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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Three of Five Scott County Supervisors Stall Audio Recording of Meetings


And Three of Five Vote Themselves a Second Pay Hike in Two Years

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ony Knobbe is fast proving to be contains the written meeting minutes. the who, what, when, where, why, and words: all the meaningful information
a questionable choice for Chair of The simplicity of an MP3 file provides how of the country’s business – especially that informs the public how their elected
the Scott County Board of Supervi- the greatest access to the public, because the who. representatives are actually supervising,
sors. As a former banker (an executive nearly every computer made in the last From a purely economic perspective, and whether their stewardship of our tax
for Wells Fargo in Davenport), is it any decade has the built-in audio capability to the minutes could arguably be annotated dollars is meritorious.
surprise that he appears to be institution- play an MP3 file easy-peasy. to satisfy the arcane law that requires Instead, what flows from this minimal
ally incapable of comprehending that It should be noted that Supervisors them to be posted in a subscription-based communique is an unfortunate sense
transparency is the best practice for a Diane Holst and Brinson Kinzer are newspaper, with a reference pointing to that the Board rubber stamps whatever
publicly elected board? wholeheartedly in favor of recording and the full record online at the County’s county staff puts before them. Supervi-
The wisdom behind “what they do is posting all meetings to the county Web website. Before the Internet, this law sors appear to be nothing more than a
who they are” clearly applies to Supervi- site. Supervisor Holst has been recording provided a definite public good as a com- formality in the process. Posting audio
sor Knobbe and Board minions Super- all the meetings she attends on her own munication tool between local govern- recordings of meetings has the poten-
visors Carol Earnhardt and Ken Beck, and often uploads them to her own Web ments and the public. Today, however, the tial to bring more accountability to the
who predictably vote in unison as a cabal site in case there is public interest. She requirement to publish minutes in full Board, and by association to the entire
of three. And even though these three had to fight against the previous Board to has become a lucrative revenue stream county bureaucracy. Perhaps that is why
supervisors claim to support record- even have her recording device on during for community newspapers who have the recording is being resisted out of the gate.
ing minutes publicly, in private they are meetings. Former Chairman Jim Han- contracts to publish said minutes. Case in point, if the proceedings had
circling the wagons to circumvent it. cock was hostile about such a practice It should come as no surprise that the been recorded and posted for the board
So heads up, Scott Countians: This and hotly contested such recordings. But Quad-City Times came out against audio meeting on February 22, you would have
means all eyes on them, because each is Holst prevailed, nonetheless, in not only files as an official record of public meet- heard Supervisors Knobbe, Earnhardt,
saying one thing but doing quite another the spirit of the law, but in staying true to ings, and for more accurate and detailed and Beck vote themselves a pay increase
relative to providing audio recordings her promise of transparency. written minutes instead. The lengthier of 2.25 percent for a total of $43,500 for
of all Scott County Board of Supervisors Deliberately thwarting audio record- the minutes, the heftier the invoice to Earnhardt and Beck, and $46,500 for
Committee of the Whole (COW) and ing of board meetings begs the question: taxpayers. In its typical ivory-tower Knobbe (as Chair). Beck was quick to
Regular Board meetings. What possible downside could there fashion, the Times conflates the issues, point out that a compensation board rec-
In the County’s February 13 budget be for the Board to decline this purely admonishing all that they know the ommends the increases in their pay – that
meeting (showing $50,000 allocated to professional, inexpensive, easily imple- obvious solution. No one has promoted it is not something they propose them-
recording meetings), Supervisor Earn- mented, and thoroughly transparent audio files as an “official minutes” record, selves. He further expressed that he feels
hardt declared that, in the 21st Century, policy on behalf of Scott County residents nor does the law allow it. Audio record- justified accepting this pay hike based
technology makes recording meetings and taxpayers? Especially knowing it has ings (which the Board already maintains on an unnamed newspaper columnist’s
de facto, and it’s time for Scott County to the backing of the Scott County Audi- in closed session) are the backup to remark two years ago that “supervisors
step up and provide audio recording, too. tor Roxanna Moritz (who is responsible whatever the subjective written minutes earn their keep.” Who can argue with
She could not be more right. for documenting and publishing the min- reflect and provide the public unfiltered that hard evidence? (Listen for yourself at
Sadly, her faux commitment to such utes), who is a strong supporter of both access to important meetings held at RCReader.com/y/beck1.)
transparency quickly revealed itself audio recording and an expanded written times inconvenient for the public to You also would have heard Supervisors
with her provisioning that the county record. It was Auditor Moritz’s objections attend. Audio files are a simple, cost-free Holst and Kinser reject the 2.25 percent
only use state-of-the art equipment and to a purchasing-card policy that were measure to hold elected officials more increase, both resolute that a zero-per-
software that provides granular playback scrubbed from the minutes that finally accountable for their actions. cent increase would be appropriate, and
synced to the agenda items. Supervisor brought more scrutiny to this common Historically, the written minutes of understanding that the compensation
Beck further backed her work-around sense issue. the Committee of the Whole have been board “recommends” pay increases – it
with his suggestion that the Board “do a Knobbe, Earnhardt, and Beck need reduced to roll calls, listings of agenda doesn’t mandate them. Nothing in their
study,” which for this crew means hiring to revisit Chapter 21.1 of the Iowa Code items, votes (if any are taken), and con- job descriptions, tasks, etc., has changed
a consultant to show them the way. This governing open meetings for public vene/adjourn times. However, it’s impor- enough to warrant an increase. Knobbe
effectively stalls any action on the matter entities. The Declaration of Intent states, tant to note that it is during the COWs and Beck are only two months into their
until … when? “This chapter seeks to assure, through that all the relevant discussion of agenda second year of a four-year term, and will
Their collective ignorance of the a requirement of open meetings of items takes place (at least it’s supposed to) now have received two raises – for what
technology necessary to record and post governmental bodies, that the basis and in the open for public consumption. is classified as a part-time job – with this
audio files of public meetings is a glaring rationale of governmental decisions, as This bare-minimum record directly next increase.
reminder that fossils currently run the well as those decisions themselves, are defies the intent of open meetings in In conclusion, the devil is in the details
show. Why doesn’t the board simply easily accessible to the people. Ambigu- spirit and in fact(s). For too long, the every time. If leadership can avoid those
direct staff to turn on the same recording ity in the construction or application of minutes have not included any of the details becoming part of the public
equipment they use when they go into this chapter should be resolved in favor of important interaction between super- record, then the status quo is protected
closed-to-the-public executive sessions? openness.” visors and staff (when it actually does and goes merrily along. Once more, even
Staff seems to have no problem fulfilling The pushback from the Board is so occur), or the public’s comments when if the meetings are recorded for public
that statutory mandate. There’s no need curious when you consider the benefits they are presented. The public is given consumption but none of us trouble
for a $50,000 budget item to modify the that recorded minutes provide, such as no hint of how staff presented county ourselves to listen, then beyond creating
equipment or convert the recording pro- an unfiltered and complete record of business for deliberation, how supervi- a more thorough record, no meaning-
cess used for executive session to accom- the meetings, for starters. There is no sors arrived at their decisions, what the ful change will accrue from this much-
modate the public meetings, too. Staff ambiguity in an audio file. It completely exchanges between them were about, needed transparency. And then we very
can readily post an MP3 file to the county eliminates subjectivity in minute-taking, who does or doesn’t support which issues, much get the government we deserve.
Web site, right next to the PDF file that and provides a far more robust record of what objections do or don’t exist. In other
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller


CapitolFax.com

Weighing the Costs of the “Madigan Tax”

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very election cycle, House Democratic candi- Democrats lost four net seats in 2016, despite a she doesn’t need him now.” The front features a Last week, Chow called for Madigan’s resigna-
dates have to pay what can be thought of as a strong statewide win by Democratic presidential graduation cap on which somebody has taped the tion from his Democratic Party chairmanship
“Madigan Tax.” candidate Hillary Clinton. Part of the blame can phrase “No Thx Mike.” Clever. “in light of continued reports of sexual harass-
The “tax” is the amount of extra campaign go to Donald Trump, who did well in Downstate Chow’s campaign took a poll late last year ment and abuse of power within his political
money, labor, and ingenuity required to over- areas held by Democrats, but a big reason was which found 60 percent of the district’s likely operation.”
come the voting public’s strong negative percep- that the Madigan tax had become too high in Democratic voters (not all voters, just Demo- Noting that Gong-Gershowitz had yet to
tion of being in any way associated with House those districts. cratic voters) had an unfavorable view of Speaker comment on the Madigan stories, Chow said,
Speaker Michael Madigan. The #MeToo controversy swirling around Madigan, while just 36 percent of Democrats “It makes you wonder how much autonomy her
The tax has always been imposed because Madigan these days has the potential to make viewed him favorably. 70 percent of the district’s campaign truly has from Madigan at this point.”
Madigan has always been unpopular in this state. that tax rate even more prohibitive for Madigan’s Democrats expressed doubts about voting for a There are six candidates in this primary race,
But the tax rate has risen over the years as Madi- operation. He’s taken two substantial hits over candidate who was backed by Madigan and his which should benefit Gong-Gershowitz because
gan’s familiarity and unpopularity have grown. the past several days which might have sunk a team. she has big-name local backing and is raising
Back in October of 2012, a Chicago Tribune/ lesser man. Madigan had to dump two top cam- Madigan has never played particularly well in lots of Statehouse money and has ground sup-
WGN-TV poll found that 38 percent of Illinois- paign advisers after #MeToo scandals, and more that more liberal part of the world and Chow’s port. Under normal circumstances, even with
ans had no opinion either way about Madigan. controversy is almost undoubtedly on the way. mailer goes on to trash him further. “While the “Madigan Tax,” she would be expected to
Of those who did, 22 percent approved of his While the focus should be on the victims, we others lean on Mike Madigan and Springfield walk away with this one. But these aren’t normal
job performance, compared to 40 percent who cannot escape the political realities. lobbyists, Candance Chow is the progressive, times.
disapproved. With that in mind, keep an eye on the 17th independent Democrat, who will put our schools Whatever happens, Chow’s attempt to turn
And then Bruce Rauner got into the game and House District Democratic primary race on and our families first.” Madigan’s already controversial contributions
his constant, well-funded attacks on Madigan the tony North Shore. The district is currently Chow has also recently taken to demand- into fatal poison with the #MeToo issue is a first.
made the longtime House Speaker much better represented by Representative Laura Fine ing that Gong-Gershowitz return Madigan’s And it might just spread. He could possibly wind
known to the average voter. (D-Glenview), who is running unopposed in the campaign contributions. The House Speaker has up being “taxed” out of existence.
Only 11 percent of voters had no opinion Senate primary. Representative Fine and several dumped over $50K into the Gong-Gershowitz
of Madigan in a 2017 poll taken for the Paul other local political leaders have endorsed Jen- bid so far, mainly on mail and staff. Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
Simon Public Policy Institute. Not only did lots nifer Gong-Gershowitz. But Candace Chow has “It’s become clear that Jennifer’s campaign is political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
more voters know who Madigan was, they also enough money and support to compete. under the control of Mike Madigan’s political
despised him. Madigan’s disapproval rating was Chow also has some very slick direct mailers. operation,” Chow said of Gong-Gershowitz in a
61 percent in that poll, well above his 26 percent “Candance Chow didn’t need Mike Madigan press release earlier this month. Chow’s release New column published
approval rating.
That could explain why Madigan’s House
to get from a trailer park to Kellogg Business
School,” declares her latest mail piece. “And
also noted Madigan “is under a growing cloud
from charges of sexual harassment.”
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THEATRE By Brent Tubbs

Invasion of the Body Switchers


Freaky Friday, at the Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse through March 24
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MORE THAN 400 FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS IN THE KWQC FAMILY FUN GUIDE STARTING ON PAGE 26

2018 Spring Calendar


TABLE OF CONTENTS: THEATRE Page 14 MOVIES Page 18 COURSES Page 23
VISUAL ARTS Page 6 DANCE Page 16 SPORTS Page 19 MEETINGS Page 24
MUSIC Page 9 COMEDY Page 16 OTHER EVENTS Page 20 HEALTH Page 24
LITERARY ARTS Page 13 MUSEUMS Page 17 LECTURES Page 22 SENIORS Page 24

