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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Evidence Matters
W
hat is it that makes America, since by a panel of people with differing views emotional responses can consistently be media and academia? When did it
its founding, the preferred desti- who are each given a matter of seconds seen in news content delivery to confuse become acceptable for guided specula-
nation of so many of the world’s to weigh in. Notice the panels consist of and disorient immediate mental cogni- tion to replace evidence-based analysis
inhabitants? Americans’ responses to this many of the same people across seg- tive responses to what is being seen/ of domestic and world events? Where
query vary greatly, but in 2017, nearly all ments, who make repeated appearances heard, in favor of emotional ones. was the multitude of media profession-
can be viewed through the political prism over time, and with questionable creden- The way to resolve cognitive dis- als’ rebellion against news editors’ and
of liberal versus conservative, progressive tials for conveying meaningful informa- sonance is to deploy critical thinking corporate leaders’ gross negligence rife
versus Libertarian, or simply left versus tion on ranges of topics. techniques that question the new infor- throughout news content in the last two
right (the legitimacy of which will have to Such content-delivery tactics ensure no mation; explore the conflict(s) asking decades? Who collaborated to influence
wait for another day). meaningful gains are made by consum- why, what, when, where, who, how, etc; media consumers via emotional trig-
The response should be universal: the ers for better understanding the topics investigate possibilities, identify rela- gers to establish biases, loyalties, and
rule of law applied equally to all – in presented, especially since the panels’ tionships, and connect dots by finding predictive responses? And why would
theory, anyway. contributions are almost always guided the commonalities and distinguish the consumers willingly succumb to such
America was founded as a consti- speculation, void of any evidence or differences. These and other critical- manipulative behavioral constructs,
tutional republic, with protection of hard facts backing their opinions. By thinking techniques can be exhaustive, compromising arguably the most essen-
inherent property and privacy rights design, many guests opine with distinct or occur within minutes of consideration, tial aspect of our constitutional republic,
as government’s core function. Three biases and language that incite emotional depending on how familiar one is with not only for continuing civil and political
equal branches of government were responses from viewers/listeners. healthy skepticism in discourse and liberty, but also as a people evolving
established as a checks-and-balances along a time continuum?
system to prevent government overreach: In America, freedom is an inherent
the Legislative Branch makes the laws, Political discourse today is comprised of far too many highly- right, but it requires vigilance, disci-
the Executive Branch enforces the laws, charged emotional memes rather than original dialogue and pline, respect for, and adherence to the
and the Judicial Branch ensures the laws constraints that protect it. Our Constitu-
and their enforcement conform to the debate stemming from evidence-based research. tion does not bestow our rights upon us,
Constitution. nor grant us our rights by decree. Our
What is too often overlooked in this rights are inherent, organic, and accrue
equation, arguably abandoned, even This strategy also allows for redun- discovery. to us as part of our humanity. Each of
though supreme in its critical role for our dancy of topics over weeks, even months, But one thing is non-negotiable for us is endowed by our Creator with these
governance, is the absolute power of “We by promising new information, but rarely critical thinking success: facts must rights. We possess them whether govern-
the People” to hold the Branches account- actually delivering. The scripts change be resolute, backed by hard evidence. ment exists or not.
able to the respective responsibilities each ever so slightly week-to-week to give the Opining has no reliable place in resolving Modern Americans have all but lost
Branch is tasked with. impression of expanding on the topics. cognitive dissonance. In fact, anything this truth. It is no longer taught in our
In our Constitutional Republic, the Most consumers detect these manipula- less than evidenced-backed conclusions schools, nor do most parents or grand-
citizenry still has the power and politi- tions, yet continue to tune in because, should be rejected outright relative to any parents secure this profound legacy of
cal tools to create whatever change we emotionally, they relate to the content position that impacts resolution of issues, America’s founding by teaching it and
truly desire as a Republic. Alarmingly, without hesitation. Like-minded news reliable decision-making and pending ingraining it into their children and
however, we have lowered the bar for our coverage is comfortable, non-stressful, implementation, not to mention credibil- grandchildren. Be clear: Our Constitu-
participation so far that ‘We the People”’s and provides a sense of belonging. Rat- ity, merit, and trust. tion does not grant rights. It is a limiting
role in governance is almost obsolete. ings stay up, and the covert mission of Political discourse today is com- document that limits the government’s
Coalescing now, to right our country’s compromising the public with ever- prised of far too many highly-charged ability to intrude upon our God-given
ship, is unachievable if we don’t first decreasing relevant news is advancing, emotional memes rather than original rights by specifically enumerating what
acknowledge systematic displacement thereby ultimately protecting the status dialogue and debate stemming from the government can and can’t do. Any
due to our willing abdication of our civic quo. evidence-based research. Too many of us government overreach, and there is a ton
roles. News most often consists of very gen- haven’t a clue where the facts stop and the of it, only occurs by our silent consent.
If you are paying attention at all, you eral headlines with only vague implica- guided speculation begins. Regardless, It’s time to totally reject any news
can’t help sensing the unrelenting efforts tions and/or consequences. The meat of fact-less speculation has replaced hard or information that cannot be verified
by news media to trigger emotional the story is largely conjecture, conve- news backed by irrefutable evidence – the by evidence. Period. Non-negotiable.
responses to information, especially niently leaving the network free from any gold standard in journalism that has been We must get back to a seriously healthy
broadcast and radio news. Using strictly real liability for misinformation. Today’s abandoned to our detriment as a society. national skepticism, using critical think-
scripted news bytes, short homogeneous news is highly formulaic, speculative, We had better rethink this wit- ing to challenge the status quo with real
news segments that repeat not just distressingly sans reliable research and less path because it has no future in a solutions. It’s time to stop tolerating the
within each segment of one channel, but the much-needed connective tissue that constitutional republic. We have already intolerable from our public officials.
within nearly all segments across chan- would make it genuinely meaningful to/ abdicated far too much of our political Congress and the excessive bureaucracy
nels regardless of political slants and/or for consumers in their daily lives. muster, and is beginning to also cor- have taken advantage of our apathy long
biases, information remains intellectually Instead, media organizations opt for rupt “We the People”’s commitment and enough.
limited and disparate. An example of a perfecting predictive outcomes. Behav- adherence to the rule of law. If we forsake In other words, it’s time to get busy
pattern of content includes presenting ior science and decades of research on this core governing pillar, blaming participating with maximum effort to
a deeply disturbing news story, imme- behavior modification have proven anyone and everyone but ourselves for its sustain and protect what God provided
diately followed by light, fluffier fare, that emotional responses are far more degradation, then we deserve governance each of us inherently, and for which the
followed by a commercial break, evoking penetrating and difficult to alter once by some totalitarian regime that consid- founders of this particular Republic
in viewers/listeners an emotional roller impressed. Deliberately creating cogni- ers its people its subjects. wisely codified via our Constitution in
coaster. tive dissonance (a conflict between new Consider the following: How have rare clarity of purpose and belief in man’s
No single topic is ever pursued more information and established knowl- Americans permitted the systemic potential.
than a few minutes, easily convoluted edge or beliefs) to trigger and enhance dumbing down of information in both
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Unusual Challengers for hotline is required?” said Jeffrey Leef, a
River Forest radiologist who is running

Abnormal Times against Congressman Danny Davis and has
supported a universal annual base salary of
$30-40,000 (yes, you read that right). “The
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perating Engineers Union Local 150 involvement is undoubtedly seen as outside only submission that Jim Durkin should be
is making good on its threat to back a meddling. The fact that Sweeney lives in making is my order of French fries when he
DECEMBER 2017 Republican primary opponent against Speaker Madigan’s district probably doesn’t takes his more-appropriate job of cashier at
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. help matters much. McDonald’s.” Classy.
532 W. 3rd Street Davenport IA 52801 The union local’s president, Jim Sweeney, The race is already starting to heat up. I’m thinking we’ll see more stuff like
(563)324-0049 (phone) (563)323-3101 (fax) told me he had about a dozen members in One of Proft’s newspapers, the West Cook that, and not just in obscure publications,
RiverCitiesReader.com | info@rcreader.com Durkin’s district passing nominating peti- News, published a story a few days ago but in mailers and other advertising. A
tions for Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub about Durkin’s law practice, connecting the fundraising e-mail from September claims
Publishing Since 1993
The Reader is an independently owned publication dedicated to a couple of weekends ago. Straub is running Leader’s bond work for the City of Berwyn the Illinois Policy Institute’s John Till-
providing readers and members the “keys to the Quad Cities’culture.” against Durkin as a Republican. Sweeney to legislation allowing local governments man, along with the Illinois Opportunity
NOW PRINTED MONTHLY said he expected to double that number the to tie bond payments directly to revenue Project’s Proft, Pat Hughes and Matt Besler
Newly printed complimentary editions are available monthly at following weekend. they receive from the state. Durkin voted had already raised $25 million toward a
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Challenging a legislative leader in a for the securitization legislation, which just $30 million goal to elect “a ‘Reform Slate’ of
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PUBLISHER The union’s leadership has fumed as conflict of interest.”
Todd McGreevy • todd@admospheres.com Rauner has pushed his anti-union agenda, The same publication ran another story Rich Miller also publishes Capitol
and now wants some payback on Durkin for about a Republican congressional candi- Fax, a daily political newsletter, and
EDITOR & BUSINESS MANAGER helping to kill their bill to ban the creation date making fun of Durkin’s bill to set up a CapitolFax.com.
Kathleen McCarthy • km@rcreader.com
of “right to work” zones by local govern- statewide sexual harassment hotline. “What
ARTS & CALENDAR EDITOR ments. The governor vetoed the bill and does it say about Representative Durkin and
Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com the union tried twice to override Rauner his colleagues whom he supposedly leads
New column published
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Nathan Klaus • nathan@rcreader.com was able to keep his caucus together.
Since the union blames Durkin they’ll
DISTRIBUTION & OFFICE MANAGER ally themselves with anybody, including
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Republican activist Dan Proft, if they have
IT-SYSMIN to. Proft is backing Straub against Durkin,
William Reveal who he claims isn’t fit to be Leader. But Proft
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In fact, according to the Daily Law Bul-
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Amy Alkon, Jeff Ashcraft, Rob Brezsny, Dee Canfield, Hannah
Bates, Rich Miller, Frederick Morden, Victoria Navarro, Brent Center, which, irony of ironies, is represent-
Tubbs, Bruce Walters, Max Allison, Caitlin Johnstone ing Lincolnshire against a lawsuit backed
PRINT COPY DISTRIBUTORS by Local 150 over the village’s creation of a
Ingalls Family, Cheri DeLay, Greg FitzPatrick, N. A. Rice, H. local right to work zone – the very event that
Keyser, Jay Strickland Local 150’s vetoed bill tried to outlaw. Don’t
KNOW MORE. DO MORE. even try to wrap your mind around all that.
© 2017 River Cities’ Reader You’ll go nuts. This fight is beyond ideology.
Sweeney and Proft have a common cause –
messing with Durkin – and they’re sticking
with that.
Leader Durkin, for his part, took the
diplomatic high road, releasing a statement
saying: “Our caucus has worked with Local
150 in the past and will continue to work
with them, where we can, in the future.”
And, indeed, Local 150 recently sent a
mailer praising Representative Terri Bryant
(R-Murphysboro) for her vote to override
Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the union’s
right to work zone ban.
But you gotta figure Leader Durkin had
to be gritting his teeth when he approved
that statement. A primary race is a lot like a
family fight. And even though Local 150 has
a ton of Republican members and has sup-
ported Republican candidates in the past, its
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THEATRE By Victoria Navarro

What’s It All About, Elfy?
Elf: The Musical, at the Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse through December 30

M
y husband and I spent all day on as his skating finesse (which is actually
October 10 shopping, unsuccess- roller-blading finesse) is displayed during
fully, for a car, and by evening, we a beautifully crafted scene in which
were exhausted and our heads were spin- scenic designer Erica Zaff farano and
ning. We needed a diversion. The Circa lighting designer Maranda Debusk recre-
‘21 Dinner Playhouse’s holiday produc- ate the Rockefeller Center ice-skating
tion Elf: The Musical was just the respite rink. Rose navigates his way on skates
we needed. Written by Thomas Meehan while singing “A Christmas Song” in an
and based on the 2003 fi lm comedy, Elf: attempt to cheer up his love interest Jovie
The Musical is fi lled with lively music by (Paige Denton), and as this disillusioned
Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beg- Macy’s employee and center of Buddy’s
uelin, and director/choreographer Ann attention, Denton demonstrates just the
Nieman made great use of an exception- right amount of weariness as her efforts
ally talented cast that didn’t have a weak to deflate Buddy’s cheerfulness fail and
link in the bunch. she succumbs to his childlike charm.
Elf ’s plot is predictable and you know [Denton’s voice is also showcased in her Luke Rose and Croix Baxter in Elf: The Musical
there will be a happy ending, but the lovely solo “Never Fall in Love (with an
exuberance of its main character sustains Elf).”] number that takes place as the Macy’s props, sound effects, and lighting trans-
its entertaining, accessible story. Buddy Meanwhile, the future of local theatre employees are decorating the North Pole formed the stage into Santa’s North Pole,
is an elf who doesn’t fit in with the other is bright if Croix Baker is any indicator. area of the store, their singing and danc- Macy’s, Manhattan, an office interior, a
elves at the North Pole. (Among other As Buddy’s half-brother Michael, this ing talents shine like the tinsel garlands Chinese restaurant, an apartment, the
things, he’s six-foot-three and has lousy young performer was confident in his in their hands. Those garlands, along Rockefeller Center skating rink, and Cen-
toy-making skills.) But Buddy loves being acting and singing on Friday, mostly with the scene’s giant candy canes, make tral Park. Given everything on view, the
an elf and embraces the Christmas spirit appearing alongside Erin Churchill, this choreographed number a standout. colors and lights were matched only by
to the hilt. When Santa reveals, how- who portrayed his mother Emily. This And speaking of standouts, Michael designer Greg Hiatt’s superb costumes.
ever, that his employee is not really an mother/son combo appeared natural and Fisher, as the store manager, hits all the As sometimes happens with Christ-
elf, but rather a human, Buddy embarks believable, and their duets in “I’ll Believe right comedic notes when he encounters mas presents, I’m having a hard time
on a journey to find his real father in in You” and “There Is a Santa Claus” sur- Buddy. When a misleading conversation wrapping this up. But Elf: The Musical is
New York City. There he discovers his prised me, as their voices melded in such has him believing that the elf is from a modern-day Christmas story, and as
over-worked father, along with other perfect harmony that, for me, hearing Head Office, Fisher’s timing is particu- delivered by Circa 21’s outstanding cast
jaded New Yorkers, and an equally jaded them were true “Wow!” moments. larly spot-on and augments the humor- and crew, it may be just the break you
potential girlfriend. Buddy, however, Local actor Tom Walljasper also turned ous exchange. need from the frenzy of the season. How
never falters as he tries to spread cheer in an enjoyable performance as the My favorite scene, however, came at the can one not smile while watching a 6’3”
wherever he goes, and the story empha- Scrooge-like dad Walter. Even though his opening of Act II, in which all the depart- elf, dressed in green, tap-dancing and, as
sizes the importance of spending quality character is numb to his family’s feelings ment store Santas have gathered at a Buddy frequently insists, “singing loud
time with loved ones and just having fun. and initially unaccepting of Buddy, the Chinese restaurant on Christmas, and are for all to hear”?
Buddy is played by Luke Rose, whose nuance with which Walljasper plays his now angrily unemployed. Buddy, how-
charming goofiness made him endearing, character makes him not totally unlik- ever, engages them in the jazzy, raucous Elf: The Musical runs at the Circa ‘21
but not annoying. Rose is what is known able. As Walljasper plays the role, Walter song-and-dance number “Nobody Cares Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, Rock
in show-biz as a triple-threat given his is a workaholic dad who thinks putting in About Santa.” and the audience response Island) through December 30, and more
impressive acting, dancing, and sing- long hours is the best way to provide for indicated that it was a real crowd-pleaser information and tickets are available by
ing skills, and his opening solo “World’s his family, not realizing that all they want for others, as well. calling (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visiting
Greatest Dad” elicited cheers from the is to spend more time with him. Credit for Elf: The Musical’s success Circa21.com.
opening-night audience. To his list of tal- As mentioned, though, this entire Elf must also go to Circa 21’s creative design
ents, Rose could also add “adept skater,” ensemble is crazy-talented. In a snappy team, whose employment of scenery,
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More Than 400 Family- Friendly Events in the K WQC Family Fun Guide Starting on Page 27

2017-18 Winter Calendar
FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS Page 7 THEATRE Page 13 MOVIES Page 18 COURSES Page 21
VISUAL ARTS Page 7 DANCE Page 14 SPORTS Page 18 MEETINGS Page 24
MUSIC Page 9 COMEDY Page 16 OTHER EVENTS Page 19 HEALTH Page 26
LITERARY ARTS Page 13 MUSEUMS Page 17 LECTURES Page 21 SENIORS Page 26

MAJOR EVENTS Craft and Vendor Fair, for information, call 563-723- In Our Own Voice, a presentation by NAMI Dubuque Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from
6750… Madison Elementary School, 9am Sat Dec 2 that addresses attitudes, assumptions, and… Gallery C, the Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection,
Sun Jan 7 exhibition of 56 objects, ranging from paintings to silver
Thursdays at the Figge: Family Holiday candlesticks to bishop’s chairs, made in the Spanish and
Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars, all-new ice- Workshop, snack on cocoa and cookies, create fun, My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late 17th
skating adventure with characters from Disney hits decorative, delicious gingerbread houses, and design Scenes with a Legendary Curator, a discussion of to the early 19th centuries; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
including “Frozen,”… TaxSlayer Center, Fri Dec 1 thru holiday cards with lots of sparkle; wrap your holidays in Katherine Kuh’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-7 museum admission;
Sun Dec 3 smiles and get into a festive spirit at this popular holiday for information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
event; $15/member family of four, $20/non-member haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
A Carpenters Christmas, tribute concert of holiday family of four, $3 for each extra person; free to children 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Sun Jan 7
music featuring singer/playwright Lisa Rock and… Adler ages 3 or younger; $10/Scout troop, plus $5 per Scout; Thu Feb 1
Theatre, 2pm Sun Dec 3 for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Art Meets the River: River Action Exhibition,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Wine & Art: Artnado - Collaborative Art exhibit featuring work by local artists inspired by…
One Voice: Adore, from the producer of Creative Thu Dec 7 Experience, with instructor Allen Holloway; enjoy Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru Fri Jan 19
Christmas comes a Christmas celebration… TaxSlayer interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of
Center, 7pm Fri Dec 8 and Sat Dec 9 Winter’s Eve with Keith Bonnstetter, local artist wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great conversation; create DeSoto Arts: Joel Knanishu - Eerica Parrott - Ryan
Bonnstetter will visit the Museum Store to help make finished art works to display in your home in these cool, Veach - Amber Williams, exhibit or ceramics, collages,
Big Church Night Out: Newsboys - Sidewalk Winter’s Eve a special night; he will demonstrate casual studio session; $20; for information, call 563-326- and more; Wed.-Sat.… Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery,
Prophets - 7eventh Time Down - Blanca - Derek his artistry in making two- and three-dimensional 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, thru Wed Jan 31
Minor - Jamison Strain - Adam Agee, contemporary snowflakes that feature hidden images that will surprise FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Feb 8
Christian musicians on their national tour, with guest and please you; for information, call 563-326-7804, Goddess Tales: Deb Doehler - Carolyn Krueger
speakers,… TaxSlayer Center, 6pm Sun Dec 10 Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, - Lisa Mahar, exhibit of ceramics and mixed-media;
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Dec 7 Exhibits & Shows Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm;… MidCoast Gallery West,
Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays!, the thru Wed Jan 31
vocal ensemble performs a concert of favorite holiday Gallery Hop!, demonstrations, performances, works Scott & Rock Island Counties
tunes plus… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Tue Dec 19 for sale, and more with local artists… The District of Rock Rick Lodmell, acrylics exhibit; Mon -Fri, 6am-7:30pm,
Island, 6pm Fri Dec 8 Currently on Display Sat, 8am-5:30pm,… MidCoast Centre Station Gallery,
Mike Super: Magic & Illusion, an evening with the thru Wed Jan 31
“America’s Got Talent” finalist and winner of… TaxSlayer Reception for Goddess Tales: Deb Doehler - Kathy Svec: Boxed Books, Svec’s assemblages in
Center, 7:30pm Sat Jan 6 Carolyn Krueger - Lisa Mahar, held in conjunction deep frames and boxes… Quad City Arts Center, Fri Edouard Duval-Carrié: Endless Flight, exhibit
with the exhibit of ceramics and mixed-media;… Dec 1 of works by Duval-Carrié, one of the foremost Haitian
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, family-themed MidCoast Gallery West, 6pm Fri Dec 8 artists working today who makes paintings and
stage adventure with characters from the… Adler Mike Leinhauser’s Observations Along the Road sculptures that translate Haitian culture into modern
Theatre, 6pm Tue Jan 23 and Wed Jan 24 Gift Wrapping Party, drop in with an unwrapped gift, of Life: A Collection of Photographs from Past to terms; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-
and wrap it early… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Present, selected favorites will include black & white… 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo, the nation’s best Dec 9 Quad City Arts Center, Fri Dec 1 call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
bucking broncs and bulls and the world’s… TaxSlayer Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Feb 4
Center, 7:30pm Fri Jan 26 and Sat Jan 27 Book Spine Bookmarks and More, free; for Greta Songe: Accumulation, installation exhibit;
information, call 309-732-7323… Rock Island Public Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free;… Catich Gallery New Photography in the Lewis Gallery, exhibit
The Wizard of Oz, stage adaptation of the children’s Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm Mon Dec 11 - St. Ambrose University, thru Wed Dec 13 of recently acquired works that span nearly 150 years
book classic in a Broadway… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat of the photographic medium, featuring photos by
Jan 27 Zen Coloring/Paint by Sticker, enjoy active Illustration and Design: Recent Work by Greta Gertrude Käsebier, William Henry Jackson, Minor
meditation at the library; relax your mind and body Songe, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for White, Emmet Gowin, and Ann Hamilton; Tue.-Sat.
The Sound of Music, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s with soothing music while unleashing your creativity information,… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
Tony- and Oscar-winning musical in a Broadway… Adler as you contemplate and color; free; for information, - St. Ambrose University, thru Wed Dec 13 $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
Theatre, 7:30pm Thu Feb 8 call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Celebrating Day of the Dead, delve into the history, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Feb 4
Blake Shelton, chart-topping superstar performs his DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Dec 11 myth and magic of this Mexican national holiday
“Country Music Freaks Tour” alongside Brett Eldredge,… that is celebrated in many countries, including the
TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Fri Feb 23 Mistletoe & Merlot: Holiday Member Dinner, United States; learn facts and explore the art and ethos Opening This Winter
celebrate the holidays with food, fun, and our festive surrounding this increasingly popular cultural event;
TobyMac, concert with the Grammy-winning photo booth, and have the chance to win exciting Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Handicapped Development Center, exhibit of
cxomyemporary Christian artist on his “Hits… TaxSlayer raffle items; 6pm cocktail hour, 7pm dinner; $40; for free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, works by area artists; Mon… MidCoast Centre Station
Center, 7pm Sat Feb 24 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Gallery, Thu Feb 1 thru Wed Feb 28
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Dec 17
Thu Dec 14 Lori Roderick - Zaiga Thorson, exhibit or ceramics

