IA, secure.getmeregistered.com/
Quad City Mallards vs. Alaska Aces, minor-league TinCaps, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets Davenport IA, QuadCitiesCriterium.com, 9am get_information.php?event_id=125379, 9am Sat Mar 18
professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information and and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Mon May 29
tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, 5th Annual Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy, the QCs’
Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7:05pm Sat Apr 1 MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed May 3 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers, parade after-party featuring live music by the Greg &
minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and information, Rich Acoustic Duo at 11:30am, the Barley House Band at
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines 1:30pm, Mayer School of Irish Dancing at 2:45pm, Derek
Timber Rattlers, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for TinCaps, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 5:15pm the Piper and Funktastic Five at 4pm, and Dirt Road
tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Mon May 29 Rockers from 8:30pm to midnight in a huge heated tent
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, with free admission; corned beef & cabbage available
MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Thu Apr 6 MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Thu May 4 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County for purchase until gone; brats, burgers, and tacos
Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets available for purchase the entire time; for information,
Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, minor- Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern call 309-786-9055, Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th
league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information Captains, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, St, Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/pages/Kavanaughs-
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201 tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Fri Jun 2 Hilltop/71781528497, 11:30am Sat Mar 18
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7pm Fri Apr 7 Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Fri May 5 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County Grand Parade XXXII, the nation’s only bi-state St.
Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets Patrick’s parade, beginning at the corner of 4th Avenue
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and 23rd Street in Rock Island; the parade will travel the bus will have water and light snacks, Rock Island Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA, tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Dr, East Moline IL, FaithfulPilot.com, 6:30pm Thu Mar 30 Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
River via the Centennial Bridge to W Third Street and Web.Extension.illinois.edu/registration/ TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Apr 7
proceed east through downtown Davenport, Iowa along ?RegistrationID=15581, 7:10am Tue Mar 21
a route to the RiverCenter at E Third and Perry Streets; the April The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night
Post-Parade Bash will take place at the RiverCenter from West Lake Park Trout Release, watch the release of Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for
1-4pm, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 2,000 rainbow trout; be sure to have your license, trout Recipe Swap, join others who may have a few great information, call 309-762-5433, Mary’s on 2nd, 832 W
(office), Rock Island IL, StPatsQC.com, 11:30am Sat Mar 18 permit, and appropriate gear; for information, call 563- recipes that others would enjoy; free; for information, 3rd St, Davenport IA, TPQC.org, 5pm Fri Apr 7 thru
328-3280, West Lake Park, 14910 110th Ave, Davenport call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis Fri Apr 28
Grand Parade XXXII Post-Parade Bash, the nation’s IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, noon Fri Mar 24 IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Apr 1
only bi-state St. Patrick’s parade, beginning at the corner Community Services Fair, the library will be host
of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island; the parade Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Quad City Coin Club Annual Spring Coin Show, to community service programs throughout the Quad
will travel through downtown Rock Island, across the with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area annual event featuring U.S. and foreign coins, ancient Cities for patrons to become familiar with; from Head
Mississippi River via the Centennial Bridge to W Third comedians; $18-20; for tickets and information, call and modern coins, gold and silver bullion, U.S. and Start to Health Insurance, local representatives will
Street and proceed east through downtown Davenport, 309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 foreign paper money, exhibits, bourse, a raffle, free be able to answer all the questions you have; free; for
Iowa along a route to the RiverCenter at E Third and Perry Third Ave, Rock Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, door prizes, a youth auction at 1:30pm, and more; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
Streets, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport 8pm Fri Mar 24 thru Sat Mar 25 information, call 309-737-0206, The Camden Centre, 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 9am Sat Apr 8
IA, StPatsQC.com, 1pm Sat Mar 18 2701 1st St. E., Milan IL, 9am Sun Apr 2
Wine Lovers Weekend, a weekend of tastings, St. Ambrose Wine Festival Preview Dinner, a
Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy winemaker dinners, celebrity chefs, and pampering; AARP Free Tax Preparation, on Mondays and formal evening pairing fine wine with great food; $130
Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Mars will be visible sample from more than 300 varieties of wine and Wednesdays from 1-4pm, by appointment only; for includes a ticket to the Wine Tasting event on May 20;
at sunset and Jupiter will be visible after 10pm; we will spirits; admission includes tasting, keepsake wine information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, for information, contact Bobby Harris at 563-333-6290
also look for The Beehive Cluster, La Superba (ruby red glass, and entry into a drawing for a getaway to 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Apr or HarrisBobbyJ@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
carbon star), the ET Cluster, the Orion Nebula and other Galena; for information, call 309-787-6919, Creekside 3 thru Wed Apr 12 University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 6pm
interesting objects; free, all ages; call 309-797-3120 for Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, Sat Apr 8
weather-related updates on March 18, Niabi Zoo, 13010 CreeksideVineyards.com, Fri Mar 24 and Sat Mar 25 Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley IL, PopularAstronomyClub.org, games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join United Way’s VITA Super Saturday, schedule your
7pm Sat Mar 18 Black Hawk College Job Fair, in the gym in Building the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite appointment with United Way to get your taxes done
3; job seekers should park in Lot 4 north of 34th Avenue, tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new here at the library; while you wait, you can learn about all
2017 Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics and there will be a shuttle from Lot 4 to Building 3; dress ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport the community and social services the Quad Cities has
Illinois, held at Wick’s Lake; 12:30pm registration, professionally and bring plenty of résumés; free; for Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, to offer; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
2pm plunge; for information, contact Jennifer Davis at information, contact Marceia Duhm at 309-796-5191 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Apr 5 Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 9am
309-337-9326 or jdavis@soill.org, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, or duhmm@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad City Sat Apr 8
777 Jumer Dr, Rock Island IL, PlungeIllinois.com, 2pm Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/jobfair, First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music, and
Sun Mar 19 10am Wed Mar 29 shopping in downtown LeClaire, with shops open late and Tech Help Drop-in, bring your devices and your
food and drink specials at bars and restaurants, Downtown questions, and we’ll have library staff there to assist
AARP Free Tax Preparation, on Mondays and Chicago Gourmet Bus Trip, led by Chef Stephanie LeClaire, LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Apr 7 you; if you have general computer questions, we’ll
Wednesdays from 1-4pm, by appointment only; for Godke; food enthusiasts are invited to visit Chicago’s have computers available; free; for information, call
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, finest markets and hidden gourmet shops; $90; for Lenten Fish Fry, 35th-annual dinner of baked or 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Mon information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black beer batter fried fish, baked potato, french fries, onion Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2am
Mar 20 thru Wed Mar 29 Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the rings, coleslaw, and choice of beverage; grilled cheese Tue Apr 11
Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/chicagobustrips, 7am sandwiches and desserts are available; $4-10; for
Chicago Flower Show Bus Trip 2017, the event Thu Mar 30 information, call 563-322-0987, St. Alphonsus Church, Friends of the Eldridge Library Spring Book
will feature 20+ life-sized gardens that you can walk 2618 Boies Ave, Davenport IA, 4pm Fri Apr 7 Sale: Friends Preview, for information, call 563-
through, daily seminars, DIY workshops and a bustling The Wine Experience, this experience is designed 285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave, Eldridge IA,
marketplace; $60/person includes show admission and to educate while taking you on a tour through the Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning ScottCountyLibrary.org, 4pm Thu Apr 13
charter bus transportation; meals are on your own, but universe of wine; for information, call 563-289-4156, The performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
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OTHER EVENTS / iCash, learn if you have unclaimed property or funds, and gravity-defying feats; Sat. 7pm, Sun. 1pm; $18-48; Make-a-Wish Illinois Walk for Wishes, the event
with a search conducted by an Illinois State Treasurer’s for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 includes the option of a 1-mile and 2-mile fun walk;
Scott & Rock Island Counties / April Office representative; for information, call 309-732-7323, River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, Sat May 6 and costumes are encouraged; refreshments, music and
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Sun May 7 other entertainment will round out the celebration, with
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Tue Apr 25 prizes awarded for top fundraisers as well as best youth
United Way’s VITA Super Saturday, buy a baked Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale, and adult costumes; 8am registration, 9am program
good for a good cause; with a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets, Community Shred Day, bring personal documents get a a new book, but not at “new book” prices; Fri. and children’s parade, 9:30am walk; adults ages 19+
and crafts; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis for confidential shredding and disposal during the 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-2pm; free; for information, call $10, ages 6-18 $5, ages 0-5 and wish families free, Ben
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 9am library’s annual Money Smart Week event; shred your 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov, Butterworth Memorial Parkway, 3000 River Dr, Moline IL,
Fri Apr 14 personal documents securely to avoid identity theft; LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire WalkRunWish.org, 9pm Sat Jun 3
material handling by certified destruction agents of The IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 10am Fri May 12 thru Sat May 13
Friends of the Eldridge Library Spring Book Sale, Shredder; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
held during regular library hours; for information, call Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, call games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave, Eldridge BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 26 563-391-9666, Fred’s Towing Service, 7627 Northwest the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, Fri Apr 14 thru Fri Apr 21 Blvd., Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/sheriff/ tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
Community Shred Day, presented as part of Money vehicle-auction, 10am Thu May 18 ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy Smart Week in partnership with The Shredder of Des Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern
Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Mars will be visible Moines; bring your documents (3 containers maximum) Speakeasy Trivia Night with Mr. Trivia, Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm
at sunset; we will also look for Iota Cancri (beautiful and they will be confidentially shredded on-site; free; for participants can bring food but no beverages, which Wed Jun 7
blue & gold double star), M64 (The Black Eye Galaxy), information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library must be purchased at the venue; $10; for information
M104 (The Sombrero Galaxy), NGC 2392 (The Eskimo - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, and to reserve, e-mail mistertrivia@mschi.com, The
Nebula), and other spectacular objects; free, all ages; DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Apr 26 Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Outlying Areas
call 309-797-3120 for weather-related updates on TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Thu May 18
April 15, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley IL, Money Smart Week Community Shred Day, March & April
PopularAstronomyClub.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 15 bring personal documents for confidential shredding Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque
and disposal during the library’s annual Money Smart with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area Indian Creek Nature Center’s 34th-Annual Maple
Chicago Ethnic Gourmet Bus Trip, led by Chef Week event; shred your personal documents securely comedians; $18-20; for tickets and information, call Syrup Festival, the festival features educational
Stephanie Godke; food enthusiasts are invited to visit to avoid identity theft; material handling by certified 309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 stations, live music, raptor show featuring live birds
Chicago’s finest markets and hidden gourmet shops; destruction agents of The Shredder; for information, call Third Ave, Rock Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, of prey, as well as the pancake and sausage breakfast
$90; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 8pm Fri May 19 thru Sat May 20 served with the maple syrup; for information, call 309-
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am 362-0664, Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd SE,
Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/chicagobustrips, 7am Wed Apr 26 Friends of the Eldridge Library White Elephant Cedar Rapids IA, IndianCreekNatureCenter.org, 8am Sat
Wed Apr 19 Sale, donations accepted during the week; no clothing, Mar 18 thru Sun Mar 19
The Wine Experience, this experience is designed please; Fri. 8am-4:30pm, Sat. 9am-noon; for information,
Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, call to educate while taking you on a tour through the call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave, Roman Catholic Thought and Practice 50 Years
563-391-9666, Fred’s Towing Service, 7627 Northwest universe of wine; for information, call 563-289-4156, The Eldridge IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, Fri May 19 thru after Vatican II, retreat led by Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas,
Blvd., Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/sheriff/ Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA, Sat May 20 thru Mar. 26 at 11am; explore the meaning of the four
vehicle-auction, 10am Thu Apr 20 FaithfulPilot.com, 6:30pm Thu Apr 27 great Constitutions of Vatican II 50 years after their
Metro Mini Makers 33rd Annual Show & Sale: publication: Sacrosanctum Concilium on the Liturgy,
Speakeasy Trivia Night with Mr. Trivia, Downtown LeClaire Wine Hop, Downtown LeClaire “Miniatures from the Heart of the Country”, Lumen Gentium on the Church, Dei Verbum on Sacred
participants can bring food but no beverages, which IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sat Apr 29 May 19 & 20; the show will have a large exhibit room Scripture, and Gaudium et Spes on the Church in the
must be purchased at the venue; $10; for information showing dollhouses, room boxes, and other scenes in Modern World; $125; for information and to register, call
and to reserve, e-mail mistertrivia@mschi.com, The Genealogy Night, the Richardson-Sloane Special all scales, and the sales room will have dealers with all 563-336-8414 or e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Collections Center at the Main Library is open kinds of scale miniatures perfect for fairy gardens and of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Wheatland IA,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Thu Apr 20 special hours for the evening; research, meet other miniature scenes; free kids’ workshop Sat. 11am-2pm, CHMIowa.org, 5pm Fri Mar 24
genealogists, share tips and tricks, and enjoy dinner adult workshop Fri. 9am-3pm with pre-registration
Magic Men Live!, themed acts and choreography with including BBQ pulled pork, veggies, chips, and assorted (contact Jo at 309-738-9564); with raffle prizes to benefit Jurassic Quest, the main dinosaur exhibit features over
the touring male exotic dancers; $23-73; for tickets, call desserts; $10/person; for information, call 563-326- the women and children of Winnie’s Place Women’s 80 realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs, and visitors
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport 7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Shelter; Fri. 4-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; $5, ages 10 & under can interact with these huge creatures, learn about
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Apr 21 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Sun Apr 30 free; for information, contact Karen at 309-797-6489 or them, and even ride a few; Fri 4-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm,
c1234jack@msn.com, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd Sun 9am-7pm; $20-29; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque St, Davenport IA, MetroMiniMakers.homestead.com/ Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL,
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area May & June home.html, Fri May 19 thru Sat May 20 PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Fri Mar 24 thru Sun Mar 26
comedians; $18-20; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop Motorsports Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet, Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, TLC’s “Long
Third Ave, Rock Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join with street rods, classics rat rods, motorcycles, stock Island Medium” will share personal stories about her life
8pm Fri Apr 21 thru Sat Apr 22 the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite cars, and more; with a 50/50 drawing, awards at 3pm; and explain how her gift works; $39.75-89.75; for tickets,
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new and more; $30 entry fee, $2 admission; for information, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
American Legion Celebrates Earth Day, American ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport call 309-738-3739, Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar 31
Legion volunteer Belinda Rusch will host a craft and Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Archer Dr, East Moline IL, 8am Sat May 20
presentation about Earth Day and the impact we can Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm The Murder Is a Mystery, the actors will be the
make for a healthier Earth; free; for information, call Wed May 3 Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy audience as participants select their characters when
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Jupiter will be visible at they reserve their tickets; the setting is a casino and
SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Sat Apr 22 First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music, sunset and Saturn will be visible after 11pm; we will also during the evening everyone will visit with and possibly
and shopping in downtown LeClaire, with shops open look for M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy), Nu Draconis (double blackmail other casino goers, enjoy food from the buffet
Friends of the Eldridge Library Spring Book Sale: late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants, star), M13 (The Hercules Cluster), Polaris (double star table, play some of the games at the casino, and try
Final “Buck-a-Bag” Sale, for information, call 563- Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, in the Little Dipper), and other interesting objects; free, to solve the mystery of “Whodunit?”; at the end of the
285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave, Eldridge IA, 5:30pm Fri May 5 all ages; call 309-797-3120 for weather-related updates evening, prizes will be awarded in several categories;
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 9am Sat Apr 22 on May 20, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley IL, 4:30pm doors; $40 plus tax; for tickets and information,
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning PopularAstronomyClub.org, 8pm Sat May 20 call 319-622-3911, Zuber’s Homestead Hotel, 2206 44th
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 8th-Annual performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for Ave, Homestead IA, 5pm Sat Apr 1
Gala, a celebration of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The St. Ambrose Wine Festival Wine Tasting, he
Chamber of Commerce accomplishments, members, Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, signature event of the St. Ambrose Wine Festival held Timber Lake Playhouse Casino Night, fundraiser
and supporters, with a keynote speech by award- TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri May 5 on the campus lawn; $45-50; for information, contact for the summer-stock theatre with a cash bar, appetizers,
winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa; Bobby Harris at 563-333-6290 or HarrisBobbyJ@sau.edu, prizes, and more; $50; for tickets and information, call
$80-90; for information and tickets, call 309-797-8650, The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, 815-244-2048, Rafters Restaurant, 9426 W Wagner Rd,
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Sat May 20 Lena IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, 6pm Sat Apr 8
St, Bettendorf IA, GQCHCC.com, 5:30pm Sat Apr 22 information, call 309-762-5433, Mary’s on 2nd, 832 W 3rd
St, Davenport IA, TPQC.org, 5pm Fri May 5 thru Fri Jun 2 The Wine Experience, this experience is designed Magic Men Live!, themed acts and choreography with
St. Ambrose University Trivia Night, fundraiser to educate while taking you on a tour through the the touring male exotic dancers; for tickets, call 800-745-
for student scholarships; $64-80/team; for information, Puzzle Exchange, bring in up to 10 like new puzzles universe of wine; for information, call 563-289-4156, The 3000, Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, 200 W
contact Paige Nagle at 563-333-6285 or NaglePaige@ and pick up to 10 puzzles to take home for yourself; free; Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA, 4th St, Waterloo IA, FiveFlagsCenter.com, Thu Apr 13
sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, FaithfulPilot.com, 6:30pm Thu May 25
Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 6pm Sat Apr 22 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 2pm Sat May 6 Family Ropes Day at the Langwood Challenge
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning Course, 9am-noon or 1-4pm; bring your family and
Bridal Garage Sale, vendors on-site with gently- Tour de Brew QC: Round Four, a scenic, fun-filled performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for challenge yourself on a high ropes course and zip
used wedding items for brides and grooms; vendor bicycle ride along the Mississippi River with stops at Quad- tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The line 30 feet above the ground; $10/person or $30/
tables $40/each; for information, call 563-386-7477, Cities breweries and pubs in Iowa and Illinois; the ride is 35 Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, family (minimum 8 years old); for information and to
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, miles on a paved bike path; each destination on the tour TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Jun 2 reserve, e-mail lmccomb@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 11am Sun Apr 23 will have drink specials and festivities; $30-40 registration; Langwood Education Center, 14001 H Ave, Wapello IA,
for information, e-mail tourdebrewqc@gmail.com, First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music, LCCB.org, 9am Mon Apr 17
Community Shred Day, bring up to two full boxes RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave, Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/ and shopping in downtown LeClaire, with shops open
to be shredded securely by Document Destruction & QCTourdebrew, 10am Sat May 6 late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants, Hancher’s Culinary Arts: Share, join your family and
Recycling; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, friends for a unique dining experience in a beautiful
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, noon Monster Jam, the action-packed live events feature 5:30pm Fri Jun 2 setting; $40; for information, call 319-335-1160,
Mon Apr 24 the most recognizable trucks including Grave Digger, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA,
Max-D, and more performing jaw-dropping displays Hancher.UIowa.edu, 5pm Wed Apr 19
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Earth Day Celebration, explore the trails, make Railroad of the Civil War era; free; for information, call
friends with a tree, and look for the wildlife and plants 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
that share our Earth; free; for information and to reserve, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm
e-mail lmccomb@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381, Virginia Mon Mar 20
Grove Recreation Area, 20406 55th St, Morning Sun IA,
LCCB.org, 1pm Sat Apr 22 Art’s Historic Role in American Environmental
Conservation, Dr. Joni Kinsey, Professor of American Art
Magic Men Live!, themed acts and choreography with History at the University of Iowa, will address the significant
the touring male exotic dancers; for tickets, call 800- role of art in influencing the founding of national parks
745-3000, Five Flags Center, 405 Main St, Dubuque IA, and monuments; free; for information, call 319-643-2541,
FiveFlagsCenter.com, Wed Apr 26 Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254,
West Branch IA, NPS.gov/herberthoover, 7pm Wed Mar 22
Magic Men Live!, themed acts and choreography with
the touring male exotic dancers; for tickets, call 800-745- Singing the Liturgy, explore the meaning of various
3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, elements of the Mass: Introductory Rites, Liturgy of
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Fri Apr 28 God’s Word, Liturgy of the Lord’s Table, Dismissal Rites;
discover music that helps the “full, conscious, and
Magic Men Live!, themed acts and choreography active” participation of the faithful associated with
with the touring male exotic dancers; for tickets, call these elements; free-will offerings encouraged; for
800-745-3000, Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St, information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
Des Moines IA, FiveFlagsCenter.com, Sat Apr 29 olpretreat@gmail.com, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic
Church, 916 E Rusholme, Davenport IA, CHMIowa.org,
7pm Thu Mar 23
May & June
Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and
International Migratory Bird Day: Bird Non-Violence: Nonviolence as a ‘Fully Human
Walk, enjoy a walk around the visitor center and Solution’ to War: Thomas Merton & Pope Francis
Yellow River Boardwalk to spot migrating birds; for on the Responsibility of the Christian, free; for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 123, Effigy Mounds information, contact Brian Miclot at 563-333-6129 or
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, MiclotBrianJ@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
NPS.gov/effigymounds, 10am Sat May 13 University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7pm
Thu Mar 23
Star Party, a night of stargazing held at dusk; free; for
information, contact Robert Mitchell, PhD at 563-333- Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, a lecture
6141 or MitchellRobertC@sau.edu, St. Ambrose Menke related to Robert D. Putnam’s book focusing on
Observatory, Wapsi River Environmental Center, Dixon parenting and family, presented by Leslie & Tesi Klipsch;
IL, SAU.edu, 6:30pm Sat May 13 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
Mother’s Day on the Marsh, at Odessa Water Trail; DavenportLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Mar 25
spend the morning on this leisurely paddle through
the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, watch for Leslie Odom Jr., the performer will reflect on his life
wildlife and waterfowl, and celebrate Mother’s Day; $15/ and career, including his Tony-winning turn as Aaron
kayak or $20/canoe, $5/person with your own boat; for Burr in Broadway’s “Hamilton”; free, but tickets required;
information and to reserve, e-mail lmccomb@lccb.org or for information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium,
call 319-523-8381, Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu,
9800 120th St, Wapello IA, LCCB.org, 9am Sun May 14 7:30pm Mon Mar 27