VISUAL ARTS Adult Celtic Coloring Contest, color elaborate and the exhibition of works by elementary art students; free 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
ornate pictures of Celtic designs; enter your… Silvis with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563- FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Mar 29
Public Library, 6pm Mon Mar 5 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
Openings & Gallery Events IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Sun Mar 18 Final Friday at Bucktown, featuring the Women
Reception & Panel Discussion for Wynn Artists of Bucktown, a gallery talk by… Bucktown Center
March Bullock: Revelations, join us for a public lecture and Artists Talk: 40th Annual Rock Island Art Guild for the Arts, 6pm Fri Mar 30
conversation with the exhibition’s curator Brett Abbott, Fine Arts Exhibition, with a 5:30pm performance by
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a and welcome Bullock’s daughters, Lynne Harrington- the Western Illinois University Jazz Combo and a 6:30pm
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum Bullock and Barbara Bullock-Wilson, who will discuss talk featuring artists from the Rock Island Art Guild Fine April
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- their father’s life and work; 5:30pm reception, 6:30pm Arts Exhibition as they speak about their works; free with
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, panel discussion; free with $4-7 museum admission; for $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Mar 1 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Mar 22 Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326-
Opening Reception & Artist Talk for Joseph Thu Mar 8 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Lappie: Personal Mythologies, Lappie, artist and Reception for An Ionic Ambrosian: Fr. Edward FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Apr 5
associate professor of art at Saint Ambrose University, Women in Business Gems of Hope Workshop, join Catich, free; for information, contact Christopher Reno
will share insights on his newly opened exhibition, as others in the community to support cancer patients by… at 563-333-6444 or catich@sau.edu… Morrissey Gallery, Reception & Awards Ceremony: 41st Annual High
well as upcoming projects; 5:30pm reception, 6:30pm Beadology Iowa, 5pm Thu Mar 8 Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 5pm School Art Invitational, this exhibition features
artist talk; free with $4-7 museum admission; for Thu Mar 22 exemplary works of art selected by each… Quad City
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Closing Reception for Glen Lowry: Print & Paint, Arts Center, 6:30pm Thu Apr 5
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Lowry holds a BFA degree from the Minneapolis College Star Dog Gallery Celebration, five-year anniversary
Thu Mar 1 of Art and Design; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 celebration featuring new art by Regan Hatfield, Lori… Scholar Talk: Ali Hasan, Ph.D, Hasan, associate
or e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, Star Dog Gallery & Studio, 7pm Fri Mar 23 professor of philosophy and director of graduate
Opening Reception: Tami Schmidt, held in 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri studies at the University of Iowa, will discuss a way of
conjunction with the exhibit of recent works; for… Black Mar 9 Artsy Bug Fundraiser, help raise money for the new doing things together called collective action -- what
Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 4pm Thu Mar 1 library building; join us… East Moline Public Library, is it exactly, and why should we care; with a 6:45pm
Opening Reception: Material Conversations, 5:30pm Sat Mar 24 performance by Dancers in Company and a 7:30pm
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, held in conjunction with the exhibit displaying the work post-performance talk-back; for information, call 563-
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests of Augustana studio art and graphic design faculty; 46th Annual Illowa Orchid Spring Show, learn 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
are invited to experience the current exhibitions with a 6pm Director’s Talk in Centennial Hall; free; for about, view, and purchase orchids from vendors coming IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Apr 5
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana College from… Quad City Botanical Center, Sat Mar 24 and Sun
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island Mar 25 Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, IL, Augustana.edu/locations/augustana-teaching- discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29 museum-art, 5pm Fri Mar 9 Curator Talk: Lauren Freese, Ph.D, Freese, assistant are invited to experience the current exhibitions
professor of art history at the University of South and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
Gems of Hope Workshop, join others in the Voices of the Stones Trunk Show, the Bead Lab will Dakota, presents “Exploring the Visual Culture of Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
community to support cancer patients by… Beadology be full of stone, pearls, metals,… Beadology Iowa, 10am Grains: Selections from Boiled, Baked and Brewed“ in 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Iowa, 6pm Thu Mar 1 Sat Mar 10 conjunction with the exhibition “Boiled, Baked, and FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Apr 5 thru Thu Apr 26
Brewed: Grains in Art” on display in the UIMA galleries
Reception for Character & Place: Images and Recognition Day for Young Artists at the Figge at the Figge until April 1; for information, call 563-326- Gallery & Artist Talk: In Black & White & Living
Reflections by UD Wendt Scholars, this exhibition is 2018: Bettendorf Schools, held in conjunction with Color, held in conjunction with the exhibit of
part of the Wendt Conference exploring the… Bisignano watercolors and representational… Inspire Cafe, 6pm
Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, Thu Mar 1 Fri Apr 6

Gallery Talk for Amanda Steines: Modern Recognition Day for Young Artists at the Figge
Feminine, held in conjunction with the exhibition 2018: Davenport Schools, held in conjunction with
featuring the artwork of… Gallery C, 6:30pm Fri Mar 2 the exhibition of works by elementary art students; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-
Opening Reception: In Black & White & Living 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
Color, held in conjunction with the exhibit of IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Sun Apr 8
watercolors and representational… Inspire Cafe, 6pm
Fri Mar 2 Bad Art Night at the Library, join us and use our
stockpile of leftover art supplies… Rock Island Public
Adult Coloring, coloring pages, gel pens, colored Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Wed Apr 11
pencils and crayons will be… River Valley District Library,
2pm Fri Mar 2 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Reception and
Artists Talk for the 40th Annual Rock Island Art
Recognition Day for Young Artists at the Figge Guild Fine Arts Exhibition, join in the celebration of
2018: North Scott Schools, held in conjunction with high school art student scholarship winners and view
the exhibition of works by elementary art students; free their portfolios before heading up to the “40th Annual
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563- Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition” to hear from
326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport exhibiting artists about their works on display; 5:30pm
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Sun Mar 4 reception, 6:30pm artist talks; for information, call 563-
326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
An Introduction to the Stately Houses and IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 12
Gardens of England, on Sundays; this series of talks
will provide a contextual overview of the history of Reception and Awards Presentation: Black Hawk
garden design and the architectural achievements College Student Art Exhibition, held in conjunction
of England; for information, contact Heather at with the exhibit of recent works; for… Black Hawk
563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, College ArtSpace Gallery, 4pm Thu Apr 12
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 4 thru Sun Mar Reception: Supplies for Viable Living, free; for
25 information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-
6444 or catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/
Brad Bisbey exhibit at Quad City Arts Center - through March 23 morrissey-gallery, 5pm Thu Apr 12
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The Moving Crew: Supplies for Viable Living, free; Curator Talk: Vero Rose Smith, Smith will speak
for information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333- about the exhibition “Resistance, Resilience, and
6444 or catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose Restoration,” on display in the UIMA galleries at the
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/ Figge April 14-August 12; for information, call 563-326-
morrissey-gallery, 4pm Thu Apr 12 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu May 10
Meet the Artist Series, meet the five newest Iowa
Arts Council fellows as they crisscross the state this Reception: The Great Sideshow / NABISCO &
year to display and discuss their work: River Breitbach, News Anchors,, celebrating the exhibits of paintings
Jennifer Drinkwater, Jack Meggers, Lee Running, and and mixed media works by… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm
Rachel Yoder; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, Fri May 11
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 2:30pm Sat Apr 14 Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of fine art
and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, children’s
Recognition Day for Young Artists at the Figge activities, and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm;
2018: Rock Island & Milan Schools, held in free; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@gmail.com,
conjunction with the exhibition of works by elementary Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
art students; free with $4-7 museum admission; for FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat May 12 and Sun May
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 13
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon
Sun Apr 15 Closing Reception: CGIM Senior Thesis
Exhibition, students submit their final visual projects
Reception for The EDGE Exhibition: A Celebration with thesis statements in… Bisignano Art Gallery -
of Student Scholarship and Creativity, every CGIM University of Dubuque, 10am Sat May 19
student (majors and minors) submits one work for…
Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, 3pm Tue Closing Reception: 2018 Senior Art Exhibition,
Apr 24 held in conjunction with the exhibit the Senior Inquiry
projects of the Class of 2018 graphic design and studio
Artist Q&A: St. Ambrose University Senior Honors art majors; free; for information, call 309-794-7400,
Exhibit, free; for information, contact Christopher Reno Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 Danielle Nicole at the Redstone Room - April 6
at 563-333-6444 or catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/locations/
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU. augustana-teaching-museum-art, 12:45pm Sun May 20
edu/art/morrissey-gallery, 4pm Thu Apr 26 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
Reception: St. Ambrose University Senior Honors demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Apr 29 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Exhibit, free; for information, contact Christopher Reno 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri May 25 FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Mar 3 thru Sun Mar 11
at 563-333-6444 or catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. 40th Annual Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU. ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition, Exhibition, the exhibition was open to artists within a Material Conversations, exhibit will display the work
edu/art/morrissey-gallery, 5pm Thu Apr 26 annual high school pastel mural competition; for 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities, and was juried from of Augustana studio art and graphic design faculty;
information, call 563-424-1210… Bucktown Center for online submissions; this year’s exhibition juror is Dr. Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm and by appointment; free; for
Scholar Talk: Ilona Katzew, Ph.D., Katzew, curator the Arts, Sat May 26 Patricia McDonnell, director of the Wichita Art Museum; information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana College
and department head, Latin American Art at the Los Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island
Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will discuss free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, IL, Augustana.edu/locations/augustana-teaching-
the City of Davenport’s Spanish Viceregal collection; for Exhibits & Shows call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., museum-art, Fri Mar 9 thru Sat Apr 7
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun May 20
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Scott & Rock Island Counties Young Artists at the Figge 2018: Bettendorf
Thu Apr 26 Joseph Lappie: Personal Mythologies, more than Schools, exhibition of works by elementary art
Currently on Display a decade’s worth of carved woodblocks, artist’s books, students; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
Final Friday at Bucktown, featuring the Bucktown and prints by Lappie, an associate professor of art at St. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
Wine Walk, musical humorist Steve Couch, flowers… Light & Sound, the inaugural exhibition in the Arts Ambrose University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Apr 27 Build… RME (River Music Experience), thru Wed Mar 7 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Mar
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 17 thru Sun Mar 25
Troy Swangstu: Made in Iowa, exhibit of paintings 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
May by the Paola, Kansas… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, Sun May 20 41st Annual High School Art Invitational, this
thru Fri Mar 9 exhibition features exemplary works of art… Quad City
Artist Talks: 2018 Senior Art Exhibition, held in Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924, Arts Center, Fri Mar 30 thru Thu May 3
conjunction with the exhibit the Senior Inquiry projects Brad Bisbey - Holly Kimball - Jay Stratton, calming view the landmark painting by O’Keeffe, on view in
of the Class of 2018 graphic design and studio art paintings by Kimball and Bisbey and wood… Quad City the American Scene Gallery, on loan from the Whitney Young Artists at the Figge 2018: Davenport
majors; time TBA; free; for information, call 309-794- Arts Center, thru Fri Mar 23 Museum of American Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. Schools, exhibition of works by elementary art
7400, Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum students; sponsored by The Horan Family; Tue.-Sat.
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/locations/ Balance + Place: Lori Roderick & Zaiga Minka admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
augustana-teaching-museum-art, Wed May 2 Thorson, exhibit or ceramics and paintings; Wed.-Sat. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
11am-6pm;… Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, thru Fri FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Thu May 31 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Confessions of an Art Addict, a discussion of Peggy Mar 30 FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Mar 31 thru Sun Apr 8
Guggenheim’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner, the exhibition
for information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or Glen Lowry: Print & Paint, painting exhibition; Wed.- highlights nearly 30 examples of Sinner’s solo work and
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; free; for information,… MidCoast collaborations as well as his innovations within the art Opening in April & May
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Gallery West, thru Sat Mar 31 form; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-
Wed May 2 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Lisa Mahar, mixed-media exhibit; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm;
Handicapped Development Center, exhibit of call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@
College Invitational Opening Reception & works by area artists; Mon… MidCoast Centre Station Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Thu May 31 midcoast.org, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown
Remarks, view the newly opened exhibition “College Gallery, thru Sat Mar 31 Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Invitational” that features more than 50 works of art MidCoast.org, Sun Apr 1 thru Thu May 31
by college students from seven area colleges and Tami Schmidt, exhibit of recent works; for information, Opening in March
universities, including Augustana College, Black Hawk contact Zaiga… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Peter T. Xiao, painting exhibition; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-
College, Clinton Community College, Knox College, thru Fri Apr 6 The Supplies of Viable Living, this exhibit explores 5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail
Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. the history of the Sears Roebuck & Company Catalog info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd
Ambrose University and Western Illinois University; for History of the Davenport NAACP, the exhibition through a hand-printed scroll, an actual catalog, where Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, Sun Apr 1 thru Thu
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 includes memorabilia from 1916 to the present, customers can order products created by The Moving May 31
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm including images of the original 1918 charter application Crew on demand; Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
Thu May 3 and the by-laws and constitution of the Davenport free; for information, contact Christopher Reno at Black Hawk College Student Art Exhibition,
branch; a collage wall of documents, letters and images 563-333-6444 or catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. exhibit of recent works; for information, contact Zaiga…
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a offers insight into the difficulties encountered by the Ambrose University, 2010 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU. Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Mon Apr 9 thru
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum city’s first organizers, whose tenacity in an adverse edu/art/catich-gallery, Fri Mar 2 thru Fri Apr 13 Fri May 11
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- environment resulted in the formation of the Davenport
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, branch of the NAACP; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- Tilly Woodward - David Zahn - Cindy Lesperance Young Artists at the Figge 2018: Rock Island &
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu May 3 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; - Carol Hamilton - Brad Hook, exhibit of paintings Milan Schools, exhibition of works by elementary art
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, by Woodward, sculpture by Zahn, and encaustic works students; sponsored by Mark and Deborah Schwiebert;
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru by Lesperance, Hamilton, and Hook; $1 for parking; for Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm;
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Sun Apr 22 information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309- free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
are invited to experience the current exhibitions 793-1213 X108, Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport, 2200 call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Wynn Bullock: Revelations, this exhibition 69th Ave., Moline IL QuadCityArts.com, Fri Mar 2 thru Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr 14 thru
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- represents the most comprehensive assessment of Mon Apr 30 Sun Apr 22
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, photographer Wynn Bullock’s (1902-1975) extraordinary
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31 career in nearly 40 years, and is the first major exhibition Young Artists at the Figge 2018: North Scott St. Ambrose University Senior Honors Exhibit,
of his work to be held in Iowa; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Schools, exhibition of works by elementary art Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 students; sponsored by Delia and Dave Meier; Tue.-Sat. contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or catich@
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ARTS

