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GUEST COMMENTARY By Caitlin Johnstone

Never Forget: U.S. Plutocracy Uses Government and Media to
Manufacture Fear and Consent
[Editor’s note: This commentary has links to die on hospital floors was repeated as fact rally the unwashed masses behind military dealing with tens of millions of heavily armed
to numerous sources online and the short by Amnesty International, the mass media, endeavors on behalf of the rich and powerful Americans telling them to get their socio-
URL’s are denoted with (/y/fear) which numerous senators, and President George has probably been going on since the dawn pathic asses out of here.
should be typed into a web browser as H. W. Bush, tugging at the heartstrings of of civilization, and it is only humanity’s What this means is that those of us who
RCReader.com/y/fear.] Americans and manufacturing support for increasing adeptness at networking and shar- want what’s best for America and the world
American action in the Gulf War. ing information that has enabled us to begin instead of endless war and economic oppres-

W
hen it comes to 9/11, there are two It was a lie (/y/fear2). Nayirah was in fact catching on to the deceitful manipulations of sion are necessarily locked in a media war (/y/
groups of people: those who don’t the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador the people who rule us. Our history books are fear10) with the plutocracy and its cronies.
know exactly what happened, and to the U.S., and her TV-friendly “removing doubtless riddled with countless inaccura- The populist alternative media owned and
those who orchestrated it. babies from incubators” testimony was false. cies as to the real reasons underlying violent operated by ordinary people is the natural
Nearly everyone on Earth belongs in the It never happened. conflicts between various kingdoms and enemy of the plutocrat-owned mainstream
former category, but many like to pretend factions, because the few literate people who media designed to prop up the existing power
they have a rock-solid understanding of the The Gulf of Tonkin Incident were permitted to write the official historic structure with establishment propaganda.
events that transpired on that fateful day in In 2005, a declassified historical study accounts of them had full control of the nar- Our ability to win this media war increases
2001. Scoffing mainstream adherents like by the NSA revealed (/y/fear3) that one of rative at the time. the more networked and Internet-literate our
to pretend they’re confident that the official the two incidents that were used to propel This is why we’ve been seeing increasingly society becomes, which is why the oligarchs
narrative is accurate, but they aren’t. A lot of America into the disastrous Vietnam War blatant panic from existing power structures have been working overtime to shut us down
hardcore conspiracy analysts like to pretend happened the opposite of the way it was about alternative media. Whoever controls with corporate censorship (/y/fear11).
they know the real story, but they don’t. reported to have happened, and the second of the narrative controls the world. It is only by There is no reason to believe anything
There’s simply not enough publicly available the two incidents did not happen at all. The general societal consensus that power exists these lying sociopaths say, especially not
information for anyone to be certain exactly allegation that there were “deliberate” and where it exists, that money works the way about something that has served such a
how things went down that day; all we can “unprovoked” attacks upon the U.S. Navy in it works, etc. At any time the public could crucial role in their openly stated agenda (/y/
know for sure is that (a) the official story is the Gulf of Tonkin on August 2 and August stop honoring existing power structures fear12) to ensure U.S. dominance over the
riddled with plot holes (/y/fear), and (b) the 4 of 1964 was solemnly affirmed (/y/fear4) and create an entirely different model for world using its military and economic might.
American power establishment has an exten- by President Johnson, which led to the swift itself, deciding to distribute resources and The extremely influential neoconservative
sive and well-documented history of using passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (/y/ allocate responsibilities in ways that benefit think tank Project for the New American
false flag events and propaganda to generate fear5) authorizing full presidential authority more people more efficaciously than the Century stated (/y/fear13) in September of
widespread fear, manipulating the public into to commit US military power to the Viet- current paradigm. It is only by their ability 2000 that America would require “a new
supporting evil acts of military intervention- namese intervention. to manipulate and control the mainstream Pearl Harbor” to advance this agenda. We got
ism abroad and authoritarianism at home. In reality, the August 2 incident was not narrative that powerful people have been able exactly that one year later in a tragedy used
If you think you know for a fact that the in any way “unprovoked,” and it was in fact to keep this from happening. to manufacture support for greatly expanded
official story of what happened on Septem- America’s USS Maddox that fired upon U.S. military interventionism abroad and a
ber 11, 2001, is the true account and that all North Vietnamese boats first. On August Fearful Consent Fueled by surveillance police-state here at home. As the
conspiracy theories have been “debunked,” 4, there was no engagement with any ships Media Wars above examples show, there’s no good reason
you are ignorant. If you think you know the whatsoever, with Johnson privately admitting If the power elites didn’t need the consent to accept the oligarchy’s “official story” with a
precise details of how what really happened (/y/fear6) a year later that “For all I know, our of the public to rule, they wouldn’t have to lie trusting “Yeah, that sounds legit.”
differs from the official story, you’ve spent navy was shooting at whales out there.” constantly about their reasons for war. The These people are liars, and they are
way too much time diving down conspiracy- public would never consent to military inter- depraved. They have no problem using lies
theory rabbit holes and should probably The USS Maine ventions if politicians were allowed to appear to kill a million Iraqis and thousands of
ease off the weed. There’s no need to get all “But when the smoke was over, the dead on CNN and say “Yeah, well, America has U.S. soldiers to advance their agendas (/y/
defensive and go bedding yourself down to buried and the cost of the war came back to the become a stronghold for the most powerful fear14), and there’s no reason to believe they
one hard doctrine of certainty when the U.S. people in an increase in the price of commodi- plutocracy in the history of civilization and wouldn’t kill U.S. civilians as well. There’s no
power establishment has already discredited ties and rent – that is, when we sobered up it needs to maintain its status as the world’s harm in familiarizing yourself with all the
itself so thoroughly. It’s unnecessary to plunge from our patriotic spree – it suddenly dawned only superpower in order to protect the details about the various conspiracy theories
deep into theory when these people’s track on us that the cause of the Spanish-American investments of that plutocracy. This is why we surrounding 9/11 if that’s what you want to
record is so firmly established in fact. War was the price of sugar.” have to keep knocking the pillars of support spend your brainpower on. But really, all you
Here are just a few examples of the U.S. – Emma Goldman out from underneath Russia and China, and need to realize is that the U.S. power structure
government distorting the reality of events in why I get millions in re-election campaign is riddled with known liars who have no
order to manufacture fear and public support This goes way back. The Austin Green (/y/ donations.” problem slaughtering countless people to
for military intervention. fear7) documentary Shadowring (/y/fear8) Pessimistic readers won’t like hearing this. advance their agenda of global domination.
describes how the Spanish-American war But the reality is that Americans are basically There are no reasons to trust the corporate
The False Nayirah Testimony was brought on by a highly suspicious explo- good people who generally want what’s best media’s fear mongering narratives, and many
On October 10, 1990, a 15-year-old girl sion upon the USS Maine while it was docked for the world. If they weren’t, the unelected reasons not to give in to the plutocracy’s
known only as Nayirah testified (/y/fear1) at the Havana Harbor in 1898, combined power establishment which rules over them weapons of mass distraction.
before the Congressional Human Rights with the anti-Spain narratives from the wouldn’t have to keep making up lies about
Caucus about the horrors that Iraqi troops plutocrat-owned newspapers of that time. babies in incubators and protecting their Caitlin Johnstone is an independent jour-
were inflicting upon the people of Kuwait. Like all U.S. wars, it was extremely profitable families from Weapons of Mass Destruction nalist who can be found at Patreon.com/
Her testimony that hundreds of babies had and benefited the very rich. in order to secure U.S. hegemony (/y/fear9). If caitlinjohnstone.
been taken out of their incubators and left This tradition of using lies to sow fear and they ever told the public the truth, they’d be
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Senator Brady Embarks on a
Magical Mystery Tour Loyalty. Bravery. Passion.

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he four leaders met last week, but out, required to get first crack at projects
didn’t appear to accomplish much of involving tolls anyway. There was also
anything. the usual suspicion about which investors
It was Senator Bill Brady’s first lead- would benefit from such a deal.
ers’ meeting since his chamber officially Beyond the Democrats not wanting to
confirmed him as the Senate Republican give the Republican governor a “win” by
Leader, and he was the one who called allowing him to announce sweet projects
for the sit-down. Leader Brady ran for during a crucial election year, there are SEASON PREMIERE
governor three times, winning the 2010 still some important remaining questions. MON OCT 16 8pm
primary. Numerous associates say he Also, despite the recent agreement on
wants to make the most of this new role school funding reform, there still isn’t
and be as relevant as he possibly can. much trust at the top.
Brady helped restart the Senate’s stalled So some Democrats wonder whether
“grand bargain” talks in early May by Brady and Rauner are floating this idea
outlining a “five for five” plan that raised in order to ultimately blame Democrats
$5 billion in new revenues alongside $5 for not going along with them after the
billion in cuts. That proposal was widely GOP moves the goal posts a dozen times.
believed to have been drafted by Governor Or, perhaps, is it designed to somehow
Bruce Rauner’s office and foreshadowed lure the Democrats into countering with
his subsequent election as leader. a gas tax hike, which they can then be
A startling 18 of Brady’s 22 Republi- blamed for?
can members are up for reelection next Leader Brady is generally a sincere guy
year, so Brady needs to maintain a close and he definitely wants to accomplish
relationship with the wealthy governor big things in his new job, so take that as Find us wqpt.org
to hold off primary opponents and fund you will.
general election races. Governor Rauner has in the past
There’s also a very real and growing demanded reductions to the prevailing
worry that Governor Rauner will be a wage as part of any capital plan deal. If
significant drag on down-ballot Repub- this plan has any significant poison pills,
lican candidates next year, adding to the the Democrats will likely just take their
problems the party may very well also chances with the 2018 election.
have with a national backlash against And even if it is “labor friendly,”
Republican President Donald Trump. The the Democrats will undoubtedly want
fact that no Republicans have yet emerged some sort of ironclad assurances that
to run for three statewide offices (secre- money will actually be spent in their
tary of state, comptroller, and treasurer) own districts, including and (probably)
should tell you something. especially in Chicago. There’s also a very
So Brady reportedly wants to do real concern that Rauner’s administration,
whatever he can to help the governor help badly hobbled by firings and resigna-
himself and, by extension, help his caucus. tions, will bungle the administration of a
And a plan for state construction projects capital plan.
would most definitely be a big help. The Amazon “HQ2” search, with its
Brady has an idea in mind. But one promise of up to 50,000 high-paying jobs,
person who was briefed last week said it also has to be considered here.
wasn’t so much a plan as “A magical mys- Our state’s bickering political families
tery tour looking for someone to love it.” have to put on their best possible face
Several sources say it’s a “public-private when the prospective client comes over for
partnership” (PPP) proposal, meaning the dinner. Any public rekindling of this hor-
state would seek out investors to help hold ribly partisan feud could cost the state big.
down government costs and dampen the And, hey, capital money may be needed
need for a big tax hike to pay for it. Gover- to entice the company into building its
nor Rauner said last week that he opposed second headquarters in or near the city.
raising the gas tax to fund a capital bill. I’m not holding my breath at all, but it
The House Speaker didn’t warm to would be nice if they can put this together.
Rauner’s last PPP idea for a toll lane on We need the jobs.
Interstate 55. The House Democrats com-
plained that Rauner’s office should’ve just Rich Miller also publishes Capitol
handed the proposal over to the tollway Fax, a daily political newsletter, and
board, which already has the legal author- CapitolFax.com.
ity to do such things and is, they pointed
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“Folsom Prison Blues” featured a cup solo is set at the Grand Ole Opry – and is also a feel that if the song order were flip-flopped
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style perfectly. (Unfortunately, due to a of Fire’s set consists of a gigantic railroad much more. I went into the night thinking
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through most of the second act.) under its bridge. It’s quite a sight, setting more than I thought. You may, too.
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Halloween 2017 Haunted Houses
& Events

An image from Bruce Walter’s 360-degree camera feature on area haunted houses from last year.
(www.rcreader.com/art/halloween-videos-images-360-degrees)

Murder Mystery at the Silvis Public Library,
Events players will be helping us investigate our crime
scene by… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Sat Oct 28
The Scream in Schroeder Woods, Sat. & Sun.; a
haunted trek through the woods featuring a… The Witches’ Walk & Costume Parade, enter
Scream in Schroeder Woods, 7pm Sun Oct 1 thru to have your costume judged or just join the…
Tue Oct 31 Downtown LeClaire, 11:30am Sat Oct 28

Torment at Twelve Hundred, the annual Daytrotter Halloween Show: The Dawn as
theatrical haunted attraction features themed Genesis w/ Peter Gabriel & Phil Collins – The
rooms, walks through the woods, characters, Velies as The Pretenders, tribute concert with
mechanical props, and more; Fri. & Sat. 7pm- the local musicians; 7pm doors, 8pm concert;…
midnight, Sun. (not Oct. 1) & Halloween 7-10pm; Daytrotter, 8pm Tue Oct 31
open-toed and high-heel shoes prohibited; $18,
Torment at 1200, 5030 N. 1200th Ave., Orion IL,
TormenTwelve.com Fri Oct 6 thru Tue Oct 31 Kids’ Events
Shadows Realm Haunted House, Fri. & Sat., Halloween Pillow Boxes with Treats, an
haunted attraction featuring claustrophobia, activity in the Southwest Family Craft series; free;
animatronics, and… Shadows Realm Haunted for… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
House, 7pm Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 28 6pm Tue Oct 10

House of 1000 Screams, Fri. & Sat.; a two-story 19th Annual Noogiefest, a free Halloween/
haunted house in downtown Davenport… House Fall Festival party for children and their families…
of 1000 Screams, 7pm Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 28 Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 4pm Sat Oct 14