Langwood Adventure Day, try fishing, archery, Culture Matters: Working with and Managing
canoeing/kayaking, the high ropes course, atlatl, and People All Over the Globe, a presentation by the
other outdoor recreation activities; a free lunch is served World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities, presented
at the end of the event; free; for information and to by Dr. Richard Dienesch, Dept. of Managerial Studies,
reserve, e-mail lmccomb@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381, St. Ambrose University, who will explore the impact
Langwood Education Center, 14001 H Ave, Wapello IA, of national cultures on human behavior in a variety of
LCCB.org, 8am Sat Jun 3 contexts; he will pay particular attention to the issue of
how to effectively work with, and communicate with and
Star Party, a night of stargazing held at dusk; free; for manage individuals from a variety of cultures around
information, contact Robert Mitchell, PhD at 563-333- the world; both anecdotal and systematic differences
6141 or MitchellRobertC@sau.edu, St. Ambrose Menke across cultures will be explored; free, Bettendorf Public
Observatory, Wapsi River Environmental Center, Dixon Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
IL, SAU.edu, 6:30pm Sat Jun 3 WACQuadCities.org, 7pm Tue Mar 28

World Affairs Council: Culture Matters – Working

LECTURES with and Managing People All Over, presented
by Dr. Richard Dienesch, Dept. of Managerial Studies,
St. Ambrose University; the presentation explores the
March impact of national cultures on human behavior in a
variety of contexts; we will pay particular attention
The Max Rodrigues Garcia Story: Auschwitz, to the issue of how to effectively work with, and
Auschwitz ... I Cannot Forget You, Auschwitz communicate with and manage individuals from a
survivor Garcia tells his story of surviving Nazi Germany’s variety of cultures around the world, both anecdotal and
concentration and extermination camp; free; for systematic differences across cultures will be explored;
tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
& Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Mar 28
7:30pm Thu Mar 16
Would Saint Ambrose Have Recognized
Let’s Talk About World War I, Dr. Lendol Calder, Shakespeare’s Milan?, in Ambrose Hall, Lewis Board
Ph.D., Augustana College will lead a public program, Room; the Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose
the first in a series of five programs, exploring America’s of Milan presents the Spring Colloquium; free; for
involvement in the First World War through readings information, contact Ethan Gannaway at 563-333-5823 or
and videos to commemorate the 1917 entry of our GannawayEthanB@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University, 518 W
country into the war; free; for information, call 309- Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 3:30pm Tue Mar 28
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Mar 18 Alice Paul: One-Woman Show, actress and scholar
Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays suffragist Paul, one of
Richard, Henry, Hamilton: Shakespeare and the the most dynamic leaders in the fight to win the right
Public Use of History, Joseph Alulis, PhD, Professor of to vote for women; free; for information, call 309-524-
Politics and Government at North Park University, will 2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
deliver the 2017 Folwell Lecture in Political Science and MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Mar 29
Pre-law; free; for information, contact Joe Hebert at 563-
333-6402 or HebertJosephL@sau.edu, Rogalski Center David J. Skorton, currently the 13th Secretary of the
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, Smithsonian, Skorton will share his thoughts as a UI and
SAU.edu, 7pm Mon Mar 20 Cornell president, Smithsonian secretary, musician,
physician, researcher, academician, and reformer;
Underground Railroad Locally, Angie Snook, curator free; for information and tickets, call 319-335-1160,
of the Geneseo Historical Museum, takes us on a journey Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA,
through the local connections to the Underground Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Mar 30
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LECTURES free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport 2664 145th Ave, Wheatland IA, sacredstream.org/ Systems and Small Farms Educator; an event in the the
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern coming-to-peace-by-isa-gucciardi-phd, 1pm Thu May 11 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series featuring practical,
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and
April Mon May 1 The Path of Service and the Nature of Suffering, strategies; for information, call 309-756-9978, University
a weekend with guest Dr. Isa Gucciardi, founding of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,
Hellfighter: the Art and Life of Horace Pippin, Lunch and Learn: Job Seekers Guide to Applying director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, noon Thu Mar 23
Horace Pippin, a World War I African American for Work Online, meet with an Illinois Department school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, CA ,
soldier turned artist, will be the subject of an Illinois of Employment Security representative and receive who will present a program related to her new book Deer-ly Departed, Martha Smith, U of I Extension
Humanities Road Scholar program presented by Dr. tips to successfully complete online job applications; “Coming to Peace”; for information, e-mail info@ Horticulture Educator, offers ideas on what works
Janice Harrington; free; for information, call 309-524- free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public sacredstream.org, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, and what doesn’t for deer control; a class in this
2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon 2664 145th Ave, Wheatland IA, sacredstream.org/ year’s Spring Series of Home Horticulture; $5; for
MolineLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Apr 1 Tue May 2 coming-to-peace-by-isa-gucciardi-phd, Fri May 12 and information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Sat May 13 Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,
Introduction to Fly-Tying, the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Prehistory of the Quad Cities, Christina Kastell, Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon Mar 27
Association presents a hands-on introduction; for curator of history and anthropology from the Putnam Middle East Lecture Series with Art Pitz: The
information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa. Museum will present a free program on the first people Middle East Refugee Crisis Today, Dr. Pitz will Clifton StrengthsFinder Workshop: Focusing on
gov, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire who lived in the Quad Cities area over 10,000 years ago; discuss the complexities and hot-button topics relating What’s Strong, Not What’s Wrong, an opportunity to
IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 10:30am Sat Apr 1 and how their culture changed until they greeted the to the Middle East; free; for information, call 563-326- identify and develop unique talents to enhance personal
first EuroAmerican to arrive here; for information, call 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, and professional lives; the process begins with a Web-
Shakespeare and Me, Ron Hansen, from Santa Clara 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, based survey, taken prior to the workshop; $30; for
University, delivers the 2017 Chair of Catholic Studies IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri May 5 6:30pm Mon May 15 information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
lecture; free; for information, contact Rev. Charles Adam olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat,
at 563-333-6151 or AdamCharlesA@sau.edu, Rogalski Coming to Peace: Book Reading and Talk, Dr. Isa Middle East Lecture Series with Art Pitz: What 2664 145th Ave, Wheatland IA, CHMIowa.org, 9:30am
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Gucciardi, founding director of the Foundation of the Is Happening in Egypt?, Dr. Pitz will discuss Tue Mar 28
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Tue Apr 4 Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in the complexities and hot-button topics relating
Berkeley, CA , presents a program related to her new to the Middle East; free; for information, call 563- Soil Management for High Tunnels, led by Nathan
2017 Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference, book “Coming to Peace”; for information, e-mail info@ 344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Local Food
lunch provided; for information, call 563-484-3050, sacredstream.org, Humility of Mary Center, 820 W Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, Systems and Small Farms Educator; an event in the the
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Central Park Avenue, Davenport IA, sacredstream.org/ 6:30pm Mon May 22 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series featuring practical,
St, Bettendorf IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 7am Thu Apr 6 coming-to-peace-by-isa-gucciardi-phd, 7pm Mon May 8 lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and
Oma Tales: Stories My Grandmother Told Me, a strategies; for information, call 309-756-9978, University
Lost Nation: The Ioway, learn about the Native Middle East Lecture Series with Art Pitz: one-woman show will be performed by Meg Merckens of of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,
American tribe from Kelly Rundle, “Lost Nation: The Israel and the Palestinians – One or Two State Amana, Iowa; Merckens will tell true stories from Amana’s Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, noon Thu Mar 30
Ioway” documentarian and filmmaker with 4th Wall Solution, Dr. Pitz will discuss the complexities and oral histories, sharing the challenges and triumphs
Films; the physical nation once under the control of the hot-button topics relating to the Middle East; free; of people who lived through one of the most unique
Ioway was lost by the tribe when they were relocated for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public community transformations in American history; free; for April
by the federal government; 11:30am lunch, 12:15pm Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210
program; $23; for information and to register, call 309- BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon May 8 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Jun 2 Three Things That Matter Most for Your New
796-8223, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Tree, Scott Carlson, Certified Arborist, explains the
Rock Island IL, BHC.edu, 11:30am Wed Apr 12 Coming to Peace: Methods of Conflict Resolution, three things must be right to prevent permanent,