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(majors and minors) submits… Bisignano Art Gallery -
By Todd McGreevy EXHIBITS & SHOWS / Scott & Rock Island University of Dubuque, Mon Apr 2 thru Fri Apr 27
Counties / Opening in April & May

Pat Beréskin’s Vision Fully


CGIM Senior Thesis Exhibition, students submit
their final visual projects with… Bisignano Art Gallery -
sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 University of Dubuque, Tue May 1 thru Sat May 19
Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, Thu

Realized in Bettendorf
Apr 19 thru Thu May 10 Special UD for Kids 2018 Exhibit, for information,
call 563-589-3717 or 563-589-3325… Bisignano Art
2018 Senior Art Exhibition, exhibit of Senior Inquiry Gallery - University of Dubuque, Mon May 21 thru Thu
projects of the Class of 2018 graphic design and studio May 31
art majors; Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm and by appointment;
free; for information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana
College Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Classes
Island IL, Augustana.edu/locations/augustana-teaching-
museum-art, Fri Apr 20 thru Sat May 12 Scott & Rock Island Counties
Michael Ryan - Brian Roberts - Trent Foltz, exhibit March
of coloristic landscapes by Ryan, stoneware sculptures
by Roberts, and landscape photography by Foltz; $1 The Art of Landscape: Acrylic, Thursdays thru Mar.
for parking; for information, contact Dawn Wohlford- 22; with instructor Brad Bisbey; explore landscape…
Metallo at 309-793-1213 X108, Quad City Arts Art @ the Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am Thu Mar 1
Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline IL QuadCityArts.com,
Tue May 1 thru Thu May 31 Artist with Special Needs Classes, Fridays thru Mar.
23, with instructor Pat Bereskin; four weeks… Bereskin
David Balluff: The Great Sideshow, Balluff’s Gallery & Art Academy, 3pm Fri Mar 2
narrative-based work encourages viewers to journey…
Quad City Arts Center, Fri May 11 thru Thu May 31 Fabric Cross Class, stop by the library or check out our
Facebook page… River Valley District Library, 5:30pm
Greg Dickinson: NABISCO & News Anchors, Fri Mar 2
inspired by iconic pop master Andy Warhol,… Quad City
Arts Center, Fri May 11 thru Thu May 31 Beginning Painting Animals for Children,
Saturdays thru Mar. 24, with instructor Pat Bereskin;
Fireflies photo by Radim Schreiber students will… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 8am
Outlying Areas

T
Sat Mar 3
alk about an arts destination. I finally (many local) who exhibit in museums and are
Currently on Display Drawing Basics for Adults, Saturdays thru Mar. 24,
visited the Beréskin Gallery & Art collected throughout the world. Downstairs with instructor Pat Bereskin; drawing from… Bereskin
Academy for the opening of Bettendorf are large classrooms for drawing and painting Fink/Winogrand, exhibits of photography by Larry Gallery & Art Academy, 10:15am Sat Mar 3
Fink and… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun Mar 25
native (in from Kansas City) Troy Swangstu’s and a new pottery studio. 212 STEAM has a Oil Painting 1 & 2, on Saturdays, with instructor David
animal paintings. His meaty semi-abstract big, open, creative space in the lower level – The Irrational & the Marvelous, the exhibit Anderson; learn to see, draw,… Bereskin Gallery & Art
paintings are up through March 9 and are well adding an “A,” for art, to “STEM” learning. celebrates both Dada and Surrealism,… Des Moines Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Mar 3 thru Sat Mar 31
Center, thru Sun Mar 25
worth checking out, especially if you are into Ms. Beréskin is currently focused on grow- Wine & Art: Oil Pastels, with instructor Gloria
Basquiat and Bacon, and wish you had gotten ing internship programs inside this art hub, Character & Place: Images and Reflections by UD Burlingame; enjoy a studio class paired with a
to visit the Caves of Lascaux, too. developing young people’s skills in commu- Wendt Scholars, this exhibition is part of the Wendt… glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and socializing;
Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, thru Fri $20; for information, call 563-326-7804 x 2045,
The February opening was well-attended, nications and technology so they are ready Mar 30 Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
included food and drink that looked like it for the workplace, but with a creative edge. FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Mar 8
Amanda Steines: Modern Feminine, an exhibition
was professionally catered (the owners did the She is hard to keep up with, and when she’s featuring the artwork of Steines’… Gallery C, thru Sat Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler;
spread from the basement kitchen), and had a not painting her own cityscapes in her studio, Mar 31 after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
soothing classical guitarist playing live music. she’s teaching one of her dozens of art classes Academy, 9am Sat Mar 10
Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017, a
Swangstu’s paintings are all large, more or planning and marketing the next featured 50-year survey exhibition that considers the themes… Life Drawing, with facilitator Evanny Henningsen;
than four feet high each, and evoke the free- exhibit. Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun May 13 $15, or $25 with instruction &… Bereskin Gallery & Art
dom and raw energy of large big-game animals To that end, The public is invited to experi- Academy, 1pm Sun Mar 18
Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney
roving their domains. The mixed media ence the light and sounds of the forest in an Museum of American Art, New York, a focused Approaches to Watercolor: Application 102, thru
includes pastels, collage, and oils, and one can exhibition opening Saturday, March 10: The exhibition of works by Hopper… Cedar Rapids Museum Mar. 22, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class focuses…
of Art, thru Sun May 20 Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 3:30pm Mon Mar 19
imagine how much fun this artist has creating Magical Glow of Fireflies by international
these kinetic odes to the animals he works photographer Radim Schreiber. This Iowa Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod, & Beyond, Pinterest, join us in making a popular craft from
with on his farm in Kansas. artist will be sharing stories and techniques he exhibit of works drawn from the museum’s… Cedar Pinterest, and… East Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed
Rapids Museum of Art, thru Sun May 20 Mar 28
There’s much more than meets the eye in discovered in this light journey with two Art
the former Foster Family Music storefront Talks – one for families at 10 a.m., and one for Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
on State Street in Bettendorf. Pat Beréskin adults at 4 p.m. An artist reception follows that vessels,… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu May 31 April & May
and her team have transformed this two-level evening, and the show runs through April 28. Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the Paint a Galaxy, learn how to paint a colorful galaxy
building (which sat empty for over two years) “Fireflies are, for me, the light in the dark,” Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists using simple watercolor… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm
inspired… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu May Tue Apr 3
overlooking the industrial park into a thriving says Schreiber. “They show me the path to joy, 31
retail art gallery, studio, and art-education hope, healing and connection with nature.” Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler;
hub. Beréskin teaches art classes via her own Growing up in the Czech Republic, Schreiber Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon, after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
the installation reflects the depth of the… Cedar Rapids Academy, Tue Apr 3 thru Wed Apr 25
Mrs. B’s School of Art. She had been hold- hadn’t seen many fireflies, and it was magical Museum of Art, thru Thu May 31
ing classes for all skill levels in her home and when he saw thousands of them after moving Wine & Art: Printmaking – Ink, Print & Repeat!,
outgrew it enough to expand into Bucktown to Iowa. In 2003, his fascination became the Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery with instructor Meghan Purcell; enjoy a studio class
exhibition that serves as an… Cedar Rapids Museum of paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and
in downtown Davenport in 2013, where she inspiration to create a photo exhibit of the Art, thru Thu May 31 socializing; $20; for information, call 563-326-7804 x
began to perfect her business model. When fireflies in their natural environment. It wasn’t 2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Apr 5
space at Bucktown became scarcer due to more until 2008 when advancements in low-light takes on the venerated Iowa City… Cedar Rapids
housing development, she secured a lease last photography technology allowed him to Museum of Art, thru Thu May 31 Artist with Special Needs Classes, Fridays thru Apr.
summer for the 8,000 square foot multi-pur- realize his vision. Since then, he has spent his 27, with instructor Pat Bereskin; four weeks… Bereskin
Gallery & Art Academy, 3pm Fri Apr 6
pose location that happens to have 70 parking summers taking photos and video of fireflies. Opening This Spring
spaces, too. When I asked Pat how art sales He has received awards and been published in Beginning Watercolor for Children Ages 7-14,
have been going, she said they’ve had their big- numerous publications for his firefly photos. In Black & White & Living Color, exhibit of Saturdays thru Apr. 28, with instructor Pat Bereskin;
watercolors and representational drawings by Jac… students will… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 8am
gest recent months ever. He has exhibited his images in the U.S., Inspire Cafe, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun Apr 29 Sat Apr 7
Upstairs is almost all retail and includes a London, Rio De Janeiro, Hungary, and his
The EDGE Exhibition: A Celebration of Student Oil Painting 1 & 2, on Saturdays, with instructor David
rotating exhibit and ongoing originals avail- native Czech Republic, and more information Scholarship and Creativity, every CGIM student Anderson; learn to see, draw,… Bereskin Gallery & Art
able from a stable of 18 professional artists is available at BereskinArtGallery.com. Academy, 9:30am Sat Apr 7 thru Sat Apr 28
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Adult Sewing: Basics, learn basic sewing skills, sewing
machine and tool basics, sew… Silvis Public Library, 2pm
Sat Apr 14

Adult Sewing: Mending & Alterations, learn basic


mending and alteration skills using a sewing machine;…
Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Apr 16

Life Drawing, with facilitator Evanny Henningsen;


$15, or $25 with instruction &… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 1pm Sun Apr 22

Adult Sewing: Reading Patterns, learn basic pattern


reading skills for sewing machine use; free;… Silvis
Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Apr 23

Pinterest, join us in making a popular craft from


Pinterest, and… East Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed
Apr 25

Wine & Art: Artnado – Collaborative Art


Experience, with instructor Allen Holloway; enjoy
a studio class paired with a glass of wine, light hors
d’oeuvres, and socializing; $20; for information, call
563-326-7804 x 2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu May 3

Card Making with Donna Banta, each participant


will make three different homemade greeting cards;
free;… LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat May 5