VISUAL ARTS Irma René Koen: An Artist Rediscovered, and paintings; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm;… Midcoast at
Sew Much Fun: Earbud Pouch, enjoy simple sew- exhibition features paintings by Rock Island native and Bucktown Gallery, Thu Feb 1 thru Wed Feb 28
it-yourself projects for adults; for information and to… distinguished artist of the 20th Century Koen (1883-
Openings & Gallery Events Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed 1975); Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon- Monsters of Capitalism: Glen Lowry, painting
Dec 20 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, exhibition; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; free; for
December call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., information,… MidCoast Gallery West, Thu Feb 1 thru
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Dec 31 Wed Feb 28
“Art Meets the River” Exhibit and Holiday Open January & February
House, watch artists create, visit with class instructors, Kent A. Broadbent - Rhonda Gates - Linda Lewis,
shop, and enjoy… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 6pm Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, exhibit of abstract landscape paintings by Broadbent of Outlying Areas
Fri Dec 1 discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Annawan and Gates of Rockford, with ceramic sculptures
are invited to experience the current exhibitions by Lewis of West Des Moines; for information, contact Currently on Display
Opening Reception: Shattered Reflections, held in and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213 ext.108 or
conjunction with the exhibit featuring the artwork of… Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com, Quad City International Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin, exhibit of Shin’s subtle
Gallery C, 5:30pm Fri Dec 1 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline IL, QuadCityArts. drawings created by… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jan 4 thru Thu Feb 22 com, thru Sun Dec 31 Dec 3
Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the… Grant Wood Artists’ Talk: Shattered Reflections, held in Roaming Quilts: Voices of Foster Children, Living History Veterans Project: Telling Stories
Studio, noon Sat Dec 2 thru Sun Dec 31 conjunction with the exhibit featuring the artwork of… exhibition of three quilts comprised of 30… Quad City Visually, this living, visual history project pairs 8…
Gallery C, 6:30pm Fri Jan 5 Botanical Center, thru Sun Dec 31
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By Todd McGreevy VISUAL ARTS / Exhibits & Shows / after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Outlying Areas / Currently On Display Academy, 3pm Tue Dec 5

Current Visiting Exhibits at Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, thru Fri
Dec 29
Ugly Sweater Program, bring a sweater along, and
we’ll provide supplies to help… Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 6pm Thu Dec 7

Figge Well Worth Admission Dr. William Anderson Collection, in the library; the
collection includes personal… Carl Sandburg College,
thru Sun Dec 31
Creation Studio Workshop: Handmade Journal,
create a text block using a simple coptic stitch to…
Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Dec 9

Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art, exhibit Marbled Paper, with instructor Karen Brinson; marble-
celebrating the creative spirit of cancer… Cedar Rapids ized paper is a monoprint technique… Bereskin Gallery
Museum of Art, thru Sun Dec 31 & Art Academy, 9am Sat Dec 9

Single-channel 7: Journeys into Peripheral Adult Coloring Night, de-stress and express yourself
Worlds, Alex Prager creates new cinematic universes through art; the library will provide… East Moline Public
focused on… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun Jan 7 Library, 5:30pm Mon Dec 11

Figure Study: The Body in Art, this exhibition looks Creation Studio Drop-In: Washi Tape Picture
at how artists have… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Frames, decorate popsicle sticks with washi tape, then
Sun Jan 14 glue them together… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Mon Dec 11
Drawing in Space, exhibit includes the work of three
artists… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun Jan 21 Wine Charm Program, learn how to make wine
charms to label which glass… Rock Island Public Library -
Shattered Reflections, exhibit featuring the artwork 30/31 Branch, 6pm Tue Dec 12
of Jessica Burn-Weis… Gallery C, thru Sat Jan 27
Adult Ugly Sweaters, you provide the sweater, and we
Misfits, exhibit surveys 1960s biker culture through will provide the ugly;… East Moline Public Library, 6pm
film,… Rockford Art Museum, thru Sun Jan 28 Wed Dec 13

Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler;
glass vessels,… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Wed after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Feb 28 Academy, 6pm Thu Dec 14

Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the Keith Bonnstetter’s Paper-Cutting: Christmas
Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists and 2D Christmas Holy Family Design, held
inspired… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Wed Feb 1-2:30pm, and 3-4:30pm; $45; for information and to
28 register,… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, Sat Dec 16

Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon, Life Drawing, facilitated by Brad Bisbey; $15; for
the installation reflects the depth of the… Cedar Rapids information and to register,… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Museum of Art, thru Wed Feb 28 Academy, 1pm Sun Dec 17
Irma René Koen’s Untitled (Sailboats), circa 1930. Oil on panel. Courtesy of Mrs. Jean Priester Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery Creation Studio Drop-In: Making Rheoscopic

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exhibition that serves as an… Cedar Rapids Museum of Fluid, with just a few simple ingredients, we’ll make
tep away from the game console. Davenport Municipal Art Gallery in the Art, thru Wed Feb 28 rheoscopic fluid… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon
Dec 18
Step away from the screen. You can ‘20s and ‘30s and was a rare success for Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic
visit dozens of places around the that era as a woman making a profession takes on the venerated Iowa City… Cedar Rapids Pinterest Night, join us in making a craft from
world, eras, concepts, ideas, history and of her passion. She passed away in 1975 at Museum of Art, thru Wed Feb 28 Pinterest; free; for information,… East Moline Public
Library, 6pm Wed Dec 27
art – all inside the Figge Art Museum. age 92. Thirty-five years later, art histo-
With the current visiting exhibits, one rian Cynthia Wiedemann Empen, Ph.D., Opening This Winter
would be hard-pressed to find more first tugged on this thread of a local
January & February
The Painted Word: Kiddie Art and Lit, warm up to
value in the $4 to $7 entrance fee. Besides treasure heretofore unrecognized except drawings done by Dubuque… Bisignano Art Gallery - Clothed Figure, Thursdays thru Jan. 25, with instructor
University of Dubuque, Mon Jan 8 thru Fri Jan 26 Brad Bisbey; learn to… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy,
enjoying a casino-free riverfront view in the private collections of many of the 11am Thu Jan 4
like no other, several of the Figge’s cur- region’s leading private collectors, many Dubuque High School Juried Art Show, this unique
rent exhibits make it a worthy visit. of whom generously loaned these gor- show is juried by the… Bisignano Art Gallery - University Creation Studio Workshop: Bullet Journals, this
of Dubuque, Mon Jan 29 thru Tue Feb 13 analog method of personal organization was developed
Irma René Koen: An Artist Rediscov- geous works. Irma René Koen’s works are by digital… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Thu Jan 4
ered is one of the most accessible and on display through December 31, 2017. Experiencing J-Term: Snaps of J-Term 2018, these
photos are by students of students… Bisignano Art Approaches to Watercolor Application 102,
engaging painting exhibits I’ve enjoyed The Haitian artist as shaman, Edouard Gallery - University of Dubuque, Thu Feb 15 thru Fri Saturdays thru Jan. 27, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this
at the Figge – accessible because the still Duval-Carrié has a cohesive and well- Feb 23 class… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 9am Sat Jan 6
lifes, seascapes, and landscapes are invit- constructed mixed-media installation Card Making with Donna Banta, join us in making
ing to the untrained eye via her popular that takes full advantage of the fourth Classes homemade greeting cards; each participant will…
floor’s vast gallery space. If one is into LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Jan 6
French impressionistic style. But Koen December
simultaneously straddles the Ash Can synthesizing and expressing the nexuses Introduction to Painting with Pastels, Saturdays
school with Hopper-esque treatments between history, myth, and religion with Crochet with Calla, class limited to six adults; you must thru Jan. 27, with instructor Iyla Thill Ferguson; learn…
bring your own… LeClaire Community Library, 11am Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 10am Sat Jan 6
of late-afternoon light surrounded by iconography writ large, then this is the Sat Dec 2
observational draughtsmanship achieved exhibit for you. The title of the exhibit is Adult Coloring Night, de-stress and express yourself
Papermaking, with instructor Karen Brinson; use through art; the library will provide… East Moline Public
with efficient impasto and layered Endless Flight, and references a multi- simple kitchen tools to create… Bereskin Gallery & Art Library, 5:30pm Mon Jan 8
washes. Her styles range from thick part altarpiece Duval-Carrié created in Academy, 9am Sat Dec 2
2000 in response to the increased Haitian Creation Studio Drop-In: Caesar Cipher Wheel,
sculptural surfaces in a brilliant still life Creation Studio Drop-In: Rhinestone Greeting also known as an Alberti Cipher Wheel, this cipher
of flowers to thin but firm and not-too- migrants to the U.S. The works modern- Cards, make a bedazzled greeting card for the holidays machine… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Jan 8
bright gouache accounts of the Eastern ize and depict central Voudou deities, or other… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Dec 4
Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler;
seaboard. The sizes range from small 12” or Iwa, as a superhero, a stripper, and a DIY Hot Wheels Mason Jar, class limited to 10 adults after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
to large 36” mostly-square canvases. solider. Four free-standing and three sus- and teens; Jenn will teach… LeClaire Community Library, Academy, 3pm Tue Jan 9
6:30pm Mon Dec 4
The collection of 40 paintings on pended-from-the-ceiling sculptures (also Creation Studio Drop-In: Fingerprint Art, create
display is even more engaging when one created in 2000 but acquired in 2006 and DIY Wood Sign Workshop, have a fun time and take the most unique masterpiece using your unique
2011) capture the viewer’s immediate home a wonderful piece… Bier Stube LeClaire, 5:30pm fingerprints and… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon
learns the backstory of this Rock Island Mon Dec 4 Jan 15
native who lived in Mexico for 30 years, attention.
traveled the world, and painted for 70
years. She was an active member of the Continued On Page 42
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Black Hawk College Community Band Concert, Moeller Nights: Simon Joyner & the Ghosts,
in Building 4, second floor, Hawk’s Nest; free; for concert with the folk musicians featuring an opening set
information, contact… Black Hawk College - Quad City by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
Campus, 7:30pm Tue Dec 5 Fri Dec 8

Sounds of the Season, the Davenport Central High The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
School choir will entertain with live… Abbey Station, big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
11:30am Tue Dec 5 thru Fri Dec 8 Fri Dec 8

Black Hawk College Holiday Choral Concert, free; One Voice: Adore, from the producer of Creative
for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 Christmas comes a Christmas celebration… TaxSlayer
or palomakij@bhc.edu… First Congregational Church - Center, 7pm Fri Dec 8 thru Sat Dec 9
Moline, 7:30pm Thu Dec 7
Bob Dorr & The Blue Band, concert with the touring
Blue Christmas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday blues musicians; $12 adv / $15 day of show; for tickets and
Extravagana, Elvis Presley hits and holiday favorites information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
performed by Robert Shaw… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
1 & 7:15pm Thu Dec 7 Sat Dec 9

John Patti’s Calyp-soul Christmas featuring Moeller Nights: Katy Guillen & the Girls, concert
Jenn Bostic, holiday concert with the calypso artist with the Kansas City-based roots rockers; $8… Triple
who blends Latin percussion and steel drums into Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Dec 9
various genres, creating a refreshing twist on popular
hit songs; with special guest singer/songwriter Bostic Past Masters, 60s, 70s, and 80s rock and roll; with food
from Nashville, Tennessee; $12 adv / $15 day of show; for available for… Col Ballroom, 7:30pm Sat Dec 9
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience. Big Church Night Out: Newsboys - Sidewalk
Pokey LaFarge @ The Redstone Room - January 18 org, 7:30pm Thu Dec 7 Prophets - 7eventh Time Down - Blanca - Derek
Minor - Jamison Strain - Adam Agee, contemporary
Moeller Nights: High Up, concert with the Omaha- Christian musicians on their national tour, with guest
Introduction to Painting with Pastels, thru Jan. 20, Moeller Nights: Human Heat, concert with the based ensemble led by sisters Christina and… Triple speakers,… TaxSlayer Center, 6pm Sun Dec 10
with instructor Iyla Thill Ferguson; learn basic… Bereskin Minneapolis-based indie musicians, featuring an Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Dec 7
Gallery & Art Academy, 10am Tue Jan 16 opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Moeller Nights: Riley Downing, concert with
Motel, 7pm Fri Dec 1 Rock Island Orchestra, family holiday music with the country and soul singer/songwriter, featuring an
Life Drawing, facilitated by Brad Bisbey; $15; for sandwich baskets available for purchase; for information, opening… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
information and to register,… Bereskin Gallery & Art Christmas at Augustana, at 2 & 7pm; 10th-annual call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., 7pm Sun Dec 10
Academy, 1pm Sun Jan 21 event in which 300 student musicians take the stage, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Dec 7
featuring performances by the Augustana Brass Pseudoconcert #2: Robert Elfline, piano, winter’s
Creation Studio Drop-In: DIY Spy Periscope, a Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony An Ambrosian Christmas, all campus music groups Pseudoconcert #2 will engage concertgoers with the
periscope is an excellent addition to your spy toolkit;… Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Augustana Concert Chorale, gather to celebrate the Christmas season;… Galvin Fine music of childhood -- some pieces about childhood,
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Jan 22 and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble; $11-21; for information, Arts Center, 7pm Fri Dec 8 others for child performers; for information, contact
call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, Robert Elfline at robertelfline@augustana.edu or
Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler; 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/about-us/ Faculty Voice Recital, for information, contact Keri 309-292-0975, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts - Augustana
after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art news/christmas-events-augustana-tickets-now-sale, Rursch at KeriRursch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu,
Academy, 5:30pm Tue Jan 23 Sat Dec 2 Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock 2pm Sun Dec 10
Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Fri Dec 8
Creation Studio Drop-In: Glass Etching, learn Moeller Nights: NE-HI, concert with the four-piece
how to etch designs into glass using etching cream… rock band from Chicago, featuring an… Triple Crown
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Jan 29 Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Dec 2

Wine & Art: Make Your Mark -- Bookmarks!, QCSO Masterworks III: Postcards from
with instructor Amy Nielsen; enjoy an interesting, fun Scandinavia, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and
studio art activity paired with a glass of wine, light hors pianist Charlie Albright perform… Adler Theatre, 8pm
d’oeuvres, and great conversation; $20; for information, Sat Dec 2
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Feb 8 Quad Cities Saxophone Christmas, in Dillard’s
Court; this event allows area saxophone players to…
Crafting with Jenn: Purse Mini Scrapbooks, Jenn NorthPark Mall, 1pm Sat Dec 2
Voss will teach us how to make mini scrapbooks;…
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Feb 10 A Carpenters Christmas, tribute concert of holiday
music featuring singer/playwright Lisa Rock and… Adler
Adult Coloring Night, de-stress and express yourself Theatre, 2pm Sun Dec 3
through art; the library will provide… East Moline Public
Library, 5:30pm Mon Feb 12 Augustana College Jazz Brunch, brunch and
mimosas will be served while jazz music is performed;
$20; for information, call 309-794-7306, Wallenberg
Call for Entry Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island
IL, Augustana.edu/about-us/news/christmas-events-
augustana-tickets-now-sale, 11am Sun Dec 3
Quad City Botanical Center Exhibitions, regional
artists within a 300-mile radius of… Quad City Botanical QCSO Masterworks III: Postcards from
Center, thru Mon Jan 15 Scandinavia, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra
and pianist Charlie Albright perform... Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 2pm Sun Dec 3

MUSIC SBC Outreach Music & Arts Academy Christmas
Recital, featuring instrumental and vocal performances
Concerts by students, instructors, and special… Second Baptist
Church, 3pm Sun Dec 3
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Black Hawk College Student Piano Recital, free; for
December information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or
palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
Chordbusters’ “Celebrate the Holidays” Benefit, 11th Ave., Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon Dec 4
annual Christmas benefit concert for Churches United’s
food pantries; free; for information,… Heritage Church - Moeller Nights: Joe Pug, concert with the singer/
Rock Island, 7pm Fri Dec 1 songwriter from Greenbelt, Maryland, featuring an
opening… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
Holiday Piano Concert, pianist Amanda Drenter 7pm Mon Dec 4
performs a variety of holiday classics to… Moline Public
Library, noon Fri Dec 1 Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choir, for
information, contact Keri Rursch at KeriRursch@
Lessons & Carols, celebrate the Advent and Christmas augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Wallenberg Hall,
season with the University Chorale… Christ the King Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 7pm Fri Dec 1 Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Tue Dec 5
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MUSIC / Concerts / Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays!, the
Ukulele Connection, free; for information, call 563- vocal ensemble performs a concert of favorite holiday
Scott & Rock Island Counties / December 344-4175… Bettendorf Public Library, 1:30pm Thu Dec tunes plus… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Tue Dec 19
14
NYE w/ Tom Petty Tribute, a celebration of the life
Quad City Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert, Lessons & Carols, at 4 & 8pm; annual event presents and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Petty; Jason Carl
seasonal concert with the area musicians; $8-10, free; for the story of Christ’s birth in readings and music, with & the Whole Damn Band will open the night followed by
information,… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 3pm Sun Dec 10 the Augustana Chamber Singers conducted by Ron a tribute featuring Jason Carl, Chris Noth, Rick Stoneking,
May; free; for information, call 309-794-7306, Ascension Jamie Hopkins, Sarena Whitmer, Steve Lowder, and Ryan
Black Hawk College String Orchestra Concert, Chapel, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island Summer; $15; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
free; for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796- IL, Augustana.edu/about-us/news/christmas-events- 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu… United Township High augustana-tickets-now-sale, Thu Dec 14 RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sun Dec 31
School, 7:30pm Mon Dec 11
Moeller Nights: A Night with The Dawn for Your Surf Rock Beach Party, a half concert/half party
Soup & Symphony, enjoy a selection of soups, bread, Holiday Enjoyment, seasonal party with the area featuring favorite summertime hits from the… Circa ‘21
and cookies and listen… Good Shepherd Presbyterian rockers; $10… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Dinner Playhouse, 9:15pm Sun Dec 31
Church, 6pm Mon Dec 11 Motel, 7pm Sat Dec 16

Ukulele Connection Holiday Concert, enjoy Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm January
a collection of local ukulele musicians and other jazz concert ($10-15) preceded by a 3pm all-ages jazz
instruments… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Dec workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); for tickets and Minus Six, concert with the local rock musicians,
11 information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room, featuring an opening set by The Real Quaid; $8 adv / $10
129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun day of show; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
Aqueous, concert with the groove-rock musicians, Dec 17 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
featuring an opening set by Dr. Dometome; $10 adv / $12
day of show; for tickets and information, call 563-326- Moeller Nights: The Penny Serfs, concert with the
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Jan 5 Vince Neil @ Rhythm City Casino Resort -
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Iowa-based indie rockers; $10… Triple Crown Whiskey Augustana College Saxophone Quartet Concert, January 13
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Tue Dec 12 Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Dec 18 join a group of Augustana’s finest Sax musicians for a…
Moline Public Library, noon Fri Jan 12 Brown Bag Lunch: Daniel Stratman, concert with
the QC native and California transplant; attendees are…
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Jan 26
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Fri Jan 12 An Evening with JJ Grey, concert with the Southern-
rock and blues-rock singer/songwriter; $37 adv / $40
Vince Neil, concert with the lead vocalist of heavy dos; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
metal band Mötley... Rhythm City Casino Resort, 8pm The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
Sat Jan 13 RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Sun Jan 28

HS Honor Band, for information, contact Keri Rursch at Augustana College Student Recital, free; for
KeriRursch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana.edu, 6:30pm Mon Jan 15 Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Tue Jan 30
Moeller Nights: Rayland Baxter, concert with the
alternative-country musician from Nashville; $15… Triple Faculty Recital: John Cummins, saxophone,
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Jan 17 recital with the Augustana music instructor; free;
for information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
Moeller Nights: Ratboys, concert with the Chicago- augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Wallenberg Hall,
based indie rockers, featuring opening sets by… Triple Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 6pm Thu Jan 18 Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Wed Jan 31

Pokey LaFarge, a concert with the Americana musician
presented in three parts: I. Reshuffling the Deck, II. Ten February
Daggers on the Table, III. The Songs; $20 adv / $25 dos; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Augustana College Jazz Ensemble Concert,
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience. for information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
org, 8pm Thu Jan 18 augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
A Parenthesis of Cellos (Augustana Cello Choir), Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Fri Feb 2
Augustana cello students will perform a series of
duets, ending with a performance of Heitor Villa- Casual Classics Concert: Loralee Songer & Perry
Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5. Dr. Michelle Crouch Mears, free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-
(soprano) will be the featured soloist; for information, 333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine
contact Janina Ehrlich at janinaehrlich@augustana.edu, Arts Center, 5pm Fri Feb 2
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Fri Jan 19 Augustana College Winter Choral Concert,
for information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial Hall,
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Jan 19 Augustana.edu, 4pm Sat Feb 3

Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music Augustana College Low Brass Choir Concert,
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 for information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jan 19 augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert, the Augustana.edu, 7pm Sat Feb 3
chamber group performs music specifically written
for the percussion ensemble from 1930 to the present, QCSO Masterworks IV: Postcards from Venice, the
along with various transcriptions and arrangements of Quad City Symphony Orchestra and trumpet player Matt
music never imagined for percussion; for information, Onstad… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat Feb 3
contact Dr. Tony Oliver at tonyoliver@augustana.edu or
309-794-8966, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts - Augustana QCSO Masterworks IV: Postcards from Venice,
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and trumpet player
7pm Sat Jan 20 Matt Onstad... Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 2pm
Sun Feb 4
Quad Cities Circus Band, live music written for the
circus; a free-will offering will… Grace Lutheran Church, Augustana College Voice Seminar, for information,
3pm Sun Jan 21 contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@augustana.edu or 309-
794-7721, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Augustana College Student Recital, free; for Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 10:45am Tue Feb 6
information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial Hall, Augustana College Jazz Combo Concert, for
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
Augustana.edu, 10:45am Tue Jan 23 augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Larson Hall - Augustana
College, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College,
Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Wed Feb 7
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Life on the Prairie Concert w/ Barry Cloyd, actor/ Pieta Brown, concert with the Americana singer/
musician Barry Cloyd shows patrons what it was like to… songwriter; $17-21; for tickets and information,… CSPS/
Moline Public Library, noon Fri Feb 9 Legion Arts, 8pm Fri Dec 1