COURSES
Dr. Isa Gucciardi, founding director of the Foundation irreversible, and often fatal consequences that will
Panel on Hospice and End of Life Care, join panel of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness invariably be blamed on something else; a class in
members for a discussion on exploring the role that studies in Berkeley, CA , presents a program related this year’s Spring Series of Home Horticulture; $5; for
hospice can play in palliative care; free, Rogalski Center to her new book “Coming to Peace”; for information, March information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, e-mail info@sacredstream.org, Prairiewoods Franciscan Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,
SAU.edu, 7pm Wed Apr 12 Center, 120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha IA, sacredstream.org/ Maximizing Windbreaks on Your Farm, led by Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon Apr 3
coming-to-peace-by-isa-gucciardi-phd, 6pm Tue May 9 David Shiley, University of Illinois Extension Local Food
Love and Lovers in the Middle Ages: Game of Systems and Small Farms Educator; an event in the the Employment 101: Interviewing, learn how to
Thrones It Wasn’t, Dan La Corte, PhD, professor of Expanding Consciousness: The Four Small Farms Winter Webinar Series featuring practical, prepare for an interview, what to expect, and what
history will give the College of Arts and Sciences Lecture; Immeasurables, Dr. Isa Gucciardi, founding director lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and to ask; a job-hunting workshop presented by Anita
6pm reception, 7pm lecture; free; for information, contact of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for strategies; for information, call 309-756-9978, University Hatalsky of the Illinois Department of Employment
Debbie Dobbyn at 563-333-5851 or DobbynDebraJ@ consciousness studies in Berkeley, CA , presents a program of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL, Web. Security; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W related to her new book “Coming to Peace”; for information, extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, noon Thu Mar 16 Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 6pm Tue Apr 18 e-mail info@sacredstream.org, Prairiewoods Franciscan Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Apr 4
Center, 120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha IA, sacredstream.org/ Computer Basics: Excel, learn the basics components
Scam Recognition and Avoidance, presented by coming-to-peace-by-isa-gucciardi-phd, 6pm Wed May 10 that make up Microsoft Excel and how to save your work; Leading and Managing Change, change and the
Sgt. Jeff Nelson of the Bettendorf Police Department; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public rate of change are more dynamic today than ever; $495;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Box Car Communities of the Quad Cities, learn Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Sat for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, about the Native American tribe from Kelly Rundle, Mar 18 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Apr 21 “Lost Nation: The Ioway” documentarian and filmmaker W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue
with 4th Wall Films; the physical nation once under the Chicken & Turkey Raising in the Backyard, Chris Apr 4 and Wed Apr 5
Basics of Flower Gardening and More: Sponsored control of the Ioway was lost by the tribe when they were Nordick, from Beacon Woods Farm, will introduce the
by ISU Scott County Extension Master Gardeners, relocated by the federal government; 11:30am lunch, basics of raising backyard chickens including choosing Peer to Peer Class, register by Apr. 3 for course on
Master Gardener Tom Monroe will share helpful tips on 12:15pm program; $23; for information and to register, your breed, ordering or hatching your own baby chicks, Tuesdays thru June 6; for adult individuals living with
starting, maintaining, and getting the most out of your call 309-796-8223, Abbey Station, 3031 5th Ave, Rock early care and feeding requirements, shelter, maintenance a serious mental health condition; the course focuses
flower garden; for information, call 563-289-4242 or Island IL, BHC.edu, 11:30am Thu May 11 and pest management, and when to expect those on gaining communication and coping skills, as well as
e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov, LeClaire Community first tasty eggs or take your chickens for “processing”; creating a personalized recovery action plan; free; for
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, Consciousness and Integrated Energy Medicine, hands-on “petting” of chickens will also be available; a information and to register, call 563-386-7477 ext. 266
11am Sat Apr 22 hosted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences; Dr. Isa class in this year’s Spring Series of Home Horticulture; $5; or e-mail coordinator@namigmv.org, Martin Luther
Gucciardi, founding director of the Foundation of the for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock King Jr. Community Center, 630 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
LiDar 3D Surface Modeling Meets Hoover Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL, Web. NAMIgmv.org, Tue Apr 4
Surveying, Adam Skibbe, Geographic Information Berkeley, CA , presents a program related to her new extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon Mar 20
Systems Administrator at the University of Iowa, book “Coming to Peace”; for information, e-mail info@ Advantages of Gardening with Native Plants and
will tie Hoover’s surveying experience with today’s sacredstream.org, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Computer Basics: Excel, learn the basics components the Unintended Consequences of Non-native
modern geographic technology; audience members Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, sacredstream.org/ that make up Microsoft Excel and how to save your work; Plants, Eric Anderson, the Executive Director of the
will get a chance to go out into the historic site and coming-to-peace-by-isa-gucciardi-phd, 6:30pm free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public River Bend Wildland Trust, explains why natives are
participate in a LiDAR scan of one of the buildings; free; Thu May 11 Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6:30m beneficial and points out the possible unplanned results
for information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover Tue Mar 21 of non-native plants; a class in this year’s Spring Series of
National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West Branch Women, Addiction, and Trauma, the St. Ambrose Home Horticulture; $5; for information and to register,
IA, NPS.gov/herberthoover, 2pm Sat Apr 22 University School of Social Work presents the 19th Citizenship Education Class, on Wednesdays; call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W
Annual Social Justice Conference, focusing on the an eight week course offering classes to prepare for 2nd Ave, Milan IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm
World Affairs Council: Catch Me If You Can – North interrelated issues of gender, addiction, trauma, and English writing and reading tests, U.S. history and civics Mon Apr 10
Korea’s Nuclear Brinkmanship, presented by Dr. Duk the need for gender-responsive and trauma-informed questions, and oral interviews; free and open to anyone
H. Kim, Dept. of Political Science, St. Ambrose University; care for women; $40 for full day; $25 for breakfast and looking for information and citizenship preparation; Certificate in Grant Writing and Management,
the presentation seeks to address politics on the Korean morning lecture; Fee waived for 2016-17 MSW agency for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Mondays and Tuesdays thru May 9; St. Ambrose
peninsula, the problem of North Korean nuclear weapons field instructors, SAU students, faculty and staff; for Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm University’s Professional Development is pleased to
proliferation, the role of China, and how the United States information, contact Christie Engelman at 563-333-3911 Wed Mar 22 offer a comprehensive, 36-hour certificate program
should respond; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, or engelmanchristinal@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. that brings a wide array of competencies supporting
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, Decision Making, this course explores the major the art of grant writing and management; $899-999;
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr 25 SAU.edu, 8:30am Thu May 11 theories, concepts, and practices of good decision- for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720
making; $495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center,
Embracing the Sacred Feminine, Dr. Isa Gucciardi, 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 9am
May & June founding director of the Foundation of the Sacred Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Mon Apr 10
Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, 8:30am Wed Mar 22 and Thu Mar 23
Middle East Lecture Series with Art Pitz: An CA , presents a program related to her new book ReferenceUSA Database Training: For Business
Update on ISIS, Dr. Pitz will discuss the complexities “Coming to Peace”; for information, e-mail info@ Benefits of Mulching Vegetables, led by James Professionals, learn how this database can help
and hot-button topics relating to the Middle East; sacredstream.org, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, Theuri, University of Illinois Extension Local Food you identify new sales prospects, create customized
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business, and consumer marketing list, as well as identify
key business contacts; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
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
THEATRE
6:30pm Wed Apr 12 Tue May 16 thru Thu May 18
Comedies and Dramas March through June
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Seekers, learn how this database can help you identify communication issues confronted in organizations; n the past, I’ve occasionally poked
potential employers based upon criteria such as business $495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-
type, location, and sales volume; free; for information, 5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, fun at our area’s seasonal theatre
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am schedules for being rife with downbeat
321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Tue Jun 6 and Wed Jun 7
3:30pm Wed Apr 12
titles, and considering that two shows
Mock Trial Camp, 9am-4pm Wednesday, 9am-1pm this spring include the word “murder”
Computer Basics: All About E-mail, learn the basic Thursday; summer camp program focusing on how to and one boasts “graveyard,” I guess I
components that make up an e-mail account and how present various parts of a mock trial case using actual
to apply it to everyday Internet use; free; for information, case materials; $75; for information, contact: Joe Hebert, could this time, too. But glancing over
call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, PhD at 563-333-6402 or HerbertJosephL@sau.edu, the lineup, I’ve decided to take a more
SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Sat Apr 15 St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, optimistic approach.
SAU.edu, Wed Jun 7 and Thu Jun 8
Creating Monarch Way-Stations in Your Yard, I mean, look – there’s M*A*S*H! The
Rhonda Brady, known as the Butterfly Lady, explains the stage version of that beloved Alan Alda Beth Wooley, Jarrod DeRooi, and Denise Yoder
MEETINGS
life cycle of the monarch and shows you how to provide in the Prenzie Players’ Coriolanus – March 23
resources and habitat necessary to sustain their migration;
sitcom ... that took place during the
a class in this year’s Spring Series of Home Horticulture; $5; Korean War and featured all that bloody through April 1
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Weekly & Bi-Weekly surgery ... . Okay, then, what about The
Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL, Web.
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon Apr 17 Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays; a Good Doctor? That sounds uplifting! And it was written by Neil Simon ... although
free-standing, public forum for the support of area based the melancholic short stories of Anton Chekhov ... . Fine. What about Charlotte’s
Computer Basics: All About E-mail, learn the basic scholars and interested co-learners; refreshments Web? Great family stuff! Adorable pig! Friendly spider ... who dies ... .
components that make up an e-mail account and how provided, cash bar available; free; for information, call
to apply it to everyday Internet use; free; for information, 309-762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com, Moline Oh come on, springtime theatre! Help a fan out, willya?!
call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave, Moline IL, QCInstitute. Hopefully, my whining will be taken in jest, because those are all terrific titles. Tim
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 18 org, 7pm Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
Kelly’s Army-medic satire M*A*S*H (May 12 through 21) receives a Playcrafters Barn
Building Effective Teams, through exploration of Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting Theatre staging by director Rae Mary following the venue’s and director Alex Richard-
the theory and practice of team development within of experience, education, and sharing, with time for son’s current run of the Neil Simon slapstick Rumors (running through March 19). The
organizations, participants gain an understanding of educational enrichment in the conceptual background
how and when to develop high-performance teams; to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based spring’s other Simon – Scott Community College’s The Good Doctor (April 27 through
$495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333- sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for 30) – finds Kevin Babbitt directing 10 short vignettes in this Tony-winning spoof of
5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or Chekhovian angst. And as the first production in the season’s Magic Owl Children’s
331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-
Wed Apr 19 221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Paul Lutheran Church Theatre series, Charlotte’s Web (May 9 through 12) brings E.B. White’s unforgettable
- Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 6pm Thu Mar Wilbur, Fern, Templeton, and tragic arachnid to life at the Timber Lake Playhouse.
Black Hawk College Open House, new and 16 thru Thu Jun 8
prospective students can take the placement test,
As for those aforementioned “murder”-ous titles, they couldn’t be more dissimilar. A rare
register for classes, meet faculty members and learn Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting springtime outing for Genesius Guild, T.S. Eliot’s historical drama Murder in the Cathe-
about BHC programs and student support resources; of experience, education, and sharing, with time for dral concludes its run of Don Wooten-directed performances at area churches with stag-
with campus tours and open-placement testing; for educational enrichment in the conceptual background
information, call 309-796-5341 or e-mail info@bhc.edu, to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based ings at Moline’s First Congregational Church (March 18), Rock Island’s St. John’s Lutheran
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for Church (March 19), and Clinton’s St. Paul Lutheran Church (March 25). Meanwhile, the
Moline IL, BHC.edu, 9am Sat Apr 22 information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or lighter side of (theatrical) killings will be explored when director John Donald O’Shea
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
Creating Abundance in Your Backyard, Chris 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Andrew Church, serves up the Fred Carmichael comedy Out of Sight, Out of Murder (April 20 through 30),
Gilbert, of Gilbert’s Grapes - a small urban farm, will 333 W Lotte St, Blue Grass IA, 1pm Thu Mar 16 thru a Richmond Hill Barn Theatre production that precedes director Tom Morrow’s late-spring
detail information on Market Gardening, permanent Thu Jun 8
bed systems, appropriate technology for gardening,
take on the Scopes-monkey-trial drama Inherit the Wind (June 1 through 11).
and ideal crop selection; focus will be on bio-intensive Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting That particular play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a modern classic. But
and productive gardening techniques; a class in this of experience, education, and sharing, with time for area theatre gets even classic-er – thank you, English major of mine! – with two spring-
year’s Spring Series of Home Horticulture; $5; for educational enrichment in the conceptual background
information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based time titles by William Shakespeare: the Prenzie Players’ Coriolanus (March 23 through
Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL, sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for April 1), a Roman-politics tragedy that director Jeremy Mahr will stage at the QC Theatre
Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon Apr 24 information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or Workshop; and St. Ambrose University’s majestic Richard III (April 21 through 23),
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
Worship Workshop, the workshop will assist 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa United director Ron Clark’s finale to the theatre department’s year-long concentration on the
worship leaders grow in serving their local churches Church of Christ, 206 E Platt St, Maquoketa IA, 7pm Bard’s output. Plus, if you’re looking for something even classic-er-er, take your kids on a
with instruction on servant leadership, mentorship, Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
servant-heart worship leading, a band workshop about
trip to Camelot in writer/director Aaron Randolph III’s Merlin & King Arthur (April 29
instrumentation, arrangements, song selections for Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Saturdays, a through May 7), a world-premiere family comedy debuting at Davenport Junior Theatre.
their worship team, and a conversational Q&A session meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of men Don’t feel slighted, though, if you prefer your theatre a touch more contemporary. Both
with the members of Vertical Church Band; $42.50; for and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise
information, call 563-326-8522, Davenport RiverCenter, dysfunctional homes; for information, contact Ralph springtime studio productions at St. Ambrose and Augustana College, for instance, boast
136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm at 563-355-4599 or Rcb77@mchsi.com, Edwards scripts younger than their student directors, with the former’s Rachael Pribulsky staging Will
Wed Apr 26 Congregational Church, 3420 Jersey Ridge Rd, Eno’s 2012 comedy of suburbia The Realistic Joneses March 30 through April 1, and the latter’s
Davenport IA, 10am Sat Mar 18 thru Sat Jun 3
Audrey Johnson helming Diana Son’s 1999 hate-crime drama Stop Kiss April 6 through 9.
May & June Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting (For really contemporary theatre, Augie will host its annual Quad City Playwrights Festival
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
Employment 101: Employment Basics, learn educational enrichment in the conceptual background
of new, 10-minute plays on May 13). Current Augustana senior Debo Balogun, meanwhile,
what you need to know when starting a job; a job- to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based directs George Brant’s 2007 Elephant’s Graveyard (May 5 through 14), the dramatic tale of a
hunting workshop presented by Anita Hatalsky of sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for 1916 traveling circus that serves as the opener for New Ground Theatre’s upcoming season.
the Illinois Department of Employment Security; free; information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at First published just over two years ago, Sean Grennan’s The Tin Woman (April 21
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Grace Lutheran through May 6) tells the moving tale of a heart-transplant recipient, with Aaron Lord
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue May 2 Church, 1140 E High St, Davenport IA, 6pm Mon Mar 20 directing the title for Moline’s Black Box Theatre. And finally, because I can practically
thru Mon Jun 5
Food Handler Training: Spanish, in Illinois, all hear the choruses of “But what are you-u-u doing, Mike?!?” out there, I’m proud and
restaurant and food service workers must receive Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting happy to say that I’ll be amongst the cast for the QC Theatre Workshop’s and director
basic safe food handling training within 30 days of of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
employment; $29 includes the Spanish ServSafe Food educational enrichment in the conceptual background
Calvin Vo’s Peter & the Starcatcher (June 2 through 18). The winner of five 2012 Tony
Handler Guide; for information and to register, call to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based Awards, this Peter Pan origin story by author Rick Elice is a family adventure with
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for enough singing to qualify as a musical, but I’m instead including it here as a comedy.
Avenue of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:30pm information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
Tue May 9 rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at Maybe that way, if I accidentally screw up the songs, it won’t be that big a deal.
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Our Lady of Lourdes For more on the area’s springtime season of comedies and dramas, visit the Theatre
Conversational Leadership, an interactive, skill- Catholic Church, 1506 Brown St, Bettendorf IA, 9am Mon calendar beginning on page 22. – Mike Schulz
building workshop using real workplace stories of Mar 20 thru Mon Jun 5
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MEETINGS / Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment
Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or
Weekly & Bi-Weekly e-mail planning@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott
County Annex Building, 500 W 4th St, Davenport IA,
ScottCountyIowa.com, 4pm Wed Mar 22
Centering Prayer, on Mondays; weekly meeting
dedicated to educational enrichment and the Christian Scott County Board Meeting, for information,
contemplative heritage, with experience-based sharing call 563-326-8749 or e-mail board@scottcountyiowa.
on prayer and its effects in daily life; for information, com, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@ Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 5pm Thu Mar 23
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982,
Christ Episcopal Church - Burlington, 623 N. 5th St, First Central State Bank 2017 Economic Summit,
Burlington IA, 5:15pm Mon Mar 20 thru Mon Jun 5 with speaker William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and
Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Board of Chicago;
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; enjoy knitting and 5pm social hour, 6pm program; for information, call 866-
crocheting by the fireside at this fun weekly event; 320-6327 or e-mail fas@ohnward.com, Tycoga Vineyard
volunteers are there to help you learn how to knit, and & Winery, 2585 195th St, DeWitt IA, 5pm Mon Mar 27
supplies are provided; all knitted items are donated
to local charities; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, April
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Mar
21 thru Tue Jun 6 Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests can
attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group) which
Centering Prayer, on Tuesdays; meeting consisting meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting; free; for
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@
educational enrichment in the conceptual background yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Apr 3
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or Scott County Committee of the Whole, for
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at information, call 563-326-8749, Scott County
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Grace Lutheran Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA,
Church, 1140 E High St, Davenport IA, noon Tue Mar 21 ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Tue Apr 4
thru Tue Jun 6
Pert Near Sandstone @ The Redstone Room - May 18 PluggedIn, offers the chance for musicians, sound
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting engineers, talent buyers, and anyone else in the music
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for community to meet; whether you’re a flourishing
educational enrichment in the conceptual background developing your business model, find out ways to get Scott County Planning & Zoning Meeting, on the guitarist looking for a group to jam with, a sound
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based more business, or meet a mentor; , Coworkqc, 102 E 2nd 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month; for information, call 563- engineer looking for extra work, or a local talent buyer
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for St, Davenport IA, Meetup.com/Quad-Cities-Open-Coffee, 326-8643, Scott County Annex Building, 500 W 4th St, looking to book the next show, pluggedIn offers a
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or 6pm Thu Mar 23 thru Thu Jun 8 Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/planning, 7pm Tue place to do just that; for information, call 563-326-
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at Apr 4 thru Tue June 6 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa Area Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Thu. of the month; RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Wed Apr 5
Family YMCA, 500 E Summit St, Maquoketa IA, 7:30am meeting consisting of experience, education, and sharing,
Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 with time for educational enrichment in the conceptual March Scott County Board Meeting, for information,
background to Centering Prayer, and ending with call 563-326-8749 or e-mail board@scottcountyiowa.
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting experience-based sharing on the prayer and its effects in Scott County Board of Health Meeting, com, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St,
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349- for information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 5pm Thu Apr 6
educational enrichment in the conceptual background 2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins health@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott County
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Holy Family Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors and
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore, Davenport IA, 1:30pm ScottCountyIowa.com, noon Thu Mar 16 prospective members are welcome to attend; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or Thu Mar 23 thru Thu Jun 8 information, call Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563- Wapsi River Center Friends Meeting, learn about Planetarium - Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock
221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Christ the King Catholic Hub Huddle, on the 2nd & 4th Fri. of the month; join the current happenings at the Wapsi River Center; Island IL, PopularAstronomyClub.org, 7pm Mon Apr 10
Church, 3205 60th St, Moline IL, 9am Wed Mar 22 thru us for coffee early in the morning to discuss proven for information, call 563-328-3286, Eldridge Library,
Wed Jun 7 ways to generate sales; we will hear from participating 200 N. 6th Ave, Eldridge IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/ Scott County Conservation Board Meeting,
manufactures who will share their best practices and conservation/wapsi, 6:30pm Thu Mar 16 for information, call 563-328-3280 or e-mail
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting case studies with the group; free; for information, call conservation@scottcountyiowa.com, West Lake Park
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for 563-359-7577, MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division, Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, Headquarters Office, 14910 110th Ave, Davenport IA,
educational enrichment in the conceptual background 3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite 100, Moline IL, member. for information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail ScottCountyIowa.com, 3pm Wed Apr 12
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based quadcitieschamber.com/events/details/hub-huddle, commserve@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott County
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for 6:30am Fri Mar 24 thru Fri May 28 Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, Connecting with the Light Language of Love, a
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Fri Mar 17 Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the a presentation by Jenny Marks; free; for information,
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Mary Monastery, month; meeting consisting of experience, education, Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-7259,
2200 88th Ave West, Rock Island IL, 1pm Wed Mar 22 and sharing, with time for educational enrichment education, and sharing, with time for educational Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
thru Wed Jun 7 in the conceptual background to Centering Prayer, enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering Bettendorf IA, Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu Apr 13
and ending with experience-based sharing on the Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information, the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information, Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,
month; meeting consisting of experience, education, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@ contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@ education, and sharing, with time for educational
and sharing, with time for educational enrichment gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
in the conceptual background to Centering Prayer, pastor@macqc.org, Mercy Hospital, 500 E Market, Iowa pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500 Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
and ending with experience-based sharing on the City IA, 7pm Mon Mar 27 thru Mon May 22 N. Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Mar 18 the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
prayer and its effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@ Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or month; meeting consisting of experience, education, Meeting, with a special program/presentation on pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa United Church of Christ, and sharing, with time for educational enrichment Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open N. Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Apr 15
206 E Platt St, Maquoketa IA, 6:15pm Wed Mar 22 thru in the conceptual background to Centering Prayer, Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Wed May 24 and ending with experience-based sharing on the Macintosh users solve problems and improve their QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
prayer and its effects in daily life; for information, computer skills; $24/year membership, guests welcome, Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Wednesdays, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@ Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
weekly meetings on Saturdays, a meeting of the gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or Bettendorf IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Mar 21 Forum” Q&A period where members help other
12-step, 12-tradition program of men and women pastor@macqc.org, Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Macintosh users solve problems and improve their
who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional Church, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Dr, Clinton IA, 3pm Tue Mar Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are computer skills; $24/year membership, guests welcome,
homes; for information, contact Ralph at 563-355- 28 thru Tue May 23 open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
4599 or Rcb77@mchsi.com, St. Paul Lutheran Church Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 3rd Ave, Rock Bettendorf IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Apr 18
- Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 5pm Wed Mar Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month; Island IL, RockIslandCounty.org/CountyBoard/Home,
22 thru Wed Jun 7 meeting consisting of experience, education, and sharing, 5:30pm Tue Mar 21 Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are
with time for educational enrichment in the conceptual open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605,
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; all crafters are background to Centering Prayer, and ending with Scott County Committee of the Whole, for Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 3rd Ave, Rock
welcome; bring your materials and spend the afternoon experience-based sharing on the prayer and its effects in information, call 563-326-8749, Scott County Island IL, RockIslandCounty.org/CountyBoard/Home,
working on your projects; for information, call 309-523- daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349- Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, 5:30pm Tue Apr 18
3440, River Valley District Library, 214 S Main St, Port 2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Tue Mar 21
Byron IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 1pm Wed Mar 22 thru at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Prairiewoods Scott County Committee of the Whole, for
Wed Jun 7 Franciscan Center, 120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha IA, 5:30pm Scott County Planning & Zoning Meeting, information, call 563-326-8749, Scott County
Tue Mar 28 thru Tue May 23 for information, call 563-326-8643, Scott County Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA,
Quad Cities Open Coffee, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday Annex Building, 500 W 4th St, Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Tue Apr 18
of the month; pitch your business idea, get help on ScottCountyIowa.com/planning, 7pm Tue Mar 21
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Young Professionals of the Quad Cities, catch Consciousness and Integrated Energy Medicine, moderate to high-intensity aquatic class performed in at 309-764-7610 or amber.bowers@unitypoint.org,
this session straight from your desktop computer, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with both shallow and deep water; $6/visit, $64-88/20-visit Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E 2nd St, Davenport
tablet or phone; for information, contact Greg Aguilar a presentation by Isa Gucciardi; free; for information, pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk IA, UnityPoint.org, 5pm Thu Apr 27
at gaguilar@quadcitieschamber.com or 563-823-2659, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-7259, College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue,
Facebook.com/Young-Professionals-of-the-Quad- Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Moline IL, BHC.edu/swim, 6pm Thu Mar 16 thru Rethink Your Drink, learn the different types of
Cities-259761854329/, noon Wed Apr 19 Bettendorf IA, Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu May 11 Thu Jun 8 ingredients commonly found in energy drinks and
relaxation-type beverages and what their health
Scott County Board of Health Meeting, Scott County Committee of the Whole, for Aqua Motion, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays benefit is; we will also discuss water source and what the
for information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail information, call 563-326-8749, Scott County 11-11:45am; a moderate-intensity class performed difference is between the varieties available today; with
health@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott County Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, entirely in shallow water; $6/visit, $64-88/20-visit pass; University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness
Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Tue May 16 for information, call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk College educator Kristin Bogdonas and Nina Struss, dietitian from
ScottCountyIowa.com, noon Thu Apr 20 - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline Milan Hy-Vee. $5; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) IL, BHC.edu/swim, 11am Fri Mar 17 thru Wed Jun 7 Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL, Web.
Wapsi River Center Friends Meeting, learn about Meeting, with a special program/presentation on extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 5:30pm Thu Apr 27
the current happenings at the Wapsi River Center; Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open Open Lap Swim, on Monday and Wednesday; $4-5, $10/
for information, call 563-328-3286, Eldridge Library, Forum” Q&A period where members help other family of four or more; $35-90 swim passes for 20 visits; Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, get information and
200 N. 6th Ave, Eldridge IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/ Macintosh users solve problems and improve their for information, call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - answers to your Medicare questions from a SHIIP
conservation/wapsi, 6:30pm Thu Apr 20 computer skills; $24/year membership, guests welcome, Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline IL, representative; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, BHC.edu/swim, 4pm Mon Mar 20 thru Wed Jun 7 Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Scott County Board Meeting, for information, Bettendorf IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue May 16 Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed May 3
call 563-326-8749 or e-mail board@scottcountyiowa. Zumba Fitness, on Tuesdays; a fun, Latin-inspired
com, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St, Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are group fitness dance workout that incorporates Latin, Open Spaces: Music, Movement, & Wellness, yoga
Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 5pm Thu Apr 20 open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605, hip-hop, belly dance and other international rhythms; and flow arts for both musicians and beginners, with
Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 3rd Ave, Rock $6/class; for information, contact Tika Gomez at 309- stretches that loosen and relax muscles commonly used
Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, for information, Island IL, RockIslandCounty.org/CountyBoard/Home, 889-2307, Phoenix Body Solutions, 1159 15th Ave, East during performances or practices; with an hour of yoga
call 563-326-8723 or e-mail commserve@scottcountyiowa. 5:30pm Tue May 16 Moline IL, PhoenixBodySolutions.com, 6:30pm Tue Mar led by Nora Coyne-Logan followed by flow arts led by
com, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St, 21 thru Tue Jun 6 Nikki Jones; $5, ages 12 & under free; for information, call
Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Fri Apr 21 Scott County Board of Health Meeting, for information, 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage, 129 N. Main St,
call 563-326-8618 or e-mail health@scottcountyiowa.com, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Wed May 3
Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment Scott County Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport March thru June
Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, noon Thu May 18 Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, get information and
e-mail planning@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott Meditation Workshop with Lamrim Kadampa answers to your Medicare questions from a SHIIP
County Annex Building, 500 W 4th St, Davenport IA, Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, Buddhist Center, in celebration of Indian culture, representative; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
ScottCountyIowa.com, 4pm Wed Apr 26 for information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail the Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center will instruct Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
commserve@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott County attendants on introductory meditation techniques and Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed Jun 7
Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, their benefits; two short guided meditations and a Q&A
May & June ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Fri May 19 after the session; free; for information, call 309-755-3393,