Oil Painting 1 & 2, on Saturdays, with instructor David


An Evening with Joshua Bell at the Adler Theatre - May 3
Anderson; learn to see, draw,… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 9:30am Sat May 5 thru Sat May 26 Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet through Call for Entry: Herbert Hoover National Historic Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers, indie-folk and
Kirkwood Community College, with instructor Site 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program, open to rock with siblings Robert and Scott; $12… Triple Crown
Mother’s Day Card Making with Donna Banta, Karen Kubby; learn the basics of byzantine chain… professional American artists (writers, composers,… Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Mar 3
Banta will show us how to craft cards with a… Silvis Beadology Iowa, 1pm Fri Mar 23 Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, thru Mon Mar 26
Public Library, 6pm Sat May 12 QCSO Masterworks V: Postcards from Germany
Gyrls Night Out: Wire Wrapped Ring 2.0, with and Austria, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and
Crafting with Jenn: Mixed Media Canvas, Jenn instructor Kaami William; use wire to capture beads by… violinist Naha Greenholtz perform… Adler Theatre, 8pm
Voss will teach us how to create a mixed… LeClaire Beadology Iowa, 5:30pm Fri Mar 23 Sat Mar 3
Community Library, 11am Sat May 19
Peyote Stitch Basics, with instructor Karen Kubby; MUSIC SAU Jazz Concert: Jazz Ensemble & STAMVOJA
this workshop will share flat and… Beadology Iowa, 2pm Concert, free; for information, contact Terri Flynn
Outlying Areas Sat Mar 24 Concerts at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu…
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 7:30pm Sat
Make Glass Beads: Intro to Lampworking, with Wire Wrapping Stones, with instructor Cheryl Scott & Rock Island Counties Mar 3
instructor Karen Kubby; this class will teach you the… Weatherford; learn the basics of wire wrapping…
Beadology Iowa, 10am Sat Mar 3 Beadology Iowa, 10am Sat Mar 24 March Get the Led Out, Led Zeppelin tribute concert with the
Philadelphia-based group; $29-39; for… Adler Theatre,
Metal Bails and Bead Caps, with instructor Kelly Beginning Metalworking: Copper Pendant, Whoozdads?, a concert in the Winter Live @ 5 series; 7pm Sun Mar 4
Kinser; saw, bend, dap, drill, and hammer… Beadology with instructor Kelly Kinser; learn the fundamentals of free;… The Redstone Room, 5pm Thu Mar 1
Iowa, 1pm Sun Mar 4 metalworking including… Beadology Iowa, 10am Sun Moeller Nights: The Yawpers, concert with the
Mar 25 Jon Stickley Trio, concert with the gypsy-jazz and three-piece rock band from Denver, Colorado; $10-15…
Bead Buddy Emojis & Beaded Safety Pin Jewelry, bluegrass musicians, featuring an opening… The Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun
learn to weave beads with waxed linen into an emojis,… Twisted Fringe Earrings, with instructor Karen Kubby; Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Mar 2 Mar 4
Beadology Iowa, Tue Mar 13 thru Fri Mar 16 learn the right touch to make… Beadology Iowa, 10am
Sat Mar 31 Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers, indie-folk and QCSO Masterworks V: Postcards from Germany
Mug Rugs and Beaded Bookmarks, make a Mug rock with siblings Robert and Scott, featuring an… Triple and Austria, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and
Rug coaster using cylinder beads and a… Beadology Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Mar 2 violinist Naha Greenholtz perform… Centennial Hall,
Iowa, Tue Mar 13 thru Fri Mar 16 Calls For Entry Augustana College, 2pm Sun Mar 4
SAU Winter Vocal Concert: University Chorale,
Masking in Glass, learn to “mask” with glass, a process Johnson County Youth Artist Opportunity: Iowa Chamber Singers, Bee Sharp, Bella Voce, free and Yonatan Gat, concert with the guitarist, composer,
where you layer… Beadology Iowa, 10am Sat Mar 17 Arts Festival, seeking entrants for a project aimed at… open to the public; for information, contact Terri… and founder of Monotonix, featuring… Rozz-Tox, 8pm
Downtown Iowa City, Thu Mar 1 Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm Fri Mar 2 Sun Mar 4
Artifactory’s Life Drawing Drop-in Session, bring
your drawing and sketching supplies for this monthly Call for Entry: Emerging Artist Pavilion, an Dr. Zhivegas, concert with the pop, rock, and disco Corey Kendrick, concert with the jazz pianist and
session… Beadology Iowa, 5pm Sun Mar 18 opportunity for young, up-and-coming, Iowa student… tribute musicians from… Rhythm City Casino Resort Quad City Arts Visiting… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm
Downtown Iowa City, thru Mon Mar 26 Event Center, 8pm Sat Mar 3 Tue Mar 6
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MUSIC / Concerts / rockers, featuring special guests the… TaxSlayer Center, with musicians from the island of Malta… Triple Crown 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport
Scott & Rock Island Counties / March 7:30pm Tue Mar 13 Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Tue Mar 20 IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Apr 7

Pink Talking Fish, musical tribute to Pink Floyd, The Moeller Nights: Vita & Woolf, concert with the indie- QCSO Masterworks VI: Postcards from Russia, the
Moeller Nights: Cory Branan, country-rock with Talking Heads, and Phish; $15 adv… The Redstone Room, pop musicians, featuring opening sets by Gracie… Triple Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the 2017 Van Cliburn
the Mississippi-based singer/songwriter, featuring an 8pm Tue Mar 13 Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Mar 21 International Piano Competition Medalist perform
opening set by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz from Swan Lake,” “Piano Concerto,”
Motel, 7pm Tue Mar 6 Moeller Nights: Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Black Hawk College Jazz Band, free; for information, and “Symphony No. 5”; for information and tickets, call
Hearts, concert with the folk-rock musicians; $12-15… contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479… Cool Beanz 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
Moeller Nights: Boniface, country-rock with the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Coffeehouse, 6pm Thu Mar 22 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Apr 8
indie-pop singer/songwriter; $12-15… Triple Crown Mar 14
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Mar 7 Casual Classics Concert V, with Michael Carrera on Students Honor Recital, free; for information, contact
The Avey Grouws Band, a concert in the Winter Live @ cello and Chris Durrenberger on piano;… Galvin Fine Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.
Dani Lynne Howe Band, a concert in the Winter Live @ 5 series; free;… The Redstone Room, 5pm Thu Mar 15 Arts Center, 5pm Fri Mar 23 edu… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 3pm Sun Apr 8
5 series; free;… The Redstone Room, 5pm Thu Mar 8
Bettendorf Park Band Spring Concert, a concert EGi, progressive jam bands in concert, featuring an Moeller Nights: Durand Jones & the Indications,
Moeller Nights: Oak House, concert with the indie- in the band’s 50th Anniversary Season; free; for opening set by… The Redstone Room, 9pm Fri Mar 23 concert with the soul, blues, and rock musicians; $12…
rock, psychedelic, experimental, and grunge musicians, information,… Pleasant Valley High School - Auditorium, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon
featuring… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7:30pm Fri Mar 16 Brad Paisley, concert with the chart-topping country- Apr 9
7pm Thu Mar 8 music superstar, featuring performances by special…
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Sat Mar 24 Moeller Nights: Marie/Lepanto, concert with singer/
Song and Worship with Father J. Michael Joncas, featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… songwriters Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-
join Father Joncas, composer of 25 collections of Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Mar 16 Moeller Nights: Shawn James, blues, folk, and soul Schuster; $12-15… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
liturgical music,… Sacred Heart Cathedral, 7pm Thu with the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; Motel, 7pm Wed Apr 11
Mar 8 Michael W. Smith, Grammy-winning, multi-platinum- $10… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
selling contemporary Christian artist performs on his Sun Mar 25 Black Hawk College Jazz Band, free; for information,
Black Hawk College Jazz Band, free; for information, “Surrounded By A Million Lights World Tour,” featuring contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479… Cool Beanz
contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479… Cool Beanz special guest Nathan Tasker; $24-50; for tickets, call 800- Chrome, concert with the San Francisco-based rockers, Coffeehouse, 6pm Thu Apr 12
Coffeehouse, 6pm Thu Mar 8 745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, featuring an opening set… RIBCO, 8pm Tue Mar 27
AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Mar 16 Casual Classics Concert VI, with Matthew Hartman
Corey Kendrick, public concert with the pianist, Moeller Nights: Humming House, concert with the on trumpet and Marian Lee on piano;… Galvin Fine Arts
composer, recording artist, educator, and… Pleasant Moeller Nights: Twin Peaks, concert with the folk band from Nashville, Tennessee; $15… Triple Crown Center, 5pm Fri Apr 13
Valley High School, 7pm Fri Mar 9 Chicago-based indie rockers, featuring an opening set… Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Tue Mar 27
Village Theatre, 7pm Fri Mar 16 Nick Moss Band, electric blues musicians in concert;
Jerry Douglas, bluegrass singer/songwriter in concert, Moeller Nights: Colter Wall, country music with $12-15; for tickets and information,… The Redstone
featuring an opening set by Kendra… The Redstone Tinsley Ellis, concert with the blues-rock musician; $18 the Canadian singer-songwriter from Swift Current, Room, 8pm Fri Apr 13
Room, 8pm Fri Mar 9 adv / $22 day… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Mar 16 Saskatchewan;… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Motel, 7pm Thu Mar 29 The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Moeller Nights: Theo Katzman, concert with Los Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Angeles-based pop and indie-rock musician, featuring played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 Powell, a concert in the Winter Live @ 5 series; free;… Fri Apr 13
an… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Mar 16 The Redstone Room, 5pm Thu Mar 29
Fri Mar 9 Killer of Giants: Ozzy Osbourne Tribute, concert
Moeller Nights: An Evening with Shovels & Rope, Moeller Nights: Soccer Mommy (7pm) - Raccoon with the rock and metal tribute musicians $10; for… The
Tesla Quartet, concert with the Quad City Arts Visiting concert with the folk duo from Charleston, South Motel One-Year Anniversary Party (10pm), Moeller Redstone Room, 9pm Sat Apr 14
Artists and chamber-musician… Butterworth Center, Carolina composed… The Stardust, 8pm Sat Mar 17 Nights presents an evening with bedroom-pop musician
3pm Fri Mar 9 Sophie Allison and… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & The Nirvana Experience, concert with the Houston-
REO Speedwagon & Styx, concert with the Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Mar 30 based Nirvana tribute musicians; $15 + fees, Rhythm City
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece legendary, chart-topping rockers, featuring special Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm guest Don… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat Mar 17 The Candymakers, rock and soul with the 2011 Iowa IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Apr 14
Fri Mar 9 Blues Challenge winners,… The Redstone Room, 9pm
The Generations Band!, Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Fri Mar 30 Classical Moods String Quartet, concert with
Moeller Nights: Bob Schneider, concert with the Casino and Hotel, 9pm Sat Mar 17 quartet members Dorie Dettmann, violin I, Catherine
Texas–based musician and former lead singer of… The Anthony Gomes, concert with the blues-rock Seyfert,… Grace Lutheran Church, 3pm Sun Apr 15
Stardust, 7pm Sat Mar 10 Moeller Nights: High Up, concert with the musician; $12-15; for information, call 563-326-1333…
independent punk and soul musicians, featuring an… The Redstone Room, 8pm Sat Mar 31 Nova Singers: Our Earth, Our Home, Galesburg’s
SAU High School Honor Band Festival Concert, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun professional 21-voice ensemble presents a concert
free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333- Mar 18 Clint Black, concert with the country-music superstar; celebrating the beauty and fragility of our planet, under
6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts $30-70, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 the direction of Dr. Laura Lane; $18; for tickets and
Center, 7pm Sat Mar 10 Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.
Matinee Series: The Steve Grismore Trio, featuring Sat Mar 31 edu, St. Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady
Tesla Quartet, public concert with the Quad City a 3pm Jazz Demystifying Workshop ($5 for adults, free St., Davenport IA, NovaSingers.com, 4pm Sun Apr 15
Arts Visiting Artists and… First Presbyterian Church of for… The Redstone Room, 3pm Sun Mar 18 Moeller Nights: 4ontheFloor, concert with the bass-
Davenport, 7:30pm Sat Mar 10 drum-playing rockers from Minneapolis… Triple Crown Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Mar 31 Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
3pm Sun Apr 15
April
Senior Recital: Pianist Alex Reed, free; for
Moeller Nights: Mothers, concert with the folk, information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or
experimental, and indie-rock musicians; $12-15… Triple buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts Center,
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Apr 1 2pm Sun Apr 15