The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece Sing-Along Messiah 2017, conductor Ed Kottick
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm brings together an orchestra, professional soloists,
Fri Feb 9 and… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm
Fri Dec 1
The Guess Who, concert with the chart-topping
Canadian rockers; $25-55; for... Rhythm City Casino Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective, the jazz
Resort Event Center, 8pm Sat Feb 10 trumpeter and his ensemble perform a night of…
Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Fri Dec 1
Augustana College Concert Band Concert,
for information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@ A Barefoot Christmas, holiday concert with the
augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial Hall, Nashville-based bluegrass ensemble The Barefoot
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Movement;… CSPS/Legion Arts, 8pm Sat Dec 2
Augustana.edu, 2pm Sun Feb 11
Star of Wonder, celebrate the season with traditional
Augustana College Symphony Orchestra and original music from Joe… Coralville Center for the
Concert, for information, contact Keri Rursch at Performing Arts, 7:30pm Sat Dec 2
kerirursch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7721, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault, concert with the
Augustana.edu, 7pm Tue Feb 13 married folk singer/songwriters; $20-25; for tickets and…
CSPS/Legion Arts, 7pm Tue Dec 5
Brown Bag Lunch: Charlie & Holly Mathews,
country and folk duo; attendees are encouraged to bring Christmas a la Mode, holiday performance with the
a… Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Feb 16 Josh Duffee Orchestra and the MCC7… Wesley United
Methodist Church, 7pm Fri Dec 8
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… Mark Olson, concert with the founding member of The
Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Feb 16
Ballet Quad Cities’ The Nutcracker @ Adler Theatre - December 9 and 10 Jayhawks and The… CSPS/Legion Arts, 8pm Fri Dec 8

Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music Blake Shelton, chart-topping superstar performs his and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, Straight No Chaser, holiday concert with the 10-man
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 “Country Music Freaks Tour” alongside Brett Eldredge,… 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, a cappella ensemble; $10-55; for… Hancher Auditorium,
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Feb 16 TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Fri Feb 23 7pm Tue Feb 27 7:30pm Fri Dec 8

Nova Singers: Music of the Deep North II, St. Ambrose University Winter Instrumental Christmas with the Quad City Singers, reserve by
Galesburg’s professional 21-voice ensemble explores Concert, the St. Ambrose University Symphonic Band Outlying Areas Dec. 1 for Dec. 8 & 9 concerts;… Lavender Crest Winery,
the unique music, both traditional and contemporary, and String Ensemble will… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7pm Fri Dec 8 and Sat Dec 9
of Scandinavia and the Baltics, under the direction of Dr. 7:30pm Fri Feb 23 December
Laura Lane; $18; for tickets and information, call 309-341- Jewel, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and New
7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, St. Paul Lutheran Church TobyMac, concert with the Grammy-winning Christmas at Heritage Center, fifth-annual holiday York Times bestselling author in her… Riverside Casino
- Davenport, 2136 Brady St., Davenport IA, NovaSingers. cxomyemporary Christian artist on his “Hits… TaxSlayer performance; $0-15; for information and tickets, call 563- Event Center, 8pm Sat Dec 9
com, 4pm Sun Feb 18 Center, 7pm Sat Feb 24 585-7469… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center,
7:30pm Fri Dec 1 Ricky Skaggs & The Kentucky Thunder, an evening
Donavon Frankenreiter, concert with the surf-rock with the King of Kentucky Bluegrass and winner…
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MUSIC / Concerts / Outlying Areas / 7:30pm Fri Jan 12 the jazz, pop, and rock musicians; $46.50-146.50; for…
December Englert Theatre, 7pm Sun Feb 11
Rebirth Brass Band, concert with the jazz, funk, and
R&B musicians; $20-25; for… Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Tommy Emmanuel, concert with the jazz and world
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Jan 13 musician, featuring an opening… Englert Theatre,
7:30pm Sat Dec 9 7:30pm Tue Feb 13
Avenged Sevenfold & Breaking Benjamin, touring
Southern Avenue, concert with the R&B and rockers in concert; $25-75; for tickets, call 800-745- Lonestar, concert with the chart-topping country
Southern-fried blues musicians; $16-19; for… CSPS/ 3000… Peoria Civic Center, 3pm Sun Jan 14 music group consisting of Richie McDonald,… Stephen
Legion Arts, 8pm Sat Dec 9 Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Sat
Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Time for Three, the Feb 17
Home Free: A Country Christmas, holiday concert innovative string trio performs eclectic and standard
with the all-vocal country sensations; $35-140; for popular music… Peoria Civic Center, 3pm Sun Jan 14 Nova Singers: Music of the Deep North II,
tickets,… Peoria Civic Center, 7:30pm Wed Dec 13 Galesburg’s professional 21-voice ensemble explores
Squirrel Nut Zippers, Americana and swing musicians the unique music, both traditional and contemporary,
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic in concert; $35; for tickets and… Englert Theatre, 7pm of Scandinavia and the Baltics, under the direction of Dr.
Family Christmas, holiday concert with the master Sun Jan 14 Laura Lane; $18; for tickets and information, call 309-341-
fiddlers; $10-55; for tickets and… Hancher Auditorium, 7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, First Lutheran Church
7:30pm Wed Dec 13 JAERV, with a 6pm potluck; $10-20 suggested - Galesburg, 364 E. Water St., Galesburg IL, NovaSingers.
donation… Ca D’Zan, 6:30pm Tue Jan 16 com, 7:30pm Sat Feb 17
Dan Tedesco, acoustic set with the Americana singer/
songwriter preceded by the Tedesco… CSPS/Legion Bo Ramsey & the Third Floor, concert with the folk Ondekoza, an evening with the taiko drummers from
Arts, 7pm Thu Dec 14 and country singer/songwriter and guitarist; $17-21;… Japan; $6-20; for… University of Dubuque’s Heritage
CSPS/Legion Arts, 8pm Fri Jan 19 Center, 7:30pm Sat Feb 17
Jeff Tracta’s Singing Trump, music and comedy
with the singer, impersonator, and contestant from… Turandot, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre presents Valerie June, concert with the folk and soul singer/
Riverside Casino Event Center, 8pm Sat Dec 16 Puccini’s final opera directed by… Paramount Theatre, songwriter; $26.50; for tickets… Englert Theatre, 8pm
Fri Jan 19 thru Sun Jan 21 Mon Feb 19
Nova Singers: A Nova Christmas, Galesburg’s
professional 21-voice ensemble presents an evening Michael McDermott, singer/songwriter in concert; Vance Gilbert, concert with the folk singer/songwriter;
of love, joy and peace featuring many familiar carols in 7pm doors; $15; for information, call 815-878-4805… $17-21; for tickets and information,… CSPS/Legion Arts,
traditional arrangements and a few new ones, under Princeton Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Jan 27 7pm Thu Feb 22
the direction of Dr. Laura Lane; $18; for tickets and
information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox. Folk Songs & Horn Calls, part of the Orchestra Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, concert
edu, First Lutheran Church - Galesburg, 364 E. Water St., Iowa Showcase Chamber Series; featuring Mozart’s… with the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and
Galesburg IL, NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Sat Dec 16 Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 2:30pm Sun country musician and his… Englert Theatre, 8pm Fri
Jan 28 Feb 23
The Madtown Mannish Boys, Madison-based blues
band performs in support of their new CD Old… Flatted The Rack Pack Is Back, relive the days of the Rat Pack Josh Harty, singer/songwriter in concert; 7pm doors;
Fifth Blues & BBQ, 8pm Sat Dec 16 with Las Vegas’… Peoria Civic Center, 7pm Sun Jan 28 $15; for information, call 815-878-4805… Princeton
Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Feb 24
Winterland: Best of Europe ’72, concert with the Mark McGinn, Emily Winn, and Sara Tubbs in
Grateful Dead tribute musicians; $12-15; for tickets… February Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, an
Annie at Quad City Music Guild -
Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Dec 16 evening with the tribute rock musicians; $28 reserved
Billy Childs Quartet, four-time Grammy-winning seating… Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Feb 24 through December 3
Euforquestra’s Home for the Holidays, benefit pianist/composer performs 7 & 9:30pm concerts with
concert with the funk and soul musicians; help us… his… Hancher Auditorium, 7 & 9pm Fri Feb 2 and Sat
Englert Theatre, 8pm Fri Dec 22 Feb 3 Events Trax from the Stax: Local Originals with Beej
Dillard, local music expert and QC3° (QC local music
Bob Dorr & the Blue Band, New Year’s Eve Eve party Jim Brickman: An Evening of Romance, concert internet radio… Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu
with the blues band in… CSPS/Legion Arts, 7pm Sat with the award-winning songwriter and pianist; for Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks III, held immediately Dec 21
Dec 30 information and… University of Dubuque’s Heritage after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle...
Center, 7:30pm Sat Feb 3 Hotel Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Dec 2 Trax from the Stax: Shoegaze Presented by Shane
Eliminator: ZZ Top Tribute Band, New Year’s Eve Brown, join Dispatch/Rock Island Argus columnist
concert with the Texas-based tribute rockers; $25-30;… Amir ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound, concert with the Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks III, Shane Brown for an overview… Bettendorf Public
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 7pm Sun Dec 31 Iraqui trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer… attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the Library, 7:30pm Thu Jan 18
Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Thu Feb 8 repertoire, hosted by… Adler Theatre, 7pm Sat Dec 2
Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks IV, held immediately
January Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Romance, the Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks III, after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle...
BraziLionaires perform in their symphonic debut and attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the Hotel Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Feb 3
Sons of Serendip present Songs in the Key of PSO Concertmaster… Peoria Civic Center, 7:30pm Sat repertoire, hosted by... Centennial Hall, Augustana
Wonder: 50 Years of Stevie Wonder, musical Feb 10 College, 1pm Sun Dec 3
celebration of the Grammy- and Oscar-winning legend
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Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks IV, The Couple Next Door, a discussion of Shari Lapena’s
attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the book with the Last Call… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Feb 20
repertoire, hosted by… Adler Theatre, 7pm Sat Feb 3
All the Light We Cannot See, a discussion of
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks IV, Anthony Doerr’s book with the Contemporary Books…
attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Wed Feb 21
repertoire, hosted by... Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 1pm Sun Feb 4 Rules of Civility, a discussion of Amor Towles’ book
with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public
Trax from the Stax, attendees can expect to hear Library, 1pm Wed Feb 21
music, stories, and information about… Bettendorf
Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Feb 15 Underground Railroad, a discussion of Colson
Whitehead’s book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 6:30pm Wed Feb 21

LITERARY ARTS Charlotte Blake Alston, public performance with
the storyteller who breathes life into traditional
Readings & Discussions and contemporary stories from African and African
American traditions, as part of Alston’s two-week
December residency with the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series;
donations encouraged; for information, call 309-793-
Radical Lutherans, Lutheran Radicals, on Fridays; 1213, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL,
a four-part discussion of the book edited by Jason QuadCityArts.com, 7pm Fri Feb 23
Mahn; food and drinks served; for information, e-mail
conniehuntley@augustana.edu, Wilson Center Last Monday Book Club Discussion, this month’s
- Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island IL, choices are from the Classics; light refreshments will…
Augustana.edu, 4:30pm Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 22 Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Feb 26

Jeff Tady - Therese Guise - Nathan McDowell, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, a discussion of Jennifer
prose and poetry readings in the X Stacked Acts event;… Ryan’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community
Rozz-Tox, 8pm Sat Dec 2 Library, 6:30pm Wed Feb 28

Coin Op Poetry Reading, for information, e-mail
karawane@earthlink.net… Neighborhood Laundromat
Bottoms Up Goes to Broadway @ Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse - January 6 Workshops & Classes
Rock Island, 8pm Sun Dec 3

The Secret Chord, a discussion of Geraldine Brooks’ The Boys in the Bunkhouse, a discussion of Dan Jane Eyre, a discussion of Charlotte Bronte’s novel with Writer’s Studio, the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; listen to
book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library - Barry’s book with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf the Southwest Branch Book… Rock Island Public Library area writers’ works… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat
Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Dec 4 Public Library, 1pm Wed Dec 20 - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Jan 23 Dec 2 thru Sat Feb 17

Spoken Word Night: Poetry & More, participate The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommended, Beartown, a discussion of Fredrik Backman’s book with Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
in 10-minute readings of your own writing or that… a discussion of Katarina Bivald’s book with the the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm of the month; dedicated to supporting and encouraging
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 7pm Wed Dec 6 Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Wed Jan 24 writers (18+) of all levels, experiences, and genres in
Wed Dec 20 pursuing their dreams of publication; for beginning
Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a Last Monday Book Club Discussion, this month’s writers we offer feedback and methods in helping
fun, casual book discussion;… The Phoenix Restaurant & Dickens & Doughnuts, family event featuring a choices are from the Nonfiction/ Biography genre; to make sure that your first steps into writing are
Martini Bar, 6:30pm Thu Dec 7 community reading of “A Christmas Carol”… Uptown light… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Jan 29 positive ones, while for the more experienced writers
Bill’s Coffee House, 1pm Sun Dec 24 we offer substantive critiques to help sharpen your
Midwest Writing Center Holiday Open House, work on its way to submission for publication; free; for
we will have festive music and refreshments while you Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of February information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
learn… Midwest Writing Center, 2pm Sat Dec 9 popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Madame Secretary, a discussion of Madeleine DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Mon Dec 4 thru Mon
The Devotion of Suspect X, a discussion of Keigo Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Albright’s book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Feb 19
Higashino’s book with the Mystery Book… Bettendorf Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Dec 27 Library - Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Feb 5
Public Library, 9:30am Sat Dec 9
Smaller & Smaller Circles, a discussion of F.H.
THEATRE
I’ve Got Your Number, a discussion of Sophie
See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist; Kinsella’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Batacan’s book with the Mystery Book… Bettendorf
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Dec 27 Public Library, 9:30am Sat Feb 10
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Performances
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Dec 11 Book’em Mystery Book Club, pick up a copy from the The Dispossessed, a discussion of Ursula LeGuin’s
reference desk and start… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm book with the Get Lit… Coffee Hound - Bettendorf, 7pm Scott & Rock Island Counties
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating Thu Dec 28 Tue Feb 13
yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary December
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326- Read Local, a partnership program between the library
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., January and the Midwest Writing… Bettendorf Public Library, Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on the
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Dec 11 7pm Wed Feb 14 comic-strip classic, directed by Tom Morrow; Wed.-
Hidden Figures, a discussion of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and
Sundays at Tiffany’s, a discussion of James Patterson’s book with the Alpha… Rock Island Public Library - Last Call Book Club, enjoy a cocktail or two while information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild
book with the Get Lit… Coffee Hound - Bettendorf, 7pm Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Jan 8 talking about this month’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline IL,
Tue Dec 12 Feb 20 QCMusicGuild.com, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3
Rosemary, a discussion of Kate Clifford Larson’s book
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and with the Get… Coffee Hound - Bettendorf, 7pm Tue
non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for Jan 9
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, The Case of the Missing Servant, a discussion of
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Dec 13 Tarquin Hall’s book with the Mystery Book… Bettendorf
Public Library, 9:30am Sat Jan 13
Read Local: 918studio Press, Tom McKay and Mike
Bayles will be reading excerpts from… Bettendorf Public Last Call Book Club, enjoy a cocktail or two while
Library, 7pm Wed Dec 13 talking about this month’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue
Jan 16
Coin Op Poetry Reading, for information, e-mail
karawane@earthlink.net… Neighborhood Laundromat The Couple Next Door, a discussion of Shari Lapena’s
Rock Island, 8pm Sun Dec 17 book with the Last Call… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Jan 16

Last Call Book Club, enjoy a cocktail or two while All the Light We Cannot See, a discussion of
talking about this month’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Anthony Doerr’s book with the Contemporary Books…
Dec 19 Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Wed Jan 17

The Couple Next Door, a discussion of Shari Lapena’s Island Beneath the Sea, a discussion of Isabel
book with the Last Call… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Dec 19 Allende’s book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 6:30pm Wed Jan 17
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with The Boys in the Bunkhouse, a discussion of Dan
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326- Barry’s book with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Public Library, 7pm Wed Jan 17
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Dec 19
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Teach Me to Murder, dinner and an interactive
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Ave., Rock Island IL, PenguinProject.org, Fri Feb 23 thru mammoths who… Owl Glass Puppetry Center, Sat Jan
THEATRE / Performances / mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Sun Feb 25 20
Scott & Rock Island Counties / December Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Fri Jan 12
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson stage
Slay Bells Ring, dinner and an interactive mystery with Outlying Areas adaptation presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre;…
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, holiday- the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet & University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Sat Jan 20
themed musical comedy featuring the beloved Event Center, 6:30pm Sat Jan 13 December
children’s-book character, directed by… Circa ‘21 Dinner Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party, musical drama with a
Playhouse, Fri Dec 1 thru Tue Dec 26 Freaky Friday, musical-comedy adaptation of Disney’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the Youth jazz, blues, gospel and Tin Pan… Theatre Cedar Rapids,
body-switching comedy; Fri., Sat., Wed., and… Circa ‘21 Footliters present the stage adaptation of Barbara Fri Jan 26 thru Sat Feb 17
Elf: The Musical, musical-comedy adaptation of the Dinner Playhouse, Wed Jan 17 thru Wed Feb 28 Robinson’s holiday-themed… Herbert Hoover
Will Ferrell holiday comedy, directed by… Circa ‘21 Presidential Library & Museum, Fri Dec 1 and Sat Dec 2 A Night with Janis Joplin, Tony-nominated Broadway
Dinner Playhouse, Fri Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 30 Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, family-themed tribute to the rock-’n’-roll legend; $10-49; for tickets…
stage adventure with characters from the… Adler Theatre Cedar Rapids Holiday Cabaret, seasonal Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on the Theatre, 6pm Tue Jan 23 and Wed Jan 24 favorites with TCR performs in the Grandon Studio; Fri.… 7:30pm Wed Jan 31
comic-strip classic, directed by Tom Morrow; Wed.-Sat. Theatre Cedar Rapids, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and information, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play),
call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Sarah Ruhl’s Tony-nominated tale of sexual desire, Fun Home, Tony-winning musical based on Alison Opening in February
Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline IL, QCMusicGuild. motherhood, breastfeeding, and jealousy, directed by Bechdel’s best-selling memoir, directed by… The
com, 2pm Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3 Jennifer Popple; $9-11; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; University of Iowa’s E. C. Mabie Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Lynn Nottage’s comedy
for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Sat Dec 9 about racial stereotypes in Hollywood, directed by…
Cinderella, family-themed presentation of the fiarytale Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock The University of Iowa’s David Thayer Theatre, Thu Feb
classic, directed by Kimberly Kurtenbach;… Galvin Fine Island IL, Augustana.edu, Fri Jan 26 thru Sun Feb 4 Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on the 1 thru Sat Feb 10
Arts Center, 3pm Sat Dec 2 and Sun Dec 3 comic-strip classic; Fri. &… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Fri Dec
The Wizard of Oz, stage adaptation of the children’s 1 thru Sun Dec 10 The Sound of Music, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, book classic in a Broadway… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat Tony- and Oscar-winning musical in a Broadway… Peoria
Tony-winning musical comedy composed by William Jan 27 Christmas Dreams, Jon Robertson’s holiday drama set Civic Center, 7:30pm Tue Feb 6 and Wed Feb 7
Finn, with a book… The Black Box Theatre, Thu Dec 7 during the Great Depression, directed… Starlighters II
thru Sat Dec 16 Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 10 Underground New Play Festival, eighth-annual
Opening in February presentation of debuting short plays; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas, one- Doublewide, Texas, Southern comedy by Jesse Jones, Sun. 2:30pm;… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Thu Feb 8 thru
woman show written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival 2018, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten,… Richmond Hill Barn Sun Feb 25
inspired by the life and work of the 20th Century opera presentation of original plays by local and national Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 10
singer Callas; $5; for tickets and information, call 309- playwrights awarded… QC Theatre Workshop, Fri Feb 2 Chess: In Concert, the City Circle Acting Company of
794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, thru Sun Feb 4 It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Joe Landry’s Coralville presents the concert… Coralville Center for
3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7:30pm Fri radio-drama adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, the Performing Arts, Fri Feb 9 thru Sun Feb 11
Dec 8 and Sat Dec 9 The Nether, New Ground Theatre presents Jennifer directed… Iowa City Community Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru
Haley’s sci-fi crime drama, directed… Village Theatre, Fri Sun Dec 10 Amazing Grace, touring production of the new
The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities performs Feb 2 thru Sun Feb 11 Broadway musical about the creation… University of
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic choreographed by Artistic A Christmas Carol, Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Tue Feb 13
Director Courtney Lyon, with live music by Orchestra The Sound of Music, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic; Fri.… Old Creamery
Iowa; Sat. 2 & 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $13-31; for information and Tony- and Oscar-winning musical in a Broadway… Adler Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 17 Menopause: The Musical, touring production of the
tickets, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Theatre, 7:30pm Thu Feb 8 revue of musical-comedy vignettes about “The… Peoria
Davenport IA, BalletQuadCities.com Sat Dec 9 and Sun Lungs, romantic drama by Duncan Macmillan, directed Civic Center, 7:30pm Thu Feb 15
Dec 10 2nd Annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest, by Sean Christopher Lewis;… Riverside Theatre, thru
readings and staged readings of winning works by local Sun Dec 17 SPT Theatre: Xs and Os, romantic-comedy vignettes
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, and… QC Theatre Workshop, Fri Feb 9 thru Sun Feb 11 with the SPT regulars joined by guest authors… CSPS/
touring production of the stage version of the stop- Sorry! Wrong Chimney!, holiday-themed slapstick Legion Arts, 8pm Fri Feb 16 and Sat Feb 17
motion animated… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Wed Dec 13 Teach Me to Murder, dinner and an interactive comedy Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $14-29; for tickets…
mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Grace Performing Arts Center, Thu Dec 7 thru Sun Dec Puppets & Pastries Dessert Theatre For Adults, a
Teach Me to Murder, dinner and an interactive Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Fri Feb 16 10 Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater presentation with… Owl
mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Glass Puppetry Center, 8pm Fri Feb 23 and Sat Feb 24
Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Fri Dec 15 Murder Mystery Dinner, dinner and an interactive Appraisal, Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander will
mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor perform her new one-woman… Owl Glass Puppetry A View from the Bridge, Iowa State Theatre Co.’s
Slay Bells Ring, dinner and an interactive mystery with Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Sat Feb 17 Center, 8pm Fri Dec 8 presentation of Arthur Miller’s Tony-winning drama;…
the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet & Kum & Go Theatre, Fri Feb 23 thru Wed Feb 28
Event Center, 6:30pm Sat Dec 16 Seussical Jr., student-performed, abridged version Six Performers in Search of an Ending, a workshop
of the Tony-nominated storybook musical; 1 &… production of Wade Hampton and Rachel Soffa’s new Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little
Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat Feb 17 thru Sun Feb 25 play,… Theatre B - University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Dec 8 and Storybook, family presentation by the Mermaid
Opening in January Sat Dec 9 Theatre of Nova Scotia; $4-15;… University of Dubuque’s
Beauty and the Beast Jr., the Penguin Project of Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Feb 25
The Woman in Black, Stephan Mallatratt’s two-man the Quad Cities presents a one-act version of the Tony- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
ghost story, directed by Craig Cohoon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, winning Disney musical performed by special-needs the City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents
Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets and information, call 309-762- students, in a collaboration between Augustana’s Andrew Lloyd Webber’s… Coralville Center for the Auditions
0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Living Performing Arts, Fri Dec 8 thru Sun Dec 17
IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri Jan 12 thru Sun Jan 21 Arts; for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306,
Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th A Christmas Carol, Iowa State Theatre Co.’s Mississippi Bend Players 2018 Summer Season,
presentation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic,… Kum & schedule an appointment by Dec. 1 for Dec. 9 & 10
Go Theatre, Thu Dec 14 thru Sat Dec 23 auditions; seeking actors for summer presentations
of the Tony-winning musical “Big River,” directed by
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, Charles Shelley Cooper (June 22-July 1), the Tennessee Williams
Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live… Orpheum drama “The Glass Menagerie,” directed by Cory Johnson
Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Dec 22 and Sat Dec 23 (July 13-22), and the original comedy “Beginner’s Luck,”
directed by Philip Wm. McKinley (Aug. 3-12); bring
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Winter Break Show, photo/resume and be prepared to read from the scripts
show title to be announced; 11am & 2pm; $5; for… Owl and sing/dance if auditioning for “Big River”; Sat. 9am-
Glass Puppetry Center, Thu Dec 28 noon, Sun. 10am-12:30pm and 1-4pm; for information,
call (309)794-7306 or e-mail christinamyatt@augustana.
Community Shakespeare Play Reading, for edu, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750
information, call 319-339-0804… Uptown Bill’s Coffee 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, Sat Dec 9 and
House, 2pm Sat Dec 30 Sun Dec 10