SENIORS
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests can Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience, 6pm Mon Mar 20
attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group) which education, and sharing, with time for educational
meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting; free; for enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering Put Your Best Fork Forward, learn how you can Weekly & Bi-Weekly
information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@ Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on get the most from a plant-based diet and the positive
yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information, affect it has not only on your long-term health but Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information, call 563-386-
IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon May 1 contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@ also the environment; with University of Illinois 7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or Extension nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Thu Mar 16
Scott County Committee of the Whole, for pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500 Bogdonas and Nina Struss, dietitian from Milan thru Thu Jun 8
information, call 563-326-8749, Scott County N. Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat May 20 Hy-Vee. $5; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Administration Center, 600 W 4th St, Davenport IA, Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL, Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for information,
ScottCountyIowa.com, 8am Tue May 2 Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 5:30pm Wed Mar 22 call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org,
PluggedIn, offers the chance for musicians, sound e-mail planning@scottcountyiowa.com, Scott Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, get information and 12:45pm Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
engineers, talent buyers, and anyone else in the music County Annex Building, 500 W 4th St, Davenport IA, answers to your Medicare questions from a SHIIP
community to meet; whether you’re a flourishing ScottCountyIowa.com, 4pm Wed May 24 representative; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $3-5; for information,
guitarist looking for a group to jam with, a sound Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
engineer looking for extra work, or a local talent buyer Scott County Board Meeting, for information, call Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed Apr 5 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am
looking to book the next show, pluggedIn offers a 563-326-8749 or e-mail board@scottcountyiowa.com, Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
place to do just that; for information, call 563-326- Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W 4th St, Open Spaces: Music, Movement, & Wellness, yoga
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, ScottCountyIowa.com, 5pm Thu Jun 1 and flow arts for both musicians and beginners, with New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-4;
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Wed May 3 stretches that loosen and relax muscles commonly used for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests can during performances or practices; with an hour of yoga Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors and attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group) which led by Nora Coyne-Logan followed by flow arts led by CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
prospective members are welcome to attend; for meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting; free; for Nikki Jones; $5, ages 12 & under free; for information, call
information, call Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@ 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage, 129 N. Main St, Personal Reflexology, on Wednesday and Thursday
Planetarium - Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Wed Apr 5 by appointment only, with Janet Latchaw; $20; for
Island IL, PopularAstronomyClub.org, 7pm Mon May 8 IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Jun 5 information, call 563-349-5832, CASI (Center for
Learn to Live Well Education Series: Breast Cancer Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Scott County Conservation Board Meeting, Prevention and Genetics, Dr. Judy Garber, Director CASISeniors.org, 1pm Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8

HEALTH
for information, call 563-328-3280 or e-mail of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at
conservation@scottcountyiowa.com, West Lake Park Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
Headquarters Office, 14910 110th Ave, Davenport IA, at Harvard Medical School, will speak on her research as 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
ScottCountyIowa.com, 3pm Wed May 10 Weekly & Bi-Weekly a Susan G. Komen Scholar on topics surrounding breast- Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
cancer prevention and genetics; with a plated dinner; Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Jun 8
Aqua Combo, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-6:45pm; a $10-15; for information and to RSVP, contact Amber
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SENIORS / Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Mar 21 TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
thru Tue Jun 6 information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386- Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays; for 7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Apr 26
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Mar 22
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-386-7477, Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Naming an Executor: An Honor or a Burden?, a
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Mar 21 thru Tue Jun 6 TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for presentation in the financial education series on the
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Mar 17 thru information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for best practices and how to build retirement funds and
Fri Jun 2 Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, plans; learn simple estate planning steps and financial
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Mar 22 tips to make certain your wishes are carried out
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-9; for information, call W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am effectively and to ensure your financial goals are met;
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Tue Mar 21 thru Tue Jun 6 Senior Day: Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow, free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am refreshments will be served after the program; free; Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Fri Mar 17 thru Fri Jun 2 Senior Computer Tech, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Thu Apr 27
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4; Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Mar 23
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Mar 21 thru Tue Jun 6 May & June
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Senior Outreach: Off-site Checkout, he LeClaire
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Mar 17 thru Fri Jun 2 Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call Library will be partnering with the Milestones Senior Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Meal Center to provide off-site item checkout; for 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm information, call 563-289-4242, First Presbyterian Church Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 - LeClaire, 200 S 12th St, LeClaire IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Thu May 4
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am 11:45am Wed Mar 29
Fri Mar 17 thru Fri Jun 2 Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call Caregivers Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm April Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 Mon May 8
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 7:45am Low Vision Support Group, for information, call 563-
Fri Mar 17 thru Fri Jun 2 Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for 386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Blood Pressure Check, on Tuesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu Apr 6 information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for information, call Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 Caregivers Support Group, free; for information, call CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue May 9
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Fri Mar 17 thru Mon Jun 5 Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Mon Apr 10 386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Ceramics I, on Mondays; $9-11; for information, call Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 Blood Pressure Check, on Tuesdays; free; for Wed May 10
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Mon Mar 20 thru Mon Jun 5 TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Senior Outreach Off-site Checkout, the LeClaire
Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon meeting; $1-2; CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Apr 11 Community Library will be partnering with the
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information, call for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Milestones Senior Meal Center to provide off-site item
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Grief Support Group, for information, call 563- checkout; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:15pm CASISeniors.org, 11:30am Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W library@leclaireiowa.gov, First Presbyterian Church -
Mon Mar 20 thru Mon Jun 5 Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am LeClaire, 200 S 12th St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org,
T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; Wed Apr 12 11:45am Wed May 10
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
necessary; free; for information, call 563-386-7477, Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Senior Outreach Off-site Checkout, the LeClaire Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 Community Library will be partnering with the & Medication Review, on the second Thu. of the
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Mar 20 thru Milestones Senior Meal Center to provide off-site item month; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
Mon Jun 5 Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information, checkout; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 library@leclaireiowa.gov, First Presbyterian Church - CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu May 11
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am LeClaire, 200 S 12th St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org,
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Wed Mar 22 thru Wed Jun 7 11:45am Wed Apr 12 Senior Day: Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo,
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, refreshments will be served after the program; free;
CASISeniors.org, 10:15am Mon Mar 20 thru Mon Jun 5 Adult Coloring Group, on Mondays; bring your own Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
coloring book and colors; coffee and snacks will be & Medication Review, on the second Thu. of the Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call provided; $2; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI month; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat May 20
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Mon Mar 27 thru CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Apr 13 Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-
Tue Mar 21 thru Tue Jun 6 Mon May 22 386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Senior Day: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; Evening Bingo, on the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month; with Chris Vallillo, refreshments will be served after Wed May 24
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for 5:30pm doors, 6pm early-bird bingo; minimum cost $10/ the program; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, pack; 50/50 raffles, early, middle and late bird games, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
CASISeniors.org, Tue Mar 21 thru Tue Jun 6 and a progressive jackpot; no food or drinks allowed; Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Thu Apr 20 Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed May 24
Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for children CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Wed Apr 5 thru Wed Jun 7 Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-
and the homeless; donations of yarn and other knitting 7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
needs accepted; free; for information, call 563-386-7477, Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Apr 26 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
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38 2017 Spring KWQC Family Fun Guide • Published by the River Cities’ Reader More Than 250 Events in Our Kids’ Calendar • RiverCitiesReader.com

ARTS & CRAFTS - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, Books BeTween Bites, for grades 4-6; join us if you
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May 9 DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Mar 17 and Fri Mar 24 like reading, hanging out with cool people, and having
fun; pick up your copy of “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson
March & April Creativity Lab, ages five & up explore the creative Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start your Levine and join us to discuss the book, eat snacks, and
process and experiment with art methods; free; for child’s literacy building skills in this storytime designed hang out; for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire
Creation Studio, on Thursdays; starting from our information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 especially for you and your 0-12 month old; free; for Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA,
example you can create to your heart’s desire; a new 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu May 11 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library LeClaire.lib.ia.us, 4:30pm Thu Mar 30
project every week for elementary students; free; for - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Kids STEM Studio, STEM-related crafts and activities DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Mar 17 and Fri Mar 24 Special Story Time: Amelia Earhart, join Ms.
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport for grades K-5; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Catalina at this special story time that explores Women’s
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Mar 16 thru Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, Dance Me a Story: Wild, Wild West, Ballet Quad history with the life of Earhart with the story “I Am
Thu Mar 30 6pm Thu Jun 1 Cities presents a child-friendly introduction to their Amelia Earhart” by Brad Meltzer; build a replica of her
ballet “Wild, Wild West”; move with parts of the story, plane out of clothespins and Popsicle sticks; free; for
Cupcake Wars, for ages 10 & up; see if you have Mini Makers, on Thursdays; an experience-based learn about ballet, and see some of the costumes; information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
what it takes to decorate the most delicious/unique/ toddler art program allowing ages 18 months-3 years free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Mar 30
unusual cupcake ever; we’ll provide the cupcakes & to play, create, and grow with a variety of fun materials; Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
toppings, and participants will leave with a tasty treat; free; for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Mar 20 Baby Storytime, fingerplays, bounces and books
for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, selected just for 0-12-month-olds; baby sign will
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, LeClaireLibrary.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 1 and Thu Jun 8 Preschool Storytime, music, stories, and a related be incorporated into the weekly programs; free;
4:30pm Wed Mar 22 craft for ages 3-5; free; for information, call 563-326- for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Crafternoon, enjoy painting, gluing, and snipping 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
Crafternoon, make-it and take-it session for grades in this drop-in program with fun, new crafts; free; for Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Mar 20 DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Mar 31
pre-K thru 7; make several simple puppy crafts; free; for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community
information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public Library Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, Preschool Explorers, a fun storytime and hands-on Preschool Storytime, fun, entertaining early-literacy
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, 4:45pm Wed Jun 7 exploratory stations for ages 3-7, with this month’s opportunity for 3-5-year-olds to participate in activities
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Thu Mar 23 theme “Creepy Crawlies”; for information, call 563-289- and crafts developed to encourage skills to help children
Creativity Lab, ages five & up explore the creative 4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, get ready for school; free; for information, call 563-326-
Drawing Animals (Ages 12 & Under), Saturdays process and experiment with art methods; free; for LeClaire IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, 6:30pm Tue Mar 21 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
thru Apr. 22, with instructor Pat Bereskin; learn to create information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
feather, fur, and scales while creating your favorite 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 8 Baby Storytime, on Tuesdays; fingerplays, bounces, 10am Fri Mar 31
animals in pencil, pen, and brush $125; for information and books for ages 0-12 months; free; for information,
and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art in the Middle: Drawing, for grades 6-8; kids will call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for infants
Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, sharpen their drawing skills and refine their powers Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport through age five; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9:30am Sat Apr 1 of observation in this all-day studio experience; using IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Mar 21 and Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
pencils, pens and ink kids will have opportunities Tue Mar 28 Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Mar 31
Creation Studio Drop-In: Library Laboratory, to delve into mark-making, visual texture, balance,
explore the wacky world of science at the library; take shape, form, and more as they explore the basic art Yoga & Stories, for ages 3-10; experience your
part in hands-on science experiments or watch a science of drawing; bring a sack lunch, snack and beverages; favorite stories told with yoga poses as demonstrated April
demonstration; free; for information, call 563-344- $50-60; for information and to register, e-mail by certified yoga instructors; free; for information, call
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Book Explorers Junior: Spy School, for grades 4-6;
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, a youth book discussion group that meets one session
Wed Apr 5 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jun 7 6:30pm Wed Mar 22 to discuss and explore a selected book; participants
will pick up Stuart Gibbs’ book at the library and read
Creation Studio, on Thursdays; starting from our Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories the entire book prior to the meeting date; free; for

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example you can create to your heart’s desire; a new and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
project every week for elementary students; free; for in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Apr 1
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, March Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Apr 6 thru Thu Apr 27 10am Wed Mar 22 and Wed Mar 29 Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; fun, entertaining
Special Story Time: St. Patrick’s Day, join Ms. early-literacy opportunity for 3-5-year olds-to participate
Easter Basket Madness, an activity in the Southwest Catalina at this special story time that celebrates St. Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; get ready for in activities and crafts developed to encourage skills to
Family Craft series; free; for information, call 309-732- Patrick’s Day; featuring a craft and activity to go with bedtime with stories and activities chosen especially help children get ready for school; free; for information,
7338, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 the story; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis for little ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
6pm Tue Apr 11 Thu Mar 16 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Mon Apr 3 thru Mon Apr 24
6:30pm Wed Mar 22 and Wed Mar 29
Sticky Fingers: Crafting with Duct Tape, try your Tales for Tots!, an enriching activity time for children Baby Storytime, on Tuesdays; fingerplays, bounces,
hand at making wallets & pen toppers, or bring your ages birth through three with an adult caregiver; Read to a Dog, for ages pre-K thru 7; QC CAN therapy and books for ages 0-12 months; free; for information,
imagination & try to create something totally new; best attendees will hear stories, move to music, recite action dogs will be at the branch to hear your stories; free; for call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
for ages 10 & up; free; for information, call 563-289-4242, poems, and learn fingerplays; free; for information, call information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public Library Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Apr 4 thru Tue Apr 25
IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 4:30pm Tue Apr 11 Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Thu Mar 23
6:30pm Thu Mar 16 Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories
Creativity Lab, ages five & up explore the creative Story Travelers: The Whipping Boy, book discussion and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
process and experiment with art methods; free; for Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and group for those in grades 2-4; pick Sid Fleischman’s in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a book up at the Youth Services Desk and read it before call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, the book discussion; discuss and do activities based Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Thu Apr 13 call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - on the book at the meeting; free; for information, call 10am Wed Apr 5 thru Wed Apr 26
Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Make and Take: Flower Pots, bring children into IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Mar 16 thru Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; get ready for
decorate their own flower pots for a garden full of Thu Mar 30 Sat Mar 25 bedtime with stories and activities chosen especially
memories; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis for little ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays; sit back, relax, Family Story Time, share the love of reading plus Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000
Sat Apr 15 and get ready for bedtime with stories and activities songs and movement activities that support early Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
chosen especially for your little night owl; pillows, literacy; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline 6:30pm Wed Apr 5 thru Wed Apr 26
stuffed toys, and jammies welcome; free; for information, Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
May & June call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. 6:30pm Mon Mar 27 Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City
Kids STEM Studio, on Thursdays; STEM-related crafts 6:30pm Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Mar 30 Preschool Storytime, fun, entertaining early-literacy Canines; great practice for kids and helps them build
and activities for grades K-5; free; for information, call opportunity for 3-5-year olds-to participate in activities their vocabulary and build self-confidence; free; for
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, Story Time for Bigs, on Thursdays, for ages 3-5; stories, and crafts developed to encourage skills to help children information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu May 4 thru Thu May 25 rhymes, songs and more that encourage development get ready for school; free; for information, call 563-326- Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
of early literacy skills; free; for information, call 309- 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Apr 6
Beginning Painting Animals for Children, three- 524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Mar 27
week course with instructor Pat Bereskin; students will MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu Mar 16 thru Thu Mar 30 Biblioteens, teens in 7th grade and up are invited to
use color and shapes to illustrate creatures with fins, Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for infants the library for a new kind of book club in which you pick
fur, and feathers; students will need eight photos of Dance Me a Story: Wild, Wild West, an hour of through age five; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, your own books to read, then we share our most loved
birds, fish, and furry creatures; we will work from these movement, imagination, and music with Ballet Quad Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, (or hated) of the month; for information, call 563-289-
photos in acrylic paints; $125; for information and to Cities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Mar 28 4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St,
register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 4:30pm Thu Apr 6
& Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Mar 17 Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for infants
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Sat May 6 through age five; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; an entertaining Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a weekly
Mother’s Day Felt Flowers and Cup of Tea Card, opportunity for preschoolers to hear stories, sing Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, call 563-326-
an activity in the Southwest Family Craft series; free; for songs, play, and engage in pre-reading activities; 10:30am Wed Mar 29 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000
information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public Library free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Thu Apr 6 thru Thu Apr 27
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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 Apr 6 thru Thu Apr 27