QC Haunted Forest, Fri. & Sat. 7-11pm; the Dance Me A Story: Halloween, join dancers
hayrack will pick you up… Adventure Quest of the from Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of… Davenport
Quad Cities, Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 28 Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 2pm Sat Oct
14
Shock House, Fri. & Sat., Thu. starting Oct. 12; a
haunted attraction featuring scene rooms,… QCCA Make & Take Craft: Painting Pumpkins,
Expo Center, 7pm Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 28 children will be able to paint a pumpkin anyway
they… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat Oct 21
Terror at Skellington Manor: Theatre of the
Macabre – A Haunted Experience, Fri.-Sun.; Pumpkin Palooza, come to the library to enjoy
a walk through haunted house with highly… storytime immediately followed by… LeClaire
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 7pm Fri Community Library, 10:30am Sat Oct 21
Oct 6 thru Sun Oct 29
Saturday Storytime: Pumpkins, Ghosts, and
Factory of Fear Haunted Attraction, Fri.-Sun.; Creepy Crawlies, a spooky storytime with songs,
the Quad Cities’ longest-running and largest indoor crafts, and Halloween-themed stories; free;…
haunted attraction... QC Factory of Fear, 7pm Fri Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Oct 21
Oct 6 thru Tue Oct 31
Haunted House Spooktacular, with 3-5pm
Hauberg Mansion Halloween Mystery children’s activities featuring a ghost walk and
Scavenger Hunt, attempt to solve a mystery other… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Sun Oct 22
with… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 7pm Fri Oct
13 thru Sat Oct 14 Terror at Skellington Manor: Scare-D-Cat
Day, families can see the Haunted Manor in the
Rock Island Paranormal Discussion, visit light without… Skellington Manor Banquet & Event
with members of Rock Island Paranormal society, Center, 1pm Sat Oct 28
as they… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 5pm Mon Oct 16 Davenport Junior Theatre Annual Halloween
Bash, family-friendly Halloween-Carnival style
It’s a Mystery Murder-Mystery Dinner, event with games, prizes, and a costume…
dinner and an interactive whodunit with the area Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:30pm Sun Oct 29
comedians; 5:30pm… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 5:30pm Sat Oct 21 Trunk or Treat, businesses and organizations in
and surrounding the Silvis area will… Silvis Public
Terror at Skellington Manor: Thursday- Library, 4pm Sun Oct 29
Night Theatre of the Macabre – A Haunted
Experience, a walk through haunted house with Zombie Night, enjoy snacks and a zombie movie,
highly detailed scenes, special… Skellington Manor just in time for… Rock Island Public Library -
Banquet & Event Center, 7pm Thu Oct 26 Downtown Library, 5pm Mon Oct 30
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VISUAL ARTS Opening Reception: Recent Artworks by Mike Scholar Talk: Drs. Anna Habánová and Ivo Habán,
Leinhauser and Kathy Svec, celebrating the exhibits Drs. Habánová and Habán from the Liberec/Technical
of photography Leinhauser of Bettendorf (“Observations University and Jablonecka/ National Heritage Institute
Openings & Gallery Events Along… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Oct 20 will speak about Grant Wood as his work relates to
their research on New Objectivity painting; 5:30pm
Curator Talk: Irma René Koen, Executive Director Craft Cafe: Wycinanki (Polish Paper Craft), join us reception, 7pm program; for information, call 563-326-
Tim Schiffer will introduce the exhibition “Irma René at the library for various crafts; all materials… Fairmount 7832, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
Koen: An Artist Rediscovered” and guests will also hear Street Library, 2pm Sat Oct 21 figgeartmuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 26
from exhibition curators Vanessa Sage and Cynthia
Wiedemann Empen, Ph.D.; 5:30pm reception, 7pm ESA Vendor/Craft Fair for St. Jude, vendor craft Bucktown Artoberfest, for information, call 563-424-
program; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, fair hosted by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, with 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Oct 27
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, proceeds… St. Matthew Lutheran Church - Davenport,
figgeartmuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 5 9am Sat Oct 21 Figge Underground Halloween, held in the
underground parking garage of the museum; bring
Reception: Transitions, celebrating the exhibit of Lori Irma Rene Koen exhibition @ Figge Art Museum - Teen Anime Day @ the Figge, an afternoon of crafts, your friends, dance, create, and enjoy a variety of craft
Roderick’s ceramics and Zaiga Thorson’s paintings… opens September 30 Japanese culture lessons, gaming & cosplay contest; beverages, local DJs, and a costume contest; $15-20; for
Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 4pm Thu Oct 5 Ramen, candy sushi & tea will be served and teen information, call 563-326-7832, Figge Art Museum, 225
participants will get free admission to the Figge; free; W 2nd St, Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 9pm Fri
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563- for information, call 563-326-7832, Figge Art Museum, Oct 27
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests 345-6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, noon
are invited to experience the current exhibitions IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 19 Sat Oct 21
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
figgeartmuseum.org, 5pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26

Scrapbooking for United Way, bring supplies,
photos, and a friend; unfinished projects welcome;
$10… Scott County Administrative Center, 5pm Fri Oct 6

3D 3R Art Project, an art competition among kids
in grades 3-12, themed “Technology for Health”;
students will bring their own recyclable, reusable, and
renewable materials to create their piece of art during
the event; hosted by Global Awareness Citizens; free; for
information, e-mail acitizens@hotmail.com or call 309-
269-6345, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport
IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 1pm Sun Oct 8

Adult Coloring Night, de-stress and express yourself
through art; the library will provide… East Moline Public
Library, 5:30pm Mon Oct 9

Zen Coloring/Paint by Sticker, enjoy active meditation
at the library; relax your mind and… Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 2pm Mon Oct 9

An Interesting Rock Island Girl: The Modern Art
and Life of Irma René Koen, art historian Cynthia
Empen presents on the life and art… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Oct 11

#YarnBombQC Crochet-in, participate in a
collaborative public art project that will draw diverse
sectors of the Quad-Cities community together in a
positive, celebratory way to help create a work of art;
community members will crochet small circles that
will be stitched together by the artist Carol Hummel to
form a larger work; free; for information, call 309-794-
7400, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
figgeartmuseum.org, 6pm Thu Oct 12

Flourish: An Avant-Garde Garden Party, fundraiser
supporting Living Proof and its annual exhibitions of
artwork by cancer survivors; featuring live music, an
auction, hors d’oeuvres, and more; $35; for tickets and
information, contact livingproofexhibit@gmail.com,
RME (River Music Experience), 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
rivermusicexperience.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 12

TASK Party, an experimental art party created by artist
Oliver Herring; there are three rules: create tasks for the TASK
pool, grab a task for yourself to interpret using the provided
materials, and use your imagination; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport
IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 6pm Thu Oct 12

#YarnBombQC Crochet-in, participate in a
collaborative public art project that will draw… Rozz-
Tox, 6pm Tue Oct 17

Sew Much Fun: Infinity Scarf, enjoy simple sew-it-
yourself projects for adults; for information and to… Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Oct 18

Art, Architecture, and the Deere Family Story, get
your creative juices flowing as you are inspired by the
art, architecture, and spirit of the Deere family with staff
from the Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House;
5:30pm reception, 7pm program; free; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 19

Informational Meeting for the Grant Wood in
New York Trip, an informational meeting that will
present the final itinerary and pricing on a trip to New
York from April 12-16; for information, contact Heather
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VISUAL ARTS / Present, selected favorites will include black & white…
Quad City Arts Center, Fri Oct 20 thru Tue Oct 31
Openings & Gallery Events
Illustration and Design: Recent Work by Greta
Songe, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, information,… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- - St. Ambrose University, Fri Oct 27 thru Tue Oct 31
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Oct 27

#YarnBombQC Unveiling Reception, view the Classes
artwork that resulted when community members
crocheted small… Augustana College Teaching Museum Figure Drawing / Painting Class, on Thursdays,
of Art, 4pm Sun Oct 29 with instructor Jason Frank; $60/month, $15/class; for
information… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 6:15pm
Day of the Dead Family Fiesta, experience Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26
performances by Ballet Folklorico and the Glenview
Mariachi Band, authentic foods like pan de muerto and Photography Workshop – Landscapes: Advanced
tamales, larger-than-life catrinas in the galleries, painted Beginner/Intermediate, this workshop is for anyone
faces and many hands-on art activities; for information, seeking to take their photographic skills further, using
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, landscape as the subject; the session will begin at the
Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, noon Sun Oct 29 Figge with an introduction/discussion hour followed by
a drive (in your cars) to Middle Park in Bettendorf; after
a couple hours of photography in the park, class will
Exhibits & Shows reconvene at the Figge for a viewing and discussion of
that day’s pictures; $50-60; for information, call 563-326-
Currently on Display 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
figgeartmuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 7
Disturbed Ground: Paintings by Kristin Musgnug,
Musgnug’s paintings draw on her interest in the… Catich Creation Studio Drop-In: Paper Fans, an event in
Gallery - St. Ambrose University, thru Thu Oct 12 the Global Gathering: Korea series; free; for… Bettendorf
Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 16
Out & About, a joint exhibition between MidCoast and
Quad… Casement Gallery at Bucktown Center for the Drawing: Combining Mediums, Wednesdays thru
Arts, thru Fri Oct 13 Nov. 15, with instructor Curtis Parce; Parce will lead
students in an exploration of multiple drawing materials;
Out & About, a joint exhibition between MidCoast and using a variety of mediums and applying techniques
Quad… Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Oct 13 demonstrated by the instructor, students will learn ways
to incorporate a mix of mediums to create dynamic,
Enterprising Machines: Drawings by Jessica Eric Darius @ The Redstone Room - October 28 visually exciting art work; $80-90; for information,
Gondek, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
information, contact… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Celebrating Day of the Dead, delve into the history, Go Figure!, interactive exhibit created by Minnesota Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 6pm Wed Oct 25
Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, thru Fri Oct 20 myth and magic of this Mexican national holiday Children’s Museum,… Muscatine Art Center, thru Tue
that is celebrated in many countries, including the Oct 31 Pinterest Night, join us in making a craft from
Skylines & City Lights, exhibit of new paintings by United States; learn facts and explore the art and ethos Pinterest; free; for… East Moline Public Library, 6pm
Jeff Allen… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru Sat surrounding this increasingly popular cultural event; Wed Oct 25
Oct 21 Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Opening in October
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Creation Studio Drop-In: Korean Ddakji Game,
Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Transitions, exhibit of Lori Roderick’s ceramics and make and use these folded paper tiles to play the…
Self-Determination Movements, an exhibit of new Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, thru Tue Oct 31 Zaiga… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Mon Oct Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 30
work by contemporary artists… Augustana College 2 thru Tue Oct 31
Teaching Museum of Art, thru Sat Oct 28 Edouard Duval-Carrié: Endless Flight, exhibit

MUSIC
of works by Duval-Carrié, one of the foremost Haitian Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from
Colleen Curry - Jennifer Costa - Amber Williams, artists working today who makes paintings and the Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection,
exhibit of fiber art and fabric by Curry, functional sculptures that translate Haitian culture into modern exhibition of 56 objects, ranging from paintings to silver
sculpture by Costa, and paper collages by Williams; for terms; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon- candlesticks to bishop’s chairs, made in the Spanish and Concerts
information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309- 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late 17th
793-1213 ext.108 or dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com, Quad call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, to the early 19th centuries; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. Harvest Moon Song & Dance Fest, enjoy 100 years of
City Arts Art @ the Airport, 2200 69th Ave, Moline IL, Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, thru Tue Oct 31 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-7 museum admission; for rural American music and dance in… Dan Nagle Walnut
qcairport.com, thru Sun Oct 29 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Grove Pioneer Village, 1pm Sun Oct 1
Global Gathering: Korea, a display of Renee Meyer W 2nd St, Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, Sat Oct 14
Ernst artwork,… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Tue thru Tue Oct 31 Moeller Nights: Jonny Fritz, American alternative
Oct 31 country musician in concert, featuring an opening set…
Greta Songe: Accumulation, installation exhibit; Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sun
Heather Seibel - Juliet Stock, exhibit of ceramics Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free;… Catich Gallery Oct 1
by Seibel and paintings… MidCoast Gallery West, thru - St. Ambrose University, Fri Oct 20 thru Tue Oct 31
Tue Oct 31 Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert, sponsored by
Kathy Svec: Boxed Books, Svec’s assemblages in Eye Surgeons Associates; free; for information, call 309-
Irma René Koen: An Artist Rediscovered, deep frames and boxes… Quad City Arts Center, Fri Oct 524-2470… Moline Public Library, noon Mon Oct 2
exhibition features paintings by Rock Island native and 20 thru Tue Oct 31
distinguished artist of the 20th Century Koen (1883- An Evening with Shovels & Rope, concert with the
1975); Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon- Mike Leinhauser’s Observations Along the Road folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed…
5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, of Life: A Collection of Photographs from Past to Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Mon Oct 2
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, thru Tue Oct 31

Rick Lodmell, exhibit of paint on glass; Mon -Fri,…
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, thru Tue Oct 31

Roaming Quilts: Voices of Foster Children,
exhibition of three quilts comprised of 30… Family
Museum, thru Tue Oct 31

Sara Slee Brown, painting exhibit; Wed.-Sat. 11am-
6pm; free; for information,… Midcoast at Bucktown
Gallery, thru Tue Oct 31

The Art of Shared Experiences: New Haitian
Works from the Figge Collection, exhibit of works of
Haitian art recently gifted to the Figge, including a group
of six paintings from the estate of James Huffman, a U.S.
diplomat who was stationed in the Dominican Republic;
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,
Mike Leinhauser’s Mia @ Quad City Arts Center Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, thru Tue Oct 31
Gallery - opens October 20 Big Daddy Weave @ Adler Theatre - October 26
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Moeller Nights: Tristen, concert with singer/ event will go to benefit the Karli Rose Kell Music
songwriter Tristen Gaspadarek, featuring an opening set Scholarship Fund at RME; the evening will feature live
by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm music from The Friends of RME with special guests;
Tue Oct 3 $15; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
Moeller Nights: Matt Pond PA, concert with the New rivermusicexperience.org, 7pm Sat Oct 14
York-based power-pop band, featuring an opening…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Wed The Carl Acuff Jr. Show featuring Jeannie Kendall,
Oct 4 touring performance of country, rock ‘n roll, and Motown
hits;… Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 7pm Sat Oct 14
Chris Stapleton, concert with the chart-topping
country singer/.songwriter, featuring special guests Moeller Nights: Crocodiles, concert with the noise
Margo… iWireless Center, 7:30pm Thu Oct 5 pop/indie pop band from San Diego,… Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sun Oct 15
Dan Tedesco, the alt-folk and rock musician performs
an RME Member Appreciation Show on his “Chase the Nova Singers: Today I Will ..., Galesburg’s
Lightning” tour; $8 adv / $10 day of show / FREE for RME professional 21-voice ensemble presents a thematic
Members; for tickets and information, call 563-326- program about taking… St. Paul Lutheran Church -
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Davenport, 4pm Sun Oct 15
rivermusicexperience.org, 7pm Thu Oct 5
Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features
Kiss the Sky: The Definitive Jimi Hendrix Tribute a different type of music and all… St. John’s United
Experience, concert tribute with virtuoso guitarist Methodist Church, 3pm Sun Oct 15
and former Columbia recording artist… Circa ’21 Dinner
Playhouse, 7pm Thu Oct 5 Third Sunday Jazz: The Nicki Malley Quintet,
Polyrhythms presents a 6pm jazz concert ($10-15)
Infinitus, concert with the string trio and Quad City with vibraphonist Malley and her quintet featuring
Arts Visiting… Pleasant Valley High School - Auditorium, trumpeter Edgar Crockett, preceded by a 3pm all-ages
7pm Fri Oct 6
Irma Thomas @ Adler Theatre - October 21 jazz workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room, 129
Natty Nation – Aaron Kamm & the One-Drops – Moeller Nights: Liz Moen, concert with the Iowa City- The Menzingers, concert with the punk-rock band Main St, Davenport IA, rivermusicexperience.org, 3pm
Rude Punch, Midwestern reggae musicians in concert; based singer/songwriter and guitarist; $8… Triple Crown from Scranton, Pennsylvania; $20 advance… RIBCO, 8pm Sun Oct 15
$10 adv / $12 dos; for tickets and information, call 563- Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sat Oct 7 Thu Oct 12
326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport Moeller Nights: Humming House, touring folk
IA, rivermusicexperience.org, 8pm Fri Oct 6 QCSO Masterworks I: Postcards from Paris, the The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece musicians in concert, featuring an opening set by…
Quad City Symphony Orchestra and soprano Elena big band will be playing… The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Tue
The Tailfins, 60s, 70s, and 80s rock and roll; with food Perroni perform a… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat Oct 7 Fri Oct 13 Oct 17
available for… Col Ballroom, 7:30pm Fri Oct 6
QCSO Masterworks I: Postcards from Paris, the Whiskey’s Gone: A Zac Brown Tribute Band, Project Trio, in Building 4, Room 115; concert with the
King of Clubz, concert with the hardcore band hailing Quad City Symphony Orchestra and soprano Elena country-music concert with the touring musicians, ensemble featuring… Black Hawk College - Quad City
from the Quad Cities,… Daytrotter, 6pm Sat Oct 7 Perroni perform a… Centennial Hall, Augustana College, featuring an opening set by Aileeah Colgan; $10; for Campus, Tue Oct 17
2pm Sun Oct 8 tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Matchbox Twenty, the chart-topping rockers in Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, rivermusicexperience. An Evening with Junior Brown, concert with the
concert, performing with special guest Matt… iWireless The Whiffenpoofs of Yale, concert with the world’s org, 8pm Fri Oct 13 country and Western singer/songwriter; $20 adv / $25
Center, 8pm Sat Oct 7 oldest collegiate a cappella group; $10-30; for… Adler day of show; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
Theatre, 3pm Sun Oct 8 Moondance 2017: The Karli Rose Kell Music 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
Scholarship Fundraiser, proceeds from this special rivermusicexperience.org, 7:30pm Wed Oct 18