Little Women: The Musical, auditions for the City
Opening in January Circle Acting Company of Coralville’s presentation…
Community of Christ Church, Fri Jan 26 and Sat Jan 27
Superior Donuts, Tracy Letts’ Tony-nominated two-
man comedy/drama, directed by Barry Schreier; Fri.…
Iowa City Community Theatre, Fri Jan 19 thru Sun Jan
28 DANCE
Detroit, Lisa D’Amour’s biting comedy set during Performances
backyard barbecues, directed by… Riverside Theatre, Fri
Jan 19 thru Sun Feb 11
ConfiDANCE, the winter show by the Augustana
The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly, Dance Company will feature pieces choreographed by
Eulenspiegel Puppets performs a tale of the lovable members of the company, and will showcase a variety of
genres, including lyrical, jazz, ballet, and others; $4-6; for
Moeller Nights presents Mutts @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel - December 15
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DANCE / Performances December
Studio Series: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 1
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri Dec 8 DC Malone - Adam Minnick, an evening with the
touring comedians; $15-17.50, two-drink minimum…
The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities performs Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 8pm Fri Dec 1
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic choreographed by Artistic and Sat Dec 2
Director Courtney Lyon, with live music by Orchestra
Iowa; Sat. 2 & 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $13-31; for information and Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with
tickets, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the Blacklist, and…
Davenport IA, BalletQuadCities.com Sat Dec 9 and Sun The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Dec 2
Dec 10
Mike Steele & Andrew King, performing for the X
Point.0: A Collaborative Performance, students Stacked Acts event; free, all ages;… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Sat
from the University of Iowa Department of Dance, Dec 2
School… University of Iowa’s Space/Place Theatre, 8pm
thru Sat Dec 2 Studio Series: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
The Nutcracker, Tchaivovsky’s classic holiday ballet Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 2
performed by dancers from Nolte Academy,… Englert
Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3 Studio Series: Shakespeared!, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Russian Grand Ballet: The Nutcracker, Tchikovsky’s Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 8
holiday classic performed by the touring dance troupe,
choreographed… Orpheum Theatre, 7pm Tue Dec 5 Auggie Smith - Jamie Blanchard, an evening with
the touring comedians; $15-17.50, two-drink minimum…
University of Iowa Department of Dance Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 8pm Fri Dec 8
Graduate/Undergraduate Concert, an evening of and Sat Dec 9
works choreographed by graduate and undergraduate
students… University of Iowa’s Space/Place Theatre, Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with
8pm Thu Dec 7 thru Sat Dec 9 veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the Blacklist, and…
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Dec 9
The Nutcracker, Peoria Ballet’s presentation of
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic; Sat. 2 &… Peoria Civic Studio Series: True Story, sketch comedy and
Center, Sat Dec 9 and Sun Dec 10 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 9
Camille A. Brown & Dancers: ink, creator Brown
presents an amalgamation of African dance, African Jim Norton, the touring standup comedian in his
American… Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Sat Jan 27 :Kneeling Room Only” Tour;… Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat
Dec 9
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa,
creator/choreographer Lin Hwai-min presents his work Kevin McCaffery - Keith Bergman, an evening with
inspired by the landscape… Hancher Auditorium, 2pm the touring comedians; $15-17.50, two-drink minimum…
Sun Feb 25 Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 8pm Fri Dec 15
and Sat Dec 16

Classes & Events Teach Me to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor
Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Fri Dec 15
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Slay Bells Ring, dinner and an interactive mystery with
Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet, the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet &
for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s Event Center, 6:30pm Sat Dec 16
professional dancers; for information and to register, call
309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617 Studio Series: 309, sketch comedy and
17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Fri Dec 1 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
thru Wed Feb 28 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 16

Polka Dance with Karl & the Country Dutchmen, Studio Series: Bandwagon, sketch comedy and
Christmas dance sponsored by Eastern Chapter, Polka improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Club of Iowa;… Walcott Coliseum, 6:30pm Fri Dec 1 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 22

Country Swing Dance Lessons, on Mondays; Studio Series: The Stand Up Showcase, sketch
beginners at 6pm, intermediate at 6:45pm, followed comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
by… RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt Road Saloon), 6pm Mon Dec The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 23
4 thru Mon Dec 25
Studio Series: Critical Hit, sketch comedy and
Afterglow Party: The Nutcracker, held in celebration improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
of Ballet Quad Cities’ performance of Tchaikovsky’s Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 29
holiday classic choreographed by Artistic Director
Courtney Lyon; for information and tickets, call 309- Studio Series: caRICKatures Christmas, sketch
786-3779, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport IA, comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
BalletQuadCities.com, 10pm Sat Dec 9 The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 30

January
COMEDY Studio Series: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
Weekly and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jan 5
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, Fri Studio Series: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
Dec 1 thru Sat Feb 24 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jan 6
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Dec 3 Studio Series: Shakespeared!, sketch comedy
thru Sun Dec 31 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jan 12
Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363- Teach Me to Murder, dinner and an interactive
0606… Penguin’s Comedy Club, 7:30pm Wed Dec 6 thru mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor
Wed Feb 28 Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Fri Jan 12
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Slay Bells Ring, dinner and an interactive mystery with Studio Series: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet & and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Event Center, 6:30pm Sat Jan 13 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Feb 3

Studio Series: MFK, sketch comedy and Studio Series: Shakespeared!, sketch comedy
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jan 13 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Feb 9

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive, an evening Bill Engvall, an evening with the Grammy-nominated,
with the touring ventriloquist and comedian; $46-59; multi-platinum-selling comedian; $36-86; for tickets,…
for… Peoria Civic Center, 5pm Sat Jan 13 Peoria Civic Center, 8pm Fri Feb 9

Studio Series: Survivor, sketch comedy and Studio Series: True Story, sketch comedy and
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jan 19 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Feb 10

Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with Studio Series: Survivor, sketch comedy and
veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the Blacklist, and… improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jan 20 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Feb 16

Studio Series: 309, sketch comedy and The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking,
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The the latest sketch comedy and improv revue with the
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jan 20 nationally… Englert Theatre, 8pm Fri Feb 16 and Sat
Feb 17
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians Teach Me to Murder, dinner and an interactive Aqueous @ The Redstone Room - December 12
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jan 26 mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor
Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Fri Feb 16
Studio Series: Movie the Musical, sketch comedy Studio Series: The Stand Up Showcase, sketch Second Saturdays at the German American
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Murder Mystery Dinner, dinner and an interactive comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jan 26 mystery with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Feb 24 are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
Banquet & Event Center, 6:30pm Sat Feb 17 10am Sat Dec 9
Studio Series: The Stand Up Showcase, sketch

MUSEUMS
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… Studio Series: 309, sketch comedy and Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this month’s
The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jan 27 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The program will feature Christmas music and is followed…
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Feb 17 Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1:30pm Thu Dec 14

February Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event A Look in the Toy Chest: Toys Through Time, more Christkindlmarkt Craft Fair, annual German
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians than 50 seventh-graders of the Creative… German Christmas fair with numerous arts & crafts; free…
Studio Series: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Feb 23 American Heritage Center, thru Sun Jan 7 German American Heritage Center, 10am Sat Dec 16
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Feb 2 Studio Series: Bandwagon, sketch comedy and Tales of the Sea Christmas, thru Jan. 7; this exhibit Brew & View at the Putnam, enjoy a craft brew,
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The will take you to the… Herbert Hoover Presidential games, music, food, and a movie… Putnam Museum &
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Feb 23 Library & Museum, thru Sun Jan 7 Science Center, 5pm Thu Dec 21
veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the Blacklist, and…
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Feb 3 WinterFest, make a variety of holiday crafts, take part
in a… Family Museum, noon Sun Dec 3
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MUSEUMS animated hit with actions, tasks, and… Riverside
Foursquare Church, 6pm Sat Dec 9

Intouchables, a screening of Olivier Nakache’s and Eric
Family Fun Night: Oceans & Reefs, discover our Toledano’s film in the annual French Film Festival; for
relationship with the ocean and how we can… Putnam information, contact Kristina Kosnick at kristinakosnick@
Museum & Science Center, 5pm Fri Jan 19 augustana.edu, Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational
Technology Auditorium - Augustana College, 733 35th
St., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu Dec 14

MOVIES Chasing the Lightning, documentary on the singer/
songwriter Dan Tedesco followed by a Q&A… CSPS/
December Legion Arts, 7pm Thu Dec 14

Movie Matinee, popcorn and water will be served; Fritz the Cat, a screening of Ralph Bakshi’s animated
free; for information, call… East Moline Public Library, classic based on the… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Sun Dec 17
2pm Sat Dec 2
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites
For Akeem, a screening in the Vino Verite series; return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of
documentary about a… FilmScene, 7pm Sun Dec 3 entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Birthday Party, screening of the rocker’s star-studded Wed Dec 20
70th Birthday Bash from The… Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 7:30pm Tue Dec 5 Movie Matinee: Elf, an interactive screening of the Will
Ferrell comedy; with a… East Moline Public Library, 11am
Independent Movie Night, brutal home-jacking by Wed Dec 20
two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one… Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Brew & View at the Putnam, enjoy a craft brew,
Dec 7 games, music, food, and a movie… Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 5pm Thu Dec 21
Tomboy, a screening of Céline Sciamma’s film in the
annual French Film Festival; for information, contact 365 Horror Films & Factory of Fear Presents:
Kristina Kosnick at kristinakosnick@augustana.edu, Critters for Christmas, screenings of the horror
Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology comedy “Critters” and its three sequels;… Rozz-Tox, 7pm
Auditorium - Augustana College, 733 35th St., Rock Island Sat Dec 23
IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu Dec 7

Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; January & February
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., The Kids Are All Right, a screening in the Independent Kent Broadbent’s Overhead View @ Quad City Arts at the Airport - through January 1
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Dec 8 Film Series; two children conceived… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Jan 4
Movie Matinee: Despicable Me 3, a screening of Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, minor-
the animated hit; popcorn and water will… East Moline Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jan 12 league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
Public Library, 11am Sat Dec 9 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 6:35pm Wed Dec 20
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites
return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, minor-
entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Dec 22
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Jan 17 Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, minor-
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
Apprentice, a screening in the Independent Film 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Dec 29
Series; a transfer to… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Feb 1 Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, minor-
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Sat Dec 30
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Quad City Mallards vs. Indy Fuel, minor-league
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Feb 9 professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Jan 12 and Sat
Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup Jan 13
of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Feb 12 Quad City Mallards vs. Kalamazoo Wings, minor-
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
Now He Belongs to the Ages: Lincoln Tomb Film, 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Jan 19
a screening of the documentary; free; for information,
call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, minor-
Feb 12 league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 4:05pm Sun Jan 21
The Lure & Lore of Deserts, a screening in the World
Aventure Series presented by Sandy… Putnam Museum Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, minor-
& Science Center, Tue Feb 20 league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 6:35pm Wed Jan 31
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites
return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of
entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, February
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Quad City Mallards vs. Kalamazoo Wings, minor-
Wed Feb 21 league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Feb 2
Barn Raisers, a screening of the Fourth Wall Films
documentary in the… Bettendorf Public Library, 1:30pm Quad City Mallards vs. Wichita Thunder, minor-
Thu Feb 22 league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Sat Feb 3

SPORTS Quad City Mallards vs. Indy Fuel, minor-league
professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Feb 9
December & January
Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, minor-
The Original Harlem Globetrotters, basketball league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
magic and comedy with the touring athletes; $15-92; 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Sat Feb 10
for… Peoria Civic Center, 3pm Sun Dec 10
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Quad City Mallards vs. Kalamazoo Wings, minor- Come to the Quiet, prairie retreat led by Father
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call Michael Schaab; Rainer Maria Rilke wrote… Our Lady of
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Feb 16 the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Tue Dec 5

Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye, minor- Visio Divina through Film: Spring, Summer, Fall,
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call Winter, & Spring, a prairie retreat; this story takes place
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 4:05pm Sun Feb 18 in a small… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 5:30pm Tue
Dec 5
Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Indiana Renegades,
the Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sun Feb 25 games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
Quad City Mallards vs. Utah Grizzlies, minor- tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 6:35pm Wed Feb 28 Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed
Dec 6

OTHER EVENTS 2017 Jingle Bell Run, annual fundraiser for the
Arthritis Foundation; participants wear their favorite…
December Credit Island, 10am Sat Dec 9
A Nova Christmas @ St. Paul Lutheran Church - December 15
Men’s Retreat: Christmas in the View of St. Midwest Writing Center Holiday Open House,
Francis, prairie retreat led by Father Michael Schaab; we will have festive music and refreshments while you
in the spirit of… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 5pm Fri 30th Annual Broomstick Pool and Chili Cookoff, 50th Annual Winter in Bloom at Hauberg, annual learn… Midwest Writing Center, 2pm Sat Dec 9
Dec 1 hosted by Blackhawk Chapter ABATE of Illinois, a not- holiday open house with a special Photo Booth room…
for-profit motorcyclist-rights organization the… Jim’s Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, noon Sun Dec 3 Season of Light Planetarium Show, annual
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail Knoxville Tap, 5pm Sat Dec 2 multimedia planetarium show that uses the planetarium
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire, McMullen Awards and Feast of St. Ambrose Mass, sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration
5pm Fri Dec 1 5th Annual Believe Women’s Christmas Event, an designed to honor those who’ve made a difference at to tell the story of how holiday traditions are connected
elegant evening with music, drama, dance, dinner, and St.… Christ the King Chapel - St. Ambrose University, to the sky; just outside the planetarium in the Getz-
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning dessert,… Community of Hope Prince of Peace Church, 10:30am Sun Dec 3 Rogers Gallery, full-color images from the Hubble Space
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for 5:30pm Sat Dec 2 Telescope and a quarter-ton piece of the Canyon Diablo
tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Dec 1 Pinterest Cookie Swap, bring your special family meteor will be displayed with interpretive information;
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk, a 3.1 Mile recipe or a new creation from… East Moline Public weekdays 7pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; free; for information and
Christmas in LeClaire, annual downtown holiday family-friendly run or walk; keep pets on… Downtown Library, 5:30pm Mon Dec 4 to reserve, call 309-794-7318, John Deere Planetarium
celebration featuring the Ugly Christmas… Downtown LeClaire, 10am Sat Dec 2 - Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock Island IL,
LeClaire, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3 Trivia Extravaganza, on Mondays; with weekly prizes Augustana.edu, Sat Dec 9 thru Thu Dec 14
19th Century Christmas, featuring decorations for 1st-3rd place; free, drink… RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt
Christmas Past Weekend, annual event featuring throughout the Center and Deere-Wiman House, visits Road Saloon), 8pm Mon Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 25 Sankta Lucia Festival, annual holiday event features
horse-drawn rides, music,… West Branch, Fri Dec 1 and with Santa, a book for each of Santa’s first 400 visitors, performances of traditional Swedish Christmas songs
Sat Dec 2 a performance by the Moline Boys Choir, children’s Board Game Night, for adults and families; titles range and stories by Augustana’s Swedish-language students;
activities and crafts, and more; for information, call 309- from modern games, such… Rock Island Public Library - light refreshments will be served after the event in
The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night 743-2700, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL, Downtown Library, 5pm Tue Dec 5 Denkmann main lobby; free; for information, contact
Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for ButterworthCenter.com, noon Sun Dec 3 Mark Safstrom at marksafstrom@augustana.edu or 309-
information,… Mary’s on 2nd, 5pm Fri Dec 1 thru Fri 794-7329, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Dec 29 Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Tue Dec 12

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OTHER EVENTS / December bucking broncs and bulls and the world’s… TaxSlayer
Center, 7:30pm Fri Jan 26 and Sat Jan 27

Chess Club, for those interested in chess who would
Retro Gamers Club, the new series allows players to like to play… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Jan 27
learn about video game… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 5pm Thu Dec 14 The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual
Awards Dinner, … Davenport Country Club, Sat Jan
Science of Star Wars, get ready for Episode VIII with 27
experiments and technologies that… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 1pm Sat Dec 16
February
QC Mallards Booster Club Euchre Tournament,
beginners welcome; $10/person; for information, call First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
563-729-1164… Green Tree Brewery, 6:30pm Tue Dec 19 sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
5pm Fri Feb 2
Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, call
563-391-9666… Fred’s Towing Service, 10am Thu Dec 21 Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, New Year’s Eve tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Feb 2
burlesque with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe… The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, Sun Dec 31 Nate Staniforth, an evening with the illusionist on his
“Real Magic” Tour;… Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Feb 3

January Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants
can bring food but no beverages, which must be… The
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail A Carpenters Christmas @ Adler Theatre - December 3 Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Feb 15
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
5pm Fri Jan 5 Cirque D’Or, with an array of the world’s greatest
7306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing acrobatics, contortionists, aerial… Peoria Civic Center,
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, Sat Jan 13 video games from the 80s,… Rock Island Public Library - 7:30pm Fri Feb 16
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for Downtown Library, 5pm Wed Jan 17
tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jan 5 Winter Survival: An Escape Room Challenge, as Great Backyard Bird Count, all ages can learn about
the last of the group enters, the door locks… East Moline Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants citizen science and how this… Port Louisa National
Bottom’s Up Goes to Broadway, a Great White Way Public Library, 9am Sat Jan 13 can bring food but no beverages, which must be… The Wildlife Refuge, 10am Sat Feb 17
tribute with Bottom’s Up Quad Cities… Circa ‘21 Dinner Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Jan 18
Playhouse, 8pm Sat Jan 6 Bald Eagle Day Presentations, join us for a bald Bingo Night at McGeHee Center, hosted by the
eagle photo and video presentation… LeClaire Civic St. Ambrose University Trivia Night, $64 early bird Silvis Public Library; refreshments will be provided,…
Mike Super: Magic & Illusion, an evening with the Center, 2pm Sun Jan 14 price (through Jan. 16), or $80 at… Rogalski Center - St. McGehee Center in Schadt Park, 6pm Sat Feb 17
“America’s Got Talent” finalist and winner of… TaxSlayer Ambrose University, 6pm Sat Jan 20
Center, 7:30pm Sat Jan 6 Taste of LeClaire, receive free food and beverage Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing
samples from various shops and… Downtown LeClaire, Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person; video games from the 80s,… Rock Island Public Library -
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: The Time 1pm Sun Jan 14 Mulligans and refreshments available… LeClaire Civic Downtown Library, 5pm Wed Feb 21
Is Now, annual celebration featuring live music, Center, 7pm Sat Jan 20
presentations, and more; for information, call 309-794- Chess Club, for those interested in chess who would
like to play… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Feb 24
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Christmas with the Quad City Singers @ Lavender Crest Winery - December 8 and 9

LECTURES this presentation presents historical examples of Accident Investigation #185430, proactive safety OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements #186341,
games reinforcing traditional gender forms, games relies not only on knowledge of safe work… EICC OSHA regulations require all employers to document
that challenged gender norms, and the ways gaming Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, 8am Thu employee training and… EICC Midwest Center for Public
December & January technologies themselves upset our distinctions between Dec 7 Safety Training, 1pm Thu Dec 7
body and technology; for information, e-mail wgs@
Mostly True Tales with Spinsby & Wales, an augustana.edu, Carlsson Evald Hall - Augustana College,
ongoing series of LeClaire history talks hosted by local… 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 4pm Wed
LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Dec 6 Jan 24

Trax from the Stax: Local Originals with Beej How Technology is Changing -- and Changing the
Dillard, local music expert and QC3° (QC local music Job Market, Too, Information Technology professional
internet radio… Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Andy Shearouse will help us look at… Rock Island Public
Dec 21 Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Jan 24