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; fingerplays, bounces
and books selected just for 0-12-month-olds; baby
sign will be incorporated into the weekly programs;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Apr 7 thru Fri Apr 28

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; fun, entertaining
early-literacy opportunity for 3-5-year-olds to participate
in activities and crafts developed to encourage
skills to help children get ready for school; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Apr 7 thru Fri Apr 28

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 skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Mon Apr 10

Hug-A- Book Garden Storytime, with stories, Abbey Donohoe and Andy Sederquist in Quad City Music
songs, books, and nature education; see the tropical
gardens afterward; each child receives a free book;
Guild’s Little Shop of Horrors - March 29 through April 1
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Apr 11

Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft
THEATRE
for infants through age five; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Musical and Dance March through June
3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,

L
10:30am Tue Apr 11 thru Tue Apr 25
ittle Shop of Horrors. Beauty & the Beast. Mary Poppins. Heathers. Hesselman’s current production of the timeless classic The Music Man
Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and a craft Is this a spring-musical preview, or a trip through Mike’s (running through May 13), with director Warner Crocker’s upcoming
for infants through age five; free; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
DVD shelves? Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook (May 24 through July 15) a romantic-
9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, It’s the former. I don’t own Mary Poppins. (Considering I had it comedy collection of beloved compositions by Wicked, Pippin, and
10:30am Wed Apr 12 thru Wed Apr 26 committed to memory by the time I was 10, what would be the point?) Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz. Like The Music Man, movie
Special Story Time: Easter Egg Hunt, children But those four screen-to-stage transfers are among the many eagerly versions did result from the Depression-era happiness of Annie (April 2)
listen to an Easter themed story and then hunt for anticipated titles on our area’s collective lineup of musicals and dance the Tony-winning rock opera Rent (May 17), both of which are making
eggs throughout the library; don’t forget to bring your performances, more than a few of which will boast recognizable one-night-only Adler Theatre stops on their national tours.
basket; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm material even if they weren’t preceded by famed film versions. Although it’s not based on the Oscar winner with which it shares
Thu Apr 13 As I’ve been a fan of the show (and Roger Corman’s 1960 cult flick) a title, five-time Tony winner Titanic (April 28 through May 7)
Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories, songs, and a craft for
for more than 30 years, I’m beyond eager to see Quad City Music does concern the passengers of that fated ocean liner, and sets sail
infants through age five; free; for information, call 309- Guild’s Little Shop of Horrors (March 30 through April 2), director at Augustana College in a lavish presentation directed by Erin Platt.
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 Matt Holmes’ tender tale of a boy, a girl, a psychotic dentist, and a And while Moline’s new Black Box Theatre is currently staging the
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Apr 14 thru Fri Apr 28 man-eating plant that was one of the first collaborations between antics of cherished Peanuts characters in director David Miller’s
eventual composing legends Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (running through March 25),
Book Explorers Senior: The Book Thief, a teen book The pair went on to win Oscars for Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Miller will also fill the venue with the spirit of Jane Austen in the
discussion group that meets one session to discuss and
explore a selected book; pick up Markus Zusak’s book at Beauty & the Beast, the latter of which will be staged – in slightly romance I Love You Because (June 2 through 17), a modern, musical
the library and read the entire book prior to the meeting abbreviated, no less charming form – as The Center for Living Arts’ spin on Pride & Prejudice.
date; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Beauty & the Beast Jr. (April 28 through May 6). And just a few But in addition to the familiar shows and subjects on the area’s
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Apr 15 weeks before directors Dino and Tina Hayz bring that romantic springtime musical/dance dockets, the Center for Living Arts will
fairytale to life, they’ll take on decidedly edgier subject matter with open its springtime season with 13 (March 17 through 19), an origi-
Books BeTween Bites, for grades 4-6; pick up your
copy of “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander and the area debut of Heathers: The Musical (April 7 through 9), a nal musical about present-day teen life composed by Tony winner and
discuss the book, eat snacks, and hang out; free; for tune-filled adaptation of 1989’s black-comedy classic involving high- The Last Five Years composer Jason Robert Brown. Choreography like
information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community school bullying and murders disguised as suicides. Yes, fellow mega- you’ve never seen before will be on hand courtesy of the tap-dance
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org,
4:30pm Thu Apr 27 fans: One of the song titles is indeed “My Dead Gay Son.” How very. masters and Quad City Arts Visiting Artists of BAM! (March 29),
The practically-perfect-in-every-way Mary Poppins (June 1 whose public performance will take place at the Boys & Girls Club
Special Story Time: Money Smart Monopoly,
children will listen to a story about the benefits of saving
through 11) takes flight in a season-opening production at the of Moline.
money and then play a speed round of Monopoly; piggy Timber Lake Playhouse, although the summer-stock schedule actu- Ballet Quad Cities will debut its latest Lincoln Park performances
banks and other prizes will be given out thanks to our ally gets kicked off with a presentation in the theatre’s second-annual of Ballet Under the Stars (June 2 through 4) in an outdoor production
local banks and credit unions; free; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, “jukebox series”: the Tony-nominated country-rock musical Pump of old favorites and brand-new vignettes. And speaking of new, if you
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Apr 27 Boys & Dinettes (May 5 through 14). Meanwhile, if your kids can’t think the ballet is just about toe shoes and ruffled tutus, think again:
quite wait for June to see Mary Poppins in stage action, there’s no Ballet Quad Cities will likely trade them in for chaps and spurs in its
May & June reason to deprive them of the theatre until then. Based on a story by Adler Theatre stagings of The Wild, Wild West (April 1), boasting newly
Ronald Kidd, composer Anthony Plog’s interactive children’s opera choreographed takes on the Aaron Copland ballets Rodeo and Billy the
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City
How the Trumpet Got Its Toot (March 17 through 19) will be staged Kid. I’d give nearly anything if one of the dancers, at some point, turns
Canines; great practice for kids and helps them build by Opera @ Augustana in the school’s new Brunner Theatre Center, to his or her fellow performers and drawls, “En pointe, y’all!!!”
their vocabulary and build self-confidence; free; for while a popular children’s-book character is brought to life in the For more on the area’s springtime season of musicals and dance
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s and director Brad Hauskins’ family performances, visit the Theatre and Dance calendars beginning on
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu May 4 comedy Big Nate: The Musical (April 20 through May 13). pages 22 and 24. – Mike Schulz
More musical entertainment can be found at Circa ’21 in director Jim
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St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
STORIES /
Mon Mar 27
May & June
Teen Fun on Early Release, we will have space in
the Quad and Junior League Program Room dedicated
Biblioteens, teens in 7th grade and up are invited to to board games, card games such as Magic, coloring
the library for a new kind of book club in which you pick for relaxation, and even the occasional video game
your own books to read, then we share our most loved or movie; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
(or hated) of the month; for information, call 563-289- Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Mar 29
LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 4:30pm Thu May 4
Lego Club, grades K-5 will build their dream house;
My Very Silly Monsters: A Very Silly Story Time, books and images will be around for the kids to draw
let children’s illustrator and Author Tim Read take you inspiration from; free; for information, call 309-755-3393,
into the very silly world of his creative imagination; Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf 3:30pm Thu Mar 30
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat May 6 Pokemon Go Night, for all ages; see what you can
catch with our Pokemon Go lure, pick up a map of Poke
Books BeTween Bites, for grades 4-6; pick up your Stops, and enjoy Pokemon snacks and crafts; compete
copy of “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson and discuss the at Pokemon trivia to win prizes; for information, call
book, eat snacks, and hang out; free; for information, 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 4:30pm RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Mar 30
Thu May 25
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Simply Three @ Bettendorf High School Performing Arts Center - April 11
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the April
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City
Canines; great practice for kids and helps them build Family Fort Night, we’ll provide the snacks & the Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Minecraft, on Mondays; connect with other kids as
their vocabulary and build self-confidence; free; for stories, and you bring blankets & flashlights; free; for Davenport IA, DavenportNAACP.org, 5pm Mon Mar 20 you play in creative mode; free; for information, call 563-
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, Minecraft, connect with other kids as we play St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Mon
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Jun 1 3pm Wed Jun 7 Minecraft in the computer lab; free; for information, Apr 3 thru Mon Apr 24
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Biblioteens, teens in 7th grade and up are invited to Night Owl Storytime, get ready for bedtime with Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Play & Grow, monthly play and learning for ages three
the library for a new kind of book club in which you pick stories and activities chosen especially for little ones; 3:30pm Mon Mar 20 and under with caregiver; free; for information, call 309-
your own books to read, then we share our most loved free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport 732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
(or hated) of the month; for information, call 563-289- Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm and share your ideas on how to make the library Tue Apr 4
LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 4:30pm Thu Jun 1 Wed Jun 7 more awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Teen Advisory Board, ages 12-18 share ideas about
Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays, for ages 18-36 Toddler Storytime, for ages 18-36 months; Introduce Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Mar 21 would make the library a better place for teens; free; for
months; Introduce early literacy skills to your child with early literacy skills to your child with music, movement, information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
music, movement, and stories; free; for information, and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Lego Club, on Tuesdays; grade-schoolers test their 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 4
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, skills at building and design; free; for information, call
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jun 7 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Teen Perler Bead Night, ages 12-18 make cool stuff
10am Thu Jun 1 and Thu Jun 8 Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm from perler beads; choose from tons of patterns, or
Tue Mar 21 and Tue Mar 28 design your own; see the great pixel art you can make

LIBRARY EVENTS
Baby Storytime, fingerplays, bounces and books and take home; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
selected just for 0-12-month-olds; baby sign will Minecraft, on Tuesdays; connect with other kids as you Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St,
be incorporated into the weekly programs; free; play in creative mode; free; for information, call 563-326- Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 4
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount March 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Lego Club, on Tuesdays; grade-schoolers test their
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jun 2 Absolute Science: Reaction Station, a hands-on 3:30pm Tue Mar 21 and Tue Mar 28 skills at building and design; free; for information, call
science program where kids become the scientist; 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main
Preschool Storytime, fun, entertaining early-literacy work in a Rock Candy Lab; free; for information, call Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; fun with S.T.E.A.M. Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
opportunity for 3-5-year-olds to participate in activities 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning for grades K-4; free; for information, call 309-524- Tue Apr 4 thru Tue Apr 25
and crafts developed to encourage skills to help children Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am 2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
get ready for school; free; for information, call 563-326- Thu Mar 16 IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Mar 22 and Minecraft, on Tuesdays; connect with other kids as you
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Wed Mar 29 play in creative mode; free; for information, call 563-326-
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Lego Lab, for ages 4-12; listen to stories then test your 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
10am Fri Jun 2 skills as a Master Builder, and enjoy time to free build as Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
well as unique building challenges; free; for information, systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and 3:30pm Tue Apr 4 thru Tue Apr 25
Rick Riordan Teen Book Club, read and discuss the call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series while enjoying Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Mar 16 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Play & Grow, monthly play and learning for ages
trivia, snacks, and prizes; free; for information, call 563- Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, three and under with caregiver; free; for information,
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Stop-Motion Movie Maker, use the new Stikbots DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Mar 22 and Wed call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, to star in your movie after creating a backdrop and Mar 29 Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
4pm Fri Jun 2 other set pieces; library iPads will be available to use; RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Apr 5
this activity is for Middle and High School Students; Teen Gaming, ages 12 to 18 play Wii U, Wii, Xbox 360,
Davenport Library Summer Reading Program free; for information, call 309-523-3440, River and more, with free snacks; free; for information, call Game Days, students in grades 6-12 can play a variety
Kickoff, this is your first chance to sign up, read, and Valley District Library, 214 S Main St, Port Byron IL, 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, of video games, board games, and computer games
win prizes; activities will be going on all day including RiverValleyLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Mar 16 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm in the Teen Corner; free; for information, call 309-524-
crafts, games, special guests, a chance to read away your Thu Mar 23 2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
fines, and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Teen Advisory Group (TAG), help plan cool events, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Apr 5 thru Wed Apr 19
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the Teen/Tween Gaming, video and board games for
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 9am inside scoop on what’s happening at the library; for ages 8 to 12 and 12 to 18. free; for information, call 309- Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming
Sat Jun 3 information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community 732-7338, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
Summer Reading Kick Off, sign yourself and your 4:30pm Thu Mar 16 Thu Mar 23 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
family up for a reading log and the chance at great Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
prizes; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Teen Coding Night, teens can learn how to create the Beauty & the Beast Party, celebrate the new DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Apr 5 thru
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am video games that they already play, with a basic session Disney movie with games, crafts, and more; free; for Wed Apr 26
Sat Jun 3 on coding with the Scratch program; participants will information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
play coding games and practice simple coding on - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Arduino, grades 4-8 can try out Arduino, a simple
Preschool Storytime, fun, entertaining early-literacy the library laptops; free; for information, call 309-732- DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Mar 25 computer project that lets you start learning and
opportunity for 3-5-year olds-to participate in activities 7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 tinkering with electronics and coding; free; for
and crafts developed to encourage skills to help children 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Teen Gaming Tournament, contestants will be information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
get ready for school; free; for information, call 563-326- Thu Mar 16 paired off randomly and competition will be bracket- 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, style; snacks provided and winners will receive prizes; Thu Apr 6
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jun 5 Local ACT-SO Competition Rehearsal, prepare for free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
the April 8 event in which high-schoolers participate in Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, Teen Advisory Group, for grades 6-12; make new
Family Storytime, stories, songs, and fun for all ages; the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Mar 25 friends, give advice about programs and materials for
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Olympics; presented by: Metro Com Branch #4019; teens, and earn service credits; free; for information, call
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, participants demonstrate talent & skills in 32 categories; Minecraft, connect with other kids as you play in 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jun 6 for information, call 563-505-0903 or 563-340-2143, creative mode; free; for information, call 563-326- IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Apr 6
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
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Play & Grow, monthly play and learning for ages three Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org,
and under with caregiver; free; for information, call 309- 4:30pm Thu Apr 20
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Earth Day Celebration!, crafts, activities, and a
Fri Apr 7 chance to design and decorate your own clay pot to
take home, complete with a seed planted and ready to
Local ACT-SO Competition, high-schoolers grow; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
participate in the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
& Scientific Olympics; presented by: Metro Com Branch DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Apr 22
#4019; participants demonstrate talent & skills in 32
categories; for information, call 563-505-0903 or 563- Lego Club, enjoy a morning of free-building with
340-2143, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Lego blocks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Davenport IA, DavenportNAACP.org, 3pm Sat Apr 8 Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11:30am
Meet Curious George!, stop by and meet the star Sat Apr 22
of the popular books series by Margaret and H.A.
Rey; make some fun crafts, and don’t forget to bring Money Smart Teens, a Junior Achievement volunteer
your camera for a picture with Curious George; free; will guide you through what it takes to make a great first
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public impression on job applications and in interviews; free;
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Apr 8 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Apr 24

Second Saturday Card Club, the library will now be Preschool Explorers, a fun storytime and hands-on
hosting card games for any and all interested in Magic exploratory stations for ages 3-7, with this month’s
the Gathering, Yu-Gi- Oh!, Pokémon, and others like theme “Creepy Crawlies”; for information, call 563-289-
them; Trade Mart volunteers will be around to referee 4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St,
and help those still learning how to play; free; for LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Apr 25
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Apr 8 Anime Night, for ages 12-18; experience Anime
watching, Japanese snacks, and a bit of Japanese
Strawbees, grades 4-8 can try out Strawbees, which let culture as you learn to write hiragana characters; free;
you connect straws to each other and build little to huge for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard; Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 27
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm
Mon Apr 10 Lego Club, grades K-5 will build their dream house;
books and images will be around for the kids to draw
Anime Club, anime and manga fans in grades 6 inspiration from; free; for information, call 309-755-3393,
through 12 are invited to join; watch, read, discuss, and Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
hang out with fellow otaku; free; for information, call 3:30pm Thu Apr 27
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Apr 11 Absolute Science, watch and take part in awesome
experiments while learning the science behind them:
Teen Baking Project, Teen Advisory Board members, static electricity, molecular compression, refraction,
and those willing to volunteer, will be joined by New and dry-ice exploration, fantastic foam, and more;
Perspectives Seniors in their community room to bridge free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
the gap of old baking tips to the new baking styles; all Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
products will be donated to the Friends of the Silvis BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Sat Apr 29
Library’s Good Friday Bake Sale; free; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr 12 May
Iowa Teen Battle of the Books, regional middle Teen Advisory Board, ages 12-18 share ideas about
schools will battle in a contest of trivia to see which would make the library a better place for teens; free; for
school will reign supreme; free; for information, call information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May 2
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Thu Apr 13 Early Release LEGO Club, ages 7 & up can let their
imaginations soar; free; for information, call 563-289-
Cooking with Catalina: Teen Edition, teens will get a 4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov, LeClaire
Home Ec style of learning the proper handling of kitchen Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA,
utensils, food prep, and other skills while they learn to LeClaireLibrary.org, 3pm Wed May 3
make salsa and guacamole; free; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, Game Days, on Wednesdays; students in grades
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 18 6-12 can play a variety of video games, board games,
and computer games in the Teen Corner; free; for
Gaming Night, check out our Wii U, play Xbox 360 information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
and Wii Games, board games, and see what you catch 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed
in Pokemon Go; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, May 3 thru Wed May 17
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Tue Apr 18 Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming
systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
and share your ideas on how to make the library free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
more awesome; free; for information, call 563-326- Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed May 3 thru Wed
St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm May 31
Tue Apr 18
May the 4th Be With You, ages 12-18 enjoy an
Parent Challenge STEM-azing, hands-on projects evening that celebrates all things Star Wars with a movie,
for kids in science, technology, engineering, math, and popcorn, Star Wars crafts, a scavenger hunt, trivia for
fun; free; for information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island prizes, and more; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr 19 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
5:30pm Thu May 4
Iowa High School Regional Battle of the Books,
regional high schools will test their mettle against one Teen Advisory Group, for grades 6-12; make new
another in a contest of trivia to prove which school will friends, give advice about programs and materials for
reign supreme; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, teens, and earn service credits; free; for information, call
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 5pm Thu Apr 20 IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu May 4