Kansas, chart-topping progressive rockers perform Caroline Rose & the Go Rounds, concert with the
on their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour; $40-95; for alternative and psychedelic-Americana musician; $10
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., adv /… The Redstone Room, 8pm Tue Apr 17
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Apr 4
Ryan Harris Brown, concert with the Nashville based
Moeller Nights: CJ Run, concert with the rap singer/ singer/songwriter in support of his debut full-length…
songwriter, featuring sets by Taj &… Triple Crown RME Community Stage, 6pm Tue Apr 17
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Apr 4
Tedeschi Trucks Band, concert with the Grammy-
Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls, a concert in the Winter winning 12-piece ensemble led by the husband-and-
Live @ 5 series; free;… The Redstone Room, 5pm Thu wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer
Apr 5 Susan Tedeschi; $32.50-84.50; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA,
Danielle Nicole Band, concert with the founding AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Tue Apr 17
member, lead singer, and bass player… The Redstone
Room, 8pm Fri Apr 6 Euforquestra, concert with the modern-funk
musicians from Iowa City, featuring an… The Redstone
QC Ukulele Club, concert as part of the library’s Noon Room, 8:30pm Thu Apr 19
Day Series; free;… Moline Public Library, noon Fri Apr 6
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show
QCSO Masterworks VI: Postcards from Russia, the featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and…
Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the 2017 Van Cliburn Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Apr 20
International Piano Competition Medalist perform
Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz from Swan Lake,” “Piano Concerto,”
Jerry Douglas at the Redstone Room - March 9
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Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 Wed May 2
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Apr 20
An Evening with Joshua Bell, the Quad City
Moeller Nights: Forlorn Strangers, concert with Symphony Orchestra hosts a gala concert with the
the Nashville-based Americana musicians, featuring esteemed violinist who has recorded 40 CDs garnering
an opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik
Motel, 7pm Sun Apr 22 awards; $33-98; for information and tickets, call 563-322-
7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO.
Moeller Nights: Lanz, concert with the multi- org, 7:30pm Thu May 3
instrumentalist, featuring sets by The Penny Serfs…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Black Hawk College Spring Choral Concert, free;
Apr 25 for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478
or palomakij@bhc.edu… First Congregational Church -
Akropolis Reed Quintet, concert with the award- Moline, 7:30pm Fri May 4
winninn ensemble founded in 2009 at the… Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 7:30pm Thu Apr 26 Spring Jazz Night: SAU Jazz Ensemble, STAMVOJA,
Bee Sharp, Bella Voce, free; for information, contact
Black Hawk College Jazz Band, free; for information, Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.
contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479… Cool Beanz edu… Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 7:30pm
Coffeehouse, 6pm Thu Apr 26 Fri May 4

Glenview Middle School Mariachi Band Concert, The Way Down Wanderers, concert with the five-
free; for information, call 309-524-2470… Moline Public piece modern-folk, bluegrass, and Americana act; $12-
Library, 6:30pm Thu Apr 26 15;… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri May 4
Alice Cooper at the TaxSlayer Center - March 13
QCSO: A Space Odyssey, a fun-filled and visually Moeller Nights: Joshua Hedley, concert with the
inspiring family concert exploring the music of space, Nashville-based country musician; $10-15… Triple Crown
including well-known music from “Star Wars,” “2001: Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat May 5 palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
A Space Odyssey,” and more; for information and 11th Ave., Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon May 7 big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
tickets, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., St. Ambrose University Band Day at the Fri May 11
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 2:30pm Sat Apr 28 Bandshell: Symphonic Band &Marching Band, Moeller Nights: Son Little, concert with the R&B
free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 musician from Philadelphia; $17-20… Triple Crown The Lettermen, annual concerts with the pop
Moeller Nights: Rogue Wave, concert with the or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… LeClaire Park, noon Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon May 7 musicians in their fifth decade… Circa ‘21 Dinner
California-based indie rockers, performing “Asleep at Sat May 5 Playhouse, 1 & 7:15pm Mon May 14
Heaven’s… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, Black Hawk College Community Band Concert,
7pm Sun Apr 29 Wayne Baker Brooks, concert with the Chicago-blues held in the second-floor Hawk’s Nest; free; for Moeller Nights: Charley Bliss, concert with the four-
guitarist, featuring an opening set by… The Redstone information, contact Jon… Black Hawk College - Quad piece power pop band from Brooklyn, featuring… Triple
Black Hawk College Vocal Recital, free; for Room, 8pm Sat May 5 City Campus, 7:30pm Tue May 8 Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Tue May 15
information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or
palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 Spring Choir Concert, Bernstein at 100: University Moeller Nights: Andrew W.K., concert with singer/ Dream Lover: A Salute to the Music of Bobby
11th Ave., Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon Apr 30 Chorale, Chamber Singers, Bee Sharp, Bella Voce, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Fetterly Darin, national touring artist Robert Shaw and his band
free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333- Wilkes-Krier; $20-25… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & capture Darin’s… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1 & 7:15pm
6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts Raccoon Motel, 7:30pm Fri May 11 Wed May 16
May Center, 3pm Sun May 6
Perpetual Groove, jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash, tribute
SAU String Ensemble Concert, free; for information, Black Hawk College Piano Recital, free; for trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic concert with Robert Shaw & the Lonely Street Band;…
contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing- information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or arena… The Redstone Room, 9pm Fri May 11 Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1 & 7:15pm Thu May 17
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MUSIC / Concerts / in Memphis, featuring… Gabe’s, 8pm Thu Mar 8
Scott & Rock Island Counties / May
The Robert Cray Band, concert with the Grammy-
winning rock and roots ensemble; $25-45; for… Riverside
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show Casino Event Center, 8pm Fri Mar 9
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and…
Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri May 18 Bo Ramsey & the Third Floor, concert with the iconic
singer/guitarist and his ensemble; $17-21; for… CSPS/
Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown, concert Legion Arts, 8pm Sat Mar 10
with the heavy-metal headliners, featuring opening sets
by Starset… TaxSlayer Center, 6pm Fri May 18 Icon for Hire, rock concert with singer Ariel Bloomer
and guitarist Shawn Jump;… Gabe’s, 6pm Sat Mar 10
Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 Nutria, concert with the New Orleans-based indie and
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri May 18 contemporary jazz trio; free… Cafe Paradiso, Sat Mar 10

Chamber Music Quad Cities Spring Concert, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, concert
featuring ongs with accents of spring by Johannes with the New Orleans-based funk, blues, and jazz
Brahms, Gabriel… Davenport Unitarian Church, 7:30pm musicians;… Riverside Casino Event Center, 8pm Sat
Sat May 19 Mar 10

Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash, concert Nutria, concert with the New Orleans-based indie and
with the touring Eagles tribute musicians; sandwich contemporary jazz trio; free… Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ,
baskets and… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:15pm Sat 5pm Sun Mar 11
May 19
Gina Forsyth, LilFest presents a house concert with
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Americana country-folk fiddler and Creole… Downtown
Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying Mt. Vernon, 7pm Tue Mar 13
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
3pm Sun May 20 Phil Heywood, a LilFest concert with the New Orleans
fiddle, guitar virtuoso,… Meadowbrook Gazebo, 7pm
RiverBend Bronze Handbell Ensemble Spring Tue Mar 13
Concert, musicians in a concert themed “Classical Bells”;
for information, e-mail riverbendbronze@gmail.com… Cry Cry Cry, concert with the folk supergroup
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4pm Sun May 20 consisting of Richard Shindell, Lucy… Englert Theatre,
8pm Thu Mar 15
Moeller Nights: Yes You Are, concert with the five-
piece indie-pop band; $10-15… Triple Crown Whiskey Grateful Ball, presented by the Travelin’ McCourly’s &
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri May 25 the Jeff Austin Band;… Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, 7:30pm Fri Mar 16
Moeller Nights: Matthew Logan Vasquez, concert

Handel’s with the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of Indie rock


group Delta… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Motel, 7pm Sun May 27
St Patrick’s Day with Calan, holiday concert with the
Celtic musicians; $24-29; for tickets and… CSPS/Legion
Arts, 8pm Sat Mar 17

Carsie Blanton, concert with the singer, songwriter,


Outlying Areas guitarist, and piano player based… CSPS/Legion Arts,
7pm Sun Mar 18
March
March 25 Buckethead, concert with the genre-hopping musician
Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based group who has released 304 studio… Gabe’s, 8pm Mon Mar 19
consists of six veteran musicians intent on… Peoria Civic
Center, 8pm Fri Mar 2 Todd Snider, concert with the Americana, alt-country,
and folk singer/songwriter, featuring an… Englert
Gaelic Storm, concert with the touring Celtic-rock Theatre, 8pm Tue Mar 20
musicians; $36.50; for tickets and… Englert Theatre, 8pm
Sat Mar 3 Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, & Vân-Ánh Vanessa
Võ: My Lai, musical performance based on the tragedy
Laurie Berkner, concert with the popular children’s- of the Vietnam War’s… Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm
rock musician; $15-100; for tickets,call 800-745-3000… Wed Mar 21
Peoria Civic Center, 11am Sat Mar 3
Gary Allan, concert with the chart-topping country
Red Baraat Festival of Colors, concert with the funk superstar; $35-99; for tickets, call… Peoria Civic Center,
and hip-hop musicians; $19-23; for tickets… CSPS/Legion 8pm Thu Mar 22
Arts, 8pm Sat Mar 3
Returning the celebrated masterpiece to the Easter season, The Nashville Celts: Celtic Roots of Great
Charlie Hunter Trio, concert with the innovative
guitarist and his ensemble; $18-22; for… CSPS/Legion
we invite you to join us Palm Sunday to experience the American Music, eight musicians and step dancers Arts, 8pm Fri Mar 23
unite bluegrass, country, and popular… University of
birth, passion and resurrection story of Messiah Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Sat Mar 3 Graham Nash, concert with the British-American
singer-songwriter and musician known for his… Englert
by George Frideric Handel. Elias String Quartet, the touring chamber musicians Theatre, 8pm Fri Mar 23
perform a repertoire of Schubert’s “Quartettsatz…
March 25, 2018 at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Tue Mar 6 Chuck Mitchell, a LilFest concert with the musician
who gave Joni Mitchell… Uptown Theatre, 7:30pm Sat
For more information and tickets, visit www.augustana.edu/tickets Kirkwood Elementary Concert, students from
Kirkwood Elementary in grades 3-6 will perform; free;…
Mar 24

or call 309-794-7306. Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 6pm Tue Mar 6 Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys, 7pm doors;
$15; for information, call 815-878-4805… Princeton
The performance is partially funded with support from the Meredith Foundation Wyclef Jean, concert with the Haitian rapper, musician, Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Mar 24
and actor; $39.50-159.50; for… Englert Theatre, 8pm
and WVIK. Tue Mar 6 Earth, Wind, & Fire, concert with one of the world
top-selling musical groups; $29.50-149.50;… Peoria Civic
Arlo Guthrie, concert with the legendary folk singer/ Center, 7pm Sun Mar 25
MISSISSIPPI BEND PLAYERS songwriter and father of the… Englert Theatre, 8pm
Wed Mar 7 Steve Earle, concert with the rock, country, and folk
Regional theatre at Augustana College Regina Bands Concert, students from Regina middle
singer/songwriter, record producer,… Englert Theatre,
8pm Tue Mar 27
2018 Season — Big Dreams school and high school will perform;… Coralville Center
for the Performing Arts, 7pm Wed Mar 7 Brian Stokes Mitchell w/ the University of Iowa
Big River | Glass Menagerie | Beginner’s Luck Symphony Orchestra, the Tony winner performs
Performances are at the Brunner Theatre Center. Garnet Rogers, concert with the Canadian singer- with University of Iowa student musicians… Hancher
songwriter; $17-21; for tickets and information,… CSPS/ Auditorium, 7:30pm Wed Mar 28
Visit www.augustana.edu/tickets for more information. Legion Arts, 7pm Thu Mar 8
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LITERARY ARTS
Nils Frahm, concert with the electronic and avant-
garde musician and pianist; $15-25;… Englert Theatre,
8pm Wed Mar 28
Readings & Discussions
Peter Frampton, concert with the pop icon and
Grammy Award-winning guitarist; $49.50-79.50;… March
Peoria Civic Center, 8pm Wed Mar 28
Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes
Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular, concert with a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street
Skillet, Kari Jobe, Building 429, John Crist, KB,… Peoria Library, 6:30pm Thu Mar 1
Civic Center, 7pm Thu Mar 29
10th Annual Iron Pen Contest Celebration &
Greg Brown, concert with the Americana and folk Readings, held in conjunction with the contest in
singer/songwriter; $33.50; for tickets… Englert Theatre, which contestants had… Midwest Writing Center, 2pm
8pm Fri Mar 30 Sat Mar 3

The Perfume Collector, a discussion of Kathleen


April Tessaro’s book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Mar 5
Karla Bonoff, concert with the singer/songwriter
whose songs have been covered by… CSPS/Legion Arts, Andrea Gibson, an evening with the writer and activist
7pm Tue Apr 3 whose poetry focuses… Englert Theatre, 8pm Mon
Mar 5
Take 6, an evening with the Grammy-winning a
cappella gospel music sextet;… University of Dubuque’s RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason
Heritage Center, 7:30pm Wed Apr 4 from the… 6pm Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Mar 27