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MUSIC /
Concerts
LITERARY ARTS
Readings & Discussions
Joe Marcinek All-Star Super Jam featuring Kofi Coin Op Poetry Reading, on the first & 3rd Sun. of the
Baker, a night of Chicago blues, New Orleans funk, month; for… Neighborhood Laundromat Rock Island,
Grateful Dead psychedelia, and jazz fusion with the 8pm Sun Oct 1 and Sun Oct 15
jam musicians, featuring special guests Sweet and
Dale; $12; for tickets and information, call 563-326- The Whistler, a discussion of John Grisham’s book with
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
rivermusicexperience.org, 9pm Fri Oct 20 Library, 3pm Mon Oct 2

Kidz Bop, family-friendly concert with the young pop Hope in Hell, discussion with the Bioethics and
stars on their Best… Adler Theatre, 7pm Fri Oct 20 Humanities Initiative Book Group; free; for… Christ the
King Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 7pm Wed Oct 4
Project Trio, concert with the ensemble featuring
bass, flute, and cello, and… Bettendorf High School I Am Madame X, a discussion of Gioia Diliberto’s book
Performing Arts Center, 7pm Fri Oct 20 with the Art Lovers’ Book Club, led by Pat Walkup; bring
a brown bag lunch if desired; free, for members only;
Land of the Morning Calm, this Korean Cultural Music for information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or
and Art Event will celebrate Korean musicians and… haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7pm Sat Oct 21 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 1pm
Wed Oct 4
Moeller Nights: Campdogzz, concert with the
Chicago-based rockers, featuring an opening set by… Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sat fun, casual book discussion;… The Phoenix Restaurant &
Oct 21 Martini Bar, 6:30pm Thu Oct 5
Cheech and Chong @ Rhythm City Casino Resort - October 20
The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans: See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist; free;
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & The Thou, concert by the sludge-metal band formed in The Last Glimpse, Smashing Pumpkins tribute set for… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
Preservation Legacy Quintet, blues, jazz, spirituals, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,… RIBCO, 7pm Wed Oct 25 performed in conjunction with the Batch… RIBCO, 7pm 7pm Mon Oct 9
and more with touring performers Irma Thomas,… Adler Thu Oct 26
Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Oct 21 Big Daddy Weave, contemporary-Christian musicians Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
perform on their “Set Free” tour, featuring guest… Adler Lewis Knudsen, an event in the Brown Bag Lunch yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount
Quad City Wind Ensemble Fall Concert, fall concert Theatre, 7pm Thu Oct 26 Concert Series; bring… Bettendorf Public Library, noon Street Library, 10am Mon Oct 9
with the area musicians; $8-10, free for students… Galvin Fri Oct 27
Fine Arts Center, 3pm Sun Oct 22 Moeller Nights: Landlady, concert with the Please Look After Mom, a discussion of Kyung-Sook
alternative rockers, featuring an opening set by… Triple Tim Reynolds & TR3, concert with the guitarist and Shin’s book in the Get Lit:… Coffee Hound - Bettendorf,
Moeller Nights Presents Twice Is Nice: An Evening Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Thu Oct 26 sonic innovator of more than 35 years; $20 adv / $25 7pm Tue Oct 10
with Deer Tick, concert with the alternative rock band dos (+fees); for tickets and information, call 563-326-
from Providence, Rhode Island… Codfish Hollow Barn, PHO, Minneapolis-based funk musicians in concert, 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Sunday’s at Tiffany’s, a discussion of James
8pm Tue Oct 24 featuring an opening set by The Low Down; $7; for rivermusicexperience.org, 8pm Fri Oct 27 Patterson’s book in the Get Lit… Coffee Hound -
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Bettendorf, 7pm Tue Oct 10
Janet Jackson, concert with the Grammy-winning, Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, rivermusicexperience. Dinosaur Jr., concert with the indie musicians,
chart-topping pop star on her “State… iWireless Center, org, 7:30pm Thu Oct 26 featuring an opening set by… Codfish Hollow Barn, 7pm Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and
8pm Wed Oct 25 Fri Oct 27 non-fiction at this lively book discussion… Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 7pm Wed Oct 11
Bell Witch, concert with the Seattle-based metal
musicians, featuring opening sets by… RIBCO, 7pm Sat One Mind, a discussion of Dr. Larry Dossey’s book with
Oct 28 the IONSQC book… Cafe Indigo, 5:30pm Wed Oct 11

Smooth Jazz Fall Festival: Eric Darius, smoky jazz, Read Local: E.D. Martin, co-hosted by the Midwest
sizzling R&B, classic funk and smooth grooves with Writing Center; the author reads from… Bettendorf
the jazz saxophonist; $39 GA/$47 VIP (+$5 dos); for Public Library, 7pm Wed Oct 11
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, rivermusicexperience.org, 8pm The Investigation, a discussion of J.M. Lee’s book with
Sat Oct 28 the Mystery Book… Bettendorf Public Library, 9:30am
Sat Oct 14
Calvin Johnson: Selector Dub Narcotic, concert
with the guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, Children’s Literature Festival, co-hosted by the
and disc… RIBCO, 7pm Mon Oct 30 Midwest Writing Center; free; for information, call…
Davenport RiverCenter, 8:30am Tue Oct 17
Daytrotter Halloween Show: The Dawn as
Genesis w/ Peter Gabriel & Phil Collins – The International Writing Program Readings, enjoy
Velies as The Pretenders, tribute concert with the readings by LAU Stuart and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor,
local musicians; 7pm doors, 8pm concert;… Daytrotter, two participants in the University of Iowa’s International
8pm Tue Oct 31 Writing Program; Holly Handman-Lopez and Esther
Dischereit will also perform “Flowers for Otella,” a work
that addresses issues of race, memory, and violence; free
Special Events with museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks I, join QCSO figgeartmuseum.org, 5pm Tue Oct 17
Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration…
Hotel Blackhawk, 5pm Thu Oct 5

Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks I, held immediately
after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre;… Hotel
Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Oct 7

Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I,
attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
repertoire, hosted by… Adler Theatre, 7pm Sat Oct 7

Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I,
attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
repertoire, hosted by… Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 1pm Sun Oct 8

Ballet 5:8 @ Scottish Rite Cathedral - October 7
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Mrs. Dalloway, a discussion of Virginia Woolf’s book 7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org…
with the Last Call… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Oct 17 Midwest Writing Center, 2pm Sat Oct 21

University of Iowa International Writing Program Literary Character Development: Genealogy,
Reading, hosted by the Figge and the Midwest Writing Memory, & Artistic License, a fiction workshop with Dr.
Center; enjoy readings by LAU Stuart and Yvonne Robin Throne; for information, call… Midwest Writing
Adhiambo Owuor, two participants in the University of Center, 2pm Sat Oct 28
Iowa’s International Writing Program; Holly Handman-
Lopez and Esther Dischereit will also perform “Flowers

THEATRE
for Otella,” a work that addresses issues of race,
memory, and violence; free with museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, figgeartmuseum.org, 5pm Ring of Fire, jukebox musical featuring the hits of
Tue Oct 17 Johnny Cash: Fri., Sat.,… Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Sun
Oct 1 thru Sun Oct 29
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with this Second-Annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting
fun group;… Fairmount Street Library, 7pm Tue Oct 17 Festival, seeking original plays by local and national…
QC Theatre Workshop, Sun Oct 1 thru Tue Oct 31
Casual Coffee with Author Michelle Hoover,
Hoover, author of the All Iowa Reads title “Bottomland,” The Diviners, Depression-era drama by Jim Leonard
will… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Wed Oct 18 Jr., directed by Jalayne Riewerts;… Richmond Hill Barn
Dan Tedesco @ The Redstone Room - October 5 Theatre, Thu Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 15
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,
a discussion of Barbara Demick’s book with the A Great Reckoning, a discussion of Louise Penny’s “Make Two Unlike Things Shimmer Together” Picasso at the Lapin Agile, absurdist comedy by
Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library, Poetry Workshop with Sal Marici, for information, Steve Martin, directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri.… Galvin
Wed Oct 18 6:30pm Wed Oct 25 call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter. Fine Arts Center, Fri Oct 6 thru Sun Oct 8
org… Midwest Writing Center, 2pm Sat Oct 7
The Children’s Hour, a discussion of Lillian Hellman’s Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of All’s Well That Ends Well, the Prenzie Players’ present
book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public Library - popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch… Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, directed by… QC
30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed Oct 18 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 1pm month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Oct 7 Theatre Workshop, Fri Oct 13 thru Sat Oct 21
Wed Oct 25 thru Sat Oct 21
The Vegetarian, a discussion of Han Kang’s book with The Madwoman of Chaillot, Jean Giraudoux’s 1943
the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public Library, Book’em Mystery Book Club, pick up a copy from the Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages poetic satire, directed by Jeff Coussens; Thu.-Sat.…
1pm Wed Oct 18 reference desk and start… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail… Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, Fri Oct 13
Thu Oct 26 Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 22
A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport’s
Infamous District Transformed, a discussion of local Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light The Passage of Time: Aromas Around Us, invoke Alice in Wonderland, student performed version of
author/journalist Jonathan Turner’s new book with… refreshments served; free; for information, call 309-755- your John Muir or Aldo Leopold and bring your… the Lewis Carroll classic adapted by… Davenport Junior
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 7pm Tue Oct 24 3393… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 30 Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 3pm Sun Oct 15 Theatre, Sat Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 22

The Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop, The Rocky Horror Show, do “the Time Warp” again
About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Workshops & Classes for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or with the interactive cult musical,… The Circa ’21
Last Chance to Save Humanity, a discussion of James e-mail… Midwest Writing Center, 5pm Wed Oct 18 Speakeasy, Fri Oct 20 thru Sat Oct 28
Hansen’s book with the Environmental Book… River Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
Action, 7pm Tue Oct 24 of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library - “How to Hook Your Reader” Fiction Workshop
Eastern Ave. Branch, 5:30pm Mon Oct 2 and Mon Oct 16 with Teresa LaBella, for information, call 309-732-
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Over the Ledge: Skeleton Hiccups, laugh until your Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye, minor-
ribs ache as Skeleton and his friend,… Family Museum, league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
10:30am Sat Oct 14 800-745-3000… iWireless Center, 7:05pm Fri Oct 13

Second Saturdays at the German American Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers, minor-league
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745-
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center, 3000… iWireless Center, 7:05pm Sat Oct 14
10am Sat Oct 14
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers, minor-league
Family Fun Night: Adventures in Space, with professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745-
free showings of Discovery Dome shows and “Hidden 3000… iWireless Center, 6:35pm Wed Oct 18
Universe… Putnam Museum & Science Center, 5pm Fri
Oct 20 Quad City Mallards vs. Idaho Steelheads, minor-
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
St. Ambrose Chemistry Department Science 800-745-3000… iWireless Center, 7:05pm Fri Oct 27 thru
Show, see some cool and colorful chemistry Sat Oct 28
experiments presented by the… Family Museum,
10:30am Sat Oct 21

Scarecrow Shenanigans, come in costume and OTHER EVENTS
celebrate the season; there will be… Family Museum,
noon Sun Oct 22 All Senses Festival, a collaboration of several ongoing
artistic endeavors… Sun Oct 1
Ballet Quad Cities Dracula @ Scottish Rite Cathedral - October 20 and 21 Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this month’s
program will feature Marion Meginnis speaking on 46th Annual CROP Hunger Walk, annual fundraising
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
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“Davenport… Putnam Museum & Science Center, walk two miles around downtown Davenport, one
with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm
THEATRE 1:30pm Thu Oct 26 mile… Modern Woodmen Park, 2pm Sun Oct 1
Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 28
Blessing of the Animals, please bring your pet (on a
Pimprov, an evening of improv with the Chicago
MOVIES leash or in a… St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10am Sun
The Nether, New Ground Theatre presents Jennifer touring comedians; $12-15;… The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, Oct 1
Haley’s sci-fi crime drama, directed by… Village Theatre, 8pm Sat Oct 7
Fri Oct 20 thru Sun Oct 29 Blade Runner, a screening of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Genealogy Night, the Richardson-Sloane Special
Studio Series: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy and presented by the… Rozz-Tox, 7pm Thu Oct 5 Collections Center will be open after hours… Davenport
Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s two-character romantic improvisational games for ages… The Establishment, Public Library (Main), 3pm Sun Oct 1
drama; $16; for… The Black Box Theatre, Fri Oct 20 and 9:30pm Sat Oct 7 Independent Movie Night, young composer begins
21 a friendship with an elderly woman whose… Rock Island Lowland Block Party, held between Rozz-Tox and
Studio Series: Shakespeared!, sketch comedy and Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Oct 5 Labor Space; an event in the… Rozz-Tox, 10am Sun Oct 1
Dirty Dancing, stage-musical adaptation of the Oscar- improvisational games for ages… The Establishment,
winning 1987 dance movie… Adler Theatre, 2 & 7:30pm 9:30pm Fri Oct 13 Movie Matinee: 47 Meters Down, pop and water will Trivia Extravaganza, on Mondays; with weekly prizes
Sat Oct 28 be served; free; for information, call… East Moline Public for 1st-3rd place; free, drink… RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt
Jay Leno, Emmy-winning TV host and standup Library, 2pm Sat Oct 7 Road Saloon), 8pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30
comedian in his national tour;… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat

DANCE Oct 14 Tibet: A Light in the Darkness, a screening in the Board Game Night, for adults and families; titles range
World Aventure Series presented by Sean… Putnam from modern games, such… Rock Island Public Library -
Studio Series: True Story, sketch comedy and Museum & Science Center, Tue Oct 10 Downtown Library, 5pm Tue Oct 3
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, improvisational games for ages… The Establishment,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, 9:30pm Sat Oct 14 Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Rock Island National Cemetery Open House,
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - the open house will include historical tours of the
Dance, Mon Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 31 Cheech & Chong, concert with the legendary, Eastern Ave. Branch, 2pm Fri Oct 13 cemetery,… Rock Island National Cemetery, 3pm Wed
Grammy-winning comedians, performing with special Oct 4
Country Swing Dance Lessons, on Mondays; guest… Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 8pm Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return
beginners at 6pm, intermediate at 6:45pm, followed Fri Oct 20 to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library - Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
by… RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt Road Saloon), 6pm Mon Oct Eastern Ave. Branch, 2pm Wed Oct 18 games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join…
2 thru Mon Oct 30 Studio Series: Survivor, sketch comedy and Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 5:30pm
improvisational games for ages… The Establishment, Brew & View at the Putnam, enjoy a craft brew, Wed Oct 4
Ballet 5:8 – Compass, the Chicagoland-based dance 9:30pm Fri Oct 20 games, music, food, and a movie… Putnam Museum &
company presents four one-act ballets inspired by… Science Center, 5pm Thu Oct 19 Come to the Quiet, led by Pat Shea; $20; for
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 7pm Sat Oct 7 Studio Series: 309, sketch comedy and information and to register,… Our Lady of the Prairie
improvisational games for ages… The Establishment, Puppet Films for Adults, Heather Henson introduces Retreat, 9:30am Wed Oct 4
Polka Dance with Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, 9:30pm Sat Oct 21 independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore
sponsored by Eastern Chapter, Polka Club of Iowa; this their… Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 8pm Fri Oct 20 Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar, major bazaar items
will… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun Oct 8 Studio Series: Bandwagon, sketch comedy and are crafts, baked goods, and raffle prizes;… New Era
improvisational games for ages… The Establishment, Lutheran Church, 11am Wed Oct 4
Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities performs Deanna Carter’s 9:30pm Fri Oct 27
ballet based on Bram… Scottish Rite Cathedral, 8pm Fri
Oct 20 thru Sat Oct 21 Studio Series:The Stand Up Showcase, sketch
SPORTS First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music,
and shopping in downtown LeClaire,… Downtown
comedy and improvisational games for ages… The Weekly Pickup Ultimate Frisbee, on Thursdays, at LeClaire, 5:30pm Fri Oct 6
Dinner with Dracula, join Dracula and his brides for a Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 28 the field next to the Bettendorf Post… 5:30pm Thu Oct
deathly delicious dinner… Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5pm 5 thru Thu Oct 26 Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library Fall Book
Sat Oct 21 Sale: Members Preview Sale, with thousands of good
World of Dance Live!, the preeminent global dance MUSEUMS
brand, combining the world’s largest international…
Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Wed Oct 25 Houdini: The Mystery and Magic, explore the life,
magic, and adventures of… German American Heritage
Center, Sun Oct 1 thru Tue Oct 31

COMEDY American Presidents: Life Portraits, a presidential
portrait exhibit presented by C-SPAN, Mediacom,…
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, thru
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Oct 1 Sun Oct 29
thru Sun Oct 29
Special Needs Night, the Family Museum will open
Bix Beiderbomb Presents, on Fridays; standup and its doors after hours for… Family Museum, 5:30pm Fri
sketch comedy with host Andrew King;… Boozie’s Bar & Oct 6
Grille, 8pm Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27
Caine’s Cardboard Challenge, invent, design, and
Stand-up Open Mic, on Fridays; hosted by Andrew construct all using cardboard in our annual… Family
King; for information, call 563-328-2929… Boozie’s Bar & Museum, 10:30am Sat Oct 7
Grille, 9pm Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27
Cheers and Biers German Homebrew Beer
Studio Series: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy and Tasting, featuring samples from local homebrewing
improvisational games for ages… The Establishment, groups such as MUGZ,The Powder Keggers,… German
9:30pm Fri Oct 6 American Heritage Center, 6pm Sat Oct 14

Liz Moen @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel - October 7
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Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque
OTHER EVENTS with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… Circa
’21 Dinner Playhouse, 8pm Sat Oct 14

Out of the Darkness Community Walk: Walk to
condition books available, as well as… Bettendorf Public Fight Suicide, hosted by the American Foundation for
Library, 5pm Fri Oct 6 Suicide Prevention, held at… Veterans Memorial Park,
9am Sat Oct 14
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets… Run with the Bull 5K Fun Run, the event will
The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Oct 6 feature special medals created by Arconic, a… Modern
Woodmen Park, 9am Sat Oct 14
Mercado on Fifth, on Fridays; an outdoor night market
featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Oct 6 Vineyard Tour, enjoy a guided vineyard tour with a
thru Fri Oct 27 glass of wine… Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 2pm
Sun Oct 15
The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night
Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, call
information,… Mary’s on 2nd, 5pm Fri Oct 6 thru Fri 563-391-9666… Fred’s Towing Service, 10am Thu Oct 19
Oct 27
Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale,
Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library Fall Book with books for all age groups, DVDs, audiobooks, and
Sale, with thousands of good condition books available, more;… LeClaire Community Library, 10am Fri Oct 20
as well as… Bettendorf Public Library, Sat Oct 7 thru thru Sat Oct 21

CONNECT FOR FREE
Sun Oct 8
Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire, Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Saturn, Uranus,
all around the Quad Cities 11am-6pm; annual Medieval experience with jousting,…
Illiniwek Forest Preserve Campground, 11am Sat Oct 7
Neptune, M31… Niabi Zoo, 6pm Sat Oct 21

thru Sun Oct 8 Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person;
with Xtream WiFi! Mulligans and refreshments available… LeClaire Civic
Apple Fest on the River, family event that features Center, 7pm Sat Oct 21
apples, apple cider and a variety… Downtown LeClaire,
Xtream WiFi gives you the freedom to surf and 11am Sun Oct 8 Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises, a one-
and-a-half-hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat
stream the web when you're away from home. This Place Matters, a celebration of the 100th birthday Twilightat at 11am… LeClaire Levee, 11am Sat Oct 21
of the Long View… Longview Park, 1pm Sun Oct 8
Simply sign in to XtreamWiFi and connect to a The Wine Experience, this experience is designed to
fast, reliable online network you can count on. Korean Ramyun Tasting, there will be spicy and educate while taking you on… The Faithful Pilot Cafe &
savory Ramyun noodles to try;… Bettendorf Public Spirits, 6:30pm Thu Oct 26
Library, Mon Oct 9 thru Tue Oct 10
MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMERS
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Knit One, Pray Too!, seasoned knitters and novices
FREE unlimited access to Xtream WiFi are invited to bring their latest… Our Lady of the Prairie
Retreat, 9:30am Wed Oct 11
14th Annual Ambrose Women for Social Justice
NOT A MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMER? Retro Gamers Club, the new series allows players to Conference, this year’s theme is Globalization and
Enjoy 30 FREE minutes of Xtream WiFi each month learn about video game… Rock Island Public Library - Gender: Seeking Justice; for… Rogalski Center - St.
Downtown Library, 5pm Thu Oct 12 Ambrose University, 9am Tue Oct 3

Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants Boxcar Homes in the Quad Cities, take a look at this
can bring food but no beverages, which must be… The affordable housing alternative with Dr… Rock Island
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Oct 12 Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Tue Oct 3

“Darker Than Death” Imperial Puppet Stout Hands That Shape the World: Women and Global
Tapping Event, find out what happens when Migration, an Ambrose Women for Social Justice
everyone’s favorite brew spot gets… Radicle Effect lecture; for information, contact… Rogalski Center - St.
Brewerks, 6pm Fri Oct 13 Ambrose University, 7pm Tue Oct 3

Augustana College Homecoming Oktoberfest, Iowa’s Most Haunted Locations with Chad Lewis,
with reunion dinners and picnics, special tours and a presentation complete with photos, case history,
programs, the… Augustana College, Fri Oct 13 thru eyewitness accounts, ghost… LeClaire Community
Sun Oct 15 Library, 3pm Fri Oct 6

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Korean Alphabet: Hangeul Presentation, learn The Reformation of Communications, Journalism,
the history and significance of Hangeul with Korean and Information Access, a presentation in the Frieze
alphabet… Bettendorf Public Library, 11am Sat Oct 7 Lecture Series on the 500th… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 2pm Tue Oct 31
Korean Alphabet: Hangeul Writing, all ages can
come to have Korean alphabet expert Younghee…

COURSES
Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Sat Oct 7

The Shia Arc: Revival of the Persian Empire?, the
second presentation in the annual Middle East lecture Basic French, Mondays and Wednesdays thru Oct. 23;
series… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, $120; for information and… Black Hawk College - Quad
6pm Tue Oct 10 City Campus, 6pm Mon Oct 2

An Interesting Rock Island Girl: The Modern Art Cleaning Up Your Computer, $25; for information
and Life of Irma René Koen, art historian Cynthia and to register, call 309-796-8223… Black Hawk College -
Empen presents on the life and art… Rock Island Public Quad City Campus, 2:30pm Mon Oct 2
Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Oct 11
Covenant Bible Study, on Mondays; learn about
Dr. Nate Smith, presented by the Department of creating, living, and trusting the covenant… First
Geology and the Center for… John Deere Planetarium - Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, Mon Oct 2 thru Mon
Augustana College, 3:45pm Fri Oct 13 Oct 16

The Way We Are, and Why, Dr. Anne Boaden will DOT Required Hazardous Materials Training
discuss the events of the 1960s… Denkmann Memorial #185419, this course serves as the required training and
Hall - Augustana College, 9:30am Fri Oct 13 refresher for… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety
Training, 8am Tue Oct 3
Seasonal Scenery of LeClaire with Burt Gearhart,
join local photographer Burt Gearhart as he shares his Gardening as Therapy, join Extension Horticulture
fantastic… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Mon Educator, Candice Hart, as she discusses what…
Oct 16 University of Illinois Extension - Milan, Tue Oct 3 thru
Thu Oct 5
Israel and the Quad Cities: Academic and
Business Partners, the third presentation in the Industrial Chemical Spill Response Refresher
annual Middle East lecture series… Rock Island Public #185332, this course is the annual refresher to the
Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Tue Oct 17 Industrial Chemical… EICC Midwest Center for Public
Safety Training, 8am Wed Oct 4
Greek Orthodox Culture, a program in the Lifelong
Learner Lunches series, presented by… Assumption Confined Space Entry & Rescue #186167, this
Greek Orthodox Church, 11:30am Wed Oct 18 course is a combination of hands-on training and
classroom… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety
Sicilian Wine through the Ages, learn more about Training, 8am Thu Oct 5
the history and re-emergence of wines from… Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Oct Electrical Safety Work Requirements #186226,
19 this course is an introduction to the National Electrical
Code… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Training,
Trax from the Stax: K-Pop Presented by Juno Lee, 1am Thu Oct 5
join us as Juno Lee, K-Pop music producer from South…
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Oct 19 Setting Up a Gmail Account, learn how to set up your
very own email account;… Moline Public Library, noon
The Republic of Yemen: Devastated and Thu Oct 5
Strategic, the fourth presentation in the annual Middle
East lecture series… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Do Drop In, on the 2nd & 4th Sun. of the month;
Ave. Branch, 6pm Mon Oct 23 discuss… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 11:10am
Sun Oct 8 and Sun Oct 22
Global Gathering: Korea II, the presentation “Across
the 38th & Back Again: Iowans in… Bettendorf Public Adulting Series: Job Searching & Interviewing,
Library, 7pm Tue Oct 24 a series of courses that will help you master basic…
Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Tue Oct 10
The Reformation & Its Legacy, a presentation in the
Frieze Lecture Series on the 500th… Rock Island Public Job Searching and Interviewing, learn life skills
Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Tue Oct 24 that will help you navigate the adult… Fairmount Street
Library, 6pm Tue Oct 10
Community Connections: Korea Travelogue,
Dr. Duk Kim of St. Ambrose University and some of… 2017 Upper Mississippi River Conference: Big
Bettendorf Public Library, 3:30pm Mon Oct 30 River, Big Challenges, River Action co-hosts the
conference that will… iWireless Center, Wed Oct 11 thru
Thu Oct 12
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Cookbook Club Discussion, if you’re interested in
COURSES attending, please register and check out… East Moline
Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Oct 16

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Consumer Health Database Course, learn the basics Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
to search the library’s extensive health database;… Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Moline Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 12 thru Tue Oct 24 Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 17

Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are
variety of questions, from using… Rock Island Public open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605…
Library - Downtown Library, 3:30pm Fri Oct 13 Rock Island County Office Building, 5:30pm Tue Oct 17

Bulgogi Cooking and Kimchi Tasting, join local Scott County Board of Health Meeting, for
resident Chung Sil Hong for a demonstration of… information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail health@
Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Sat Oct 14 scottcountyiowa.com… Scott County Administration
Center, noon Thu Oct 19
Leadership through People Skills, thru Oct. 20; an
intensive, five-day learning experience that transforms Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, for
managers… SAU Downtown Education Center, 8am information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail commserve@
Mon Oct 16 scottcountyiowa.com… Scott County Administrative
Center, 8am Fri Oct 20
Advanced Floral Design I, Tuesdays thru Nov. 7;
design floral arrangements for your home… Black Hawk LeClaire Chamber Board Meeting, if you would like
College - Quad City Campus, 5:45pm Tue Oct 17 to attend and present a topic, contact… LeClaire City
Hall, 8am Tue Oct 24
A Mediterranean Eating Plan, a course in the Family
and Consumer Sciences - Webinar series;… University of Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment
Illinois Extension - Milan, noon Fri Oct 20 Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or e-mail
planning@scottcountyiowa.com… Scott County Annex
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a Building, 4pm Wed Oct 25
variety of questions, from using… Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm Fri Oct 20