Teen Advisory Group (TAG), help plan cool events, Anime Club, anime and manga fans in grades 6
request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the through 12 are invited to join; watch, read, discuss, and
inside scoop on what’s happening at the library; for hang out with fellow otaku; free; for information, call
information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue May 9
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LIBRARY EVENTS /
May
THEATRE
Performances
Teen Nail Painting Party, come to the library for some How the Trumpet Got Its Toot, Opera @ Augustana
new ideas and tips and tricks from Salon El Molino’s, presents the children’s opera by Anthony Plog based on
and get a new DIY manicure in time for prom; free; for a story by Ronald Kidd; Fri. 6pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $8-14;
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 for information, call 309-794-7306, Kim and Donna
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri May 12 Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th
Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Fri Mar 17 thru
Second Saturday Card Club, the library will now be Sun Mar 19
hosting card games for any and all interested in Magic
the Gathering, Yu-Gi- Oh!, Pokémon, and others like Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, touring family
them; Trade Mart volunteers will be around to referee presentation featuring scenes from “Tangled,” “Snow
and help those still learning how to play; free; for White & the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella,” and “The
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 Princess & the Frog”; Fri. 7pm, Sat. & Sun. 1 & 5pm; $15-90;
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat May 13 for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Fri Mar
Stem-AZING, hands-on projects for kids in science, 24 thru Sun Mar 26
technology, engineering, math, and fun; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Eric
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, Carle Stories, a Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed May 17 presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Center
Performing Arts Series; for information and tickets, call
Gaming Night, check out our Wii U, play Xbox 360 563-585-7469, University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center,
and Wii Games, board games, and see what you catch 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter,
in Pokemon Go; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, 2pm Sun Mar 26
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Quad City Arts Visiting Artists BAM! @ Boys and Girls Club of Moline - March 29
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Thu May 25 Annie, nationally touring production of the Tony-
Paper Cities, all city planners and engineers of Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, winning musical-comedy classic; $15-49; for tickets
Lego Club, grades K-5 will build their dream house; the future can test their skills and imagination by RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 6 and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim
books and images will be around for the kids to draw using paper, scissors, glue, and recycled materials to Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts &
inspiration from; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, create mini city scenes; all supplies provided; free; for Science by Rick Eugene, be entertained and Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library educated as Eugene blows your mind with cool 7:30pm Fri Mar 31
3:30pm Thu May 25 - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, science demonstrations and experiments; free; for
DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Jun 5 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on
Preschool Explorers, a fun storytime and hands-on - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, the comic-strip classic, in a Broadway at the Adler
exploratory stations for ages 3-7, with this month’s Summer LEGO Club, ages 7 & up can let their DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Jun 6 presentation; $40.50-68; for tickets, call 800-745-
theme “Creepy Crawlies”; for information, call 563-289- imaginations soar, and younger children are invited 3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA,
4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, to build with DUPLO blocks in the storytime area; free; Teen Advisory Board, ages 12-18 share ideas about AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm Sun Apr 2
LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue May 30 for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@ would make the library a better place for teens; free; for
leclaireiowa.gov, LeClaire Community Library, 323 information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 Big Nate: The Musical, family-musical comedy
Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 4:30pm 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 6 inspired by the comic-strip character, directed by Brad
June Mon Jun 5 Hauskins; scheduled Tue., Thu., Fri., & Sat. performances
Teen Magic Battles, bring your cards to trade and play at 10am & 1pm; $8.50; for tickets and information, call
Coding for Kids, on Thursdays; learn the basics Absolute Science!, experience science like never with other Magic: The Gathering fans; other card games 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse,
of computer coding through hands-on projects; before with this fun, hands-on program; watch and & tabletop gaming also welcome; free; for information, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, Thu Apr 20
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount participate in exciting hands-on experiments while call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. thru Sat May 13
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, learning the science behind them; free; for information, Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Thu Jun 1 and Thu Jun 8 call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Tue Jun 6 Beauty & the Beast Jr., student version of the
Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 11am Tony-winning fairytale musical based on Disney’s
Mini Makers, on Thursdays; an experience-based Tue Jun 6 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; animated smash directed by Dino and Tina Hayz; $12.50;
toddler art program allowing ages 18 months-3 years sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for for tickets and information, call 563-940-1956, The
to play, create, and grow with a variety of fun materials; Minecraft, connect with other kids as you play in information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Center for Living Arts, 2008 Fourth Ave, Rock Island IL,
free; for information, call 563-289-4242, LeClaire creative mode; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Apr 28 thru Sat May 6
Community Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 7
LeClaireLibrary.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 1 and Thu Jun 8 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, James & the Giant Peach, a UD Fine and Performing
3:30pm Tue Jun 6 Teen Gaming, our current gaming systems include Arts presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage
Minecraft, connect with other kids as you play in PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and WiiU, along with Center Performing Arts Series; times vary; for
creative mode; free; for information, call 563-326- Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; laptops available for online gaming; free; for information, information and tickets, call 563-585-7469, University of
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque
St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, Fri Apr 28 thru Sun Apr 30
Mon Jun 5 2:30pm Wed Jun 7
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Merlin & King Arthur, student-performed adventure Broadway for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Aug. 15;
comedy about the Knights of the Round Table, written become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
and directed by Aaron Randolph III; Sat. 1 & 4pm, to dance, sing and act; $112-140; for information
Sun. 2pm; $6-8; for information, call 563-326-7862, and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Apr 29 thru DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Tue Jun 6
Sun May 7
Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Aug. 15; a great way to
Peter Pan, stage musical based on the classic J.M. Barrie get professional theatrical training, some onstage
fairytale; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $26-40; for experience, and meet other teens from around
tickets and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar the theatre circuit in the Quad Cities; $112-140;
Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
May 5 thru Sun May 21 Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Tue Jun 6
Charlotte’s Web, Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation
of E B. White’s children’s book; at 10am & 1pm; $6, with a Acting for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Aug.
complimentary chaperone ticket for each 10 students; 16; this imaginative, high-energy environment also
for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL, characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue May 9 thru Fri May 12 $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326-
Annie @ Adler Theatre - April 2 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Mary Poppins, Tony-winning family musical Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm
based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie; Tue.-Sat. Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Aug. 15; Wed Jun 7
7:30pm; Sun., Wed., and June 3 at 2pm; $17-25; for Mon Jun 5 this imaginative, high-energy environment also
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Aug. 16;
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL, Advanced Acting for Ages 9-13, Mondays thru characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; this imaginative, high-energy environment also
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 8 Aug. 14; this class deepens the imagination and $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
technique of storytelling, and uses a variety of tools to 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
Peter & the Starcatcher, Rick Elice’s Tony-winning develop new skills while reinforcing old ones; $120-150; Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-
adventure comedy about the origin of Peter Pan, for information and to register, call 563-326-7862, Tue Jun 6 326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
directed by Calvin Vo; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
what it’s worth” ticket pricing; for information, call IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 5 Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Aug. 15; 4pm Wed Jun 7
563-650-2396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, this imaginative, high-energy environment also
Davenport IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Jun 2 thru Broadway for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Aug. 14; provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru
Sun Jun 4 become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; Aug. 16; children explore storytelling through song and
to dance, sing and act; $112-140; for information $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- dance; this class develops coordination and social skills
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, through exercises, movement, crafts, and games; $112-
Classes Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm 140; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Mon Jun 5 Tue Jun 6 Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
Acting for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Aug. 14; IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Wed Jun 7
this imaginative, high-energy environment also Broadway for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Aug. 14; Advanced Broadway for Ages 9+, Tuesdays thru
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes Aug. 15; become a “triple threat” by learning what it Broadway for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Aug.
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; to dance, sing and act; $112-140; for information takes to dance, sing and act; prerequisites required; 16; become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
$112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport $120-150; for information and to register, call 563-326- to dance, sing and act; $112-140; for information
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Mon Jun 5 Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
Mon Jun 5 Tue Jun 6 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm Wed Jun 7
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Mondays
Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Aug. 14; thru Aug. 14; students explore creative role- Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru Aug. Improv for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Aug. 16;
this imaginative, high-energy environment also play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisation, 15; children explore storytelling through song and through a collection of games and exercises, students
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, movement, crafts, and games to develop a healthy dance; this class develops coordination and social skills develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively;
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; and physical imagination; $112-140; for information through exercises, movement, crafts, and games; $112- $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326-
$112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport 140; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862, 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Mon Jun 5 IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Tue Jun 6 Wed Jun 7
Mon Jun 5
Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Aug. 15; Broadway for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Aug. 15; Improv for Ages 13+, Wednesdays thru Aug. 16;
Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Aug. 14; this imaginative, high-energy environment also become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes through a collection of games and exercises, students
this imaginative, high-energy environment also provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, to dance, sing and act; $112-140; for information develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively;
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326-
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; $112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
$112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- 7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Tue Jun 6 Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Wed Jun 7
Tue Jun 6

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Am Cappella
asterworks
Laura L. Lane Saturday 7:30pm, April 22, 2017
Founder and Music Director First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
Sunday 4:00pm, April 23, 2017
For more information on this or any of our St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
other performances, contact Nova Singers at
309.341.7038 or email us at nova@knox.edu
www.novasingers.com
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
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Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Mon Mar 27 thru
THEATRE /
Thu Mar 30
Classes
Tiny Tot Clay, have some fun with hands-on activities
for your toddlers; explore with different types and
Improv for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Aug. 16; textures of clay to enhance your little ones’ brain
through a collection of games and exercises, students development; free with museum admission; for
develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively; information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
$112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, 9:30am Tue Mar 28
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm
Wed Jun 7 Listen & Learn Playtime, facilitated by Early
Childhood Staff from the Mississippi Bend Area
Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Aug. 17; Education Agency; little ones can learn to socialize,
this imaginative, high-energy environment also communicate, take turns and make new friends; parents
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, will be able to exchange ideas and advice, and also ask
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; the experts about developmental appropriateness;
$112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- free with museum admission; for information, call 563-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, 344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Wed Mar 29
Thu Jun 8
Tiny Tot Open Playtime, slides, scooters, Hula Hoops
Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Aug. 17; and tunnels ... you never know what fun things will
this imaginative, high-energy environment also be out for your toddlers to play on; free with museum
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills; Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
$112-140; for information and to register, call 563-326- FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Thu Mar 30
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm Tea Party: Spring Time, toddlers and preschoolers
Thu Jun 8 will enjoy a story, songs, and tons of make-believe at
Susan Coleman’s Quarry Grasses Autumn @ Quad City International Airport through April 30 the tea-party table; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Thursdays Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
thru Aug. 17; students explore creative role- Disney characters; free with museum admission; for museum admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Fri Mar 31
play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisation, information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
movement, crafts, and games to develop a healthy Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:45am Mon Mar 20
and physical imagination; $112-140; for information 11:30am Tue Mar 21 April & May
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Disney Dance Party, the Myers Brothers Band will be
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories here singing and playing all of your Disney Favorites; Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, exhibit based on the
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Thu Jun 8 and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more from “Frozen” to “The Little Mermaid”; be on the lookout Disney Jr. series designed to model care and compassion
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, for some special appearances from some of your favorite for kids ages two through seven, featuring immersive
Intermediate Acting for Ages 10-13, Thursdays thru call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Disney characters; free with museum admission; for activities that reinforce the importance of health and
Aug. 17; building on skills learned in previous courses, Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 well-being; free with $4-8 admission; Monday - Thursday
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge; 10am Wed Mar 22 and Wed Mar 29 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday
physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are 11:30am Tue Mar 21 noon-5pm; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
expanded; $112-140; for information and to register, call Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more Bubble Wonders, see amazing bubble tricks including FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Apr 1 thru Mon May 15
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing
7:30pm Thu Jun 8 call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N bubble, bubbles inside of bubbles, kid inside a bubble, April Fool’s Day, tell us your best joke and make us
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, and more; free with museum admission; for information, laugh; try playing catch with a tricky balloon; make a
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru 10am Wed Apr 5 thru Wed Apr 26 call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning fortune teller with silly fortunes; free with museum
Aug. 17; building on skills learned in previous courses, Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 11am admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge; Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and Wed Mar 22 Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Apr 1
expanded; $112-140; for information and to register, call weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, Tape It Up!, use packing tape, cardboard, and other
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - recycled materials to make whatever you can imagine; Music in Motion, on Mondays, Thursdays, and
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport free with museum admission; for information, call 563- Saturdays; lots of music and plenty of action take place
6:15pm Thu Jun 8 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Apr 6 thru 344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run, and scoot through a
Thu Apr 27 Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9am Thu Mar 23 variety of movements; free with museum admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900

DANCE Ballet Under the Stars, annual production of outdoor Doc McStuffins Day, bring your favorite stuffed friend Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
dance vignettes by Ballet Quad Cities; donations in for a check-up; fix their boo-boos, listen to their heart, 9:15am Sat Apr 1 thru Sat Apr 29
encouraged; Fri.-Sun. 8pm; for information, call 309- brush them, and learn how to take good care of your
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, 786-3779, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL, furry friends; a visit from the Scott County Humane Open Clay Studio, Mon. 3-5pm, Tue. noon-2pm and
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, BalletQuadCities.com, 8pm Fri Jun 2 thru Sun Jun 4 Society from noon-2pm; free with museum admission; 3-5pm, Thu. 3:30-5pm, Sat. 11am-1pm and 2-4pm;
Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet, for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 families can explore a variety of clay and experiment
for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, with different building techniques; free with museum

MUSEUMS
professional dancers; for information and to register, call 10am Fri Mar 24 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617 Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Thu Mar 16 Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents BAM!, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Apr 1 thru Sat Apr 29
thru Wed Jun 7 March audiences will be delighted by technical and improvised
tap performances while even getting a chance to Music in Motion, on Mondays; lots of music and plenty
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, exhibit based on the participate in expressing their own inner rhythm; free of action take place as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run,
songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a Disney Jr. series designed to model care and compassion with museum admission; for information, call 563- and scoot through a variety of movements; free with
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information, for kids ages two through seven, featuring immersive 344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, museum admission; for information, call 563-344-4106,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - activities that reinforce the importance of health and Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Mar 25 Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport well-being; free with $4-8 admission; Monday - Thursday IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:15am Mon Apr 3 thru
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Mar 16 thru 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday Music in Motion, lots of music and plenty of action Mon Apr 24
Thu Mar 30 noon-5pm; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family take place as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run, and scoot
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, through a variety of movements; free with museum Tiny Tot Clay, on Tuesdays; have some fun with hands-
Dance Me a Story: Wild, Wild West, an hour of FamilyMuseum.org, Thu Mar 16 thru Fri Mar 31 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family on activities for your toddlers; explore with different
movement, imagination, and music with Ballet Quad Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, types and textures of clay to enhance your little ones’
Cities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Stomp Rockets, from 9-11am and 2-4pm; make a paper FamilyMuseum.org, 10:15am Mon Mar 27 brain development; free with museum admission; for
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, rocket and launch it as high as you can in our Great Hall; information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Mar 17 free with museum admission; for information, call 563- Music in Motion, lots of music and plenty of action Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, take place as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run, and scoot 9:30am Tue Apr 4 thru Tue Apr 25
Dance Me a Story: Wild, Wild West, Ballet Quad Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9am Thu Mar 16 through a variety of movements; free with museum
Cities presents a child-friendly introduction to their admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Listen & Learn Playtime, on Wednesdays; facilitated
ballet “Wild, Wild West”; move with parts of the story, Jim Gill: National Campaign for Play!, singing, Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf by Early Childhood Staff from the Mississippi Bend Area
learn about ballet, and see some of the costumes; dancing, and interacting with children’s entertainer Gill; IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:15am Mon Mar 27 and Education Agency; little ones can learn to socialize,
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island free with museum admission; for information, call 563- Thu Mar 30 communicate, take turns and make new friends; parents
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, 344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, will be able to exchange ideas and advice, and also ask
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Mar 20 Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 11am Sat Mar 18 Open Clay Studio, Mon. 3-5pm, Tue. noon-2pm and the experts about developmental appropriateness;
3-5pm, Thu. 3:30-5pm; families can explore a variety of free with museum admission; for information, call 563-
Disney Dance Party, the Myers Brothers Band will be Opera Iowa: Jack and the Beanstalk, interactive clay and experiment with different building techniques; 344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
here singing and playing all of your Disney Favorites; Workshop at 9:45am, performance at 11am; this free with museum admission; for information, call 563- Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Wed Apr 5
from “Frozen” to “The Little Mermaid”; be on the lookout audience-interactive production utilizes great music 344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, thru Wed Apr 26
for some special appearances from some of your favorite from the operettas of Sir Arthur Sullivan; free with
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Tiny Tot Open Playtime, on Thursdays; slides, Movies at Main, on Tuesdays; kids’ movies on the
scooters, Hula Hoops and tunnels ... you never know big-screen, with popcorn provided; free; for information,
what fun things will be out for your toddlers to play call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321
on; free with museum admission; for information, call Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Tue Jun 6
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Thu Apr 6
thru Thu Apr 27

Songs and Stories: Animals, listen to your favorite OTHER EVENTS
stories and sing some silly songs; free with museum
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family WQPT’s Imagination Station, the annual event builds
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, on the learning success created by PBS KIDS programs;
FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Fri Apr 7 enjoy educational activities, demonstrations and skill
building in literacy, science, technology, engineering,
Egg Drop Kerplop, create a safe and fun Egg Landing math, arts, and resiliency; , Western Illinois University -
Vehicle, and we will drop your creation over the ledge; Quad Cities, Riverfront, 3300 River Dr, Moline IL, WQPT.
work on your invention using the materials provided org/imaginationstation, 9am Sat Mar 18
from 10am-noon; dropping will begin at noon, with
prizes for everyone; for information, call 563-344-4106, Teddy Bear Clinic, in the Main Lobby; experienced
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf nurses will walk your child and a teddy bear through a
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Sat Apr 8 typical medical examination and what they may expect
during a hospital visit; kids can check their bears’ blood
Earth Day, the Earth Day theme for 2017 is Trees for pressure and heartbeat, assist the nurses, and more;
Earth, and planting a tree is a great way to help; for free; for information and to RSVP, contact Amber at
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 309-764-7610 or amber.bowers@unitypoint.org, Trinity
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Terrace Park Hospital, 4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf
10:30am Sat Apr 22 IA, TrinityHealthFoundation.org, 9am Sat Mar 25

Special Needs Night, an exclusive event for families Cocoa Picasso: Animal Architects, in this kid-friendly
with children who have special needs; loud exhibits will class that blends nature and art, kids learn about nature’s
be turned off and some lights will be turned down low; architects; make and take a nesting bag to provide local
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 birds their building material; enjoy complimentary hot
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, cocoa while you learn how to paint a themed picture
5:30pm Fri Apr 28 on canvas in a guided step-by-step experience; $5/
canvas; for information, call 563-328-3286, Wapsi
Tea Party: Animals, toddlers and preschoolers will River Environmental Center, 31555 52nd Ave, Dixon
enjoy a story, songs, and tons of make-believe at the IL, ScottCountyIowa.com/conservation/wapsi, 1pm
tea-party table; for information, call 563-344-4106, Sat Mar 25
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9:30am Fri Apr 28 4-H Teen Teachers, learn to present programs
to younger youth in your community on topics in
National Sense of Smell Day, try to identify the nutrition and farm to table at summer day camps
mystery smells and create a “scratch-and-sniff” painting; across the community; work with other teens and
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 4-H staff to present the programs, helping build
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, your skills and experience; take field trips, obtain
10am Sat Apr 29 college and career information, and attend leadership
programs; for information, call 309-756-9978., Rock
Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,