Community Connections: Native American Coffee Chemist, Dunn Brothers Coffee will show you
Archeological Sites in Iowa, a presentation with how to craft the perfect cup, and the journey begins
PhD candidate Addison Kimmel; free; for information,… with their farmers in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico;
Bettendorf Public Library, 1:30pm Thu Jan 4 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
2nd Annual Integrative Lifestyle Forum, from DavenportLibrary.com, Sat Jan 27
8:30am-noon or 12:30-4pm; start the new year off right...
Hotel Blackhawk, Sat Jan 6
February
A Journey Through History with Retro Quad
Cities, spend an evening with David Sebben, creator Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture, a lecture
of the Retro… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown on the global race for clean energy; free;… Galvin Fine
Library, 6pm Mon Jan 8 Arts Center, 7pm Tue Feb 6

The Rock Island Arsenal During WWI, a Foreign-Exchange Students Meet & Greet, meet
presentation in the library series Over There: A Look… students from other countries and hear about their
Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed culture… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Thu Feb 8
Jan 10
Coping with Life’s Transitions, the Jewish Federation
Mostly True Tales with Spinsby & Wales, an of the Quad Cities hosts a presentation… Moline Public
ongoing series of LeClaire history talks hosted by local… Library, noon Tue Feb 13
LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Thu Jan 11
Hauber Lecture in Biology: Global Change and
Backyard Chickens, the presenters are Davenport the Evolution of Species Interactions, free; for
residents and certified trainers under the city ordinance information, contact Dylan Weese at 563-333-6369 or
if you are interested in seeking a permit; free; for WeeseDylanJ@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7pm
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, Wed Feb 14
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6pm Thu Jan 18 Trax from the Stax, attendees can expect to hear
music, stories, and information about… Bettendorf
Extreme Couponing, Sheena Hunter, an “extreme Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Feb 15
couponer,” presents tips and tricks of… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Jan 18 Charlotte Blake Alston: Storyteller, sponsored by
Quad City Arts; Alston breathes life into traditional…
The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, a lecture by the pastor LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Feb 22
of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver and author of
New York Times bestsellers “Accidental Saints: Finding World Affairs Council: Between the Covers -- The
God in All the Wrong People” and “Pastrix: the Cranky, Role of Women’s Magazines in Creating Feminist
Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint”; for information, Ideals in Middle Class Housewives in Bangladesh
contact Connie Huntley at 309-794-7213, Gerber and India, with Dr. Umme Al-Wazedi, Associate
Center, Augustana College, 3435 9 1/2 St., Rock Island IL, Professor of English. Augustana College;… Bettendorf
Augustana.edu, 10am Thu Jan 18 Public Library, 7pm Tue Feb 27

Trax from the Stax: Shoegaze Presented by Shane
Brown, join Dispatch/Rock Island Argus columnist
Shane Brown for an overview… Bettendorf Public COURSES
Library, 7:30pm Thu Jan 18
December
World Affairs Council: Family-Affiliated
Extremism/Terrorism and Responses, with Dr. Build Your Own Marimo Moss Ball, the Aegagropila
Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research linnaei, otherwise known as the Marimo Moss Ball,…
Program and Professor,… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm University of Illinois Extension - Milan, noon Tue Dec 5
Tue Jan 23
Titanic’s Passengers, with instructor Stacey Rucker;
Bodies in Video Games: Performing Gender in learn about the passengers aboard the… Carl Sandburg
Digital Spaces, a Tea Talk with Dr. George Boone, College, 10am Tue Dec 5
visiting assistant professor of business administration;
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Every day is a snow day!
Nestled in the rolling hills Offering 15 slopes ranging
of Coal Creek, Snowstar is a from beginner to advanced
hidden treasure above the skill sets, Snowstar has some-
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with traffic, Snowstar is only a qualified Instructors eager to
20-minute drive from almost make your time on the snow
anywhere in the Quad Cities. more enjoyable and reward-
ing. Lessons range from $10 to
As Snowstar enters its 36th $45 per hour.
year of operation, having al-
lowed over a million guests The Terrain Park at Snowstar
the opportunity to make life- offers a wide variety of fea-
long memories, we are very tures to help take your free-
proud to say that “Every-Day- style abilities to the next level.
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Not into skiing? No problem! Terrain Park
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Certified Instructors Snowstar also has one of the
only tube hill facilities in the
With our state of the art snow- 11 Lanes of Sn
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Make this a winter to remem-
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CONTINUED
COURSES / December cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture,
University of… Woodhull Community Center, Tue Jan 16

Winter Symposium Day: Privilege, an alternative
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency day of learning that includes presentations by faculty,
Response (HAZWOPER) Refresher #185281, students, staff, alumni, and invited speakers, held at
this course is the annual refresher to the 40-Hour various campus locations; free; for information, contact
Hazardous… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Jeffrey A. Ratliff-Crain at JeffreyRatliff-Crain@augustana.
Training, 8am Fri Dec 8 edu or 309-794-7331, Augustana College, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu, 9am Wed Jan 17
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a
variety of questions, from using… Rock Island Public Master Gardener Training, Fridays thru Apr. 20;
Library - Downtown Library, 9:30am Fri Dec 8 Master Gardeners are members of the local… Rock
Island County Extension, 9am Fri Jan 19
Cooking with Chef Sheena, class size limited to 18
adults; learn how to make… LeClaire Community Library, Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
11am Sat Dec 9 individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Jan 19
Holiday Cookie Decorating, HyVee will provide
cookies and decorating supplies so you can… Rock Pesticide Safety Education Program Test, in
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 1pm Sat Dec 9 cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture,
University of… Rock Island County Extension, Tue Jan 23
Do Drop In, on the 2nd & 4th Sun. of the month;
discuss… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 11:10am One-on-One Device Advice, let a librarian help you
Sun Dec 10 thru Sun Dec 24 get started on your new device; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
variety of questions, from using… Rock Island Public DavenportLibrary.com, noon Wed Jan 24
Library - 30/31 Branch, 9:30am Fri Dec 15
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Jan 26
variety of questions, from using… Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9:30am Fri Dec 22 Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Jan 26
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Dec 29

February
January
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
One-on-One Device Advice, let a librarian help you individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
get started on your new device; free; for information, Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Feb 9
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Wed Jan 3 individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Feb 16
2017-2018 Private Pesticide Training and
Certification Clinic, presented by University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program Test, in
Extension… Lake Storey Pavilion, Wed Jan 3 cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture,
University of… Woodhull Community Center, Tue Feb
One-on-One Device Advice, let a librarian help you 20
get started on your new device; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will
Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Feb 23
Mon Jan 8
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
One-on-One Device Advice, let a librarian help you individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
get started on your new device; free; for information, Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Feb 23
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
4pm Thu Jan 11
MEETINGS

Herbarium Tales
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Jan 12

November 17, 2017–February 10, 2018
Opening reception: November 17, 5-7 p.m.; curator talk, 6 p.m.
Exhibition and events are free and open to the public.

Centennial Hall Galleries, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, Noon-4 pm, or by appointment
For more information call 309-794-7400, email
augieartmuseum@augustana.edu or visit augustana.edu/artmuseum

Join the conversation: #HerbariumTales #ATMA

John Patti’s Calyp-Soul Christmas @ The Redstone Room - December 7
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Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
experience, education, and sharing, with… Maquoketa open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605… selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
United Church of Christ, 7pm Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28 Rock Island County Office Building, 5:30pm Tue Dec 19 Library, 5:30pm Mon Jan 15

Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
experience, education, and sharing, with… St. Andrew Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or e-mail Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Church, 1pm Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28 planning@scottcountyiowa.com… Scott County Annex Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Building, 4pm Wed Dec 20 Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Jan 16
Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with... St. Paul Scott County Board of Health Meeting, for Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, with a
Lutheran Church - Davenport, 6pm Thu Dec 7 thru Thu information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail health@ featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners
Dec 28 scottcountyiowa.com… Scott County Administration SIG (Special Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm
Center, noon Thu Dec 21 just before the main meeting; free; for information,
Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays; a call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com,
free-standing, public forum for the support of… Moline LeClaire Chamber Board Meeting, if you would like Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL, QCS.org,
Commercial Club, 7pm Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28 to attend and present a topic, contact… LeClaire City 7pm Mon Feb 5
Hall, 8am Tue Dec 26
Hub Huddle, on the 2nd & 4th Fri. of the month; join… Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 6:30am Fri Dec 8 selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
and Fri Dec 22 January & February Library, 5:30pm Mon Feb 19

Scott County Committee of the Whole, on Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, with a QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Tuesdays; for information, call 563-326-8749… Scott featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
TobyMac @ TaxSlayer Center - February 24 County Administration Center, 8am Tue Dec 12 thru SIG (Special Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Tue Dec 26 just before the main meeting; free; for information, Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Feb 20
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com,
Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month; Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL, QCS.org, Extension Council Meeting for Henry, Mercer,
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, lunchtime meeting… Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 7pm Mon Jan 1 Rock Island & Stark, for information, call 309-756-
discussions on the first and last Saturdays of the 3pm Tue Dec 12 thru Tue Dec 26 9978… Woodhull Town Hall, 5:45pm Tue Feb 20
month; for information, call 563-676-8656 or 309-
236-7113, or e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail. Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;
com or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, RME (River Music meeting… Prairiewoods Franciscan Center, 5:30pm Tue
Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA, Facebook. Dec 12 thru Tue Dec 26
com/groups/1950037481900586/?ref=bookmarks, noon
Sat Dec 2 and Sat Dec 30 Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Thu. of the month;
meeting… Holy Family Catholic Church, 1:30pm Thu
Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Saturdays, a Dec 14 thru Thu Dec 28
meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition… Edwards
Congregational Church, 10am Sat Dec 2 thru Sat Dec 30 Quad Cities Open Coffee, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday
of the month; pitch your… Coworkqc, 6pm Thu Dec 14
Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family thru Thu Dec 28
Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and last
Saturdays of the month; for information, call 563-676-
8656 or 309-236-7113, or e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@ December
hotmail.com or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, RME (River
Music Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA, Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, with a
Facebook.com/groups/1728464627181097/?ref=bookm presentation by Abby Stokes via Skype, author of “Is this
arks, noon Sat Dec 2 and Sat Dec 30 Thing On?: Increase Your Online Safety - Identify, Avoid
Scams, Fake News and Phishing Emails”; guests can
Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group) which
of experience, education, and sharing, with… Grace meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting; free; for
Lutheran Church, 6pm Mon Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 25 information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@
yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline
Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting of IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Dec 4
experience, education, and sharing, with time for… Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 9am Mon Dec 4 thru Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, held at the
Mon Dec 25 Carriage House and adjacent Butterworth Center;
visitors and prospective members are welcome to
Centering Prayer, on Mondays; weekly meeting attend; for information, call Alan at 309-797-3120,
dedicated to educational enrichment and the… Christ Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL,
Episcopal Church - Burlington, 5:15pm Mon Dec 4 thru PopularAstronomyClub.org, 7pm Mon Dec 11
Mon Dec 25
x stitch + (Cross Stitch Plus), a group that meets to
Scott County Planning & Zoning Meeting, on work on cross stitch, embroidery, and other handwork;
the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month; for… Scott County free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Annex Building, 7pm Tue Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 19 Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Dec 11
Centering Prayer, on Tuesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with… Grace Scott County Conservation Board Meeting, for
Lutheran Church, noon Tue Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 26 information, call 563-328-3280 or e-mail conservation@
scottcountyiowa.com… West Lake Park Headquarters
Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Wednesdays, a Office, 3pm Wed Dec 13
meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of... St. Paul
Lutheran Church - Davenport, 5pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Scott County Board Meeting, for information, call
Dec 27 563-326-8749 or e-mail board@scottcountyiowa.com…
Scott County Administrative Center, 5pm Thu Dec 14
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with… Christ the Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, for
King Catholic Church, 9am Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27 information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail commserve@
scottcountyiowa.com… Scott County Administrative
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting Center, 8am Fri Dec 15
of experience, education, and sharing, with… St. Mary
Monastery, 1pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27 Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,
education, and sharing, with time for… First Baptist
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; all crafters are Church of Iowa City, 8:45am Sat Dec 16
welcome; bring your materials and… River Valley District
Library, 1pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27 Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting Library, 5:30pm Mon Dec 18
consisting of experience, education, and sharing, with…
Maquoketa Area Family YMCA, 7:30am Wed Dec 6 thru QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Wed Dec 27 Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month; Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Dec 19
meeting… Maquoketa United Church of Christ, 6:15pm
Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27
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HEALTH Hands Only CPR, Diane Hudson of the American Red
Cross will be giving… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Mon
Jan 22

Sign-Up Assistance: 2018 Open Enrollment Living In a Toxic World, join us as local Holistic Health
Period for the Health Care Marketplace, the Practitioners Lori Sullivan and Jenna Crookshanks speak
Bettendorf Public Library has partnered with… about how toxins affect our health, why it’s important to
Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Fri Dec 1 thru Mon Dec eliminate them, and what steps are necessary to create a
11 holistic lifestyle that supports and maintains your health
for a vibrant life; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Open Lap Swim, on Monday and Wednesday; $4-5, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
$10/family of four or more;… Black Hawk College - Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Tue
Community Aquatic Center, 4pm Mon Dec 4 thru Wed Jan 23
Dec 27

SENIORS
Healing Help for Holiday Grief, the special
conversations will help people who are grieving
prepare… Genesis Medical Center West, Mon Dec 4 thru
Wed Dec 6 Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Healing Help for Holiday Grief, the special Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information, call 563-386-
conversations will help people who are grieving 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Dec 1
prepare… Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, 5:30pm Tue thru Fri Dec 29
Dec 5
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-386-7477…
Zumba Fitness, on Tuesdays; a fun, Latin-inspired CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Dec 1 thru Charlie Albright in QCSO Masterworks III @ Adler Theatre and Centennial Hall - December 2 and 3
group fitness dance workout that incorporates… Fri Dec 29
Phoenix Body Solutions, 6:30pm Tue Dec 5 thru Tue
Dec 26 Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for information, call Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:30am 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, get information and Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 29 Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 29 Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27
answers to your Medicare questions from a… Bettendorf
Public Library, 9am Wed Dec 6 Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-9; for information, call Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 7:45am Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Hospice Help & Supporting Grief, the purpose of the Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 29 Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 29 Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27
event is to share contemporary hospice… Genesis Heart
Institute, 8:30am Fri Dec 15 Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for information, The Sunday Dinner Senior Club, on the first T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), and third Sundays of the month; dinner is… First information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Hy-Vee’s Healthier Alternatives, Chrissy Watters is 12:45pm Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 29 Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 11:45am Sun Dec 3 thru Seniors), 10:30am Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27
a Rock Island Hy-Vee Dietician who will… Silvis Public Sun Dec 17
Library, 6pm Mon Jan 8 Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4; for Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Ceramics I, on Mondays; $9-11; for information, call 563- call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Alzheimer’s 411, the Davenport Alzheimer’s Seniors), 9am thru Fri Dec 29 386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27
Association will be giving a presentation educating… Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 18
Silvis Public Library, 10:30am Sat Jan 20 Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $3-5; for information, Personal Reflexology, on Wednesday and Thursday
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information, call by appointment only, with Janet Latchaw;… CASI
Fri Dec 1 thru Fri Dec 29 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Wed Dec 6 thru Thu
Mon Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 18 Dec 28

Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience Low Vision Support Group, for information, call…
EXHIBITION CLOSING SOON necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Dec 7
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 18
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active

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information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 18
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call 563- 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28
SPANISH COLONIAL ART FROM THE PATRICIA PHELPS DE CISNEROS COLLECTION Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 26
Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; month; for… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Wed Dec 13 thru Wed Dec 27
Active Seniors), Tue Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 26

Through January 7, 2018 Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on December thru February
Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for children
and… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Dec Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
The exhibition is drawn from 5 thru Tue Dec 26 Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Dec 7
the Colección Patricia Phelps de
Cisneros and is co-organized by Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays; for Caregivers Support Group, free; for information,…
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:30am Mon Dec 11
the Museum of Biblical Art, New Seniors), 8:30am Tue Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 26
York and Art Services International, Blood Pressure Check, free; for information, call
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Alexandria, Virginia. 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue Tue Dec 12
Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 26
Sponsored by Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Senior Computer Tech, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for Medication Review, for information, call… CASI (Center
Xenotronics Company information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active for Active Seniors), 9am Thu Dec 14
Thomas K. and Jennifer Figge Seniors), 1pm Tue Dec 5 thru Tue Dec 26
Senior Outreach: Off-site Checkout, the LeClaire
Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call 563- Community Library will be partnering with the
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2pm Wed Milestones… LeClaire Community Library, 11:45am Wed
Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27 Dec 27
Juan Pedro López, Venezuelan, 1724- Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
1787, Our Lady of Guidance, circa 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm information, call… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1762, oil on panel, Courtesy of the Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27 9:30am Wed Dec 27
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Jan 4
Seniors), 2pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 27
Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804 Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Feb 1
early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
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ARTS & CRAFTS
December
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
10:30am Fri Dec 1

After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; this
program will alternate between making crafts, doing…
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed
Dec 20

Family Holiday Workshop, snack on cocoa and
cookies, create fun, decorative, delicious gingerbread
houses, and design holiday cards with lots of sparkle;
wrap your holidays in smiles and get into a festive spirit
at this popular holiday event; $15/member family of
four, $20/non-member family of four, $3 for each extra
person; free to children ages 3 or younger; $10/Scout
troop, plus $5 per Scout; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Dec 7

Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory
play encourages… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am
Thu Dec 7

Tinker Lab: Sugar Scrubs & Bath Bombs, for ages
10 & up; learn all about how to… LeClaire Community
Library, 4:30pm Thu Dec 7

Teen Crafternoon, learn to make yarn wreaths and
Paw Patrol Live @ Adler Theatre - January 23 and 24
cross stitch canvas; free;… East Moline Public Library,
2pm Sat Dec 9
Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, Colored Pencils, Doodles, and Paint by Sticker, Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a different STEAM
Christmas Fan Rosette Paper Ornament, an activity but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public coloring, drawing, and paint-by-sticker program for program each week; free; for… Moline Public Library,
in the Southwest Family Craft series; free; for… Rock Library, 10pm Sat Jan 6 thru Sat Jan 27 artistically inclined kids of all ages; free; for information, 2pm Wed Feb 7 thru Wed Feb 28
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Dec call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
12 Crafternoon: Pinecone Hedgehog, using a pine Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up explore the creative
cone and felt, kids (age 6+) can make their own adorable 4pm Fri Jan 19 process and experiment… Moline Public Library, 6pm
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses hedgehogs; all materials provided; free; for information, Thu Feb 8
during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Crafternoon: Crayon-Resist Watercolor Painting,
10:30am Tue Dec 12 Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, ages 6+ can create a masterpiece using crayons and Tinker Lab: Weaving & Crocheting, ages 10 & up
4pm Mon Jan 8 watercolor paints; free; for information, call 563-326- learn all about how to use… LeClaire Community Library,
Exploratorium: Backyard Birds, on Wednesdays; a 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., 4:30pm Thu Feb 8
different STEAM program each week; free; for… Moline Mitten Wreath, an activity in the Southwest Family Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Jan 22
Public Library, 2pm Wed Dec 13 Craft series; free; for… Rock Island Public Library - Crafternoon: Paper Birdcage, ages 6+ can craft
Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Jan 9 Ologies: Dare To Explore -- Mythology, explore their very own 3-D paper birdcage; free; for information,
STEAM-azing: Cinnamon Art, science, technology, the ology series with crafts and activities; free; for call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
engineering, art, and math projects for kids and… Rock Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm Wed Dec 13 during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, 4pm Mon Feb 12
10:30am Tue Jan 9 DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jan 25
Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up explore the creative Paper Plate Heart Sewing, an activity in the
process and experiment… Moline Public Library, 6pm STEAM-azing: Fun with Static Electricity, science, Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Southwest Family Craft series; free; for… Rock Island
Thu Dec 14 technology, engineering, art, and math projects for kids during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, Public Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Feb 13
and… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm 10:30am Fri Jan 26
Exploratorium: Dinosaurs Alive, on Wednesdays; a Wed Jan 10 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
different STEAM program each week; free; for… Moline Crafternoon: Pop Art Self-Portraits, unleash your during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
Public Library, 2pm Wed Dec 20 Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up explore the creative inner Warhol with these cool photo collages; using 10:30am Tue Feb 13
process and experiment… Moline Public Library, 6pm markers, kids ages 6+ will create pop art; free; for
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Thu Jan 11 information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, STEAM-azing: Agamograph Valentines & Mobius
during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Strips, science, technology, engineering, art, and math
10:30am Wed Dec 20 Ologies: Dare To Explore -- Monsterology, explore com, 4pm Mon Jan 29 projects for kids and… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
the ology series with crafts and activities; free; for Branch, 3:30pm Wed Feb 14
LED Light-up Cards, build your own LED creation; information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Exploratorium, Jr., drop in for a hands-on project for
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, children up to… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Jan 29 Block Printmaking, for all ages; we will be creating
Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jan 11 unique art prints using paint applied with Styrofoam,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Dec 22 rubber bands, craft foam, yarn, and more; free; for
Strawbees, this STEAM program invites kids to February information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses engineer and create with Strawbees; all materials 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, provided; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory com, 6pm Tue Feb 20
10:30am thru Fri Dec 29 Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., play encourages… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jan 11 Thu Feb 1 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
January Rock Art!, the whole family is invited to come and paint Make & Take Craft: Valentine Craft, bring your kids 10:30am Wed Feb 21
rocks with us; we will supply the rocks and paint, you in to make an adorable craft to… Silvis Public Library,
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a different STEAM bring the creativity; free; for information, call 563-326- 11am Sat Feb 3 Exploratorium, Jr., drop in for a hands-on project for
program each week; free; for… Moline Public Library, 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., children up to… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Feb 26
2pm Wed Jan 3 thru Wed Jan 31 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Jan 16 Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers,
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Strings & Things: Coiled Fabric Bowl, for ages
Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Library, 10pm Sat Feb 3 thru Sat Feb 24 9-11; create your own unique DIY basket; free; for
play encourages… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Thu Jan 4 10:30am Wed Jan 17 Crafternoon: Button Art, for ages 6+; dig through - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
our bucket of buttons and find the perfect ones to make DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Feb 27
Ologies: Dare To Explore -- Egyptology, explore Ologies: Dare To Explore -- Pirateology, explore snail, fish, birds, hot air balloons, or whatever you dream
the ology series with crafts and activities; free; for the ology series with crafts and activities; free; for up; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Feb 5 STORIES
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jan 4 DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jan 18
Crafternoon, this free, drop-in program is fun for all December
Make & Take Craft: CD Spinning Tops, children will STEM Lab, try your hand at Squishy Circuits, create with ages; free;… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed
be able to decorate and make a classic… Silvis Public Strawbees, build with Lego and Lincoln Logs, or try them Feb 7 Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and
Library, 11am Sat Jan 6 all; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon
Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, Dec 4 thru Mon Dec 18
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jan 18
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Dance Me a Story: The Nutcracker, join dancers from Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and
Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of movement and music as a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon
we bring “The Nutcracker” to life; free; for information, Jan 8 thru Mon Jan 29
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Story Time for Littles, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:45am, for
6pm Tue Dec 5 ages 0-3; nurture your… Moline Public Library, Mon Jan
8 thru Mon Jan 29
Dance Me a Story: Nutcracker, 2pm paper-puppet
craft, 2:30pm presentation in which a dancer from… Afternoon Storytime: Kittens & Mittens, stories,
Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Dec 6 songs, and activities with kitten and mitten themes;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays, for ages 3-10; Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
experience your favorite stories told… Bettendorf Public Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Jan 9
Library, 6:30pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 13
Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out,
Story Time for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-3; and have some… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm
nurture your baby and toddler’s love of… Moline Public Tue Jan 9
Library, 6pm Wed Dec 6
Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the a craft for early learning… Rock Island Public Library -
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Jan 10 thru Wed Jan
Public Library, 6pm Thu Dec 7 31