Building Effective Teams, through exploration of the HEALTH
theory and practice… SAU Downtown Education Center,
8:30am Tue Oct 24 and Wed Oct 25 Open Lap Swim, on Monday and Wednesday; $4-5, $10/
family of four or more;… Black Hawk College - Community
Computer Basics, learn computer use basics or pick Aquatic Center, 4pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30
up something new; free;… Moline Public Library, noon
Tue Oct 24 Zumba Fitness, on Tuesdays; a fun, Latin-inspired group
Humming House @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel - October 17 fitness dance workout that incorporates… Phoenix Body
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will Solutions, 6:30pm Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Oct 27
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting Quad Cities Open Coffee, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday Intro to Yoga, join local yoga teacher and yoga
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a consisting of experience, education, and sharing, with… of the month; pitch your… Coworkqc, 6pm Thu Oct 12 therapist Rebecca Sebastian as… Davenport Public
variety of questions, from using… Rock Island Public Maquoketa Area Family YMCA, 7:30am Wed Oct 4 thru thru Thu Oct 26 Library (Main), noon Thu Oct 5
Library - Southwest Branch, 3:30pm Fri Oct 27 Wed Oct 25
Hub Huddle, on the 2nd & 4th Fri. of the month; join… Tae Kwon Do Demonstration, watch students from
DIY: Holiday Gift Glass Block, Amy will teach us how Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month; MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 6:30am Fri Oct 13 Chung Kim’s Black Belt Academy do a… Bettendorf
to make “gifts” out of… LeClaire Community Library, meeting… Maquoketa United Church of Christ, 6:15pm and Fri Oct 27 Public Library, 1pm Sat Oct 28
11am Sat Oct 28 Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25
Vera French Unmasking Mental Health Gala,
Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of October the evening will include a cocktail hour, silent auction,

MEETINGS experience, education, and sharing, with… Maquoketa dinner,… Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
United Church of Christ, 7pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26 Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, Bob 6pm Sat Oct 28
Gostischa from APCUG Speakers Bureau gives a
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Scott County Board Meeting, on the 1st & 3rd presentation on… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Oct 2

SENIORS
Thu. of the month; for information… Scott County
Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting Administrative Center, 5pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 19 Scott County Conservation Board Meeting, for
of experience, education, and sharing, with… Grace information, call 563-328-3280 or e-mail conservation@
Lutheran Church, 6pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of scottcountyiowa.com… West Lake Park Headquarters Weekly & Bi-Weekly
experience, education, and sharing, with… St. Andrew Office, 3pm Wed Oct 11
Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting of Church, 1pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26 The Sunday Dinner Senior Club, on the 1st and 3rd
experience, education, and sharing, with time for… Our x stitch + (Cross Stitch Plus), a group that meets to Sundays of the month; dinner is… First Presbyterian
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 9am Mon Oct 2 thru Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of work on cross stitch, embroidery,… Davenport Public Church - LeClaire, 11:45am thru Sun Oct 15
Mon Oct 30 experience, education, and sharing, with… St. Paul Lutheran Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 2pm Wed Oct 11
Church - Davenport, 6pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26 Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for information,
Scott County Planning & Zoning Meeting, on Enneagram, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month; for… Scott County Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays; a Meeting, with a presentation… Bettendorf Public 12:30pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30
Annex Building, 7pm Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 17 free-standing, public forum for the support of… Moline Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 12
Commercial Club, 7pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26
Centering Prayer, on Tuesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with… Grace Citizens to Reform Animal Control, lunchtime
Lutheran Church, noon Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 discussions on the first and last Saturdays of the month;
for information, call 563-676-8656 or 309-236-7113,
Scott County Committee of the Whole, on Tuesdays; or e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
for information, call 563-326-8749… Scott County e-fellowship@hotmail.com, RME (River Music Experience),
Administration Center, 8am Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 129 Main St, Davenport IA, rivermusicexperience.org,
noon Sat Oct 7 and Sat Oct 28
Adult Children of Alcoholics, weekly meetings on
Wednesdays, a meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition… St. Adult Children of Alcoholics, weekly meetings
Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport, 5pm Wed Oct 4 thru on Saturdays, a meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition…
Wed Oct 25 Edwards Congregational Church, 10am Sat Oct 7 thru
Sat Oct 28
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with… Christ the Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family
King Catholic Church, 9am Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and last
Saturdays of the month; for information, call 563-676-
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting 8656 or 309-236-7113, or e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@
of experience, education, and sharing, with… St. Mary hotmail.com or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, RME
Monastery, 1pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 (River Music Experience), 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
rivermusicexperience.org, noon Sat Oct 7 and Sat Oct 28
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; all crafters are
welcome; bring your materials and… River Valley District Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Thu. of the month;
Library, 1pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 meeting… Holy Family Catholic Church, 1:30pm Thu Oct Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Infinitus @ Butterwoth Center on October 5 and
12 thru Thu Oct 26 Pleasant Valley High School on October 6
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The Whiffenpoofs of Yale @ Adler Theatre - October 8
Ceramics I, on Mondays; $9-11; for information, call 563- Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25

Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information, call TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25

Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Seniors), 10:30am Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25

Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25

Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information, call 563-386- Personal Reflexology, on Wednesday and Thursday
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Mon Oct 2 by appointment only, with Janet Latchaw;… CASI
thru Tue Oct 31 (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Wed Oct 4 thru Thu
Oct 26
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $3-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
Mon Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 31 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 12:30pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call 563-
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
3 thru Tue Oct 31 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day;
for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for information,
Active Seniors), Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
12:45pm Thu Oct 5 thru Fri Oct 27
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on
Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for children Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-386-7477…
and… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Oct CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Oct 6 thru
3 thru Tue Oct 31 Fri Oct 27

Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays; for Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-9; for information, call
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
Seniors), 8:30am Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27

Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4; for
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 Seniors), 9am Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27

Senior Computer Tech, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:30am
Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27

Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call 563- Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2pm Wed 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 7:45am
Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27

Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm month; for… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Wed Oct 11 thru Wed Oct 25

Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active October
Seniors), 2pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25
Low Vision Support Group, free; for information, call
Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am
early-bird bingo, with regular… CASI (Center for Active Thu Oct 5
Seniors), 6pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25
Prehistory of the Quad Cities, $2-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2pm
Thu Oct 5
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SENIORS /
October

Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Oct 5

Caregivers Support Group, free; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:30am
Mon Oct 9

Blood Pressure Check, free; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Tue Oct 10

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening,
& Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Thu Oct 12

Lunch and Learn: Maintaining Your Health with
Diet and Exercise, first 15 to register are free, after
that $2-5; for… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am
Tue Oct 17

CASI Local Travel Series: LeClaire Day, with trips to
the Mississippi River Distilling Company and Antique…
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am Wed Oct 18

AARP Smart Driver Course, in classroom C; the
course helps… Larson Center, Genesis Medical Center,
8:30am Mon Oct 23 and Tue Oct 24

Adult Coloring Group, bring your own coloring book
and colors; coffee and snacks… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10am Mon Oct 23

Senior Outreach: Off-site Checkout, the LeClaire
Community Library will be partnering with the Milestones…
LeClaire Community Library, 11:45am Wed Oct 25

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
information, call… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), The Menzingers @ RIBCO - October 12
9:30am Wed Oct 25
Early Start Story Time, on Tuesdays; literacy based After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; this program After-School Fun for Teens, on the 2nd & 4th Wed.
storytime for children 2-5 and their… Davenport Public will alternate between making crafts, doing… Bettendorf of the month; enjoy a variety of video games… Moline

KIDS’ STUFF Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 9:30am Tue Oct 3 thru Public Library, 3pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Public Library, noon Wed Oct 11 thru Wed Oct 25
Tue Oct 31
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a new S.T.E.A.M. topic Toddler Tale Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and each week for grades K-5; free;… Moline Public Library, a craft for ages five and under,… Rock Island Public Library -
socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public 2pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Oct 24 thru Tue Oct 31
Tales for Tots!, on Mondays, for ages 0-3 and their Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 10am Tue Oct 3 thru Tue
caregivers; attendees will… Bettendorf Public Library, Oct 31 Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; teens
10am Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 9 play Magic or Pokemon trading-card games, chat… October
Minecraft Tuesdays, on Tuesdays; connect with other Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed
Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other kids as we play Minecraft… Davenport Public Library - Oct 25 Jolly Rancher Readers, join teens for an open book
kids as we play Minecraft… Fairmount Street Library, Eastern Ave. Branch, 3:30pm Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 share; refreshments served; free;… Silvis Public Library,
3:30pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and 6pm Tue Oct 3
Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library -
Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories, 10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and… Bettendorf Eastern Ave. Branch, 6pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31 sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and 10:30am Tue Oct 3
Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesday gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories, songs, and Thursday; for teens interested in Dungeons and… Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Construction (Play) Zone: A Hug-A-Book Event,
and crafts for preschoolers; free; for… Fairmount Street Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct event on learning through play for families with ages 5…
Library, 10am Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 31 Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; introduce early Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm
literacy skills to your toddler with… Fairmount Street Wed Oct 4
Story Time for Littles, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:45am; for Story Time for Littles, on the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the Library, 10am Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25
ages birth-36 months; stories,… Moline Public Library, month, for ages birth-36 months… Moline Public Lego Club, ages 7+ find out what building challenge is
Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Library, 6pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 18 Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays, for ages 3-10; awaiting them,… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed Oct 4
experience your favorite stories told… Bettendorf Public
Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Family Story Time, on Thursdays; join in for a story, Branch, 10:30am Wed Oct 4
activity, and fun… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 5
thru Thu Oct 12 Swim School for Ages 4-15, on Wednesdays; $45 for
six classes; for information and to… Black Hawk College -
Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays, for ages 0-3 and their Community Aquatic Center, 7:15pm Wed Oct 4
caregivers; attendees will… Bettendorf Public Library,
6:30pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 12 Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory play
encourages… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Thu Oct 5
Ocean Science, on Thursdays; school-aged children will
learn about the ocean, its… Davenport Public Library - Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
Eastern Ave. Branch, 4pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26 opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 5
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start you and your
child’s literacy building skills… Fairmount Street Library, Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G), meet with peers and
10am Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27 make decisions for the Young Adult… Moline Public
Library, 3:30pm Thu Oct 5
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, and
crafts for preschoolers; free; for… Davenport Public Library Tinker Lab: Green Screen, ages 10+ learn how
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 10am Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27 to make jaw-dropping videos using a… LeClaire
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Oct 5
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; Water Bottle Koozie Craft, make your own water
rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10pm bottle carrier to make your life… Davenport Public
Sat Oct 7 thru Sat Oct 28 Library (Main), 3:30pm Thu Oct 5
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Kidz Bop @ Adler Theatre - October 20

Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Junior Explorers: Fire Safety, ages 3-7 come in for
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown a fun storytime and hands-on… LeClaire Community
Library, 10:30am Fri Oct 6 Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 24

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are Teen Advisory Board: Soldier Care Packages, make
specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library a package full of necessities and goodies for a… Silvis
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 5pm Mon Oct 9 Public Library, 6pm Tue Oct 24

Anime Club for Teens, watch, read, discuss, and hang out with Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft
fellow otaku; for… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Tue Oct 10 for ages five and under,… Rock Island Public Library -
Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Oct 25
Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out, and
have some… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Tue Oct 10 Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library -
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Oct 26
during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
10:30am Tue Oct 10 Family Story Time, join in for a story, activity, and fun
for all… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 26
STEAM-azing: Spider Art, science, technology,
engineering, art, and math projects for kids and… Rock Lego Club, grades 3-5 create and share a themed masterpiece
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm Wed Oct 11 that will… Silvis Public Library, 3:30pm Thu Oct 26

Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up make art their own way; Lego Club, we’ll supply the Legos, you supply the imagination;
free;… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 12 free; for… East Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Fri Oct 27

Teen Marvel Movie Night, hang out, eat snacks and Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
watch your favorite Marvel Universe… Fairmount Street during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Library, 5:30pm Thu Oct 12 10:30am Fri Oct 27

Swim School for Ages 4-15, on Saturdays; $45 for six Teen Reading Challenge Party, teens who complete
classes; for information and to… Black Hawk College - the QC Libraries’ 2017 Teen Reading Challenge…
Community Aquatic Center, Sat Oct 14 Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Fri Oct 27

The Island of Dr. Libris, best suited for grades 4-6; a Fall Fun Day, after the parade, stop by for games, crafts, and
discussion of Chris Grabenstein’s… Bettendorf Public more;… Davenport Public Library (Main), 1:30pm Sat Oct 28
Library, 3pm Sat Oct 14
YA Movie Matinee, pop and water will be served; free;
Teen DIY: No Sew Pillows and More, join other teens for information, call 309-755-9614… East Moline Public
to make crafts that are fun and… Silvis Public Library, Library, 2pm Sat Oct 28
6pm Tue Oct 17
Exploratorium Jr., evening version of our popular
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and share your drop-in series, featuring hands-on projects… Moline
ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4:30pm Tue Oct 17 Public Library, 6pm Mon Oct 30

Un-birthday Party, kids celebrate their not-birthdays
in this party event; free; for… Davenport Public Library
(Main), 3:30pm Tue Oct 17
August 31 Crossword Answers
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
10:30am Wed Oct 18

Mad Mixture with the Grout Museum, release
your inner mad scientist and watch a presenter from…
LeClaire Community Library, 6pm Thu Oct 19

Spotlight on: Trending Fun, grades 1-6 gets hands-
on experience with a popular trend; free;… Moline
Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 19

Teen Advisory Group (TAG), help plan cool events,
request new library materials, eat snacks,… LeClaire
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Oct 19

Teen Fandom Book Club, geek out with other teen
readers about Percy Jackson, Harry… Fairmount Street
Library, 4pm Mon Oct 23
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Schulz’s Review of
the Latest Movies On Demand
BABY DRIVER
An almost obscenely enjoyable
action thriller, Edgar Wright's latest
is teeming with pleasures, among
them Angel Elgort's ingenious and
graceful performance as a guy
who’ll never walk in a straight line
when he could instead scoot, slide,
or twirl into one. (Same day as
home video.)