MOVIES Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 6pm Mon Mar 27

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, observe, meet, and
Stop-Motion Movie Maker, use the new Stikbots interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly
to star in your movie after creating a backdrop and life-like dinosaurs and other creatures; $15-26; for
other set pieces; library iPads will be available to use; tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
this activity is for Middle and High School Students; Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts
free; for information, call 309-523-3440, River & Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7pm
Valley District Library, 214 S Main St, Port Byron IL, Fri Apr 7
RiverValleyLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Mar 16
Career and College Explorations Club Meeting,
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, MacGillivray a 4-H program in which teens are invited to explore
Freeman’s 3D educational documentary celebrates local colleges, hear speakers, and learn about careers;
human ingenuity and innovation while offering an $20 for new 4-H members, free for those already
exciting new perspective on what it means to be an enrolled; for information, call 309-756-9978, University
engineer; narrated by Jeff Bridges; for information and of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,
tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 6:45pm Fri Apr 14
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Thu
Mar 16 thru Thu May 25 National Junior Ranger Day, featuring ranger-
led hikes, short talks and demonstrations; for
Showtime at Silvis: Spring Break Edition, movie information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 123, Effigy Mounds
in which a teenage girl from Oceania has a sense National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA,
for navigation and an adventurous mind; free; for NPS.gov/effigymounds, 10am Sat Apr 22
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Fri Mar 17 Career and College Explorations Club Meeting,
a 4-H program in which teens are invited to explore
Showtime at Silvis: U-Pick Spring Break Edition, local colleges, hear speakers, and learn about careers;
through March 18, children may visit the library once $20 for new 4-H members, free for those already
a week to vote for their choice of movie to watch; enrolled; for information, call 309-756-9978, University
the movie will be announced on March 20; light of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan IL,
refreshments will be provided; free; for information, call Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 6:45pm Fri May 12
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Fri Mar 24 Kids in Chemistry, thru June 9; in Lewis Hall; grades
5-6 learn the signs of chemical change, solve problems
Extreme Weather 3D, educational documentary with chromatography, identify mystery powders, create
following researchers and everyday heroes as they electric batteries, and participate in many other exciting
uncover surprising connections to help us understand hands-on chemistry activities; $65; for information,
and adapt to our ever-changing weather; for information contact Kelly Giddens, PhD at 563-333-6370 or
and tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum GiddensKellyM@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University, 518 W
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 9am Mon Jun 5
Putnam.org, Fri Mar 24 thru Thu May 25

Teen Disney Movie Night, on Thursdays; hang out,
eat snacks, and watch your favorite classic Disney movies
with your friends; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Thu Jun 1
thru Thu Jun 8
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the THEATRE By Dee Canfield

Advice A Tale Told by an Eliot
Goddess BY AMY ALKON Murder in the Cathedral, at Area Churches through March 25
Pleaser Burn
I
needs, and preferences, and tough tostadas if went to church on Friday night, March 10, taking place in Murder’s first half, the plot
a woman doesn’t like them. This, of course,
My problem is that I’ll go on one or two and the “house” was packed. We were at now has nowhere to go, structurally speaking.
doesn’t mean being rigidly uncompromising.
dates with a girl and then get the whole “I just Davenport’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral to Although Eliot has created a play that not only
However, when you do sacrifice your needs, it
wanna be friends.” And they really mean that. participate in a ceremony – the ceremony of incorporates the elements of Greek tragedy but
should be because you feel good about doing
They want me to do lunch and go shopping theatre as constructed in T.S. Eliot’s Murder in attempts to recreate a sense of medieval theatre,
something nice – not because you’re dreaming
and talk on the phone about their guy prob- the Cathedral, presented by the Genesius Guild it’s evident that Eliot is more interested in
of a day when your “Well, hello-o-o, gorgeous!”
lems. How can I nicely tell these girls, “I don’t under the direction of Don Wooten. The play ritual than revealing the story as a playwright.
won’t be followed by “Thanks! And I seriously
want to hurt your feelings, but no, I’m not enacts the martyrdom of Thomas Becket, a Meanwhile, the notion of the play’s structure
appreciate your watching Senor Fluffyface
going to be your friend – and I especially don’t man who had been installed as archbishop by mirroring that of a Mass is reinforced by Eliot’s
while I’m on my date.”
want to hear about your new guy”? I guess former friend King Henry II in order to con- insertion of Becket’s Christmas Day sermon,
the problem boils down to the fact that I don’t solidate the power of the crown, but who now, and although written for Becket, Wooten opted
want to make a woman mad. “How Do I Love Three?” after becoming head of the church, is a man of to read the sermon himself from the pulpit.
– Frustrated I’m a 40-something woman, living with my conscience who refuses to bow to kingly power. This was unorthodox, yet no matter what
50-something male partner. Our relation- A central theme of Eliot’s drama is that of occasioned it, I wasn’t distracted by the choice.
Over and over, you hear the same thing –
ship is slightly open, in that every Tuesday, we the wheel symbolizing the flux of time, wherein Instead, I found that it somehow brought
basically, “Sorry … we have to turn down your
each go out separately and “do whatever with “acting is suffering and suffering is action”; the Becket’s words and message into the moment,
application for CEO, but we’d love to have you
whomever.” I have lived up to my part of this,
as our parking attendant.” still, unmoving center of the wheel is eternity, creating an intertwining between past and
but I recently discovered that my partner has
By the way, your first problem is that you’re which is beyond time, and cannot be influenced present – knitting us, the play’s “congregation,”
not. On Tuesdays, he stays home by himself.
wrong about what your problem is. It isn’t by human action or suffering. Dense with into a fabric with the congregation that heard
Beyond being irritated that he’s effectively
how to tell a woman you aren’t up for the role poetic images and profound ideas such as these, Becket’s original words.
been lying, I feel weird being the only one
of pet eunuch. It’s how to be the man holding Murder in the Cathedral – a work perhaps better King Henry II was said to have uttered, “Will
doing the open-relationship thing. How do I
her in his arms instead of the one holding her read than staged – concerns Becket’s knowledge no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”, and
get him to live up to our agreement?
purse while she’s exploring her options in the of, and preparation for, his martyrdom to come. four barons who overheard him took those
– Poly-Annoyed
tampon section. The year is 1170, and the play opens with words as a signal that the King wanted Becket
Consider what the ladies tend to want – There’s no fun like mandated fun. What’s the Women of Canterbury chorus speaking dead. Consequently, following the sermon, four
whether the ladies are hermit crabs or humans. next? Holding him at gunpoint and demanding of how they’ve been “living and partly living.” knights (Henning, Braid, Adkins, and Don
Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers’ theory of that he enjoy miniature golf? Eliot’s choral poetry is magnificent, and was, Faust) enter and begin a verbal confrontation
“parental investment” explains that in species Chances are, his lying and your feeling
for me, the most impressive part of Friday’s with Becket. And although written to take
that provide continuing care for their young “weird” that things aren’t all even-steven in the
presentation. Chorus members Kathy Calder, place on-stage, Wooten has Becket’s subsequent
after they’re born, females have evolved to go sexual snacking domain come out of the same
for “dominant” males. Dominance translates Rae Mary, Sue Staley, Melita Tunnicliff, and murder take place behind the scenes, after the
place – the evolution of cooperation and the
to being more able to “provide protection and Kathryn Wherry do justice to Eliot’s words, knights have ordered him off.
sense of fairness that fostered it. Fairness comes
material support” (through physical ability, as down to how benefits or resources get divided ringing true in enunciation, clarity, and just This leads to a very odd exchange in which
well as high social status). between people – whether in a balanced or the right touch of emotion, and there were the knights return to address the audience
However, the term “dominant” is a little imbalanced way. We evolved to get all freaked particular moments in which fellow chorus directly and justify what they’ve done. Faust
… uh … unrefined. Women aren’t looking to out about imbalances – even when they’re in member Kyah Johnson’s piercing words really elicits laughs as he introduces his fellow
be dragged off into the sunset by some thug. our favor – explain population biologist Sarah touched my heart. knights, who speak informally while pre-
Social psychologist Jerry M. Burger and one Brosnan and primatologist Frans de Waal. In Three priests (Koami Kunakey, Don senting arguments that can’t be taken very
of his students, Mica Cosby, took a nuanced fact, we are driven to equalize things “to our Wooten, and James Loula) are also discussing seriously. Yet this is such an odd change in tone.
look at dominance and found that women own detriment.” But don’t get too misty-eyed the situation when the Herald (Tyler Henning) Why was this done? To shock us into facing our
overwhelmingly want a man who is “confident” about human moral nobility. They point out enters to say that Becket (Michael King) has own modern sensibilities that may question the
and “assertive” as their ideal date or romantic that it’s in our self-interest to take the long returned from self-exile in France, and once he’s validity of a martyr’s death?
partner. And though most also want a man view – trying to avoid being perceived as unfair, back at Canterbury, he must face four tempters. Although there were a few dropped lines and
who’s “sensitive” and “easygoing,” none – not which could kill the possibility of “continued The first three (Phillip Tunnicliff, Gregory occasional awkward silences, the actors per-
one – of the 118 women they surveyed wanted a cooperation” between ourselves and a partner. Braid, and Doug Adkins) represent tempta- formed with overall confidence and skill, and
man who is “submissive.” Understanding the likely evolutionary tions he has already overcome: a life of pleasure, the experience itself was unique, worthwhile,
Chances are, “submissive” is exactly how psychology behind your feeling upset could friendship with the king, and partnership with and, as attested by the sustained applause,
you’re coming off. Your pleaser-boy bottom help you focus on why your partner is saying (a the barons against the king. However, the fourth very well-received. Murder in the Cathedral is
line – “I don’t want to make a woman mad” – silent) “Nope!” to the sex buffet. My guess? He (Luke Currie) presents the last and perhaps greatly worth seeing – and reading, too.
suggests a hunger for women’s approval and loves you and wants you to have what you need. most difficult temptation: Becket’s martyrdom
probably leads you to wilt like a man-daisy to And he doesn’t want you to feel uncomfortable for the sake of his own glorification – “doing Murder in the Cathedral will be performed at
avoid even the slightest conflict. Unfortunately, about going out and getting it – even if the only
the right deed for the wrong reason.” This scene Moline’s First Congregational Church (2201
that won’t get you out of the friend zone. What taboo things he’s doing in bed are allowing the
with King and Currie is, I think, the strongest Seventh Avenue) on March 18, Rock Island’s St.
will is self-respect – and the assertiveness that dog on it and clipping his fingernails and letting
comes out of it: showing that you have opinions, in the play, and King’s presentation of Becket’s John’s Lutheran Church (4501 Seventh Avenue)
them ricochet around the room.
inner conflict is compelling and believable. on March 19, and Clinton’s St. Paul Lutheran
Got A Problem? Ask Amy Alkon. Becket overcomes the temptation for self-
glorification, but rather than showing this, Eliot
Church (715 South Third Street) on March 25.
All performances are at 7 p.m. and admission is
171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com) more or less tells us that Becket has become free, and more information is available by visit-
©2017, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved.
a changed man. With this transformation ing Genesius.org.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The feels rapturous: delectable food, mysterious sex, are some grains of truth in this perspective, but I
more unselfish and compassionate engrossing information, liberating intoxication, like to emphasize a different tack. I say that if
you are in the coming weeks, the more and surprising conversations that keep me you cooperate with the rigors of Saturn, you’ll be
likely it is you will get exactly what you need. guessing and improvising for hours. But I am inspired to become more focused and decisive
Here are four ways that can be true. (1) If you’re also a devotee of simple, sweet longing … pure, and disciplined as you shed any flighty or
kind to people, they will want to be kind to you watchful, patient longing … openhearted reckless tendencies you might have. Yes, Saturn
in return. (2) Taking good care of others will longing that brims with innocence and curiosity can be adversarial if you ignore its commands to
bolster their ability to take good care of you. (3) and is driven as much by the urge to bless as to be be faithful to your best dreams. But if you
If you’re less obsessed with I-me-mine, you will blessed. That’s the kind I recommend you respond gamely, it will be your staunch ally.
magically dissolve psychic blocks that have explore and experiment with in the coming days.
prevented certain folks from giving you all they CAPRICORN (December 22-Janu-
are inclined to give you. (4) Attending to others’ VIRGO (August 23-September 22): ary 19): Born in the African nation of
healing will teach you valuable lessons in how You know that forbidden fruit you’ve Burkina Faso, Malidoma Somé is a
to heal yourself – and how to get the healing you had your eyes on? Maybe it isn’t so teacher who writes books and offers workshops
yearn for from others. forbidden any more. It could even be evolving to Westerners interested in the spiritual
toward a state where it will be both freely traditions of his tribe. In his native Dagaare
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I hope available and downright healthy for you to language, his first name means “he who
you will consider buying yourself some pluck. But there’s also a possibility that it’s befriends the stranger/enemy.” I propose that
early birthday presents. The celebra- simply a little less risky than it was before. And we make you an honorary “Malidoma” for the
tion is weeks away, but you need some prodding, it may never become a fully viable option. So next three weeks. It will be a favorable time to
instigative energy now. It’s crucial that you bring here’s my advice: Don’t grab and bite into that forge connections, broker truces, and initiate
a dose of the starting-fresh spirit into the forbidden fruit yet. Keep monitoring the collaborations with influences you have
ripening projects you’re working on. Your mood situation. Be especially attentive to the previous considered foreign or alien.
might get overly cautious and serious unless you following questions: Do you crave the forbidden
infuse it with the spunk of an excited beginner. fruit because it would help you flee a dilemma AQUARIUS (January 20-February
Of course only you know what gifts would you haven’t mustered the courage to escape 18): Every relationship has problems.
provide you with the best impetus, but here are from, or because it would truly be good for you No exceptions. In the beginning, all
suggestions to stimulate your imagination: a to partake of the forbidden fruit? may be calm and bright, but eventually cracks will
young cactus; a jack-in-the-box; a rock with the appear. Here’s the corollary to that rule: Every
word “sprout” written on it; a decorated marble LIBRA (September 23-October 22): I partner is imperfect. Regardless of how cool, kind,
egg; a fox mask; a Photoshopped image of you expect you will get more than your attractive, or smart they may seem in the early
flying through the air like a superhero. usual share of both sweetness and stages, they will eventually unveil their unique
tartness in the coming days. Sometimes one or the flaws and troubles. Does this mean that all
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Many other will be the predominant mode, but on togetherness is doomed? That it’s forever
Geminis verbalize profusely and occasion they will converge to deliver a complex impossible to create satisfying unions? The answer
acrobatically. They enjoy turning their brew of Wow!-meets-WTF! Imagine chunks of is Hell, no! – especially if you keep the following
thoughts into speech, and love to keep social sour apples in your vanilla-fudge-ripple ice cream. principles in mind: Choose a partner whose
situations lively with the power of their agile Given this state of affairs, there’s no good reason problems are (1) interesting; (2) tolerable; (3) useful
tongues. Aquarians and Sagittarians may rival for you to be blandly kind or boringly polite. Use a in prodding you to grow; (4) all of the above.
your tribe for the title of The Zodiac’s Best saucy attitude to convey your thoughtfulness. Be
Bullshitters, but I think you’re in the top spot. as provocative as you are tender. Don’t just be nice; PISCES (February 19-March 20):
Having heaped that praise on you, however, I be impishly and subversively nice. Would you like some free healing
must note that your words don’t always have as that’s in alignment with cosmic
much influence as they have entertainment SCORPIO (October 23-November rhythms? Try this experiment. Imagine that
value. You sometimes impress people more 21): “I want to gather your darkness in you’re planning to write your autobiography.
than you impact them. But here’s the good my hands, to cup it like water and Create an outline that has six chapters. Each of
news: In the coming weeks, that could change. I drink.” So says Jane Hirshfield in her poem “To the first three chapters will be about a past
suspect your fluency will carry a lot of clout. Drink.” I bet she was addressing a Scorpio. Does experience that helped make you who you are.
Your communication skills could sway the any other sign of the zodiac possess a sweet In each of the last three chapters, you will
course of local history. darkness that’s as delicious and gratifying as describe a desirable event that you want to
yours? Yes, it’s true that you also harbor an create in the future. I also encourage you to
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your unappetizing pocket of darkness, just like come up with a boisterous title for your tale.
world is more spacious than it has been everyone else. But that sweet kind – the Don’t settle for My Life So Far or The Story of My
in a long time. Congrats! I love the way ambrosial, enigmatic, exhilarating stuff – is not Journey. Make it idiosyncratic and colorful,
you have been pushing yourself out of your only safe to imbibe, but can also be downright perhaps even outlandish, like Piscean author
comfort zone and into the wilder frontier. For healing. In the coming days, I hope you’ll share Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of
your next trick, here’s my suggestion: Anticipate it generously with worthy recipients. Staggering Genius.
the parts of you that may be inclined to close
down again when you don’t feel as brave and free SAGITTARIUS (November What are the main dreams you want to accom-
as you do now. Then gently clamp open those 22-December 21): Saturn has been in plish by 2025? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.
very parts. If you calm your fears before they your sign steadily since September
break out, maybe they won’t break out at all. 2015, and will continue to be there until
December 2017. Some traditional astrologers Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
LEO (July 23-August 22): I like rowdy, might say you are in a phase of downsizing and EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES
extravagant longing as much as self-restraint. They’d encourage you to be extra & DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES
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March 2 Crossword Answers