Silvis Library Story Time, on Thursdays; meet for a Read a Latte Winter Reading Program, at all Rock
story, craft, or activity, and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Island public libraries; read… Sat Jan 13 thru Wed Jan
Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28 31

Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three Book Friends Bingo: Winter Reading Kickoff, all
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm ages are invited to Book Friends Bingo to celebrate the
Thu Dec 7 thru Thu Dec 28 kickoff of the Winter Reading Program; players will begin
by creating their own bingo card of their favorite book
Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out, characters followed by 20 minutes of Bingo fun; free; for
and have some… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
Tue Dec 12 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 11am Sat Jan 13
Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft
for ages five and under,… Rock Island Public Library - Read a Latte Winter Reading Kickoff, held in
Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Dec 13 conjunction with the reading program being held at…
Quad City Botanical Center, 12:30pm Sat Jan 13
Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for
ages five and under,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Winter Storytime: Winter Reading Kickoff, a
Branch, 10:30am Tue Dec 19 special Winter Storytime to celebrate the kickoff of
the Winter Reading Program; families will enjoy a
Story Time for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-3; flurry of songs, stories, and a cozy winter craft; free; for
nurture your baby and toddler’s love of… Moline Public information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
Library, 6pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed Dec 20 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Sat Jan 13
Holiday Storytime, for kids of all ages; come hear all
your favorite Santa stories and a few that are sure to be Choose Your Own Winter Reading Adventure,
new favorites; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, choose among four different reading adventures; pick…
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Moline Public Library, Sat Jan 13 thru Wed Jan 31
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm
Wed Dec 20 Manga Book Club, for teens who love manga; we will
have copies available… Bettendorf Public Library, 4pm
Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft Mon Jan 15
for ages five and under,… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Dec 22 Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft
for early learning… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 10:30am Tue Jan 16 thru Tue Jan 30
January
Story Time for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-3;
Jolly Rancher Readers, teens share their thoughts nurture your baby and toddler’s love of… Moline Public
and get suggestions from others on… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Wed Jan 17
Library, 5:30pm Tue Jan 2
Family Story Time: Read to a Therapy Dog, let your
Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at child practice their reading skills judgement free with…
10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and… Bettendorf Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Jan 18
Public Library, 10am Tue Jan 2 thru Wed Jan 31
Family Storytime, for all ages; the library and local
Winter Reading Bingo, thru Feb. 28; each Bingo organization Unite in Motherhood present stories,
square contains a reading/library activity,… LeClaire songs, playtime, and more; free; for information, call
Community Library, Tue Jan 2 thru Wed Jan 31 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu
Story Time for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-3; Jan 18
nurture your baby and toddler’s love of… Moline Public
Library, 6pm Wed Jan 3 Sensory Sensitive Storytime, held while the library
is closed to the general public, this inclusive storytime
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the is geared towards children with special needs who wish
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf to avoid the noises, lights, and crowds of the library’s
Public Library, 6pm Thu Jan 4 regular open hours; join us as children of all ages enjoy
songs, stories, and play time; free; for information,
Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays for ages 3-5; call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
stories, rhymes, songs, and more… Moline Public Library, Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Thu Jan 4 thru Thu Jan 25 9:30am Tue Jan 23

Silvis Library Story Time, on Thursdays; meet for a Book Party: Warriors, activities based on the
story, craft, or activity, and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Warrior series books by Erin Hunter; find your clan and
Thu Jan 4 thru Thu Jan 25 warrior name, create your own cat camp, etc.; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Wed Jan 24
Thu Jan 4 thru Thu Jan 25
Afternoon Storytime: Penguin Power, a
Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories, penguin-themed storytime with songs, rhymes, and a
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes… Bettendorf fun penguin craft; free; for information, call 563-326-
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Jan 8 thru Mon Jan 29 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
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Junior Explorers, ages 3-7 come in for a fun storytime
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STORIES / January and hands-on… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Tue Feb 20

Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Jan for early learning… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
25 Branch, 10:30am Tue Feb 20 thru Tue Feb 27

Hug-a-Book Dance Party, move and play to music as Sensory Sensitive Storytime, held while the library
you learn; our Hug-a-Book… Rock Island Public Library - is closed to the general public, this inclusive storytime
Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Jan 25 is geared towards children with special needs who wish
to avoid the noises, lights, and crowds of the library’s
regular open hours; join us as children of all ages enjoy
February songs, stories, and play time; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Read a Latte Winter Reading Program, at all Rock Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Island public libraries; read… Thu Feb 1 thru Sat Feb 10 9:30am Tue Feb 27

Fantastic Stories by the Fire, grab your floo powder Book Party: Fancy Nancy, activities, crafts and
and join us by the Fairmount Fireplace to celebrate both snacks celebrating the series Fancy Nancy (or all things
World Read Aloud Day & Harry Potter Book Night; come extraordinary); fancy dress encouraged; free; for
dressed in your favorite Hogwarts House colors or in information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
your coziest pajamas as librarian Amber and others read - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
aloud Chapter 6 from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Wed Feb 28
Stone: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three
Quarters”; we will then open up the floor for everyone to
share and read aloud from their favorite children’s books;
toasty butterbeer & hot chocolate served; free; for LIBRARY EVENTS
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. December
com, 6pm Thu Feb 1
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, chat with Santa,
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the craft some holiday cheer and get geared… Moline Public
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer @ Adler Theatre - December 13 Library, 2pm Sat Dec 2
Public Library, 6pm Thu Feb 1
- Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Feb 14 thru Wed Teen Advisory Party, there will be pizza, games, and
Choose Your Own Winter Reading Adventure, Story Time for Littles, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:45am, for Feb 28 fun brainstorming activities to… Bettendorf Public
choose among four different reading adventures; pick… ages 0-3; nurture your… Moline Public Library, Mon Feb Library, 12:30pm Sat Dec 2
Moline Public Library, Thu Feb 1 thru Sat Feb 10 5 thru Mon Feb 26 Family Story Time: Valentine’s Party, celebrate
Valentine’s with your little love bugs with the story… Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers,
Silvis Library Story Time, on Thursdays; meet for a Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Feb 15 but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public
story, craft, or activity, and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon Library, 10pm Sat Dec 2 thru Sat Dec 30
Thu Feb 1 thru Thu Feb 22 Feb 5 thru Mon Feb 26 Family Storytime, for all ages; the library and local
organization Unite in Motherhood present stories, Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three Jolly Rancher Readers, teens share their thoughts songs, playtime, and more; free; for information, call sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm and get suggestions from others on… Silvis Public 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main 10:30am Tue Dec 5
Thu Feb 1 thru Thu Feb 22 Library, 5:30pm Tue Feb 6 Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu
Feb 15 Teen Advisory Board, teens share ideas on what
Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at Story Time for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-3; would make the library a… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm
10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and… Bettendorf nurture your baby and toddler’s love of… Moline Public Saturday Storytime: Dinosaurs in the Library, Tue Dec 5
Public Library, 10am Thu Feb 1 thru Wed Feb 28 Library, 6pm Wed Feb 7 thru Wed Feb 21 families will enjoy songs, stories, and a simple craft;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesday
Winter Reading Bingo, each Bingo square contains a Smile by Raina Telgemeier Family Book Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, and Thursday; for teens interested in Dungeons and…
reading/library activity,… LeClaire Community Library, Discussion, an all-ages discussion of the bestselling DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 17 Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Dec 5 thru Thu Dec
Thu Feb 1 thru Wed Feb 28 graphic novel; free; for information, call 563-326- 21
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Manga Book Club, for teens who love manga; we will
Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories, songs, and a craft for Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Feb 8 have copies available… Bettendorf Public Library, 4pm Lego Club, for ages 7 & up; find out what building
early learning… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Mon Feb 19 challenge… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed
Library, 10:30am Fri Feb 2 thru Fri Feb 23 Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out, Dec 6
and have some… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Story Time for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-3;
Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories, Tue Feb 13 nurture your baby and toddler’s love of… Moline Public Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes… Bettendorf Library, 6pm Wed Feb 21 sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Feb 5 thru Mon Feb 26 Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and Branch, 10:30am Wed Dec 6
a craft for early learning… Rock Island Public Library
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Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; teens
play Magic or Pokemon trading-card games, chat… January
Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Wed Dec 6 thru Wed
Dec 20 Winter Evening Playgroup, on Tuesdays, for ages
3-6.; in addition to our fun… LeClaire Community
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games Library, 6:30pm Tue Jan 2 thru Tue Jan 30
and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox
360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games
tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., 360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Dec tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326-
6 thru Wed Dec 27 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jan
Holiday Service Project, for grades 6-12; take part in 3 thru Wed Jan 31
a holiday service project… Moline Public Library, 7pm
Thu Dec 7 Winter Morning Playgroup, Wed. & Thu. for ages
0-3; in addition to our… LeClaire Community Library,
Teen Advisory Group, meet new friends and help 10:30am Wed Jan 3 thru Wed Jan 31
advice the library regarding teen… Moline Public
Library, 3:30pm Thu Dec 7 Teen Advisory Group, meet new friends and help
advice the library regarding teen… Moline Public
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Library, 3:30pm Thu Jan 4
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 10:30am Fri Dec 8 Tabletop Games for Kids, enjoy your favorite classic

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board game, or try a new one; games include Clue, Life,
Holiday Service Project, for grades 4-8; take part in King of Tokoyo, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, etc.; free; for
a holiday service project… Moline Public Library, 6pm information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Mon Dec 11 - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Fri Jan 5 all around the Quad Cities
Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited
to watch, discuss and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm
Tue Dec 12
D & D: First Campaign, on Saturdays; ages 8-13
learn the basics of the game from experienced dragon
with Xtream WiFi!
masters; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Xtream WiFi gives you the freedom to surf and
snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library - Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Dec 14 Sat Jan 6 thru Sat Jan 27 stream the web when you're away from home.
Family Story Time Christmas Party, celebrate the Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited Simply sign in to XtreamWiFi and connect to a
season with “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner,… to watch, discuss and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm fast, reliable online network you can count on.
Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Dec 14 Tue Jan 9

Lego Club, enjoy a morning of free-building with Lego Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMERS
blocks; free; for… Bettendorf Public Library, 11:30am socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers;
Sat Dec 16 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount FREE unlimited access to Xtream WiFi
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
Elf Training Academy, the third-annual, all-ages DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jan 9 thru Tue Jan 30
event will have crafts, activities, treats, and… LeClaire NOT A MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMER?
Community Library, 6:30pm Tue Dec 19 Choose Your Own Adventure, explore wonders from Enjoy 30 FREE minutes of Xtream WiFi each month
all over the globe as your experience… Moline Public
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and Library, 2pm Sat Jan 13
share your ideas on how to make the library more
awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Spy Training, for ages 5-12; spies undergo extensive
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., training before they enter… Bettendorf Public Library,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Dec 19 2pm Sat Jan 13

Tween/Teen Gaming Night, gaming fun and snacks Pokemon Night, for ages 12-18; Pokemon crafts,
for ages 8 to 12 and… Rock Island Public Library - trivia, and fun; see what… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Dec 19 Downtown Library, 5:30pm Mon Jan 15

Spotlight: Pokémon Cards, for grades 1-5; bring your Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and
cards and be ready to… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm share your ideas on how to make the library more
Thu Dec 21 awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Teen Advisory Group (TAG), help plan cool events, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Jan 16
request new library materials, eat snacks,… LeClaire
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Dec 21 Teen Advisory Group (TAG), help plan cool events,
request new library materials, eat snacks,… LeClaire
Teen Games & Cocoa, join us for Wii and Xbox 360 Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Jan 18
gaming, snacks, and… East Moline Public Library, 2pm
Fri Dec 22 Bettendorf Public Library Winter Carnival, free;
for information, call 563-344-4175… Bettendorf Public
Teen Advisory Board: Christmas Party, make your Library, 10am Sat Jan 20
opinions heard while celebrating the holiday and a…
Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Wed Dec 27 Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library -
Lego Club: Outer Space, grades K-5 create and share Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Jan 23
themed masterpieces that will be… Silvis Public Library,
3:30pm Thu Dec 28 Lego Night, play with the library’s thousands of Legos
for an hour of free-build; we’ll provide the bricks, you
Kids Gaming, kids are invited to come play on the supply the imagination; free; for information, call 563-
library’s Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, and more; free; for 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Jan
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. 23
com, 2pm Fri Dec 29
Teen Cupcake Wars, compete to win the best teen
New Year’s Eve Party, an early New Year’s cupcake decorator; materials and… Silvis Public Library,
celebration for the whole family with crafts, snacks, 5:30pm Tue Jan 23
and a countdown to a balloon drop at noon; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, Lego Club: Oceans, grades K-5 create and share
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. themed masterpieces that will be… Silvis Public Library,
com, 11am Sat Dec 30 3:30pm Thu Jan 25 Sign in to XtreamWiFi and get connected today!
Toddlerpalooza, sing, dance, and get your wiggles
out with all kinds of music and instruments you can LEARN MORE AT
play; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, MEDIACOMCABLE.COM/XTREAM-WIFI
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jan 27
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be given a theme and judged on their execution & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and
LIBRARY EVENTS / January sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, creativity, and winners will take home a small prize; information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild
10:30am Tue Feb 6 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline IL,
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, QCMusicGuild.com, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Feb 10
Teen & Tween Gaming Night, play Wii U, Xbox 360, socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers; Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars, all-new ice-
and enjoy board and Role… Rock Island Public Library - free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Valentine’s Day Party, make your own valentines, skating adventure with characters from Disney hits
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Jan 30 Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, decorate cookies, and play games; kids of all ages are including “Frozen,”… TaxSlayer Center, Fri Dec 1 thru
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Feb 6 thru Tue Feb 27 welcome to attend; free; for information, call 563-326- Sun Dec 3
Teen Advisory Board, teens share ideas on what 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
would make the library a… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 10 Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, holiday-
Tue Jan 30 sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest themed musical comedy featuring the beloved
Branch, 10:30am Wed Feb 7 Lunar New Year, join our celebration of the Lunar New children’s-book character, directed by… Circa ‘21 Dinner
Year that includes… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Playhouse, Fri Dec 1 thru Tue Dec 26
February Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games Feb 13
and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox Elf: The Musical, musical-comedy adaptation of the
Teen Advisory Group, meet new friends and help 360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited Will Ferrell holiday comedy, directed by… Circa ‘21
advice the library regarding teen… Moline Public tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- to watch, discuss and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Dinner Playhouse, Fri Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 30
Library, 3:30pm Thu Feb 1 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Tue Feb 13
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Feb The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the Youth
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; 7 thru Wed Feb 28 Teen Advisory Group (TAG), help plan cool events, Footliters present the stage adaptation of Barbara
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown request new library materials, eat snacks,… LeClaire Robinson’s holiday-themed… Herbert Hoover
Library, 10:30am Fri Feb 2 Collage Mandala, create a dynamic layer mandala by Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Feb 15 Presidential Library & Museum, Fri Dec 1 and Sat Dec 2
mixing and matching card stock and scrapbook paper;
Tabletop Games for Kids, enjoy your favorite classic free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Teen Video Contest: Stop Motion Workshop, Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on the
board game, or try a new one; games include Clue, Life, Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., ages 11-9 are invited to learn how to make a simple comic-strip classic; Fri. &… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Fri Dec
King of Tokoyo, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, etc.; free; for Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Feb 8 stop-motion video and use the Library’s resources, props 1 thru Sun Dec 10
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library & backdrops to make a video to be entered into the QC
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Minecraft Contest, test your skills against other Libraries’ Teen Video Contest in March; participants will A Christmas Carol, Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Fri Feb 2 kids on the library’s Minecraft Server; contestants will need to bring their own device loaded with the free of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic; Fri.… Old Creamery
app titled Stop Motion Studio in addition to any of their Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 17
own props they wish to use; anyone without their own
device will work together as a team using one of the The Nutcracker, Tchaivovsky’s classic holiday ballet
library’s devices; free; for information, call 563-326- performed by dancers from Nolte Academy,… Englert
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Feb 17
Cinderella, family-themed presentation of the fiarytale
Teen Library Olympics, compete to win the title classic, directed by Kimberly Kurtenbach;… Galvin Fine
of Best Teen Library Olympian;… Silvis Public Library, Arts Center, 3pm Sat Dec 2 and Sun Dec 3
5:30pm Tue Feb 20
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and touring production of the stage version of the stop-
share your ideas on how to make the library more motion animated… Peoria Civic Center, Sat Dec 2
awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Russian Grand Ballet: The Nutcracker, Tchikovsky’s
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Feb 20 holiday classic performed by the touring dance troupe,
choreographed… Orpheum Theatre, 7pm Tue Dec 5
YouTube Challenge Video-Making Night, for ages
12-18; create a video for the annual Teen… Rock Island The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities performs
Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Feb 20 Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic choreographed by Artistic
Director Courtney Lyon, with live music by Orchestra
Cat in the Hat Comes Back, celebrate the birthday Iowa; Sat. 2 & 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $13-31; for information and
of Dr. Seuss at this drop-in program… Moline Public tickets, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
Library, 6pm Thu Feb 22 Davenport IA, BalletQuadCities.com Sat Dec 9 and Sun
Dec 10
Lego Club: Automobiles, grades K-5 create and share
themed masterpieces that will be… Silvis Public Library, The Nutcracker, Peoria Ballet’s presentation of
3:30pm Thu Feb 22 Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic; Sat. 2 &… Peoria Civic
Center, Sat Dec 9 and Sun Dec 10
Teen Video Contest: Creative Workshop, ages
11-19 are invited to use the library’s computers, cameras, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,
and TechKnow resources to create an original video touring production of the stage version of the stop-
that will be shown on the Putnam’s giant screen at motion animated… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Wed Dec 13
the Teen Video Contest Viewing on March 8; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library A Christmas Carol, Iowa State Theatre Co.’s

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- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, presentation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic,… Kum &
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 24 Go Theatre, Thu Dec 14 thru Sat Dec 23

Escape Room: Stolen Goods, for ages 8-15; try your A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, Charles
hand at cracking codes, solving… LeClaire Community Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live… Orpheum
Library, 4:30pm Mon Feb 26 Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Dec 22 and Sat Dec 23

Lego Night, play with the library’s thousands of Legos Thursday Theatre: Sing-along, see the live action
November 17, 2017–February 10, 2018 for an hour of free-build; we’ll provide the bricks, you
supply the imagination; free; for information, call 563-
version of the classic tale “Beauty… Bettendorf Public
Library, 1:30pm Thu Dec 28
Opening reception: November 17, 5-7 p.m.; curator talk, 6 p.m. 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
Exhibition and events are free and open to the public. St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Feb Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Winter Break Show,
27 show title to be announced; 11am & 2pm; $5; for… Owl
Glass Puppetry Center, Thu Dec 28
Centennial Hall Galleries, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201 Teen & Tween Gaming Night, play Wii U, Xbox 360,
and enjoy board and Role… Rock Island Public Library -
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, Noon-4 pm, or by appointment Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Feb 27 January & February
For more information call 309-794-7400, email
Teen Advisory Board, teens share ideas on what The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly,
augieartmuseum@augustana.edu or visit augustana.edu/artmuseum would make the library a… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Eulenspiegel Puppets performs a tale of the lovable
Tue Feb 27 mammoths who… Owl Glass Puppetry Center, Sat Jan
20
Join the conversation: #WitnessATMA #GreatQCListen #ATMA
THEATRE Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson stage
adaptation presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre;…
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Sat Jan 20
Performances & Events
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, family-themed
December stage adventure with characters from the… Adler
Theatre, 6pm Tue Jan 23 and Wed Jan 24
Annie, Tony-winning musical comedy based on the
comic-strip classic, directed by Tom Morrow; Wed.-
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The Guess Who @ Rhythm City Casino Resort - February 10

The Wizard of Oz, stage adaptation of the children’s Acting for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Apr. 2; this
book classic in a Broadway… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat imaginative, high energy environment provides…
Jan 27 Davenport Junior Theatre, 7pm Mon Jan 15

Junior Theatre Presentation: Seussical Jr., Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Apr. 2; this
choreographer Steph DeLacy will lead acting games imaginative, high energy environment provides…
and teach some of the dance steps from the production; Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Mon Jan 15
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Apr. 2; this
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 3 imaginative, high energy environment provides…
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Mon Jan 15
Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars, new ice-skating
presentation with favorite Disney characters; Fri. 7pm, Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru
Sat.… Peoria Civic Center, Fri Feb 9 thru Sun Feb 11 Apr. 2; students explore creative role-play, mime,
imaginary… Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:15pm Mon
Seussical Jr., student-performed, abridged version Jan 15
of the Tony-nominated storybook musical; 1 &…
Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat Feb 17 thru Sun Feb 25 Improv for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Feb. 19; led by
David Casas; students will… Davenport Junior Theatre,
Beauty and the Beast Jr., the Penguin Project of 6:30pm Mon Jan 15
the Quad Cities presents a one-act version of the Tony-
winning Disney musical performed by special-needs Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Apr.
students, in a collaboration between Augustana’s 2; physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills
Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Living are… Davenport Junior Theatre, 6:45pm Mon Jan 15
Arts; for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306,
Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; this
Ave., Rock Island IL, PenguinProject.org, Fri Feb 23 thru imaginative, high energy environment provides…
Sun Feb 25 Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:15pm Tue Jan 16

Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; this
Storybook, family presentation by the Mermaid imaginative, high energy environment provides…
Theatre of Nova Scotia; $4-15;… University of Dubuque’s Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:45pm Tue Jan 16
Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Feb 25
Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; this
imaginative, high energy environment provides…
Classes Davenport Junior Theatre, 5pm Tue Jan 16

Broadway for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; class
Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Apr. 7; this develops storytelling and communication skills…
imaginative, high energy environment provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 11:15am Sat Jan 13
Broadway for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; class
Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Apr. 7; this develops storytelling and communication skills…
imaginative, high energy environment provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 6:30pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 10am Sat Jan 13
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru
Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Apr. 7; this Apr. 3; explore storytelling through song and dance;…
imaginative, high energy environment provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 11:30am Sat Jan 13
Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; this imaginative,
Advanced Acting for Ages 10+, Saturdays thru high energy environment provides… Davenport Junior
Apr. 7; class deepens the imagination and technique… Theatre, 6:15pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:30am Sat Jan 13
Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Apr. 4; this
Costume Creation for Ages 11+, Saturdays thru Apr. imaginative, high energy environment provides…
7; students will learn how to develop… Davenport Junior Davenport Junior Theatre, Wed Jan 17
Theatre, 9:30am Sat Jan 13
Broadway for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Apr. 4;
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Saturdays students explore the creative, and fun,… Davenport
thru Apr. 7; students explore creative role-play, mime, Junior Theatre, 6pm Wed Jan 17
imaginary… Davenport Junior Theatre, 9am Sat Jan 13
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru
Mainstage Studio for Ages 11+, Saturdays thru Apr. Apr. 4; explore storytelling through song and dance;…
7; this class will explore how imagery… Davenport Junior Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:30pm Wed Jan 17
Theatre, 8:45am Sat Jan 13
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Homeschool Acting for Ages 13+, Thursdays thru Dance Me a Story: The Nutcracker, join dancers Ballet III for Ages 10+, Mondays thru May 7; class
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Apr. 5; this imaginative, high energy environment from Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of movement and provides proper training in ballet technique,…
THEATRE / Classes provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 1:30pm Thu Jan music as we bring “The Nutcracker” to life; free; for Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:15pm Mon Jan 15
18 information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Ballet IV for Ages 10+, Mondays thru May 7; class
Improv for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Apr. 4; Homeschool Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru com, 6pm Tue Dec 5 provides proper training in ballet technique,…
through games and exercises, students develop… Apr. 5; this imaginative, high energy environment Davenport Junior Theatre, 6:45pm Mon Jan 15
Davenport Junior Theatre, 7:15pm Wed Jan 17 provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:40am Thu Russian Grand Ballet: The Nutcracker, Tchikovsky’s
Jan 18 holiday classic performed by the touring dance troupe, Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru May
Improv for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Apr. 4; through choreographed… Orpheum Theatre, 7pm Tue Dec 5 7; class provides proper training in ballet… Davenport
games and exercises, students develop… Davenport Homeschool Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Junior Theatre, 5pm Mon Jan 15
Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Wed Jan 17 Apr. 5; this imaginative, high energy environment Dance Me a Story: Nutcracker, 2pm paper-puppet
provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 9:30am Thu Jan craft, 2:30pm presentation in which a dancer from… Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru
Improv for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Apr. 4; through 18 Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Dec 6 May 7; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals…
games and exercises, students develop… Davenport Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Mon Jan 15
Junior Theatre, 5:45pm Wed Jan 17 Intermediate Acting for Ages 10-13, Thursdays thru The Nutcracker, Peoria Ballet’s presentation of
Apr. 5; physicality, characterization, and vocalization Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic; Sat. 2 &… Peoria Civic Advance Tumble, Tuesdays thru May 8; floor
Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Apr. 5; this skills are… Davenport Junior Theatre, 6:30pm Thu Jan Center, Sat Dec 9 and Sun Dec 10 gymnastics for the intermediate to… Davenport Junior
imaginative, high energy environment provides… 18 Theatre, 7:15pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Thu Jan 18 Hug-a-Book Dance Party, move and play to music as
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru you learn; our Hug-a-Book… Rock Island Public Library - Beginning Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays thru May
Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Apr. 5; this Apr. 5; physicality, characterization, and vocalization Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Jan 25 8; floor gymnastics for the beginning to… Davenport
imaginative, high energy environment provides… skills are… Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:15pm Thu Jan 18 Junior Theatre, 4:55pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 6pm Thu Jan 18
Classes Hip Hop I for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru May 8; this

DANCE
Broadway for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru Apr. 5; course uses high energy, contemporary… Davenport
class develops storytelling and communication skills… Junior Theatre, 6pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 7:15pm Thu Jan 18 Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
Performances & Events offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop I for Ages 13+, Tuesdays thru May 8; this
Broadway for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Apr. 5; class Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet, course uses high energy, contemporary… Davenport
develops storytelling and communication skills… for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s Junior Theatre, 7:10pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:45pm Thu Jan 18 The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities performs professional dancers; for information and to register, call
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic choreographed by Artistic 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617 Hip Hop I for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru May 8; this
Broadway for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Apr. 5; class Director Courtney Lyon, with live music by Orchestra 17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Mon Jan 1 course uses high energy, contemporary… Davenport
develops storytelling and communication skills… Iowa; Sat. 2 & 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $13-31; for information and thru Wed Feb 28 Junior Theatre, 5pm Tue Jan 16
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Thu Jan 18 tickets, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
Davenport IA, BalletQuadCities.com Sat Dec 9 and Sun Advanced Ballet/Pointe, Saturdays thru May 12; Intermediate Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays
Homeschool Acting for Ages 10-12, Thursdays Dec 10 students work to master the ballet… Davenport Junior thru May 8; floor gymnastics for the beginning to…
thru Apr. 5; this imaginative, high energy environment Theatre, 9am Sat Jan 13 Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:55pm Tue Jan 16
provides… Davenport Junior Theatre, 12:20pm Thu The Nutcracker, Tchaivovsky’s classic holiday ballet
Jan 18 performed by dancers from Nolte Academy,… Englert Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru May Li’l Hip Hop for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru May 8; this
Theatre, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 3 12; class provides proper training in ballet… Davenport course uses high energy, contemporary… Davenport
Junior Theatre, 11:35am Sat Jan 13 Junior Theatre, 4:10pm Tue Jan 16

Beginning Tumble for Ages 5-7, Saturdays thru May Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru May 8; our
12; floor gymnastics for the beginning to… Davenport littlest tumblers begin learning basic… Davenport
Junior Theatre, 10:10am Sat Jan 13 Junior Theatre, 4pm Tue Jan 16

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru May
May 12; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals… 9; class provides proper training in ballet technique,…
Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:40am Sat Jan 13 Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:10pm Wed Jan 17

Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru May 12; Beginning Tap for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru May
our littlest tumblers begin learning basic… Davenport 9; tap uses special tap shoes to… Davenport Junior
Junior Theatre, 9:10am Sat Jan 13 Theatre, 4pm Wed Jan 17

Ballet I for Ages 7+, Mondays thru May 7; class Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru
provides proper training in ballet… Davenport Junior May 9; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals…
Theatre, 6pm Mon Jan 15 Davenport Junior Theatre, 5pm Wed Jan 17

Ballet II for Ages 9+, Mondays thru May 7; class Tap I for Ages 7+, Wednesdays thru May 9; tap uses
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Tap/Jazz II for Ages 9+, Wednesdays thru May 9; tap
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Explorers/Explorers Jr: The Wild Ocean, workshop
in which kids learn about the relationship between
device will work together as a team using one of the
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5:50pm Wed Jan 17 humans… Putnam Museum & Science Center, 9am Sat 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Jan 6 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Feb 17
Tap/Jazz III, Wednesdays thru May 9; jazz utilizes
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Theatre, 4:50pm Wed Jan 17 relationship with the ocean and how we can… Putnam 12-18; create a video for the annual Teen… Rock Island
Museum & Science Center, 5pm Fri Jan 19 Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Feb 20
Tap/Jazz III, Wednesdays thru May 9; tap uses special
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Jan 17 Challenges, workshop in which kids participate in 11-19 are invited to use the library’s computers, cameras,
design challenges that will… Putnam Museum & Science and TechKnow resources to create an original video
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru May Center, 9am Sat Feb 3 that will be shown on the Putnam’s giant screen at
10; class provides proper training in ballet… Davenport the Teen Video Contest Viewing on March 8; free; for
Junior Theatre, 5:10pm Thu Jan 18 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library

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May 10; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals…
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:10pm Thu Jan 18 Screenings
Homeschool Ballet I for Ages 7+, Thursdays thru May OTHER EVENTS
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costumes welcome; free; for information, call 563-326- \Half-Time!, on Wednesdays; dinner, games, and a Bible
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Homeschool Ballet III for Ages 10+, Thursdays the animated hit; popcorn and water will… East Moline lesson for grades… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, assistance available to those with a determined financial
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Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:10am Thu Jan 18 rivermusicexperience.org or 563-326-1333 ext. 110, RME
The Boss Baby, an interactive screening of the R-Time!, on Wednesdays; dinner, games, and a Bible (River Music Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA,
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ballet… Davenport Junior Theatre, noon Thu Jan 18
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Lord of the Rings (LOTR) Marathon, for teens and of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, and will feature
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on areas of dance, cheer,… Davenport Junior Theatre,
7:25pm Thu Jan 18 Marvel Movie Night, for ages 12-18; celebrate the
release of the new Black… Rock Island Public Library -
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MUSEUMS Showtime at Silvis: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate
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A Look in the Toy Chest: Toys Through Time, more Fri Feb 16
than 50 7th graders of the Creative… German American
Heritage Center, Fri Dec 1 thru Sun Jan 7
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Explorers/Explorers Jr: Rockin’ Robotics,
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HEIRLOOMS-TO-BE · NOVEMBER 30, 2017
Crossword October 31 Answers: Page 35

ACROSS 81. Mezzanine 37. Like some meats
1. Title for Coptic bishops 82. Betimes 38. Premise
5. Crude broom 83. Bruise of a kind 39. Educate
10. Pressure 84. Kiln 40. Transfers
14. Body or beauty 85. A disadvantage 42. Hurt the pride of
18. Clamorous 86. Unsuccessful 43. Washed-out
19. Radiate 87. Book for youngsters 45. Stop!, at sea
20. Film _ 90. Tuscany town 49. Idols
21. _ libre 91. Muse of epic poetry 50. Dull surface
22. Start of a quip by anonymous: 5 wds. 95. City in Egypt 51. Cousin to a foil
25. Estate 96. End of the quip: 2 wds. 52. Reception
26. Comply with: 2 wds. 99. Norse god 53. First: Abbr.
27. Cupola 100. Copycat 55. Pennsylvania port
28. Snapping creature 101. _ B. Toklas 56. Connected
29. Regrets 102. Samovars 57. Term in grammar
30. Legatees 103. Not functioning 59. Kind of wave
32. Cram 104. Garment insert 60. Charter
33. Kitchen utensils 105. Longed 61. Shaft of a column
36. Budgetary concern 106. Bondman 62. Irreligious
37. Games 63. Swimmer’s stroke
41. “_ _ ear and out...” DOWN 64. Excess profit
42. Part 2 of quip: 3 wds. 1. Populus _ 65. Perfume
44. Tire protuberance 2. Juveniles 66. Show of scorn
45. Where to hang your hat 3. No ifs, ands, or _ 68. Metalloid element
46. Horde 4. Substance bonded to another 69. Rings out
47. Woodland deity 5. Davis and Midler 72. Also-ran
48. Eagle 6. Departures 73. Word on a road sign
49. Lendl and Denisovich 7. Ring sport 74. Cosmetics brand
50. Euripides work 8. “_ on a Grecian Urn” 76. Medieval ship
52. Oily compound 9. Gull 77. Excitement
54. Brit’s wallet 10. Dislodge from a saddle 78. Time off
56. Recorded 11. Peregrinates 79. Hawaiian roofed patio
57. Projecting pieces 12. Flexibility 80. _ con carne
58. Notched 13. Old preposition 83. Like a peanut
59. Mentioned 14. _ tanager 85. Forty-niner
60. Word on a back pocket 15. Quest 86. “The Legend of Bagger _”
61. 100-meter dash 16. Former Greek coin 87. Trudge
63. Mediterranean isle 17. Reduce 88. Offensive
64. Mendel’s field 23. Accustom: Var. 89. Corn lily genus
67. Eateries 24. Mrs. Archie Bunker 90. Hard-rind fruit
68. Veiled woman 25. Many: Prefix 91. Early fratricide
69. Apple-green gem 28. Lacking resonance 92. A pronoun
70. Sawbuck 30. Retains 93. Ivy League school
71. Time 31. Punta del _ 94. _ est percipi
72. Rich soil 32. In _ pauperis 96. One-liner
73. Comb, in a way 33. Ascended 97. Snooze
74. Motion picture 34. Musical passage 98. Man found in Montpelier
75. Part 3 of quip: 4 wds. 35. Fake
New puzzle published
80. Stuffy 36. Duplicate
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Flores para los Muertos: “Coco” and “The Man Who Invented Christmas”
COCO
Pixar’s animated adventure Coco
opens with a lot – a lot – of exposition.
In it, we’re introduced to our narrator
Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez),
a 10-year-old Mexican boy who longs to
be a famous singer and guitarist like his
matinée-idol hero Ernesto de la Cruz
(Benjamin Bratt). But Miguel’s family, as
the child explains, has strictly forbid-
den such pursuits, owing to the time
his great-great-grandfather forever left
his wife and infant daughter in search
of fame and fortune. With little Miguel
prattling on, we’re also told of his fam-
ily’s consequent successes as shoe-mak-
ers, and shown de la Cruz’s unfortunate
demise under a fallen church bell, and
given histories on every generation of
Miguel’s clan over the past century, and
treated to a primer on Mexico’s Day of
the Dead celebration … . And just when
we’re about ready to scream “Enough!”
at Coco’s barrage of voice-over informa- Coco
tion, someone beats us to it: the customer
whose shoes, unbeknownst to us, Miguel the man out with the aid of an endear- other sniffling adults at my screening, I doing way too much work, with this
has been shining the whole time, and ing skeletal goofball named Héctor (Gael was moved by the eventual reunion – if peevish, easily distracted Dickens emerg-
who’d appreciate it if the kid would just García Bernal), who we initially see one held on separate planes of existence ing as little more than a bland compen-
do his job and shut up already. trying to sneak back to Earth disguised, – between the living and the dead, which dium of popping eyes, arched eyebrows,
That’s a pretty stellar joke, primar- ineffectively, as Frida Kahlo. Nearly an can’t help but leave a sentient grown-up huff y sighs, and double-takes. (With
ily because of how surprising it is, hour later, we’ll have fresh, unanticipated misty-eyed. Warning: The last five min- daddy issues!) Still, Nalluri and actor/
and it’s key to the success of Coco – a insights into de la Cruz and Héctor that utes of Coco are like the first 10 minutes screenwriter Susan Coyne – so splendid
movie that achieves its greatest effects, land with a jolt, with the added benefit of of Up. Stock tissues accordingly. as Slings & Arrows’ beleaguered assistant
both comedic and emotional, though that Kahlo gag proving newly, hilariously Anna – do some imaginative work blend-
unexpected flourishes that arrive only relevant. ing Dickens’ real world with the literary
after considerable build-up. Much time If I’m ultimately less enamored with THE MAN WHO universe of Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob
is spent, early on, in Miguel’s village Coco than I’ve been with other Pixar INVENTED CHRISTMAS Cratchit, and the rest, and there are solid
as the townspeople prepare for the Día titles, it has less to do with the fi lm’s Christopher Plummer’s voice is one performances by Jonathan Pryce, Justin
de los Muertos holiday, with an equal quality than with the sameness of its of God’s great gifts to entertainment, Edwards, Simon Callow, and an espe-
amount of discussion dedicated to how themes – “Follow your dreams!” “Family and for my money, that voice, and the cially haunting Donald Sumpter as Jacob
deceased relatives wait in the Land of the is important!” – and its paint-by-num- actor’s presence, were almost enough to Marley. Best of all, it should go without
Dead for their annual chance to return to bers approach to plotting. (Another epic make The Man Who Invented Christmas saying, is Plummer, whose grizzled
the land of the living. But when Miguel journey; another ticking-clock narra- worthwhile. A mildly inventive bio-pic authority and natural wit would have me
himself, through supernatural events, tive; another set of wisecracking pals to that follows Charles Dickens as he labors stoked for seeing him headline an actual
travels to this otherworldly locale, the help and hinder.) But I greatly enjoyed to write A Christmas Carol, director A Christmas Carol, if only it didn’t mean
Land of the Dead proves glorious in director Lee Unkrich’s family outing for Bharat Nalluri’s seasonal fable is typical having to sit through A Christmas Carol
ways no living soul could have dreamed, its bevy of unanticipated fringe touches, in lots of expected genre ways – Dickens again.
boasting vast, colorful neighborhoods from the black-and-white fi lm clips of had daddy issues! – and sadly predictable
stacked miles high and, for resident de de la Cruz in his prime to the haunting in many of its particulars, as when the
la Cruz, grand towers of guitars, flowers, notion of a death after death for those left author’s wife (Morfydd Clark) delivers For reviews of Justice League, Wonder,
and bottles of wine. (If there were an unremembered. I was continually aston- the requisite speech about how Charlie Thor: Ragnarok, Daddy’s Home 2,
Oscar for Animated Production Design, ished at the visual design, and impressed seems to care more about his fictional Murder on the Orient Express, A Bad
Coco would take it in a walk; we can only by the Michael Giacchino score, with its characters than he does about his own Moms Christmas, Roman J. Israel Esq.,
pray for visual treats such as these in Jim “Remember Me” refrain growing lovelier family. And while Dan Stevens’ Dickens Lady Bird, and other releases, visit
Cameron’s eternally promised Avatar and more touching with repetition, is adorable and ingratiating when enter- RCReader.com/movies.
sequels.) Convinced that de la Cruz is his much like A Mighty Wind’s “A Kiss at taining his kids with funny character
great-great-grandfather, Miguel seeks the End of the Rainbow.” And, like the accents, the actor’s face, in general, is
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I am paying for pretty much everything. electric bill. People value and feel more a
I don’t feel resentful. I feel like we’re a part of something they have to work for –
team and eventually his career will take and not just by opening all the bills (with an
off. However, my parents keep saying it’s a artistic flourish!) before handing them over
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parent to more than two rambunctious My boyfriend prefers to smoke pot and
goldfish. uh-h-h … time travel on the couch. He’s
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): I hope and 88,000-to-1 that you’ll date a model. person has some concrete need or irritates
that everything doesn’t come too After analyzing your astrological omens for us.” One of your key assignments in the next
easily for you in the coming weeks. the coming months, I suspect your chances of ten months will be to purge any aspects of
I’m worried you will meet with no achieving these feats will be even lower than this shrunken and shriveled kind of love that
obstructions and face no challenges. And that usual. That’s because you’re far more likely to may still be lurking in your beautiful soul.
wouldn’t be good. It might weaken your cultivate synergetic and symbiotic relation- You are primed to cultivate an unprecedented
willpower and cause your puzzle-solving ships with people who enrich your soul and new embodiment of mature, robust love.
skills to atrophy. Let me add a small caveat, stimulate your imagination, but don’t
however. It’s also true that right about now necessarily pump up your ego. Instead of CAPRICORN (December
you deserve a whoosh of slack. I’d love for you models and millionaires, you’re likely to 22-January 19): You know that
to be able to relax and enjoy your well- connect with practical idealists, energetic unfinished task you have half-
deserved rewards. But on the other hand, I creators, and emotionally intelligent people avoided, allowing it to stagnate?
know you will soon receive an opportunity to who’ve done work to transmute their own Soon you’ll be able to summon the gritty
boost yourself up to an even higher level of darkness. determination required to complete it. I
excellence and accomplishment. I want to be suspect you’ll also be able to carry out the
sure that when it comes, you are at peak VIRGO (August 23-September 22): glorious rebirth you’ve been shy about
strength and alertness. What might you do to take better climaxing. To gather the energy you need,
care of yourself in 2018, Virgo? re-frame your perspective so that you can feel
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You According to my reading of the gratitude for the failure or demise that has
were born with the potential to give astrological omens, this will be a fertile made your glorious rebirth necessary and
the world specific gifts – benefits meditation for you to keep revisiting. Here’s a inevitable.
and blessings that are unique to you. good place to start: Consider the possibility
One of those gifts has been slow in develop- that you have a lot to learn about what makes AQUARIUS (January 20-February
ing. You’ve never been ready to confidently your body operate at peak efficiency and what 18): In an ideal world, your work
offer it in its fullness. In fact, if you have tried keeps your soul humming along with the and your character would speak for
to bestow it in the past, it may have caused sense that your life is interesting. Here’s themselves. You’d receive exactly
problems. But the good news is that in the another crucial task: Intensify your love for the amount of recognition and appreciation
coming months, this gift will finally be ripe. yourself. With that as a driving force, you’ll you deserve. You wouldn’t have to devote as
You’ll know how to deal crisply with the be led to discover the actions necessary to much intelligence to selling yourself as you
interesting responsibilities it asks you to take supercharge your health. P.S. Now is an ideal did to developing your skills in the first place.
on. Here’s your homework: Get clear about time to get this project underway. But now forget everything I just said. During
what this gift is and what you will have to do the next 10 months, I predict that packaging
to offer it in its fullness. LIBRA (September 23-October and promoting yourself won’t be so #$@&%*!
22): Here are themes I suggest you important. Your work and character will
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Happy specialize in during the coming speak for themselves with more vigor and
Un-birthday, Gemini! You’re weeks. (1) How to gossip in ways clarity than they have before.
halfway between your last birthday that don’t diminish and damage your social
and your next. That means you’re network, but rather foster and enhance it. (2) PISCES (February 19-March 20):
free to experiment with being different from How to be in three places at once without There used to be a booth at a Santa
who you have imagined yourself to be and committing the mistake of being nowhere at Cruz flea market called “Joseph
who other people expect you to be. Here are all. (3) How to express precisely what you Campbell’s Love Child.” It was
inspirational quotes to help you celebrate. (1) mean without losing your attractive named after the mythological scholar who
“Those who cannot change their minds mysteriousness. (4) How to be nosy and brash wrote the book The Hero with a Thousand
cannot change anything.” – George Bernard for fun and profit. (5) How to unite and Faces. The booth’s proprietor sold items that
Shaw. (2) “Like all weak men he laid an harmonize the parts of yourself and your life spurred one’s “heroic journey,” such as
exaggerated stress on not changing one’s that have been at odds with each other. talismans made to order and herbs that
mind.” – W. Somerset Maugham. (3) “A stimulated courage and mini-books with
foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little SCORPIO (October 23-November personalized advice based on one’s horo-
minds. With consistency a great soul has 21): I predict that in the coming scope. “Chaos-Tamers” were also for sale.
simply nothing to do.” – Ralph Waldo months you won’t feel compulsions They were magic spells designed to help
Emerson. (4) “The snake which cannot cast its to set your adversaries’ hair on fire. people manage the messes that crop up in
skin has to die. As well the minds which are You won’t fantasize about robbing banks to one’s everyday routine while pursuing a
prevented from changing their opinions; they raise the funds you need, nor will you be heroic quest. Given the current astrological
cease to be mind.” – Friedrich Nietzsche. tempted to worship the devil. And the news omens, Pisces, you would benefit from a place
just gets better. I expect that the amount of that sold items such as these. Since none
CANCER (June 21-July 22): I self-sabotage you commit will be close to exists, do the next best thing: Aggressively
suggest that you take a piece of zero. The monsters under your bed will go on drum up all the help and inspiration you
paper and write down a list of your a long sabbatical. Any lame excuses you have need. You can and should be well-supported
biggest fears. Then call on the used in the past to justify bad behavior will as you follow your dreams on your hero’s
magical force within you that is bigger and melt away. And you’ll mostly avoid indulging journey.
smarter than your fears. Ask your deep in bouts of irrational and unwarranted anger.
sources of wisdom for the poised courage you In conclusion, Scorpio, your life should be Homework: What change have you prepared
need to keep those scary fantasies in their pretty evil-free for quite some time. What yourself to embrace? What lesson are you ripe
proper place. And what is their proper place? will you do with this prolonged outburst of to master? Write to FreeWillAstrology.com.
Not as the masters of your destiny, not as grace? Use it wisely!
controlling agents that prevent you from New column published weekly at rcreader.com
living lustily, but rather as helpful guides that SAGITTARIUS (November
keep you from taking foolish risks. 22-December 21): “What is love?”
asks philosopher Richard Smoley. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
LEO (July 23-August 22): In his “It’s come to have a greeting-card EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES
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FRIDAY 1
(1pm) – NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Ukulele Connection Holiday 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Concert (6:30pm) – Moline Public The Ron Tegeler Jazz Quartet
BB Secrist – Riverside Casino and Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Library, 3210 41st St., Moline IL (6pm) – The Smoking Dog Pub,
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini 1800 2nd Ave., Rock Island IL
Riverside IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – The Faithful
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Star of Wonder – Coralville Center TUESDAY
2017/12/12 (Tue)
12 The Schwag – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Aqueous – Dr. Dometome – The Topper: The Voice of Rock –
LeClaire IA St., Coralville IA Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Chordbusters’ “Celebrate the The Stone Flowers – The Torchlight Davenport IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Holidays” Benefit – Heritage Lounge, 1800 18th Ave, East Moline Windy City Dueling Pianos – The
Church - Rock Island, 4801 44th St,
Rock Island IL
IL
Tangent – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 WEDNESDAY 13
2017/12/13 (Wed) Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL
Christmas at Heritage Center – Mound St., Davenport IA Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Winter Spotlight Showcase (6pm)
University of Dubuque’s Heritage The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque
IA
SUNDAY
2017/12/03 (Sun)
3 City IA
Lewis Knudsen (6:30pm) – The
Iowa City IA