GIRLS TRIP
While all four leads are funny,
Tiffany Haddish takes tasteless
comedy to previously
unfathomable heights/depths of
hysterical crudeness, and Regina
ACROSS 85. Wild dog found Down Under 38. Passages Hall finally gets the showcase this
1. “Ozma of Oz” author 86. Frenchwomen 39. Hook’s right-hand man ineffably charming, beautiful,
5. Malt shop item 88. _ -garde 40. Troubles gifted performer has long deserved.
10. Early Irish alphabet 90. Being, in philosophy 41. Toil (Same day as home video.)
15. Manage 91. Morphology branch: Abbr. 42. British whitewalls
19. The Snow Queen 92. Of flax 43. A Simpson
20. Palm 94. Jolt 45. “Arrested Development” role
21. French soldier in WWI 96. Buffett or Beatty 46. _ savant WAR FOR THE PLANET
22. Melville title
23. S tart of a quip by anonymous: 4 wds.
99. Taxpayer
100. _ Libre
49. Farm structures
50. _ fair in love and war
OF THE APES
26. Morsel 101. Son of Noah 52. Of the stuff around us: Prefix Director Matt Reeves’ sequel is
27. Tablet 104. Settled on a branch 54. Greek sorceress thematically expansive, thoughtful,
28. Pronto! 105. End of the quip: 4 wds. 55. Hebrew letter and spectacularly entertaining,
29. Old hat 109. Contest 56. Raison _ and unmissable for Andy Serkis’
30. Ancient Greek jar 110. _ seal 59. Trendy
32. Egg on 111. Tsar’s edict 60. Capture
triumphant take on ape hero
33. Shows great pleasure 112. “Exodus” author 62. A populous place Caesar, who becomes a figure of
34. Sailing vessel 113. Noble act 63. Land area Lear-esque complexity and
35. Some Feds 114. Pee Wee of baseball 64. Sunscreen or sunblock passion. (Same day as home video.)
37. Dress of sorts 115. Varieties 65. Love god
39. Area of terra firma 116. Ohio team 66. “_ Secretary”
43. Source’s offering 67. Peace personified
44. Part 2 of quip: 3 wds. DOWN 71. Saw
47. Part 3 of quip 1. Audible signal 72. Stout’s Wolfe
48. Quechua: Var. 2. Inventor’s name 74. Insert mark
49. Bottom-line factor 3. Not new 75. Minerals
51. “Waiting for Lefty” writer 4. Impair 76. The Prince of Darkness
52. Way off 5. Authority: Hyph. 77. Broom relative Catch your favorite movies
53. Used a kind of template 6. Stared anagram 79. Pouncet-box contents
55. Fir genus 7. Obtain 80. Febrile and shows from ABC, NBC, CBS,
56. Dig
57. Interjections
8. Summit: Prefix
9. Chophouse worker
83. Cat’s thatch
84. French artist
FOX, STARZ®, ENCORE® and more.
58. Italian coffee roaster 10. Participate: 2 wds. 85. Beverage order Plus, watch over 19,000 titles
59. History Muse 11. Some kids 87. Flitted
60. Sequence 12. Raise 89. Most accurate at the press of a button!
61. Part 4 of quip: 3 wds. 13. Pub staple 92. Bios
66. Impersonates 14. Wetlands creatures 93. _ - _ -France
68. Rends 15. Trinidad and _ 95. Orchestra members WANT EVEN MORE? VISIT
mediacomtoday.com
69. _ Nelson Bradley 16. Discharge 96. District
70. Bronze 17. IOU 97. Winglike parts
73. Rocky ridge 18. Busy one 98. Paddy plant
74. Double-decker 24. Narratives 99. Kind of engine & CLICK ON TV EVERYWHERE!
76. Like some sales 25. Gives it a go 100. Blacken with heat
78. Gainsay 31. Puerto _ 101. Charter
79. Dry up 32. Animal also called fisher 102. Sour
80. Savoir _ 33. Cupidity 103. Meal for a soldier
81. Gray-haired 34. Edible roots 106. “Norma _”
82. Part 5 of quip 35. Sophomore’s year 107. Ref’s pronouncement
83. Part 6 of quip: 3 wds. 36. Offers compensation: 2 wds. 108. Pelage
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Scrambled Eggsy
KINGSMAN: if something kind of
THE GOLDEN CIRCLE works, they’ll just do
Director Matthew Vaughn’s action it over and over again
thriller Kingsman: The Golden Circle until everybody hates
opens with a high-speed taxicab melee it.” On that note, I had
underscored by Prince’s “Let’s Go a decent time at direc-
Crazy,” and I initially presumed it to tors Charlie Bean’s,
be par for the Kingsman course – more Paul Fisher’s, and Bob
hyper-edited, ultra-violent nonsense Logan’s The Lego Nin-
involving cartoonish CGI and an iconic jago Movie ... and still
pop tune. But it turns out that this par- kind of hated it.
ticular scene, with this particular song, There are, as
is actually serving as the film’s mission ever, plenty of spiky
statement, because for 140 minutes, throwaway gags and
Vaughn’s follow-up to 2015’s Kingsman: pop-culture riffs,
The Secret Service is undeniably crazy. with the unexpected
Not good, not even half-good, but certifi- arrival of Annie’s “It’s
able nonetheless. the Hard-Knock Life,”
The guy we’re theoretically rooting played as a flute solo,
for in that opener is, naturally, Taron a particularly giggly
Egerton’s franchise hero Gary “Eggsy” treat. (I also adored the
Unwin, the former street tough who’s sardonic employment
now an upstanding member of England’s Taron Egerton and Mark Strong in Kingsman: The Golden Circle of Jerry Maguire’s most
elite spy unit the Kingsmen, having moving song selection,
been trained, in the previous movie, by lepidopterist? Would Channing Tatum absolutely nothing at stake in his far- especially after that movie was merci-
Colin Firth’s debonair, now-deceased and Jeff Bridges be on hand as, respec- too-many scenes. (Elton’s casting, and lessly teased in The Lego Batman Movie.
Harry Hart. (Cinematic comic book tively, a sharpshooting redneck named the nature of his role, are meant to be What did Cameron Crowe do to so piss
that this is, don’t be surprised when Tequila and a drawling bigwig named jokes, and their only crime is that they’re off the Lego peeps?!) The animation is
Harry’s “deceased” status deserves those Champagne? Would the film’s emotional in no way funny.) Yet from The Golden typically stellar, with the Lego figurines
quotation marks.) Following a murder- apex come from Mark Strong singing Circle’s punchline-designed viscera to just scuffed and dirty enough to suggest
ous attack on the organization, this John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country the narrative that’s just an apocalyptic many months of playtime usage. And
new adventure finds what’s left of the Roads”? Would Elton John, for the love version of the 21 Jump Street plot, we’re even when their material is lacking, we’re
Kingsmen teaming with their American of God, have a major supporting role as not allowed to feel anything at this cyni- given amusing vocal support from the
counterparts the Statesmen in order to a kidnapped Elton John, and performing cal, smirky endeavor that treats both likes of Dave Franco, Kumail Nanjiani,
prevent a psychotic drug lord from kill- takes to the camera like a feather-wear- heroes and villains like easily disposable Jackie Chan (who’s also, briefly, an on-
ing hundreds of millions of people – a ing Jim Halpert? objects good only for a few throwaway screen presence), and Justin Theroux, the
narrative that sounds like a textbook case Given all this, it’s astounding that I chuckles, and in no way original ones. latter sounding uncannily, and probably
of Hollywood-sequel super-sizing. But could’ve ever been bored by The Golden Again, familiar tunes – Elton’s “Saturday intentionally, like Will Arnett. But Lego
The Golden Circle, to both its credit and Circle. Your jaw, however, can only Night’s Alright,” Cameo’s “Word Up” Ninjago’s underwhelming weekend box
detriment, doesn’t subscribe to “bigger is drop so far when you’re busy yawning, – are employed as “satiric” accompani- office indicates that, landing so soon
better” so much as “bughouse is better.” and director Vaughn’s latest is like that ment to squib-bursting violence. Again, after Lego Batman, I’m not alone in
If it didn’t, would we have Julianne loud, obnoxious party guest who doesn’t comic irony is intended in the dichotomy thinking “Enough already!”, especially
Moore as chipper cartel queen Poppy realize his “Look how eccentric I am!” between all that advanced weaponry in regard to the tedious sameness of the
Adams, whose secluded Cambodian- act is tiresome as hell. The superficial and all those tailored suits. And again, a series’ storytelling techniques, narrative
jungle headquarters has been fashioned nihilism of Vaughn’s original – just Kingsman movie emerges as so nox- arcs, sentimental detours, life lessons,
into an Eisenhower-era community like the superficial nihilism of his 2010 iously self-satisfied that our being there and tendencies to become the exact films
christened Poppy Land? (Its Main Street Kick-Ass – was exhausting enough, with doesn’t seem at all necessary. This thing they’re purportedly mocking. There
– which appears to be its only street – only the natural charm of Egerton and would happily give itself the People’s are several more Lego movies on the
boasts a salon, one-screen movie theater, Firth making its self-conscious slickness Choice Award. horizon, but don’t be surprised if crowds
and diner where Poppy gleefully grinds tolerable. This continuation, though, begin to collectively demand a garage
offending goons into hamburger.) Would is an even more deadening experience, THE LEGO NINJAGO sale.
we have Eggsy, now in a committed because it’s impossible to give two hoots MOVIE
relationship with The Secret Service’s about anything that happens here when When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, For reviews of It, mother!, American
Princess Tilde (Hanna Alström), plant- it’s so apparent that Vaughn doesn’t care in 2015, took the stage for their third Assassin, Stronger, Friend Request,
ing a tracking device on/in his subject if you care. consecutive stint as hosts for the annual Home Again, and other recent releases,
by going to third base? Would we have To the shock of no one, Elton Golden Globes, Fey observed that they visit RCReader.com/movies.
Harry Hart resurrected as an amnesiac John proves to be no actor, so there’s were only back because “in Hollywood,
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James and the Giant Leech selection takes hundreds or thousands of
generations” (generations being 20- to 30-year
I’ve been dating this girl for just over
periods) “to fashion any complex cognitive
a month, and she never offers to pay for
adaptation.” So women, even now – even
anything. I was okay with this in the begin-
highly successful women who can comfortably
ning, as I saw it as a courtship thing. I guess
pay for their own meals (and everyone else’s in
I wonder whether this points to problems
the restaurant) – have their emotions pushing
down the road with her not being a real
them to look for a man who shows generosity,
partner, pulling her weight, etc. How do I
as well as the ability to “provide.”
politely broach this without blowing up the
This is reflected in the findings by soci-
blooming relationship?
ologist Janet Lever and her colleagues from
– Feeling Used
a survey of heterosexual men and women
This woman lives paycheck to paycheck. – 17,067 “unmarried and non-cohabitating”
Unfortunately, it’s your paycheck. heterosexuals ages 18 to 65 – on the extent to
At this point, you’re probably musing on the which they embrace or reject the traditional
perfect birthday gift for her – a sparkly little “man pays” dating behavior. (Surprisingly,
Hello Kitty crowbar she can use to pry open millennials’ responses were generally pretty
her wallet. However, mystifying as it is that she close percentage-wise to those of older adults –
has never squeaked out the words “This one’s mostly within a few percentage points.)
on me!”, consider that if there’s one thing het- A snapshot of the responses from women:
erosexual men and women have in common Overall, 57 percent of women said yes to “I
these days, it’s confusion over who exactly is always offer to help pay, even on the first date.”
supposed to pay on dates. But check out the mixed feelings: Many women
The problem driving the confusion is a (39 percent) wished men would reject their
sort of Godzilla vs. Mothra clash between offer to pay. But many (40 percent of women)
age-old evolved emotions (still driving us said they are bothered when men don’t accept
today) and modern-day beliefs about male and their money. Hello, confusing financial stew!
female equality. Men’s responses were similarly contradic-
As I explain with some frequency (per big tory. Overall, more than half the men – 64
cross-cultural studies by evolutionary psy- percent – said that after the first few dates, the
chologist David Buss, among others), women woman should help pay expenses, and nearly
evolved to seek male partners who show they half (44 percent) said they would stop dating a
are willing and able to invest in any children woman who never offers to pay. Yet over-
they might have. Whether the particular whelmingly, men – that is, 76 percent of men –
woman actually wants children is immaterial – feel guilty if they don’t pay the bill on dates.
as in, of zero interest to her emotions. So the reality is, like all of these conflicted
Anthropologist John Marshall Townsend men, some women just aren’t sure where the
observes from his research (and that of others) lines are on whether to chip in and when. (Of
that women’s emotions evolved to act as a sort course, some women are conveniently unsure.)
of police force for a man’s level of commitment As for this woman you’re seeing, it is possible
– making women feel bad when the investment that she’s waiting until you two are “exclusive”
isn’t there. This leads women to either push to start picking up the tab. Instead of assuming
a man to invest or ditch him and find a man the worst, do two things: First, observe and
who will. reflect on her behavior and attitudes – so far
Men co-evolved to expect this, meaning and as you get to know her – and see whether
that men evolved to try to appeal to the ladies they suggest an interest in partnership or
by showing (or successfully faking) generosity, princess-ship.
high status, and earning power. Many people Second, simply ask: “Hey, we’ve been dating
mistakenly assume evolved adaptations like for a while, and it seems like we should start
this will change with the times, as in, “Ye Olde sharing the costs. Where do you stand on
Evolved Emotions, I’d like to introduce you to that?” See what she says and take it from there
Gloria Steinem and the women’s movement.” – tempting as it is to opt for a passive-aggressive
Unfortunately, evolution is not a lickety- approach, like panhandling outside the restau-
split process – especially when it comes to our rant where you’re meeting her. “Hey, Amber
psychological-engine panel. In fact, anthro- – you’re early! Meet ya inside. Just trying to beg
pologist Donald Symons explains that “natural enough for the tip.”
Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica CA 90405, or e-mail
AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com). Weekly radio show: BlogTalkRadio.com/AmyAlkon. Order Amy
Alkon’s book, Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F--- (St. Martin’s Press, June 3, 2014).
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): LEO (July 23-August 22): The United million sperm from many different drones.
Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats likes States has a bizarre system for electing When composing my horoscopes, I aim to
to play along with the music of nature. its president. There’s nothing like it in cultivate a metaphorically comparable
On one occasion he collaborated with any other democratic nation on earth. Every receptivity. Long ago I realized that all of
Mandeville Creek in Montana. He listened and four years, the winning candidate needs only to creation is speaking to me all the time; I
studied the melodies that emanated from its win the electoral college, not the popular vote. recognized that everyone I encounter is
flowing current. Then he moved around some of So theoretically, it’s possible to garner just 23 potentially a muse or teacher. If I hope to rustle
the underwater rocks, subtly changing the percent of all votes actually cast, and yet still up the oracles that are precisely suitable for your
creek’s song. Your assignment, Aries, is to ascend to the most powerful political position in needs, I have to be alert to the possibility that
experiment with equally imaginative and exotic the world. For example, in two of the last five they may arrive from unexpected directions and
collaborations. The coming weeks will be a time elections, the new chief of state has received surprising sources. Can you handle being that
when you can make beautiful music together significantly fewer votes than his main open to influence, Sagittarius? Now is a favorable
with anyone or anything that tickles your competitor. I suspect that you may soon benefit time to expand your capacity to be fertilized.
imagination. from a comparable anomaly, Leo. You’ll be able
to claim victory on a technicality. Your effort CAPRICORN (December 22-January
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Some may be “ugly,” yet good enough to succeed. 19): You’re approaching a rendezvous
newspapers publish regular rectifica- with prime time. Any minute now you
tions of the mistakes they’ve made in VIRGO (August 23-September 22): I could receive an invitation to live up to your hype
past editions. For example, the editors of the UK found this advertisement for a or fulfill your promises to yourself – or both. This
publication The Guardian once apologized to workshop: “You will learn to do the test is likely to involve an edgy challenge that is
readers for a mistaken statement about Richard incredible! Smash bricks with your bare hands! both fun and daunting, both liberating and
Wagner. They said that when the 19th-Century Walk on fiery coals unscathed! Leap safely off a exacting. It will have the potential to either steal a
German composer had trysts with his roof! No broken bones! No cuts! No pain! bit of your soul or else heal an ache in your soul.
chambermaid, he did not in fact ask her to wear Accomplish the impossible first! Then every- To ensure the healing occurs rather than the
purple underpants, as previously reported. They thing else will be a breeze!” I bring this to your stealing, do your best to understand why the
were pink underpants. I tell you this, Taurus, as attention, Virgo, not because I think you should difficulty and the pleasure are both essential.
encouragement to engage in corrective sign up for this class or anything like it. I hope
meditations yourself. Before bedtime on the you don’t. In fact, a very different approach is AQUARIUS (January 20-February
next 10 nights, scan the day’s events and identify preferable for you: I recommend that you start 18): In 1901, physician Duncan
any actions you might have done differently with safe, manageable tasks. Master the simple MacDougall carried out experiments
– perhaps with more integrity or focus or details and practical actions. Work on achieving that led him to conclude that the average human
creativity. This will have a deeply tonic effect. easy, low-risk victories. In this way, you’ll prepare soul weighs 21 grams. Does his claim have any
You are in a phase of your astrological cycle yourself for more epic efforts in the future. merit? That question is beyond my level of
when you’ll flourish as you make amendments expertise. But if he was right, then I’m pretty sure
and revisions. LIBRA (September 23-October 22): your soul has bulked up to at least 42 grams in
Be realistic, Libra: Demand the the past few weeks. The work you’ve been doing
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s high impossible; expect inspiration; to refine and cultivate your inner state has been
time to allow your yearnings to visualize yourself being able to express yourself heroic. It’s like you’ve been ingesting a healthy
overflow … to surrender to the more completely and vividly than you ever have version of soul-building steroids. Congrats!
vitalizing pleasures of irrational joy … to grant before. Believe me when I tell you that you now
love the permission to bless you and confound have extra power to develop your sleeping PISCES (February 19-March 20):
you with its unruly truths. For inspiration, read potentials, and are capable of accomplishing feats There are enough authorities, experts,
this excerpt of a poem by Caitlyn Siehl. “My love that might seem like miracles. You are braver and know-it-alls out there trying to tell
is honey tongue. Thirsty love. My love is peach than you know, as sexy as you need to be, and you what to think and do. In accordance with
juice dripping down the neck. Too much sugar wiser than you were two months ago. I am not current astrological factors, I urge you to utterly
love. Sticky sweet, sticky sweat love. My love exaggerating, nor am I flattering you. It’s time for ignore them during the next two weeks. And do
can’t ride a bike. My love walks everywhere. you to start making your move to the next level. it gleefully, not angrily. Exult in the power that
Wanders through the river. Feeds the fish, skips this declaration of independence gives you to
the stones. Barefoot love. My love stretches itself SCORPIO (October 23-November trust your own assessments and heed your own
out on the grass, kisses a nectarine. My love is 21): In accordance with the astrologi- intuitions. Furthermore, regard your rebellion
never waiting. My love is a traveler.” cal omens, I invite you to take extra as good practice for dealing with the little voices
good care of yourself during the next three in your head that speak for those authorities,
CANCER (June 21-July 22): One of weeks. Do whatever it takes to feel safe and experts, and know-it-alls. Rise up and reject
the oldest houses in Northern Europe protected and resilient. Ask for the support you their shaming and criticism, too. Shield yourself
is called the Knap of Howar. Built out need, and if the people whose help you solicit from their fearful fantasies.
of stone around 3,600 B.C., it faces the wild sea can’t or won’t give it to you, seek elsewhere.
on Papa Westray, an island off the northern Provide your body with more than the usual Homework: Would I enjoy following you on
coast of Scotland. Although no one has lived amount of healthy food, deep sleep, tender Twitter or Tumblr? Send me links to your tweets
there for 5,000 years, some of its stone furniture touch, and enlivening movement. Go see a or posts. E-mail TruthRooster@gmail.com and
remains intact. Places like this will have a psychotherapist or counselor or good listener visit FreeWillAstrology.com.
symbolic power for you in the coming weeks, every single day if you want. And don’t you dare
Cancerian. They’ll tease your imagination and apologize or feel guilty for being such a
provoke worthwhile fantasies. Why? Because connoisseur of self-respect and self-healing. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
the past will be calling to you more than usual. EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES
The old days and old ways will have secrets to SAGITTARIUS (November & DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES
reveal and stories to teach. Listen with alert 22-December 21): A queen bee may The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at
discernment. keep mating until she gathers 70 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