ELEMENTS, REDEFINED · MARCH 16, 2016 March 2 Answers: Right

ACROSS 102. Ringo was one 43. _ the Hedgehog
1. Stuff for building 104. “Brave New World” drug 44. Overact
6. Guy in Alberta 105. Duck 45. Lip
10. Shelter 107. Carmine 49. Place for a wreath
15. Shipwreck site 108. King in Norse myth 52. Phoenix neighbor
19. Form of early jazz 110. Start for tourism 54. Perfectly
20. Yankee: Abbr. 111. Water, chemically: 3 wds. 55. King’s heir
21. Sprightly 120. Nosebag filler 57. Old dice game
22. Gaelic 121. Nasser’s successor 60. Zest
23. Utters 122. _ Spumante 62. Musical sounds
24. _ palm 123. Newspaper 64. Peregrinates
25. Places for swimmers 126. Hard or soft candy 67. Eye, in combinations
26. Storyteller 127. _ orange 68. Nostril
27. Earth, astronomically: 5 wds. 128. Cripple 69. Mad
31. Manning of football 129. Lodge anagram 73. Flee with another
32. Counterfoil 130. Lesage’s “Gil _” 74. Genus of coral
33. Tripod part 131. Caller 75. Cocoyam
34. Sextant predecessor 132. To boot 76. River in Pakistan
39. _ Hashanah 133. Requisites 77. “_ _ a Nightingale”
42. Wipes 78. Sault _ Marie
46. Japanese statesman DOWN 79. Malison
47. Young or Diamond 1. Homer Simpson’s dad 80. Willow rod
48. Hauled 2. Part of DNC: Abbr. 81. Vetoes
50. Leaf pore 3. News item, for short 82. Propel
51. _ Blanc 4. Fuss 83. The Pequod’s captain
53. Dribbles 5. Greek letter 87. Brit. money
56. Claw 6. Marching group 89. Gives confidently
58. Name in Genesis 7. Ruler 91. Make old recordings new again
59. Factions 8. Rest 93. Desert in Israel
61. Make into law 9. Piece of land 96. Dale
63. Dumbfound 10. Buskin cousin: 2 wds. 98. Pro _
65. “_ Only a Paper Moon” 11. Kanten 100. Ancient kingdom of Greece
66. Air, musically: 3 wds. 12. In _ veritas 103. Great inventor
70. Photo 13. Sch. type 105. Church book
71. _ _ shoestring 14. Draw close 106. Time of youth
72. Old Middle East acronym 15. Consign 109. Pack animal
73. Fire, militarily: 2 wds. 16. Discord personified 111. Sepulcher
83. Stout 17. Birthright seller 112. Old greeting
84. Taurotragus oryx 18. Maidenhair 113. Lab burner
85. Position, in anatomy 28. Rubbed the wrong way 114. Ducts, in anatomy
86. Churns 29. Russell or Vonnegut 115. A cheese
88. Perfect 30. A pronoun 116. Mania
90. Diner’s preference 34. Desires 117. Cornelia _ Skinner
92. Finch 35. Impassive one 118. Celeb’s wheels
94. Word on a door 36. Circular painting 119. Quadrel
95. Mimic’s specialty 37. Buenos _ 124. Guided
97. _ Hebrides 38. Buckwheat pancake 125. Lgth. measures
99. Look 40. Servants
101. Girl in shirtsleeves 41. Expression of surprise
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

THURSDAY 16
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo St. Patrick’s Day Concert & Highway 22, Riverside IA
Brewing Company, 102 S. State St., Fundraiser for the QC Celtic Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy: Greg &
Advance Base – Karima Walker – Geneseo IL Festival: Laural Almquist – Four Rich Acoustic Duo (11:30a) – Barley
Jake McKelvie – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Heavycraft – Rosedale – Thick Shillings Short – The Redstone House Band (1:30pm) – Mayer
Third Ave., Rock Island IL – Nirvomit – Gabe’s, 330 E. Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA School of Irish Dancing (2:45pm)
An Evening with Albert Cummings Washington St., Iowa City IA St. Patrick’s Day Massacre XIV: – Derek the Piper – Funktastic
– The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Larry Boyd (6pm) – Cool Beanz Plastic Relations 80’s Set – The Five (4pm) – Dirt Road Rockers
Davenport IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Gentle – In the Attic – Iowa City (8:30pm) – Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap,
An Evening with Laurence Island IL Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA 1228 30th St., Rock Island IL
Hobgood (6pm) – Holiday Laurence Hobgood (noon) – St. Patrick’s Day Party: Mayer Shana Falana – Hot Tang –
Inn & Suites, 4215 Elmore Ave., Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 School of Irish Dance (5pm) – Subatlantic – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Davenport IA Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf Hum Hum & the Crash and Been Ave., Rock Island IL
Debility – Far from Fearless – IA There Done That (6pm) – Past Spring Break Birthday Bash: B–Tho
Tumera Divine – Gabe’s, 330 E. Laurence Hobgood (3pm) – Curfew (8:30pm) – Frankie – Young $ir – Will Murk – Justis –
Washington St., Iowa City IA Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Fontagne & the Ramblers (10pm) Cimi Hendrix – Shakes – Marley
Laurence Hobgood (noon) – Moline Street, Moline IL – Kelly’s Irish Pub & Eatery, 2222 E. Jap – Whensday – Looney Savage
Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline Live Lunch w/ Keith Soko (noon) 53rd St., Davenport IA – Lucci – E–Knock – ASthmattic –
IL – RME Community Stage, 129 N. Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Main St., Davenport IA
SATURDAY 18 City IA

FRIDAY 17
The Night People (5pm) – Rivertown St. Patrick’s Day Party: Mayer
Grille & Bar, 2606 W. Locust St., 50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube School of Irish Dance (10:30am &
“Genie” & the Leprechauns: AC/DC Davenport IA Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL 4pm) – Chuck Murphy (12:45pm) –
Tribute Band – Hero’s Pub, 3811 N. Passion – Rhythm City Casino Resort A Cappella Submarine: Davenport Plot Twist and VanderVeer (2pm)
Harrison St., Davenport IA Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Chordbuster Barbershop Chorus – Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – Davenport IA – Harminators Chorus – Storm (5pm) –North of 40 (6:15pm) –
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Playlist – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Front – Bettendorf High School Vice Squad (7:30pm) – Divebomb
Cedar Rapids IA Mound St., Davenport IA Performing Arts Center, 3333 18th (9pm) – Rolling Thunder – The
Bucktown Revue – Nighswander Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles – St., Bettendorf IA Music of AC/DC (10:45pm) – Kelly’s
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Bad Medicine – Ohnward Fine Arts Irish Pub & Eatery, 2222 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport IA Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa IA Davenport IA
Davenport IA
Chuck Murphy (7pm) – Sandburr Rick K & the Allnighters – Riverside Bobby Ray Bunch – Riverside Grille, Ratboys @ Rozz-Tox - March 22
Run & Resort, 5020 IL-84, Thomson
IL
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside IA
1733 State St., Bettendorf IA
Code 415 – Gunchie’s, 2905 – Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Main St., Wheatland IA
SUNDAY 19
Chuck Murphy (2pm) – Kavanaugh’s Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA Rd., LeClaire IA Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts – Bettendorf Park Band Spring
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St., Rock Kickoff: Chuck Murphy (3pm) – Dan Haughey (10am) – Dead Poet’s Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2:30pm) – Ryan M. Stier – Codfish Hollow Barn, Concert (3pm) – St. John’s United
Island IL Party to Go (5pm) – Funktastic Espresso, 1525 3rd Ave, Moline IL Harrington’s Pub, 2321 Cumberland 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Methodist Church, 109 E 14th St,
Ed James (5:30pm) – Hy-Vee Market Five (8pm) – Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Dan Tedesco – Iowa City Yacht Club, Square Dr., Bettendorf IA Pappa–Razzi – Len Brown’s North Davenport IA
Grille - Clinton, 901 S. 4th St., Tap, 1228 30th St., Rock Island IL 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Jackson Howard (6:30pm) – Ca Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Feufollet – CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
Clinton IA St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Decades Rewind – Paramount Theatre, D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Cambridge IL Passion – Rhythm City Casino Resort 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Gosh! – Liv Carrow – Jerk – BBJR – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA The Jason Carl Band – 11th Street Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) –
Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Dubuque St., Iowa City IA The Don’t Be Brothers (5pm) – Have Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
Island IL Your Cake (9pm) – RIBCO, 1815 Davenport IA Rick K & the Allnighters – Riverside N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
Second Ave., Rock Island IL The Knockoffs – Desperado’s, 112 S. Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (7:30pm) Continued On Page 50
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Continued From Page 49 Lambchop – House and Land – The
Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City
City Casino Resort Rhythm Room,
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside
IA
Rapids IA
Keep the Music Playing Fundraiser
Moeller Nights: Bob Nanna – Braid IA Rose ‘n’ Thorns – Cool Beanz Kneebody – The Mill, 120 E. (2pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
– Baked Beer & Bread Co., 1113 Rendered Heart w/ Fernando Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Burlington St., Iowa City IA House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Mound St., Davenport IA Alvarez – University of Dubuque’s Island IL Mason Jennings – CSPS/Legion Arts, City IA
Third Sunday @ 3 Concert – St. Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St., Rude Punch – 11th Street Precinct, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Peter & the Wolf (3pm) – Orpheum
John’s United Methodist Church, Dubuque IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Melissa Lee (6pm) – Stimulus Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
109 E 14th St, Davenport IA Ultraviolet – Shawn Bloomburg Stimulus Package – Riverside Casino Package (8:30pm) – Riverside Galesburg IL
Third Sunday Jazz: The Laurence Connection – Village Theatre, 2113 and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Sundae Funday with the Quad
Hobgood Trio (6pm) – The E 11th St, Davenport IA Riverside IA Highway 22, Riverside IA City Singers (2pm) – Modern
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Trapdoor Social – The Passes – Iowa North of 40 – Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA
Upstate Rubdown (6:30pm) – Ca FRIDAY 24 City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City IA
State St, Bettendorf IA
Northern Parallels 04 w/ Mike
Davenport IA

D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Cambridge IL Chevy Woods – Mac Ro – Semi Derer & Higgy – Rozz-Tox, 2108
MONDAY 27
WVIK/QCSO Signature Series
IV: Madison String Trio (2pm)
Sixteenz – Yung Fixx – Lotto Boy
– Red Reaper (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 SATURDAY 25 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Rick K & the Allnighters – Rhythm Charlie King – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
– Wallenberg Hall, Augustana E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Bobby Ray Bunch – 129 Coffee & City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Chuck Murphy – Riverside Casino Wine Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA City IA
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island
IL
Miles Nielsen @ Codfish and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, IA Ron Tegeler Jazz Trio (6pm) – Cool
Wild Pink – Harsh Times – Sister
Wife – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
Hollow Barn - March 18 Riverside IA
Dan Hubbard – Erin Moore – The
The Boston Pops Esplanade
Orchestra: By George! The
Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St.,
Rock Island IL TUESDAY 28
Rock Island IL City IA Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Pops Plays Gershwin – Hancher The Stone Flowers – Frick’s Tap, 1402 Hembree – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
Gaelic Storm – Englert Theatre, 221 Davenport IA Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa W. 3rd St., Davenport IA St., Iowa City IA

TUESDAY 21 East Washington St., Iowa City IA The Generations! Band – Rivertown City IA The Way Down Wanderers – Grass Kris Kristofferson – Paramount
Ratboys – Slingshot Dakota – Grille & Bar, 2606 W. Locust St., Chuck Murphy – Danny’s Tap & Grille, Fed Mule – Iowa City Yacht Club, Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar
Alvin Youngblood Hart (6:30pm) Condor & Jaybird – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Davenport IA 120 S A St., Monmouth IL 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Rapids IA
– Ca D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Third Ave., Rock Island IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Code 415 – Harley Corin’s, 1708 State united we SING! – Fleet Street Norma Jean – He Is Legend –
Cambridge IL The Stone Flowers – McClellan Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, St., Bettendorf IA – A Seasoned Sound – UI Old Capsize – Comrades – Manhattan
Four Year Strong – Can’t Swim Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St., 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Ellis Paul – Josh Harty – Princeton Gold – Englert Theatre, 221 East Blockade – ROYAL’Z (5:30pm) –
– Sleep on It – Light Years – Davenport IA LKB Trio (6pm) – 1 Hundred West Coffeehouse, 25 E. Marion St., Washington St., Iowa City IA Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Rational Anthem – Hyborian – Bar & Dance Club, 100 76th St., Princeton IL City IA
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
THURSDAY 23
Davenport IA G e o r ge Tho r o go o d & t he
SUNDAY 26
City IA
Moeller Nights: Whitney Rose Alex Wiley – Kembe X – Ion –
Mark Hestness – Riverside Grille,
1733 State St., Bettendorf IA
Destroyers – Rhy thm Cit y
Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Chad Elliott – Bethann Gavin WEDNESDAY 29
– Baked Beer & Bread Co., 1113 JohnDope – Jared Kudde$ – Alec Matt Woods – RIBCO, 1815 Second Davenport IA (6:30pm) – Ca D’Zan, 411 South Banjoy – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
Mound St., Davenport IA Zamora – A–Wets – Jack Sueno Ave., Rock Island IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s Rd., Cambridge IL St., Iowa City IA
Quad City Kix Band – RME (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Nordic Fiddlers Bloc – CSPS/Legion Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., Charlie King (6pm) – Broadway Mark Hestness (6:30pm) – The
Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., St., Iowa City IA Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Milan IL Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Davenport IA Bobby Ray Bunch – Front Street Phillips, Bianchi, Nash, & Gisbert – Hap Hazard – 11th Street Precinct, Rock Island IL Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Brewery Tap Room, Freight House, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Conor Oberst – The Felice Brothers Mipso – The Redstone Room, 129

WEDNESDAY 22 421 W. River Dr., Davenport IA City IA Joe Brisben & Sam Price – Uptown – Englert Theatre, 221 East Main St, Davenport IA
Ed James – Harrington’s Pub, Resurrgent – Harley Corin’s, 1708 Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque Washington St., Iowa City IA Rickie Lee Jones – Englert Theatre,
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – 2321 Cumberland Square Dr., State St., Bettendorf IA St., Iowa City IA Jayme Stone’s Folklife – CSPS/ 221 East Washington St., Iowa City
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Bettendorf IA Rick K & the Allnighters – Rhythm Josh Turner – Riverside Casino Event Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar IA

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DJs/Karaoke/ Comedy
Jams/Open Mics
THURSDAYS FRIDAY 17
West Locust St., Davenport IA Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz Horner (9:30pm) – The Establishment, 220
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA Coffeehouse, 1325 330th St., Rock 19th St., Rock Island IL
Cross Creek Karaoke – Hey Bryan’s, S. First St., Long Grove IA Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – Island IL Bix Beiderbomb Presents (8pm) – Boozie’s Bix Beiderbomb Presents (8pm) – Boozie’s
1140 15th Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Hollar’s Bar & Grill, 4050 27th St., Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey Bar & Grille, 114 ½ W. Third St., Davenport IA Bar & Grille, 114 ½ W. Third St., Davenport IA
DJ Night w/ 90s Music – Thirsty’s on Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Moline IL & “Detroit” Larry Davison – ComedySportz (7pm) – The Establishment, Christopher Titus – Rachel Bradley (8pm)
Third, 2202 W. Third St., Davenport Davenport IA Old Time Gospel Music Session & Cabana’s, 2120 Fourth Ave., Rock 220 19th St., Rock Island IL – Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St.,
IA Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Jam (Mar. 25, 3pm) – Uptown Bill’s Island IL David Dyer (8pm) – Penguin’s Comedy Club, Iowa City IA
Jam Session & Mug Night – Iowa 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Underground Open Mic w/ Kate 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA ComedySportz (7pm) – The Establishment,
City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Iowa City IA Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. The Speakeasy Laugh Hard (8pm) – Circa ‘21 220 19th St., Rock Island IL
City IA Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Tw i s t e d Mics Music & Linn St., Iowa City IA Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Owen Benjamin (8pm) – Penguin’s Comedy
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Davenport IA Entertainment – Barrel House Stand-up Open Mic (9pm) – Boozie’s Bar & Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA
415 15th St., Moline IL
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Ukulele Social Club (Mar. 18, 4pm) WEDNESDAYS Grille, 114 ½ W. Third St., Davenport IA
Studio Series: Paddy Murphy Is Dead
Stand-up Open Mic (9pm) – Boozie’s Bar &
Grille, 114 ½ W. Third St., Davenport IA
Pub, 2104 State St., Bettendorf IA Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 Acoustic Jam Night w/ Steve (9:30pm) – The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Open Jam Session – My Place the
Pub, 4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
– Hollar’s Bar & Grill, 4050 27th St.,
Moline IL
S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA McFate – McManus Pub, 1401
Seventh Ave., Moline IL
Rock Island IL
SATURDAY 25
Open Mic Night – Uptown Bill’s
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA SUNDAYS Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports SATURDAY 18
ComedySportz (7pm) – The Establishment,
220 19th St., Rock Island IL
Iowa City IA St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke (Mar. 17) – Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., ComedySportz (7pm) – The Establishment, Owen Benjamin (8pm) – Penguin’s Comedy
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace (March The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Davenport IA 220 19th St., Rock Island IL Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA
16) – Geneseo Brewing Company, City IA Open Mic Night (5pm) – Lynn’s BBQ Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, David Dyer (8pm) – Penguin’s Comedy Club, Paul Reiser (7:30pm) – University of
102 S. State St., Geneseo IL & Saloon, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline
SATURDAYS IA Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345
West Locust St., Davenport IA
Studio Series: Survivor (9:30pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island IL
St., Dubuque IA
Studio Series: Shakespeared! (9:30pm)
IL Community Drum Circle (Mar. 25,
MONDAYS Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second – The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock

SUNDAY 19
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – noon) – River Music Experience, Ave., Rock Island IL Island IL
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA Musicians Jam w/ CJ Lomas (Mar. Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
Cross Creek Karaoke – Jim’s 20, 6pm) – Theo’s Java Club, 213 2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA Circumstantial Comedy Show (10pm) –
SUNDAY 26
FRIDAYS
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., 17th St., Rock Island IL Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats – BREW, 1104 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport IA
Milan IL Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 Bent River Brewing Company, 512 Circumstantial Comedy Show (10pm) –

MONDAY 20
Cabana Karaoke Night – Cabana’s, DJ 007 (Mar. 18) – Gabe’s, 330 E. E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA 24th St. Rock Island IL BREW, 1104 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport IA
2120 Fourth Ave., Rock Island IL Washington St., Iowa City IA Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Cross Creek Karaoke – Firehouse
Bar & Grill, 2006 Hickory Grove Rd.,
DJ Deke (Mar. 25) – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL TUESDAYS & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
Davenport IA
Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm) – Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
MONDAY 27
Davenport IA Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Acoustic Music Club (4:30pm) – Open Mic Night (Mar. 22) – Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm) – Iowa City

WEDNESDAY 22
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, S. First St., Long Grove IA River Music Experience, 129 N. University of Dubuque’s Heritage Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Main St., Davenport IA Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – My Place the Pub,
4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
IA
Open Mic w/ Dave Schneider (Mar.
Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar
WEDNESDAY 29
Davenport IA Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s 22, 6pm) – Happy Joe’s PizzaGrille, Rapids IA Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Just Let Go! (Mar. 17) – RIBCO, 1815 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon, 2900 River Dr., Moline IL Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar

FRIDAY 24
Second Ave., Rock Island IL Karaoke Night – Roadrunners 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA Rapids IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
Davenport IA 1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Best of Both Worlds: David Casas & Kevin
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