Elizabeth Moen, concert with the folk singer/ Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
songwriter, featuring an opening set by… Englert yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount
Theatre, 8pm Thu Apr 5 Street Library, 10am Mon Mar 12

Sister Wife, rock, soul, funk, jazz, folk, and pop with the Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
Rock… Englert Theatre, 7pm Fri Apr 6 of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,…
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Mar 12
Bstar, rock and groove with the Iowa City duo, featuring
an… Englert Theatre, 7pm Sat Apr 7 See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many…
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
Iowa Outlaws & San Francisco Angels, an evening 6:30pm Wed Mar 14
with Middle Western featuring William Elliott Whitmore
&… Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, The Handmaid’s Tale, enjoy a cocktail or two while
7:30pm Sat Apr 7 talking about Margaret Atwood’s… Icons Martini, 7pm
Tue Mar 20
Ancient Posse, R&B, trip-hop, acid jazz, and dream pop
with the Des… Englert Theatre, 7pm Sun Apr 8 A Cold Day for Murder, a discussion of Dana
Stabenow’s book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island
The Decemberists, concert with the indie-rock band Public Library - Downtown Library, 6:30pm Wed Mar 21
from Portland, Oregon; $36-76; for… Peoria Civic Center,
7:30pm Wed Apr 11 Fandom Book Club, eek out with other teen readers
about Percy Jackson, Harry… Davenport Public Library -
6 Guitars, a hilarious and entertaining journey through Holly Kimball exhibit at Quad City Arts Center - through March 23 Main, 4pm Mon Mar 26
the lens of six… University of Dubuque’s Heritage
Center, 7:30pm Fri Apr 13 How the Irish Saved Civilization, a discussion of
May Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks V, Thomas Cahill’s book with the Last Monday… Silvis
Digitour: Arctic Lights, a family-friendly event where attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Mar 26
fans can meet their faves from… Gabe’s, 6:30pm Fri Three Dog Night, concert with the Grammy- repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
Apr 13 nominated, chart-topping rockers; $35-79; for tickets, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., The Glass Castle, a discussion of Jeannette Walls’ book
call… Peoria Civic Center, 7:30pm Thu May 3 Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Mar 3 with the Southwest Branch… Rock Island Public Library -
Chuck McDermott, a LilFest concert with the Iowa- Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Mar 27
born, nationally-known country-Americana singer- Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, the Emmy- Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks V,
songwriter; $5-15;… Uptown Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Apr 14 winning crooner and his ensemble perform big-band attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, & the Politics
music fused… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, of Paradise, a discussion of Michael Grunwald’s book
Nova Singers: Our Earth, Our Home, Galesburg’s 7:30pm Fri May 4 call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, with the Environmental Book Club;… River Action, 7pm
professional 21-voice ensemble presents a concert 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Mar 4 Tue Mar 27
celebrating the beauty and fragility of our planet, under Dweezil Zappa, concert with the classic-rock singer
the direction of Dr. Laura Lane; $18; for tickets and and guitarist; $31.50-75; for information… Englert Roots in Recording, Tue./Thu. 6-8pm & Sun. noon- Shotgun Lovesong, a discussion of Nicolas Butler’s
information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox. Theatre, 8pm Sat May 5 5pm (Sundays are lab days, and… RME (River Music book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library,
edu, Knox College’s Kresge Recital Hall, 2 East South St., Experience), 6pm Tue Mar 6 6:30pm Wed Mar 28
Knox College, Galesburg IL, NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor
Sat Apr 14 Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra will be joined… Hancher SBC Music & Arts Academy Band Workshop, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiments in a
Auditorium, 3pm Sun May 6 featuring the St. Ambrose Marching Band and the Rev. Quantum Reality, a discussion of Dean Radin’s book
Martin Carthy, folk singer/songwriter in concert; $17- Joseph… Second Baptist Church Family Life Center, 9am with the Quad Cities Institute of… Cafe Indigo, 5:30pm
21; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580… CSPS/ Flatbush Zombies w/ Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Sat Mar 10 Thu Mar 29
Legion Arts, 7pm Sun Apr 15 a concert in the Nitefall on the River series; $25-30…
Brenton Skating Plaza, 7pm Sun May 6 Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks VI, held immediately Murder & Mayhem in Scott County Iowa, local
DakhaBrakha, 7 & 9:30pm concerts with the quartet after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre;… Hotel historian John Brassard Jr. will be sharing stories from…
whose performances are… Hancher Auditorium, 7pm Eliza Gilkyson, singer/songwriter in concert; 7pm Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Apr 7 LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Thu Mar 29
Thu Apr 19 doors; $20; for information, call 815-878-4805…
Princeton Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat May 19 Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks VI, Community Shakespeare Play Reading, title TBA;
Turnpike Troubadours, a concert in the Nitefall on attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the participate or just come to listen… Uptown Bill’s Coffee
the River series; $25… Simon Estes Amphitheater, 8pm Zeshan Bagewadi & the Transistors, an all-ages repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, House, 7pm Sat Mar 31
Fri Apr 20 concert in the 2018 Summer of the Arts… Weatherdance call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
Fountain Stage, 6:30pm Fri May 25 Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Apr 7
Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Great Cities -- Rome, April
featuring Mednelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4: Italian,” Zeshan Bagewadi & the Transistors, outdoor Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks VI,
Martucci’s “The Song of… Peoria Civic Center, 7:30pm concert with the touring blues, soul, and R&B musician… attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the Small Great Things, a discussion of Jodi Picoult’s
Sat Apr 28 Hancher Auditorium, 2pm Sat May 26 repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library -
call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Apr 2
Peter Case, folk/blues troubadour in concert; Mel Parsons, with a 6pm potluck… Ca D’Zan, 6:30pm 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Apr 8
7pm doors; $20; for information, call… Princeton Thu May 31 RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason
Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Apr 28 Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass, Zappa will be from the… 6pm Tue Apr 3 thru Tue Apr 24
previewing some of the guitar concepts he… Englert
Scotty McCreery, concert with the multi-platinum- Classes & Events Theatre, 3pm Sat May 5 Carrie Brownstein + Roxane Gay + Amber
selling, chart-topping country singer; $24-65; for Tamblyn: In Conversation, the authors, performers,
tickets… Riverside Casino Event Center, 8pm Sat Apr 28 Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks V, held immediately and cultural icons in an event that… Englert Theatre,
after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre;… Hotel 7:30pm Wed Apr 4
Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Mar 3
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Readings & Discussions / April free… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon May 21

Dandelion Wine, a discussion of Ray Bradbury’s book


Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes with the Southwest Branch… Rock Island Public Library -
a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue May 22
Library, 6:30pm Thu Apr 5
The Good Good Pig, a discussion of Sy Montgomery’s
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating book with the Environmental Book Club;… River Action,
yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Street 7pm Tue May 22
Library, 10am Mon Apr 9
West Fork, a discussion of Tom McKay’s book with the
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Wed
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… May 23
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Apr 9

Booktalk with Tom McKay, local author McKay will Workshops & Classes
discuss his new book “West Fork”… East Moline Public
Library, 5:30pm Tue Apr 10 USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing
See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many… Center, 1pm Thu Mar 1
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
6:30pm Wed Apr 11 Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the

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month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Mar 3
Meet the Author: Jill Esbaum, listen to Esbaum read and Sat Mar 17
her newest book “How to Grow… Moline Public Library,
2pm Sat Apr 14 Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
all around the Quad Cities of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library -
National Poetry Month Celebration, with former Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Mar 5 and Mon
with Xtream WiFi! QC Poet Laureate Dale Haake; join fellow poetry…
Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Apr 17
Mar 19

Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays


Xtream WiFi gives you the freedom to surf and The Last Child, enjoy a cocktail or two while talking of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library -
about John Hart’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Apr 17 Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Apr 2 and Mon
stream the web when you're away from home. Apr 16
Brown Bag Lunch Discussions featuring Dr. Peter
Simply sign in to XtreamWiFi and connect to a Kivisto, Kivisto from Augustana will be discussing his USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
fast, reliable online network you can count on. new book “The… Midwest Writing Center, 11:30am Thu group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing
Apr 19 Center, 1pm Thu Apr 5

MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMERS Fandom Book Club, eek out with other teen readers Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the
about Percy Jackson, Harry… Davenport Public Library - month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Apr 7
FREE unlimited access to Xtream WiFi Main, 4pm Mon Apr 23 and Sat Apr 21

April Henry Author Visit: What Doesn’t Kill You: The Reclamation Workshop, Derek Nnuro and
NOT A MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMER? One Writer’s (Sometimes Crazy) Dedication to Tameka Cage Conley will co-lead participants… Englert
Enjoy 30 FREE minutes of Xtream WiFi each month Getting it Righ, an evening with New York Times Theatre, 10am Sat Apr 14 and Sun Apr 15
bestselling author; free; for… Fairmount Street Library,
6pm Tue Apr 24 USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing
Spirits of the Earth, a discussion of Robert Lake- Center, 1pm Thu May 3
Thom’s book with the Environmental Book Club;… River
Action, 7pm Tue Apr 24 Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the
month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat May 5
Jane Eyre, a discussion of Charlotte Bronte’s book with and Sat May 19
the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Wed Apr 25 Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library -
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, refreshments Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon May 7 and Mon
provided; free; for information, call 309-755-3393… Silvis May 21
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Apr 30

Calls For Entry


May
Seeking Nominations: MWC Literary Arts Awards,
RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason seeking community nominees in the categories of…
from the… 6pm Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29 Midwest Writing Center, thru Tue Mar 20

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes Seeking Submissions: Writer’s Block E-Magazine,
a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street the MWC is seeking submissions for its annual Writer’s…
Library, 6:30pm Thu May 3 Midwest Writing Center, thru Sun Apr 1

Child of the River, a discussion of Irma Joubert’s


book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 3pm Mon May 7

See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many… THEATRE
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
6:30pm Wed May 9 Performances
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating Scott & Rock Island Counties
yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Street
Library, 10am Mon May 14 Now Playing
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction Beauty and the Beast Jr., the Penguin Project of
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… the Quad Cities presents a one-act version of the Tony-
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon May 14 winning Disney musical performed by special-needs
students, in a collaboration between Augustana’s
The Dry Grass of August, enjoy a cocktail or two Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Living
Sign in to XtreamWiFi and get connected today! while talking about Anna Jean… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Arts; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $12; for tickets
May 15 and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
LEARN MORE AT Ishi in Two Worlds, a discussion of Theodora Kroebe’s Augustana.edu, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun Mar 4
MEDIACOMCABLE.COM/XTREAM-WIFI book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public Library -
30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed May 16
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Motown: The Musical, touring production of the The Diary of Anne Frank, newly adapted stage
Tony-winning stage hit; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat.… Hancher adaptation of the Holocaust memoir; Fri. &… Theatre
Auditorium, thru Sun Mar 4 Cedar Rapids, Fri Mar 9 thru Sat Mar 31

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New Bent, Martin Sherman’s Tony-nominated concentration-
England, Madeleine George’s comedy about comedy camp drama; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.… Theatre Cedar
about the perils of monogamy,… The University of Rapids, Fri Mar 16 thru Sat Apr 7
Iowa’s David Thayer Theatre, thru Sat Mar 10
Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, Steve Carroll
The Elephant Man, Bernard Pomerance’s Tony- stars in a one-man show about the famed… University
winning drama about deformed Victorian man Joseph of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Mon Mar 19 thru Tue
Merrick,… Iowa City Community Theatre, thru Sun Mar 20
Mar 4
Heroes of the Underground Railroad, presented by
The Sound of Music, Regina High School students Bright Star Touring Theatre; join Harriet Tubman, Levi…
present the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical… Coralville Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, Tue Mar
Center for the Performing Arts, thru Sun Mar 4 20 thru Thu Mar 22

Winnie the Pooh, the Young Footliters Youth Theatre


Opening in March presents the stage version of… Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, Fri Mar 23 thru Sat Mar 24
Apples in Winter, Jennifer Fawcett’s award-winning
play about mothers and sons, directed by… Riverside The Flea, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater presents a
Theatre, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun Mar 18 melding of two Spanish-American folktales,… New
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Akropolis Reed Quintet at the Galvin Fine Arts Center - April 26 Strand Theatre, Sat Mar 24
Camelot: In Concert, Lerner and Loewe’s musical
classic about King Arthur, Lancelot, and… Coralville SPT Theatre: Top 10, the latest installment of “Tales
Freaky Friday, musical-comedy adaptation of Disney’s The Laramie Project, drama by Moisés Kaufman and Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Mon Mar 5 from the Writers’ Room” performed… CSPS/Legion Arts,
body-switching comedy, directed by Erin Thompson;… members of the Tectonic Theater… Scott Community 8pm Fri Mar 30 thru Sat Mar 31
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri Mar 2 thru Sat Mar 24 College’s Black Box Theatre, Fri Apr 13 thru Sun Apr 22