Fool House Band – Rhythm City
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077
Augustana College Jazz Brunch
(11am) – Wallenberg Hall,
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA SATURDAY
2017/12/16 (Sat)
16
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island IL
Katy Guillen and the Girls @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Natalie MacMaster & Donnell
Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas
Bugeye Sprite – Cactus Country,
3075 W. Main St., Galesburg IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) –
Tycoga Vineyard & Winery, 2585 A Carpenters Christmas (3pm) and Raccoon Motel - December 9 – Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Cherry Gun – Rhythm City Casino
195th St., DeWitt IA – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Park Rd., Iowa City IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore

SATURDAY 9
Holiday Piano Concert (noon) – Davenport IA Ave., Davenport IA

THURSDAY 14
John Patti’s Calyp-soul Christmas 2017/12/09 (Sat)
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (3pm) – 2017/12/14 (Thu) Dave Moore – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
featuring Jenn Bostic – The
Moline IL Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Bob Dorr & The Blue Band – The
Larry Bo Boyd (6pm) – Cool Beanz Shore Dr., Moline IL Dan Tedesco – CSPS/Legion Arts, City IA
Davenport IA Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Lessons and Carols featuring 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s
Moeller Nights: High Up – Triple Davenport IA
Island IL “Gloria” by Vivaldi – Iowa Lessons & Carols (4 & 8pm) – Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd.,
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Christmas with the Quad City
Lessons & Carols – Christ the King Wesleyan College Chapel, 601 N. Ascension Chapel, Augustana Milan IL
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Singers – Lavender Crest Winery,
Chapel - St. Ambrose University, Main Street, Mount Pleasent College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct,
North Scott Jazz Jam (6pm) – RME 5401 US Highway 6, Colona IL
518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) – East IL 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., Cobalt Blue – 11th Street Precinct,
Live Lunch w/ Matt Mason (noon) Moline American Legion, 829 16th Jeff Tracta’s Singing Trump –

FRIDAY 15
Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
– Matt Mason (7pm) – RME Ave., East Moline IL 2017/12/15 (Fri) Riverside Casino Event Center,
Rock Island Orchestra (5pm) – Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo
Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., QCSO Masterworks III: Postcards 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
Davenport IA from Scandinavia (2pm) – Brown Bag Lunch: Big Top Circus The Madtown Mannish Boys –
Davenport IA Geneseo IL
Moeller Nights: Human Heat – Centennial Hall, Augustana College, Band (noon) – Bettendorf Public Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300
Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour

FRIDAY 8
Skyway Man – Triple Crown 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
2017/12/08 (Fri) – Riverside Casino Event Center,
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 SBC Outreach Music & Arts Bettendorf IA Moeller Nights: A Night with
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
E Third St., Davenport IA Academy Christmas Recital Bucktown Revue – Nighswander The Dawn for Your Holiday
An Ambrosian Christmas – Galvin Kayley Hill (6pm) – Cherry Gun
Pieta Brown – CSPS/Legion Arts, (3pm) – Second Baptist Church, 919 Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Enjoyment – Triple Crown
Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose (8:30pm) – Riverside Casino and
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA 6th Ave, Rock Island IL Davenport IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
University, 2101 N. Gaines St., Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Polka Dance with Karl & the Cherry Gun – Rhythm City Casino E Third St., Davenport IA

MONDAY 4
Davenport IA Riverside IA
Country Dutchmen (6:30pm) – 2017/12/04 (Mon) Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Molly Durnin – Green Tree Brewery,
Battery: Metallica Tribute Band Moeller Nights: Katy Guillen & the
Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Ave., Davenport IA 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA
– RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock Girls – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
Walcott IA Black Hawk College Student Piano Davy Knowles – Travis Ried Band – Northern Parallels One–Year
Island IL & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Rude Punch – 11th Street Precinct, Recital – Deere-Wiman Carriage The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Anniversary: Mike Derer – Higgy
Cherry Gun – Riverside Casino and Davenport IA
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL Davenport IA – O.M.S. – Retinal Tear – Rozz-Tox,
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, The Moods – Rhythm City Casino
S i n g - A l o n g M e s s i a h 2 017 Moeller Nights: Joe Pug – Less Is Funktastic Five – 11th Street 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Riverside IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
– Coralville Center for the More – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Nova Singers: A Nova Christmas –
Christmas a la Mode – Wesley United Ave., Davenport IA
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA First Lutheran Church - Galesburg,
Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Ave., One Voice: Adore – TaxSlayer Center,
Coralville IA Davenport IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – The 364 E. Water St., Galesburg IL
Muscatine IA 1201 River Dr, Moline IL
Te r e n ce B l a n c h a r d & t h e Sir Sly – John June Year – Gabe’s, 330 Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Christmas with the Quad City Past Masters – Col Ballroom, 1012 W.
E- Collective – Hancher E. Washington St., Iowa City IA 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Singers – Lavender Crest Winery, 4th St., Davenport IA
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa Irish Christmas in America – CSPS/ Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA

TUESDAY 5
5401 US Highway 6, Colona IL Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
City IA 2017/12/05 (Tue) Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar The Stone Flowers – Steve’s
Corporate Rock – 11th Street The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Us-Mode Record-Release Show – Rapids IA Belgrade, 2431 16th St., Moline IL
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Konrad – Chrash – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choir Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band Topper: The Voice of Rock –
Davenport IA Sandor – Stingray Central – Rozz-
Third Ave., Rock Island IL – Wallenberg Hall, Augustana – Rookies Sports Bar, 2818 N. Brady Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Faculty Voice Recital – Wallenberg Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island St., Davenport IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Southern Avenue – CSPS/Legion
SATURDAY 2
2017/12/02 (Sat) IL Jazz After Five: Fabio Augustinis Trippin’ Billies – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Black Hawk College Community (5pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Ave., Rock Island IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – The Stone Flowers – Fargo Lounge,
10 of Soul – Rhythm City Casino Band Concert – Black Hawk St., Iowa City IA Winterland: Best of Europe
Sergeant Major’s, 213 6th Ave. W., 4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore College - Quad City Campus, 6600 Moeller Nights: Mutts – ’72 – Englert Theatre, 221 East
Andalusia IL Tom Petty Tribute Night – Uptown
Ave., Davenport IA 34th Ave., Moline IL Campdogzz – Wet Mouth – Triple Washington St., Iowa City IA
Jon Dee Graham – Dave Moore – Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque
BB Secrist – Riverside Casino and Blues Cafe (6:30pm) – RME Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon

SUNDAY 17
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa St., Iowa City IA
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA 2017/12/17 (Sun)
City IA

SUNDAY 10
Riverside IA Davenport IA Nova Singers: A Nova Christmas
Live Lunch w/ Tony Hoeppner 2017/12/10 (Sun)
A Barefoot Christmas – CSPS/Legion Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault – St. Paul Lutheran Church Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) –
(noon) – RME Community Stage,
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA – CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, - Davenport, 2136 Brady St., East Moline American Legion, 829
129 N. Main St., Davenport IA Big Church Night Out: Newsboys
Christmas at Augustana (2 & 7pm) Cedar Rapids IA Davenport IA 16th Ave., East Moline IL
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – – Sidewalk Prophets – 7eventh
– Centennial Hall, Augustana Sounds of the Season (12:15pm) – Nu Gruv Showcase & Jam – Rozz-Tox,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Time Down – Blanca – Derek
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island Abbey Station, 3031 5th Ave., Rock
Ave., Rock Island IL Minor – Jamison Strain – Adam
IL Island IL
Mark Olson – CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 Agee (6pm) – TaxSlayer Center,
Dave Ellis – Green Tree Brewery, 309
WEDNESDAY 6
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA 1201 River Dr, Moline IL
N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA 2017/12/06 (Wed)
Moeller Nights: Simon Joyner & the Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) –
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle Ghosts – Johnnie Cluney – Triple East Moline American Legion, 829
Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport Banjoy – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon 16th Ave., East Moline IL
IA St., Iowa City IA
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Riley Downing –
Maggie 5 – Donnie Bobb – Liv Molly Durnin (6:30pm) – The
One Voice: Adore – TaxSlayer Center, Hugh Masterson – Triple Crown
Carrow – Johnnie Cluney – Rozz- Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
1201 River Dr, Moline IL Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
The Ron Tegeler Jazz Quartet E Third St., Davenport IA
Mark Twain Celebration featuring
THURSDAY 7
(6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Quad City Wind Ensemble Holiday
Joe Brisben – Uptown Bill’s Coffee 2017/12/07 (Thu)
1325 30th St., Rock Island IL Concert (3pm) – Galvin Fine Arts
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Shout-Out – Rhythm City Casino Center, St. Ambrose University,
City IA Austin Fillmore – David Lopez –
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore 2101 N. Gaines St., Davenport IA
Minus Six – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Ave., Davenport IA

MONDAY 11
Rock Island IL City IA
Sounds of the Season (12:15pm) – 2017/12/11 (Mon)
Moeller Nights: NE-HI – Road Black Hawk College Holiday Choral
Abbey Station, 3031 5th Ave., Rock
Soda – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Concert – First Congregational
Island IL Black Hawk College String
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Church - Moline, 2201 7th Avenue,
Straight No Chaser – Hancher Orchestra Concert – United
Davenport IA Moline IL
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa Township High School, , East
QCSO Masterworks III: Postcards Blue Christmas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll
City IA Moline IL
from Scandinavia – Adler Theatre, Holiday Extravaganza (1 &
Soup & Symphony – Good Shepherd
136 E. Third St., Davenport IA 7:15pm) – Circa ‘21 Dinner
Presbyterian Church, 2324 18th
Quad Cities Saxophone Christmas Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
Ave, Rock Island IL
Trippin Billies @ RIBCO - December 16
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Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
Frankie Fontagne & the Ramblers
– 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Mound
St., Davenport IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green
Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd.,
LeClaire IA
John Burns – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
City IA
Rosie & the Rivets – Rhythm City
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Benjamin Cartel @ Rozz-Tox - December 30 Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA

Third Sunday Jazz: Nat King
Cole’s “The Trio Years” w/ Tony
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
City IA
SUNDAY
2017/12/31 (Sun)
31
Sconyers & the Ron Tegeler The Knockoffs – K & T’s Bike Rack Chicago Catz – Rhythm City Casino
Fourtet (6pm) – The Redstone Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Davenport IA Ave., Davenport IA
Pastmasters – Rhythm City Casino Code 415 – Harley Corin’s, 1708 State

MONDAY 18
2017/12/18 (Mon) Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore St., Bettendorf IA
Ave., Davenport IA Eliminator: ZZ Top Tribute Band –
Moeller Nights: The Penny Serfs Powell – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Mound St., Davenport IA Platt St., Maquoketa IA
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – Green Tree
Davenport IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA IA

TUESDAY 19
2017/12/19 (Tue) Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo

SUNDAY 24
2017/12/24 (Sun) Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Geneseo IL
Holidays! – TaxSlayer Center, 1201 Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) – Lonesome Fugitives (noon) – Rosie
River Dr, Moline IL East Moline American Legion, 829 & the Rivets (5pm) – The Dweebs
16th Ave., East Moline IL (9:30pm) – Riverside Casino and

WEDNESDAY 20
2017/12/20 (Wed) Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,

WEDNESDAY 27
2017/12/27 (Wed) Riverside IA
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show Midnite Riders Band (5:30pm) –
(6:30pm) – The Faithful Pilot Cafe Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – East Moline American Legion, 829
& Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa 16th Ave., East Moline IL
City IA NYE Masquerade: Psalm One –

FRIDAY 22
2017/12/22 (Fri) Angelenah – James Cam’Ron

FRIDAY 29
2017/12/29 (Fri) – Wolf Mixer – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Ear Candy – Riverside Casino and Washington St., Iowa City IA
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show NYE w/ Tom Petty Tribute – Jason
Riverside IA – Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Carl & the Whole Damn Band –
Euforquestra’s Home for the Rd., LeClaire IA The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Holidays – Englert Theatre, 221 Fool House – Riverside Casino and Davenport IA
East Washington St., Iowa City IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Night People (5:30pm) – Richie Lee
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (5pm) – Riverside IA (9:30pm) – Rhythm City Casino
Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Len Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. Ave., Davenport IA
The Jason Carl Band – 11th Street Shore Dr., Moline IL Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
North of 40 – Rhythm City Casino Rosie & the Rivets – Rhythm City Soul Storm – 11th Street Precinct,
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Ave., Davenport IA Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Surf Rock Beach Party – Circa ‘21
Wheel Hoss – Cedar County Cobras Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave.,

SATURDAY 30
– The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., 2017/12/30 (Sat) Rock Island IL
Iowa City IA The Generations Band – Jumer’s
Benjamin Cartel – Seth Knappen Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock

SATURDAY 23
2017/12/23 (Sat) – Konrad – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Island IL
Ave., Rock Island IL The Last Glimpse – Jenny Lynn
Angela Meyer – Green Tree Brewery, Bob Dorr & the Blue Band – CSPS/ Stacy – Waking Robots – RIBCO,
309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar 1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Black Christmas: The Gentle – Rapids IA The Mand – K & T’s Bike Rack
Crystal City – Gabe’s, 330 E. Bugeye Sprite – Harley Corin’s, 1708 Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Washington St., Iowa City IA State St., Bettendorf IA Davenport IA
Ear Candy – Riverside Casino and David Zollo & the Body Electric – Wylde Nept (3pm) – New Year’s Eve
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Brother Trucker – The Mill, 120 E. Dance Party (9pm) – The Mill, 120
Riverside IA Burlington St., Iowa City IA E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Hot Tang – Uptown Bill’s Coffee The Dweebs – Riverside Casino and
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ART Continued From Page 8 By Todd McGreevy

Current Visiting Exhibits at Figge Well Worth Admission
Striding, animal-like legs over 6 feet with a Chinese-ink-painting sensibility.
tall raise up one Endless Flight taker like Duval-Carrié may have created the next
a goddess being paraded through the centerpieces for the Miami-mansion set
heavens. The material of the supporting with these bling-infused wall installa-
structure seems flesh-like at first due to tions (also created in 2000).
the pink hue, lumpy texture and organic The two newest paintings (2015)
curves. But, as one gets closer, it’s clear include an elaborate frame-facia atop
this is substantial and solid, and is wood the panel, one depicting a stylized tree
covered in resin. The suspended sculp- with snake-like roots. The colors are
tures depict Haitian deities and Voudou rich, cool, and are a welcome riff on the
spirits inside a one-creature life boat. traditional Haitian pallet one can view in
The celestial effect is enhanced with the the permanent collection. The patterns
back-lighting of the hull’s star shaped and shapes in these paintings mimic
silhouettes. Each is fitted with a metal the supernatural beings depicted in the
looking dual descending rudder below metal wall hangings just outside the
an ascending mast-sail structure. The gallery, located in the spacious indoor
effect is that these beings are not rudder- winter garden overlooking the river.
less or adrift, but on a determined path. Despite the similarities, this is not your
The free-standing pieces have a table grandfather’s Haitian art exhibit. Duval-
motif, one on wheels. One table features Endless Flight, mixed media painting and sculpture exhibit by Edouard Duval-Carrié, 2000-2015 Carrié’s exhibit is up through February
decorative pots and vessels festooned 4, 2018.
with flowers, fruit and covered in Voudou-themed journey. paintings. But get beyond the surface and Be sure to enjoy, up close and personal,
the same resin giving them a marble Some may find Duval-Carrié’s works examine the craftsmanship, because it’s the assemblage skills in Deborah But-
rock-like texture. They are Govis or just this side of gaudy with the decora- worth noting. The lush jungle land- terfield’s “Half Moon” horse sculpture on
clay jars for spirits of the dead, astride tive flourishes in the sculptures, the scape paintings on aluminum echo semi-permanent display. Is it bronze, or
the table legs. Knives and poles with heavy handed use of resin, and glitter- the subject matter of prior works, but wood? How did she get all these pieces to
hearts, serpents and wings like banners looking material in the large multi-panel blend an industrial-material discipline connect? There are nods to these wood
emerge from these tables, celebrating the shapes in several of the photographs
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DJs/Karaoke/
Jams/Open Mics
FRIDAYS SATURDAYS
Open Mic Night (5pm) – Lynn’s BBQ Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
& Saloon, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Cabana Karaoke Night – Cabana’s Community Folk Sing (3pm, Dec. 9) IA Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Bar & Grille, 2120 4th Ave., Rock – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Davenport IA
Island IL
Catfish Jazz Society Jam Session &
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt
MONDAYS
MONDAYS Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Holiday Party (Dec. 1) – Knights Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Rock Island IL Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s Locust St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Saloon, 2120 E 11th St, Davenport Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Irish Music Session (3pm, Dec. 2) –
DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt IA Ave., Rock Island IL
Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S.
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Musicians Jam w/ CJ Lomas (6pm, Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
Rock Island IL Dec. 4 & 18) – Theo’s Java Club, 213 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill,
114 1/2 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA 17th St., Rock Island IL Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats
1321 5th Ave., Moline IL
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 – Bent River Brewing Company
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA - Rock Island, 512 24th St., Rock
Davenport IA Davenport IA Underground Open Mic w/ Kate Island IL
Hearst Over the People, by Barbara Morgan, Gelatin silver Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Linn St, Iowa City IA & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
print, 1939 Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA
TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS Open Mic Night (5:30pm, Dec. 13 &
27) – Milltown Coffee, 3800 River
in the New Photography exhibit in the Lewis Gal- Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s Drive #2, Moline IL
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
lery just around the corner. The photo exhibit (up 1st St, Long Grove IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,

THURSDAYS
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA THURSDAYS
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
through February 4, 2018) showcases experimental Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
Davenport IA 1417 5th Ave., Moline IL D.J. Night w/ 90s Music – Thirsty’s on
and pre-Photoshop brilliance of photographers from Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker –
Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz Third, 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
1st St, Long Grove IA Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St,
many decades. My favorite is Barbara Morgan’s 1939 Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, Moline IL Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline,
Island IL 415 15th St, Moline IL
Gelatin silver print “Hearst Over the People”, depict- 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA Songwriters’ Round Table (noon,
Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, Dec. 9) – RME Community Stage,
ing the king of yellow journalism’s face close-up 2814 State St., Bettendorf IA 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA & “Detroit” Larry Davison – Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews – Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave., Rock Open Mic & More (Dec. 7) – Uptown
inside an octopus with sprawling arms over a public Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St,
Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d
Island IL Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque
Entertainment – Barrel House
square teeming with people. Moline IL Moline, 1321 5th Ave., Moline IL Underground Open Mic w/ Kate St., Iowa City IA
Open Jam Night – Chief’s Bar & Grill, Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized
Visit the “Plan A Visit” section of the FiggeArtMu- 1600 Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL
Ukulele Music Session (Dec. 16,
Linn St, Iowa City IA Cafe, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
4pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House,
seum.org for details on hours and pricing, including Open Mic Coff eehouse (Dec. 8) – 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots,

WEDNESDAYS
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th WEDNESDAYS 2228 E 11th St, Davenport IA
free admission after 5 p.m. on Thursdays. No excuse
SUNDAYS
St., Rock Island IL Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms
SUNDAYS
now to set that screen down. Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (Dec. 20) – Up on 7th, 1814 7th St., Moline IL
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night –
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA City IA Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL

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