SUNDAY 1 THURSDAY 12 MONDAY 16
Dan DiMonte – Ivory James –
Justin Leonard – The Mill, 120 E.
Bike Day Sunday Finale: Phyllis Amanda Fish – Riverside Casino Burlington St., Iowa City IA Pinegrove – Florist – Lomelda –
& the Shark (noon) – Gray Wolf and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Frankie Joe & Kinfolk (3pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Band (3:30pm) – Service Station Riverside IA Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, City IA
Bar & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W., West The Menzingers – RIBCO, 1815 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley IL

TUESDAY 17
Milan IL Second Ave., Rock Island IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s Nekromantix – The Brains – Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd.,
Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Brotherhood of the Mudkat – Milan IL Moeller Nights: Humming House
Ridge IL The Surf Zombies – Gabe’s, 330 E. High Top Fade – 11th Street Precinct, – Becca Mancari – Triple Crown
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2:30pm) Washington St., Iowa City IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
– The Main Event, 3819 State St., North Scott Jazz Jam (6pm) – RME The Knockoffs – Sergeant Major’s, E Third St., Davenport IA
Bettendorf IA Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., 213 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL Project Trio – Black Hawk College -
Harvest Moon Song & Dance Fest Davenport IA The Lone Bellow – Mt. Joy – Englert Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
(1pm) – Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Over the Rhine – CSPS/Legion Arts, Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Moline IL
Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St., 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Iowa City IA Thee Commons – The Mill, 120 E.
Long Grove IA Sour Boy, Bitter Girl – The Port Moondance 2017: The Karli Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Leslie Odom Jr. – Hancher Authority – Iowa City Yacht Club, Rose Kell Music Scholarship

WEDNESDAY 18
Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Fundraiser – The Redstone Room,
City IA 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Matt Pond PA @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
FRIDAY 13
Michaela Anne – CSPS/Legion Arts, Nova Singers: Today I Will ... – Knox An Evening with Junior Brown –
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA College’s Kresge Recital Hall, 2 East The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) – Raccoon Motel - October 4 Big Thief – Mega Bog – The Mill, 120 South St., Knox College, Galesburg IL Davenport IA
East Moline American Legion, 829 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA QC Nu Gruv Society – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Bobby Ray Bunch (6:30pm) – The
16th Ave., East Moline IL Lee Rocker – Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. from Paris – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Cal Stage – Harley Corin’s, 1708 State Third Ave., Rock Island IL Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Moeller Nights: Jonny Fritz – Izaak Kellogg St., Galesburg IL Third St., Davenport IA St., Bettendorf IA The RiverCity 6 (1pm) – Rock Island Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Opatz – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Matt Pond PA – J Fernandez – The The Ron Tegeler Jazz Quartet (5pm) Ellis Paul – Uptown Theatre, 221 First Conservation Club, Big Island Rd.,

THURSDAY 19
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, St. NE, Mt. Vernon IA Milan IL
Davenport IA City IA 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Final Mix Band – Riverside Casino The Ron Tegeler Jazz Quartet (6pm)
The Ron Tegeler Jazz Quartet (5pm) Soil – Saving Abel – Gabe’s, 330 E. Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 3 Men & a Molly – My Place the Pub,
– Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Washington St., Iowa City IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Riverside IA 30th St., Rock Island IL 4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Fiona Grey – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Kyle Walz – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
FRIDAY 6
Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Sandy Alex G. – Hovvdy – Crumb – Steve Morris: Have Drums, Will S Linn St, Iowa City IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Travel (11am) – Freight House Funktastic Five – 11th Street Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA City IA
City IA Atlas Genius – Blue Moose Tap Farmers’ Market, 421 W River Dr, Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., The Sextones – Levitation Room The Roseline (6pm) – RME
Society of Broken Souls (6:30pm) House, 211 Iowa Ave., Iowa City IA Davenport IA Davenport IA – Roosevelt – Radio Buzzkills – Community Stage, 129 N. Main St.,
– Ca D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Cherry Gun – Rhythm City Casino TWRP – Planet Booty – Gabe’s, 330 E. Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Davenport IA
Cambridge IL Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Washington St., Iowa City IA Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., Iowa City IA Semi Sixteenz – A–Wets – Jack
Ave., Davenport IA Tangent – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 LeClaire IA Smooth Groove – Harley Corin’s, Sueno (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E.

MONDAY 2
David Zollo & the Body Electric Mound St., Davenport IA The Knockoffs – Parkside Grill & 1708 State St., Bettendorf IA Washington St., Iowa City IA
– Lily Detaye – The Mill, 120 E. Threshold – Harley Corin’s, 1708 Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Soul Storm – K & T’s Bike Rack

FRIDAY 20
An Evening with Shovels & Rope – Burlington St., Iowa City IA State St., Bettendorf IA Live Lunch w/ Tony Hoeppner Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
The DogFathers – First Avenue Club, (noon) – RME Community Stage, Davenport IA
SUNDAY 8
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th
Ave., Maquoketa IA 1550 First Ave, Iowa City IA 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA Sushi Roll – Rhythm City Casino The 309 – Harley Corin’s, 1708 State
Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert Infinitus – Pleasant Valley High The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore St., Bettendorf IA
(noon) – Moline Public Library, School - Auditorium, 604 Belmont Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s Lagoon, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Davenport IA 50 Shades of Rock – Fargo Lounge,
3210 41st St., Moline IL Rd, Bettendorf IA 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Ridge IL Ave., Rock Island IL Taj’ai Sullivan – Riverside Casino 4202 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
Kevin Presbey – The Faithful Pilot Dear Rabbit – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Old 97’s – Englert Theatre, 221 East and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Charles Emanuel (6pm) – Milltown

TUESDAY 3
Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, Ave., Rock Island IL Washington St., Iowa City IA Riverside IA Coffee, 3800 River Drive #2, Moline
LeClaire IA The Ephinjis – 6 Odd Rats – Of Popular St. Band – Fargo Lounge, IL
Ambersmoke – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL
Mary Gauthier – CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
the Monks – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
4202 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
The Ron Tegeler Jazz Quartet (6pm)
SUNDAY 15 Corporate Rock – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Augustus – Gabe’s, 330 E. Material Girl – Riverside Casino and Jordan Danielsen (2pm) – Creekside – The Smoking Dog Pub, 1800 2nd Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s Lagoon, Doug Allen Nash & Jewel Kisses
Washington St., Iowa City IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Rock Island IL 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Ridge IL – Rhythm City Casino Resort
Blues Cafe (6:30pm) – RME Riverside IA Ave., Coal Valley IL Shenandoah Davis – Rozz-Tox, 2108 David Bromberg & John Sebastian Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., Natty Nation – Aaron Kamm & the Kickin Back (4pm) – Judy’s Barge Inn, Third Ave., Rock Island IL – Englert Theatre, 221 East Davenport IA
Davenport IA One–Drops – Rude Punch – The 600 W. Front St., Buffalo IA Split Lip Rayfield – Chatsworth Washington St., Iowa City IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo
Martin Sexton – CSPS/Legion Arts, Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) – & Dupree – Gabe’s, 330 E. Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) – Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Davenport IA East Moline American Legion, 829 Washington St., Iowa City IA East Moline American Legion, 829 Geneseo IL
Moeller Nights: Tristen – Jenny North of 40 – Harley Corin’s, 1708 16th Ave., East Moline IL Sushi Roll – Rhythm City Casino 16th Ave., East Moline IL Hoop – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
O. – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & State St., Bettendorf IA Polka Dance with Becky & the Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Moeller Nights: Crocodiles – Saint Rock Island IL
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Soul Storm – 11th Street Precinct, Ivanhoe Dutchmen (1:30pm) – Ave., Davenport IA Pe – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Joe Marcinek All–Star Super
Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Whiskey’s Gone: A Zac Brown Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Jam featuring Kofi Baker –
The Tailfins – Col Ballroom, 1012 W. Walcott IA Tribute Band – Aileeah Colgan – Davenport IA Alan Sweet & Brett Dale – The

WEDNESDAY 4
4th St., Davenport IA QCSO Masterworks I: Postcards The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Nova Singers: Today I Will ... – St. Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
from Paris (2pm) – Centennial Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport,
SATURDAY 7
Davenport IA Davenport IA
Banjoy – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th 2136 Brady St., Davenport IA Joshua Bell – Hancher Auditorium,

SATURDAY 14
St., Iowa City IA Ave., Rock Island IL Third Sunday @ 3 Concert – St. 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA
Moeller Nights: Matt Pond PA – J. The Blackbirds – The Edje Nightclub The Whiffenpoofs of Yale (3pm) John’s United Methodist Church, Kidz Bop – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third
Fernandez – Triple Crown Whiskey at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., The Carl Acuff Jr. Show featuring 109 E 14th St, Davenport IA St., Davenport IA
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Jumer Dr., Rock Island IL Davenport IA Jeannie Kendall – Ohnward Third Sunday Jazz: The Nicki Malley Live Lunch w/ Chris Holm (noon)
Cherry Gun – Rhythm City Casino Quintet (6pm) – The Redstone – The Roseline (7pm) – RME
MONDAY 9
St., Davenport IA Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Molly Durnin (6:30pm) – The Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Maquoketa IA Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Community Stage, 129 N. Main St.,
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Ave., Davenport IA Davenport IA
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos – Terror – Bent Life – King of Clubz – Mobina Galore – The Penske File –
Strawberry Girls – Gabe’s, 330 E. Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Washington St., Iowa City IA Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL City IA Iowa City IA
Kerry & Rich Acoustic Duo (1pm) – Mollie B & SqueezeBox Band (7pm)