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-


Opening in March comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash,
directed by Andrea… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Thu
Cinderella, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Tony-winning Apr 19 thru Sat May 12
musical adaptation of the classic fairytale in a Broadway
at the Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-745- Cabaret, Kander & Ebb’s musical classic set in 1930s
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, Berlin, directed… Galvin Fine Arts Center, Fri Apr 20
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Mar 7 thru Sun Apr 22

Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker’s play King John, the Prenzie Players’ production of
about adult drama classes at a community center in Shakespeare’s history play, directed by Jake Walker; Thu.-
Vermont, produced by students in the THEA 350 play Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm; $10-15; for tickets and information,
production class; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; for call 563-484-4210 or e-mail tickets@prenzieplayers.com,
information, call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Black Box QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport IA,
Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island PrenziePlayers.com, Fri Apr 20 thru Sat Apr 28
IL, Augustana.edu, Fri Mar 9 thru Sun Mar 11
Crowns: A Gospel Musical, a play with music and
Proposals, family dramedy by Neil Simon, directed dance adapted from a book… The Black Box Theatre,
by Phillip Cathoir; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for Thu Apr 26 thru Sun May 6
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, The Drowsy Chaperone, Tony-winning spoof of
Fri Mar 9 thru Sun Mar 18 roaring-’20s musicals, directed by Shelley Cooper and
Michelle Crouch; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $12-14;
Venus in Fur, David Ives’ Tony-winning dark comedy, for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner
directed by Mike Schulz; Fri &.… QC Theatre Workshop, Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock
Fri Mar 9 thru Sun Mar 25 Island IL, Augustana.edu, Fri Apr 27 thru Sun May 6

Godspell, Countryside Community Theatre presents The Emperor’s New Clothes, student-performed
Stephen Schwartz’s off-Broadway biblical hit, directed… version of the Hans Christian Andersen story, adapted
Princeton Boll’s Community Center, Fri Mar 16 thru Sun by… Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat Apr 28 thru Sun
Mar 25 May 6

Catch Me If You Can, Tony-winning musical comedy


based on Steven Spielberg’s 2001 con-man hit; Thu.-Sat. Opening in May
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for tickets and information, call
309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, all-new stage show
Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline IL, QCMusicGuild. based on Disney Junior’s animated TV series; $23-99; for
com, Thu Mar 22 thru Sun Mar 25 tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Mon May 7
Clue: The Musical, an interactive musical that invites
the audience to help solve… The Black Box Theatre, Thu Quad City Playwrights Festival, 19th-annual
Mar 22 thru Sat Mar 31 showcase of 10-minute plays highlighting new works
by area playwrights of high-school age and up; for
The Church Basement Ladies in “Rise Up, O Men”, information, call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Black Box
musical comedy sequel to “Church Basement Ladies,” Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island
directed by Curt… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed Mar IL, Augustana.edu, 1:30pm Sat May 12
28 thru Sat May 12
The Bridges of Madison County, musical-drama
adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling
Opening in April romance; Fri., Sat.,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed
May 23 thru Wed May 30
The Christians, Lucas Hnath’s drama presented in
the Barn Owl series; for information, call 309-762-0330, Some Girl(s), Neil LaBute’s comedy/drama presented
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, in the Barn Owl series; for information, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters.com, 7:30pm Mon Apr 9 thru Wed Apr 11 Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL,
Playcrafters.com, 7:30pm Thu May 24 thru Sat May 26
Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Dario Fo’s
farce based on the real-life events surrounding Italian
railwayman and anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli, directed by Outlying Areas
Keenan Odenkirk; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $3-5;
for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Now Playing
Black Box Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave.,
Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, Thu Apr 12 thru Sun A View from the Bridge, Iowa State Theatre Co.’s
Apr 15 presentation of Arthur Miller’s Tony-winning drama;…
Kum & Go Theatre, thru Sun Mar 4
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Pancham… The Genius of R.D. Burman, the musical Iowa City Dance PINA: A Community Project Pop-
Opening in April Shakespearee’s pastoral comedy, directed by David Lee- journey of a legendary Bollywood music composer, Up Dance Performance, wth Gowns and Tuxes For
Painter; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun.… The University of Iowa’s E. presented… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, the Camera from 1-2 pm,… Downtown Iowa City, 1pm
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, touring shadow C. Mabie Theatre, Fri Apr 20 thru Sat Apr 28 7pm Fri May 11 Sat Mar 31
play for families recounting the fates of star-crossed…
Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Wed Apr 4 The Wizard of Oz, stage version of the beloved family- SPT Theatre: EX, the latest installment of “Tales from Afterglow Party for Defining Dance: Distinctly
film classic; for tickets, call… Peoria Civic Center, 7:30pm the Writers’ Room” performed… CSPS/Legion Arts, 8pm Ballet Quad Cities, held in celebration of Ballet Quad
Sex Please, We’re 60, slapstick farce by Jesse Jones, Wed Apr 25 thru Thu Apr 26 Fri May 11 thru Sat May 12 Cities’ performance of mixed-repertory… The Planning
Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten,… Richmond Hill Barn Center, 10pm Sat Apr 21
Theatre, Thu Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 22 Little Women: The Musical, the City Circle Acting Ring of Fire, jukebox musical featuring the hits of
Company of Coralville presents the Tony-nominated… Johnny Cash; Fri. &… Timber Lake Playhouse, Fri May 11 Iowa City Dance PINA: A Community Project
Così Fan Tutte: or, The School for Lovers, Mozart’s Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Apr 27 thru thru Sun May 20 Pop-Up Dance Performance, celebrate international
opera presented by the University of Iowa School of… Sun May 6 Dance Day; for information, e-mail noragarda@gmail.
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Fri Apr Uncle Rabbit’s Adventures, Eulenspiegel Puppet com… Downtown Iowa City, 2pm Sun Apr 29
13 thru Sun Apr 15 A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged), Theater presents a bilingual puppet show, with live…
Taylor Mac presents a musical and theatrical journey Owl Glass Puppetry Center, Sat May 12 Iowa City Dance PINA: A Community Project
Kinky Boots, touring production of the Tony-winning through American… Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Sat Pop-Up Dance Performance, your opportunity to
musical; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2… Hancher Auditorium, Fri Apr 28 Dearly Beloved, Southern comedy by Jesse Jones, articipate in the Iowa Dance Festival; for… Coralville
Apr 13 thru Sun Apr 15 Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten,… Richmond Hill Barn Center for the Performing Arts, 6pm Sat May 12
Theatre, 7:30pm Thu May 31
The Christians, Iowa State Theatre Co.’s presentation Opening in May
of Lucas Hnath’s award-winning drama;… Kum & Go
Theatre, Fri Apr 13 thru Sun Apr 22 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Auditions & Calls For Entry COMEDY
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Tim’s Rice’s biblical-musical
Tooth & Nail, comedy about faith, sexuality, and the smash; Fri. &… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Fri May 4 thru Sun Spring Break Camp 2018: Aesop Fable Weekly
state of being Irish… Riverside Theatre, Fri Apr 13 thru May 27 Adventure!, thru Mar. 23; ages 6-13 learn about acting,
Sun Apr 29 theatre design, and… Davenport Junior Theatre, 8:45am ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
Rapture, Blister, Burn, Iowa State Theatre Co.’s Mon Mar 19 with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm
Antlia Pneumatica, Anne Washburn’s dramatic presentation of Gina Gionfriddo’s comedy and… Kum & Fri Mar 2 thru Sat May 26
exploration of friendship and loss; Fri. &… University of Go Theatre, Thu May 10 thru Sun May 20 Return to the Forbidden Planet, auditions for
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Fri Apr 20 thru Sun Apr 22 the City Circle Acting Company of Coralville’s jukebox Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
musical… Community of Christ Church, Fri Mar 30 and information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Mar 4
Sat Mar 31 thru Sun May 27

Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,

DANCE 7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363-


0606… Penguin’s Comedy Club, 7:30pm Wed Mar 7 thru
Wed May 30
Performances
FLY Dance Company: The Gentlemen of Hip-Hop, March
a high energy, non-stop mix of hip hop, classical, and…
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Fri The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
Mar 23 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Mar 2
Alice in Wonderland, Ballet Quad Cities performs
Artistic Director Courtney Lyon’s world-premiere ballet The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
based on the Lewis Carroll classic; 2 & 8pm; $7-28; for and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
information and tickets, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Mar 3
136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat
Mar 24 Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice & Fire, music-
comedy parody of and homage to the first seven
Defining Dance: Distinctly Ballet Quad Cities, seasons… Peoria Civic Center, 7pm Sun Mar 4
Ballet Quad Cities presents a performance of mixed
repertory; for mixed repertory… Scottish Rite Cathedral, Etta May: Box Wine & Gas Station Chicken, an
8pm Fri Apr 20 thru Sat Apr 21 evening of standup with the Queen of Southern Sass,…
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:15pm Thu Mar 8

Classes & Events The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch


comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Mar 9
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of The Late Nite Shows: MFK, sketch comedy and
Dance, Thu Mar 1 thru Thu May 31 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Mar 10
Afterglow Party: Alice in Wonderland, held in
celebration of Ballet Quad Cities’ performance of The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
Artistic… Hotel Blackhawk, 10pm Sat Mar 24 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Mar 16

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists the Tesla Quartet at First Presbyterian Church of Davenport - March 10
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MUSEUMS
The Magic of David Casas, comedy and sleight-
of-hand with the area’s premier magician; at 10am…
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, Fri Mar 16
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall
The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The of Fame, the most extensive and comprehensive
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Mar 17 traveling exhibit ever done on America’s most popular
sport, offering an immersive fan experience featuring
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event more than 200 artifacts, rare photos, one-of-a-
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians kind documents, and more; the 6,000 square-foot
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Mar 23 exhibit features spectacular footage from NFL Films’
unparalleled film archives and a series of interactive
The Late Nite Shows: Movie the Musical, sketch exhibits that challenge both mind and body, plus a
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… 500-square-foot area dedicated to the Chicago Bears
The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Mar 23 and Green Bay Packers; the exhibit also showcases
storylines focusing on a range of subjects, from the
An Evening with Henry Cho, performance by societal impact of the sport to the science behind the
the comedian, actor, and regular performer at the… game, with inspirational stories of the game’s pioneers,
Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Mar 23 great players, coaches, and circumstances of play come
to life; $7-15; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the Blacklist, and… Putnam.org, Sun Apr 1 thru Thu May 31
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Mar 24
Butchers, Bankers, and Brewers: German Business
The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase, in Davenport, from prominent businessmen, to local
sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; Frank Caliendo at the Rhythm City Casino Resort - April 21 bar keepers,… German American Heritage Center, thru
$5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Mar 24 Sun May 6

The Late Nite Shows: Paddy Murphy Is Dead, Theatre Cedar Rapids Studio Improv, TCR’s Improv The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase, Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop, for
sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; comedy teams take suggestions from the audience sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; ages 10+; the art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs is… German
$5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Mar 30 and… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Thu Apr 19 thru Sat Apr 28 $5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Apr 28 American Heritage Center, 9am Sat Mar 3