THURSDAY 5
Harrington’s Pub, 102 S. Main St.,
Port Byron IL TUESDAY 10 – Rosie & the Rivets (8:30pm) –
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3 Men & a Molly – Thirsty’s on Third, King of Clubz – Still Standing Miss May I – Far from Fearless (6pm) 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA – Barricades – Heartland – – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Project Trio – Bettendorf High
Chris Stapleton – Margo Price – Barebones (6pm) – Daytrotter, Iowa City IA School Performing Arts Center,
Brent Cobb – iWireless Center, 324 Brady St., Davenport IA University of Iowa Jazz: Johnson 3333 18th St., Bettendorf IA
1201 River Dr, Moline IL M atc h b ox Twe nt y – M at t County Landmark & Grad Tony Danza: Standards & Stories –
Dan Tedesco – The Redstone Room, Nathanson – iWireless Center, Combo (6:30pm) – The Mill, 120 E. University of Dubuque’s Heritage
129 Main St, Davenport IA 1201 River Dr, Moline IL Burlington St., Iowa City IA Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque
Infinitus (3pm) – Butterworth Material Girl – Riverside Casino and

WEDNESDAY 11
IA
Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,

SATURDAY 21
Kiss the Sky: The Definitive Jimi Riverside IA
Hendrix Tribute Experience – Moeller Nights: Liz Moen – Triple Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa AJ Croce: Two Generations of
Third Ave., Rock Island IL Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA City IA American Music – Orpheum
La Santa Cecilia – Hancher Auditorium, Pappa–Razzi – Green Tree Brewery, Jordan Danielsen (6:30pm) – The Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA
QCSO Masterworks I: Postcards Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Matchbox Twenty @ iWireless Center - October 7 Galesburg IL
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Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

WEDNESDAY 25
The Acoustic Project (6pm) – Cool Bell Witch – Primitive Man – Upon
Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., the Death Horse – RIBCO, 1815
Rock Island IL Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Bugeye Sprite – Len Brown’s North The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Code 415 – Harley Corin’s, 1708 State
Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline City IA St., Bettendorf IA
IL Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show EastEnders – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
Doug Allen Nash & Jewel Kisses (6:30pm) – The Faithful Pilot Cafe House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
– Rhythm City Casino Resort & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA City IA
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Janet Jackson – iWireless Center, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra:
Davenport IA 1201 River Dr, Moline IL No Place to Go (7 & 9:30pm) –
FARM Songwriter Showcase (5pm) Thou – Aseethe – Closet Witch – Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park
– Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock Rd., Iowa City IA
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Island IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Edje
Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino and

THURSDAY 26
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island IL
The Heart and Soul Queen of New Habib Koité & Bamada – CSPS/
Orleans: Irma Thomas – The Big Daddy Weave – We Are Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Blind Boys of Alabama – The Messengers – Micah Tyler – Adler Rapids IA
Preservation Legacy Quintet Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport The Knockoffs – Nico’s Hispanic
– Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., IA Fusion, 1231 5th Ave., Moline IL
Davenport IA Junior Brown – Brian Johannesen – Project X Halloween Bash – Fargo
Marah in the Mainsail – Soul Sherpa Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Lounge, 4202 Avenue of the Cities,
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, City IA Moline IL
Iowa City IA The Last Glimpse – RIBCO, 1815 Rick K. & the Allnighters – Rhythm
Moeller Nights: Campdogzz – Second Ave., Rock Island IL City Casino Resort Rhythm Room,
John the Baptist – Triple Crown Moeller Nights: Landlady – Ian 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Chang – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Rude Punch – 11th Street Precinct,
E Third St., Davenport IA & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Northern Parallels 12: Patrick Blin Davenport IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
– Dustin Oxford – Mike Derer – PHO – The Low Down – The Redstone The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Higgy – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Rock Island IL Smooth Jazz Fall Festival: Eric

FRIDAY 27
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Darius – The Redstone Room, 129
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Main St, Davenport IA
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA AbbaMania – Riverside Casino and Sons of the Never Wrong – Princeton
Skynny Skynyrd Solo (6:30pm) – Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Coffeehouse, 25 E. Marion St.,
Coyote Wild (8:30pm) – Riverside Riverside IA Princeton IL
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Dinosaur Jr. – Easy Action – Codfish Wylde Nept – The Mill, 120 E.
Highway 22, Riverside IA Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Smooth Groove – Fargo Lounge, Maquoketa IA
4202 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
Yves Tumor – Talibam! – Meka Jean
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra:
The Outer Space (7 & 9:30pm) –
SUNDAY 29
– Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s
Iowa City IA Rd., Iowa City IA Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Ridge IL

SUNDAY 22 Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) –
East Moline American Legion, 829
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s The Jason Carl Band – 11th Street 16th Ave., East Moline IL
Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Peace Iowa Fundraiser: Back Porch
Ridge IL Davenport IA Swing (2pm) – Uptown Bill’s
Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) – Jazz After Five: Dawgs & a Bone Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
East Moline American Legion, 829 (5pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Iowa City IA
16th Ave., East Moline IL St., Iowa City IA
Quad City Wind Ensemble Fall
Concert (3pm) – Galvin Fine Arts
The Knockoffs – Len Brown’s North
Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline
MONDAY 30
Center, St. Ambrose University, IL Calvin Johnson: Selector Dub
2101 N. Gaines St., Davenport IA Larry Bo Boyd (6pm) – Cool Beanz Narcotic – Centaur Noir – Just Let
Skipper’s Alley – CSPS/Legion Arts, Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Go – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Island IL Island IL
Surfer Blood – Gabe’s, 330 E. Pho – Zeta June – Gabe’s, 330 E. Native Harrow – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
Washington St., Iowa City IA Washington St., Iowa City IA House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Rick K. & the Allnighters – Rhythm City IA

TUESDAY 24 City Casino Resort Rhythm Room,
Moeller Nights Presents Twice Is
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Rolling Thunder – Harley Corin’s,
TUESDAY 31 Greg Hill Julie Soucinek Amanda Yeggy
Nice: An Evening with Deer Tick 1708 State St., Bettendorf IA Day trotter Halloween Show: Mortgage Manager Sr. Mortgage Consultant Mortgage Consultant
– Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Tim Reynolds & TR3 – The Redstone The Dawn as Genesis w/ Peter P: (563) 585.8440 P: (563) 355.1858 P: (563) 388.1468
Ave., Maquoketa IA Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Gabriel & Phil Collins – The Velies
ghill@dutrac.org jsoucinek@dutrac.org ayeggy@dutrac.org
Shawn Colvin & Her Band – Larry as The Pretenders – Daytrotter,

SATURDAY 28
Campbell – Teresa Williams 324 Brady St., Davenport IA NMLS# 502474 NMLS# 406046 NMLS# 1254390
– Englert Theatre, 221 East University of Iowa Jazz: Grad
Washington St., Iowa City IA AbbaMania – Riverside Casino and Combos (6:30pm) – The Mill, 120
University of Iowa Jazz: Grad Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Combos (6:30pm) – The Mill, 120 Riverside IA
E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
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DJs/Karaoke/
Jams/Open Mics
THURSDAYS
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S City IA
1st St, Long Grove IA Songwriters’ Round Table (noon,
D.J. Night w/ 90s Music – Thirsty’s on Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, Oct. 14) – RME Community Stage,
Third, 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA
Jam Session & Mug Night (Oct. 5 & Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d
19) – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn 2814 State St., Bettendorf IA Entertainment – Barrel House
St, Iowa City IA Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews – Moline, 1321 5th Ave., Moline IL
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Ukulele Jam (4pm, Oct. 21) –
415 15th St, Moline IL Moline IL Creekside Vineyard Winery & Inn,
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s Open Jam Night – Chief’s Bar & Grill, 7505 120th St., Coal Valley IL
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA 1600 Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized
Cafe, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA SUNDAYS
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
2228 E 11th St, Davenport IA
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms
SATURDAYS 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Open Mic Night (5pm) – Lynn’s BBQ
Up on 7th, 1814 7th St., Moline IL DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt & Saloon, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., IA
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Rock Island IL
Good Time Karaoke (Oct. 21) –
MONDAYS
FRIDAYS
Harley Corin’s, 1708 State St.,
Bettendorf IA Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
Cabana Karaoke Night – Cabana’s Irish Music Jam (3pm, Oct. 7) – Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Bar & Grille, 2120 4th Ave., Rock Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Saloon, 2120 E 11th St, Davenport
Island IL Dubuque St., Iowa City IA IA
DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Musicians Jam w/ CJ Lomas (6pm,
Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Oct. 2 & 16) – Theo’s Java Club, 213 Dinosaur Jr. @ Codfish Hollow Barn - October 27
Rock Island IL Davenport IA 17th St., Rock Island IL
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz City IA - Rock Island, 512 24th St., Rock
1321 5th Ave., Moline IL 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Hump Day Wing & Sing w/ Island IL
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Say Anything Karaoke – Gabe’s, 330 Island IL Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
Davenport IA Davenport IA Underground Open Mic w/ Kate & “Detroit” Larry Davison – Davenport IA Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave., Rock Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Open Mic Night (5:30pm, Oct. 4 &
Locust St., Davenport IA 1st St, Long Grove IA Linn St, Iowa City IA Island IL 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA 18) – Milltown Coffee, 3800 River
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, Underground Open Mic w/ Kate Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Drive #2, Moline IL
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – TUESDAYS Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S
Linn St, Iowa City IA
Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s Ave., Rock Island IL

WEDNESDAYS
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Moline IL Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon, Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Old-Time Gospel Music Jam (3pm, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Oct. 28) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle, Bluegrass Jam at the Mil (Oct. 18) – Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats
Davenport IA House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa 1417 5th Ave., Moline IL The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa – Bent River Brewing Company
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MUSIC By Maxwell Allison

Dinosaur Jr. Brings Its Sludge Pop to Codfish Hollow, October 27
F
irst Dinosaur Jr. existed and they were What Yer Not arrived last year. The record shouts or growls of his contemporaries, faster moving chord progressions, and
good, then they didn’t exist for a time, plays to the band’s strengths without Mascis sounds like a good-natured slacker moments of soaring melody closer to the
then they came back and were somehow retreading older material – as much as one trying to croon a pop melody and suc- peaks of R.E.M.’s choruses – or, better yet,
still good. This is the narrative often flossed record by the same rock band can’t help ceeding. His voice rises and falls through the charming lo-fi songcraft of his long-
by fans and the press over the decade since but sound like another. Mascis’ guitar tone lines that actually move with his chord running Sebadoh project. Album closer
the Massachusetts-based sludge-rock/ blasts from the speakers in all of its fine- progressions. It might be a stretch to call his “Left/Right” shimmers and slowly stomps
distorted-pop warriors came back from the grain glory. His chunky blocks of sound style “Neil Young-esque,” as Mascis sings through an almost balladic atmosphere,
dead in 2007. Of course, legions of bands pummel when he breaks into distorted in a very different range from his spiritual highlighting Barlow’s vocals in the mix as
have reformed after their prime, casting chugging riffs, and shine with mid- and godfather. But the comparison is not too far Murph’s drums swell from snare bursts to
any hope at recording worthwhile new high-range detail when he rockets off into from the mark when you hear the supremely driving tom-tom patterns. The dichotomy
material to the wind and hopping into the melodic solos or leads to harmonize with Crazy Horse-core arpeggios crackle with between Barlow and Mascis brings to mind
arena-cash-grab circuit, having discovered his vocals. He also isn’t afraid to tonally overdrive behind him on “I Told Everyone.” the two-songwriter model of the band’s
the lucrative path of “waiting a long time shake things up in key structural turning He rarely sounds like he’s straining himself immediate predecessors, and brief contem-
and letting new young people discover your points, as he veers into flanged, almost – more like he’s quietly, tunefully humming poraries, Hüsker Dü – with Bob Mould’s
music on the Internet.” sitar-like tones or quivering noise-feedback a ditty through a mic turned up so high stoic anthems juxtaposed against Grant
Dinosaur Jr. never fit this mold. (The trio leads for climactic moments. Lou Barlow’s that any voice would sound out over the din Hart’s looser, more stargazing compositions.
composed of J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, and bass provides the gut punch missing from behind him. Dinosaur Jr. would be a formi- Mascis and Barlow have a clear difference
Murph plays Maquoketa’s Codfish Hollow Mascis’ more fried, tinny guitar work. dable rock band if Mascis merely doled out in vibe and delivery. But their willingness
Barn on Friday, October 27.) Though Murph’s drumming is the Dinosaur’s steady his lines in monotone, but the personality to stray from conventional templates and
technically bigger than ever, simply by the rock backbone. His tightened snares are and warmth of his voice, its world weariness explore differing modes of expressions
sheer force of more humans being alive and massive hits, and just as loud in the mix, and exhausted emotional bite, provide the continues to animate and sustain their
staying alive now than when they started, if not louder, than the bass drum – telling spark that pushes their songwriting beyond project.
the band still plays relatively smaller venues, you exactly when to bang your head, if you six-string shreddery.
and still releases music with the relatively couldn’t tell otherwise. Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not features Dinosaur Jr. performs at the Codfish Hollow
small label Jagjaguwar. They’ve also man- If these elements sound uniformly like two tracks penned by bassist Lou Barlow, Barn (5013 288th Avenue, Maquoketa) at
aged to maintain a catalog of releases with hard rock, J. Mascis’ vocal delivery plants whose yearning upper-register voice offers 7 p.m. on Friday, October 27, with an opening
immaculate quality control. them closer to the pop and singer/song- a counterpoint to Mascis’ glummer, lower set by Easy Action. For more information,
The band’s latest LP Give a Glimpse of writer sides of the spectrum. Far from the end. Barlow favors cleaner guitar tones, visit CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

FIGGE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION
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UNDERGROUND HALLOWEEN THROUGH DECEMBER 17, 2017

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9 AM- 2 PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
$15 IN ADVANCE / $20 AT THE DOOR EVENTS:
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Located in the underground parking garage Family Fiesta
of the museum, the Figge Underground Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
will feature local DJs, a costume contest October 29
and more! All proceeds from the evening FREE Admission
benefit the Figge’s education and outreach
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Premier sponsor: 5IVE STAR SALON SPA November 2
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