The Late Nite Shows: Don’t Try This at Home, The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop, for
sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The May ages 10+; the art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs is… German
$5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Mar 31 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Apr 20 American Heritage Center, 1pm Sat Mar 3
The Late Nite Shows: Friday, on Fridays; sketch
David Sedaris, an evening with the humorist, comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… Trivia Night at the Putnam: Sports Trivia &
April bestselling author, and frequent NPR… Englert Theatre, The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri May 4 thru Fri May 25 Beyond!, teams will be allowed up to eight members,
7pm Sat Apr 21 each with a cost of $10 per person, and single players
The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, on Saturdays; sketch are welcome; categories include sports, literature,
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Frank Caliendo, an evening with the touring comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… music, companies and finance, museums, and more;
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Apr 6 comedian, actor, and impressionist; $27-47, Rhythm City The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat May 5 thru Sat May 26 contestants may bring in food and snacks but no outside
Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport beverages, please; cash bar included; 5:30pm doors,
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy with IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Apr 21 Jay Pharoah, an evening with the actor, stand-up 6:30pm trivia; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the Blacklist, and… comedian, impressionist, rapper, and… Englert Theatre, Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Apr 7 Mary Quite Contrary’s Variety Show, for tickets and 8pm Thu May 10 Putnam.org, 6:30pm Sat Mar 3
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2… The Circa
The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Apr 21 Jim Norton, an evening with the standup comedian, Felted Eggs with Gisela McDonald, have hands-on
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The radio personality, bestselling author,… Englert Theatre, instruction as you make felted eggs in this… German
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Apr 7 The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and 8pm Sat May 12 American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Mar 4
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Apr 21 David Casas, illusions and comedy with the area Duffy Does Dr. Seuss, join Broadway and film actor
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… magician; for tickets and… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Duffy Hudson in this fast-paced… German American
The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Apr 13 Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event 7:15pm Fri May 18 Heritage Center, 2pm Sat Mar 10
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians
An Evening with Kevin Smith, an up-close-and- from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Apr 27 Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event Second Saturdays at the German American
personal evening with the writer, comedian, podcaster, featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
and film… Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Apr 13 The Late Nite Shows: Bandwagon, sketch comedy from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri May 25 are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The 10am Sat Mar 10
The Late Nite Shows: True Story, sketch comedy Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Apr 27
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Wine with Einstein, event featuring a wine tasting,
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Apr 14 Paula Poundstone, an evening with the standup snacks, and the enjoyable company… German American
comedienne, author, actress, interviewer, and… Englert Heritage Center, 6pm Sat Mar 10
Theatre, 8pm Fri Apr 27
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Adam’s Rib, a screening in the Afternoon Classic Films

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MUSEUMS series; free; for… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Mar 21

Kitchen Stories, a screening of Bent Hamer’s comedy


Tote Basket Weaving Class with Tracey Welch, in the Nordic Film… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Sun Mar 25
Welch from Basket Werks leads a hands-on class crafting
a… German American Heritage Center, noon Sun Mar 11 Promised Land: Adventures in the Middle East,
a screening in the World Adventure Series presented
Easter Scherenschnitte 2D Class, hands-on by Rick Ray; at 2 & 6pm; $7-8.50; for information, call
workshop led by Keith Bonnstetter; $15-20; for 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
information, call 563-322-8844… German American 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Tue Mar 27
Heritage Center, 1pm Sat Mar 17
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, shown as part
Easter Scherenschnitte 3D Class, hands-on of the Science on Screen series, a… FilmScene, 7pm Tue
workshop led by Keith Bonnstetter; $15-20; for Mar 27
information, call 563-322-8844… German American
Heritage Center, 2:30pm Sat Mar 17
April
Eiermarkt Craft Fair, visit us and all of our local
vendors to find… German American Heritage Center, Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup
10am Sat Mar 24 of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Apr 9
Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this
month’s program will feature Mary Ann McLeod Guatemala: Land of the Maya, a screening in
speaking on “How Our Needs Change As We Grow the World Adventure Series presented by Brent
Older,” and is followed by a short meeting of the Guild Winebrenner; at 2 & 6pm; $7-8.50; for information, call
and refreshments; free and open to the public; for 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org/Calendar/World-
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam. Adventure-Series-Tibet-A-Light-in-the-Darkne, Tue
org, 1:30pm Thu Mar 29 Apr 10

Second Saturdays at the German American Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID free; for information,… Davenport Public Library -
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center, Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Apr 13
10am Sat Apr 14
Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne, $15-18; for
Family Museum Special Needs Night, the museum information and tickets, call 319-688-2653… Englert
will open its doors after hours for an… Family Museum, Theatre, 7pm Fri Apr 13
5:30pm Fri Apr 20
The Secret Life of Pets, a screening of the family
Second Saturdays at the German American entertainment in the Interactive Movie… Riverside
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID Foursquare Church, Sat Apr 14
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
10am Sat May 12 30/31 Book Club Movie Night, the movie will be held
at the private home of… Rock Island Public Library -
30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed Apr 18

MOVIES Giant, a screening in the Afternoon Classic Films series;


free; for… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue
FIGGE ART MUSEUM CURRENT EXHIBITION March Branch, 2pm Wed Apr 18

Kick-It with a Movie Monday, grab some popcorn Cinema at the Figge, presented by Ford Photography;
and watch a movie on our big… LeClaire Community with a 4pm Happy Hour, 5pm Social Hour with craft beer
Library, 4:30pm Mon Mar 5 provided by Wake Brewing, 6pm Short Film Program,
and 7pm Feature Film; free; for information, call 563-326-
Monday Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
watch a movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Apr 19
1:30pm Mon Mar 5
More Puppet Films for Adults, see another of
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Heather Henson’s collections of puppet film shorts…
free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 8pm Fri Apr 20
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Mar 9
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, shown as part of the
Kung Fu Panda, a screening of the family Science on Screen series, a… FilmScene, 1pm Sun Apr 22
entertainment in the Interactive Movie… Riverside
Foursquare Church, Sat Mar 10 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival,
annual festival dedicated to enriching the community
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, the digitally remastered version and… Downtown Dubuque, Thu Apr 26 thru Sun Apr
of the 2004 anime box office… Rave Cinemas Davenport 29
53rd 18 + IMAX, Sun Mar 11 and Mon Mar 12
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working
Brooklyn, a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie with Time, director Thomas Riedelsheimer follows
in the new “Coffee… Rock Island Public Library - Andy Goldsworthy as he constructs his art from upstate
Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Mar 12 New York to his home village in Scotland and questions
the solitary artist about his inspirations, frustrations,
Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup and artistic goals; free; for information, call 563-326-

Wynn Bullock Revelations


of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library - 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Mar 12 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 3:30pm Sun Apr 29

Walk with Me, Benedict Cumberbatch goes inside Songs from the Second Floor, a screening of Roy
THROUGH APRIL 29, 2018 a Zen Buddhist community whose members have Andersson’s dark comedy in the Nordic… Rozz-Tox, 8pm
Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration given up all their possessions and chosen a life of Sun Apr 29
chastity to transform their suffering and practice the
with the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson art of mindfulness with the famous teacher Thich
Support for this exhibition is provided by The Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Nhat Hanh; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, May
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Generous in-kind support for this exhibition is provided by Tru Vue, Inc. and Avyve FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu Mar 15 thru Sat Mar 24 Monday Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and
Sponsor for the exhibition at the Figge Art Museum: The Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation watch a movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library,
Visio Divina through Film: A Man Called Ove, a 1:30pm Mon May 7
Wynn Bullock (American, 1902-1975), Old Typewriter, 1951, gelatin silver print, 7 1/16 × 9 7/16 in., High Museum of Art, screening of the Oscar-nominated Swedish film; the
Atlanta, Gift of Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection, 2012.594, © Bullock Family Photography LLC. All rights reserved. growing spiritual… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 5pm Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence, the second in
Tue Mar 20 a three-title series adapted from the popular Digimon…
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7:30pm Thu
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804 Lunafest, the seventh-annual traveling film festival May 10
www.figgeartmuseum.org featuring award-winning short films by,… Englert
Theatre, 6pm Wed Mar 21
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Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Session I,
free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - games at noon & 2:30pm; $10-25/day, $60 all-session; for
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri May 11 tickets,… TaxSlayer Center, noon Fri Mar 9

Madagascar, a screening of the family entertainment MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Session
in the Interactive Movie… Riverside Foursquare Church, II, games at 6 & 8:30pm; $10-25/day, $60 all-session; for
Sat May 12 tickets,… TaxSlayer Center, 6pm Fri Mar 9

Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup Caged Aggression XXI: The Champions -- All-
of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library - Professional Card & Feature Female Bout, the
Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon May 14 premier MMA experience featuring state of the art
sound… Davenport RiverCenter, Sat Mar 10
Lady Eve, a screening in the Afternoon Classic Films
series; free; for… Davenport Public Library - Eastern MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Session
Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed May 16 III, games at 1:30 & 4pm; $10-25/day, $60 all-session; for
tickets,… TaxSlayer Center, 1:30pm Sat Mar 10
The Babadook, shown as part of the Science on Screen
series, a… FilmScene, 7pm Tue May 22 MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament:
Championship, $10-25/day, $60 all-session; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 2pm Sun Mar 11

SPORTS Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye, minor-


league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
March 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 6:35pm Wed Mar 14 Kansas at the Adler Theatre - April 4
Quad City Mallards vs. Utah Grizzlies, minor- Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye, minor-
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs,
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Mar 2 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Mar 16 6:35pm Thu Apr 5 and Fri Apr 6 Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 6:35pm Tue
WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania, featuring Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Bismarck Bucks, Quad City Mallards vs. Kalamazoo Wings, minor- Apr 17 thru Thu Apr 19
matches with WWE Champion AJ Styles, The New Day,… the Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Sat Mar 3 after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Mar 23 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Fri Apr 6 Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Sioux City Bandits,
the Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back
Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, minor- Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Kansas City Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, minor- after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat Apr 21
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call Phantoms, the Quad Cities’ professional arena football league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 4:05pm Sun Mar 4 team is back after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat Mar 31 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 7:05pm Sat Apr 7 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Opening The Harlem Globetrotters, basketball and physical tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
Round, games at 4 & 7pm; $10-25/day, $60 all-session; April comedy with the legendary touring athletes; $22-98;… 6:35pm Fri Apr 27
for tickets,… TaxSlayer Center, 4pm Thu Mar 8 TaxSlayer Center, 3pm Sun Apr 8
Quad City Mallards vs. Rapid City Rush, minor- Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Caged Aggression XXI: The Champions -- All- league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
Amateur Card, the premier MMA experience featuring 800-745-3000… TaxSlayer Center, 6:35pm Wed Apr 4 Cougars, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
state of the art sound… Davenport RiverCenter, Fri tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, Sat Apr 28 and Sun Apr 29
Mar 9 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids 6:35pm Mon Apr 9 thru Thu Apr 12
Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for

The largest traveling


exhibit in pro football
history has arrived!
The 7,500-square-foot exhibit features hundreds of
artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s collection
and includes hands-on fun for kids!
Gridiron Glory includes material from NFL films,
immersive experiences and a specially-designed
“Hometown Tribute” section to spotlight the
Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.

Don’t miss Youth Day on April 28!


Bring your aspiring all-stars to the Putnam to
try their skills and meet former pros.
Find out more at PutnamGridiron.org!

A touchdown for
the whole family! 1717 West 12th Street
Exhibit open Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sun., noon - 5 p.m. Davenport, IA 52804
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Gourmet Shopping Bus Trip, food enthusiasts are
May invited to visit Chicago’s finest markets and… Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 7am Wed Mar 21
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps,
Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing
information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 6:35pm video games from the 80s,… Rock Island Public Library -
Mon May 7 Downtown Library, 5pm Wed Mar 21

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps, Spring Migration and Sunset Hike, as the largest
Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and urban wetland on the upper Mississippi River,… Nahant
information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 11am Tue Marsh, 5pm Thu Mar 22
May 8 and Wed May 9
East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club Trivia Night, teams
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County of 8, $10/person; with Mulligans and Double Downs
Captains, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for available,… East Moline American Legion, 7pm Sat Mar
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 24
6:35pm Thu May 10 thru Sat May 12
Lego Night for Adults, if you do not have your own
Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Wichita Force, the set, we ask… QC Co-Lab, 6pm Mon Mar 26
Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back
after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat May 12 2018 Black Hawk College Job Fair, visit dozens
of employers in the gym in Building 3;… Black Hawk
Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Omaha Beef, the College - Quad City Campus, 10am Thu Mar 29
Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back
after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat May 19 Friends of the Silvis Library’s Good Friday Bake
Sale, free; for information, call 309-755-3393… Silvis
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber Public Library, 9am Fri Mar 30
Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
6:35pm Mon May 21
Five Finger Death Punch at the TaxSlayer Center - May 18 April
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!, an evening with the Kick Ass Red Lipstick Burlesque Revue, the women 5pm Fri Apr 6
11am Tue May 22 touring illusionist; $22-32; for tickets and… Orpheum of Vitality and The Va Va Voom! will… Coralville Center
Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Mar 2 for the Performing Arts, 8pm Sat Mar 10 Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for Annual Day of Mindfulness, co-sponsored by the Kick Ass Red Lipstick Burlesque Revue 2018, the tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Apr 6
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, Prairie River Sangha and the Unitarian Universalist… women of Vitality and The Va Va Voom! will… Coralville
6:35pm Wed May 23 and Thu May 24 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, Center for the Performing Arts, 8pm Sat Mar 10 Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey, touring
9am Sat Mar 3 presentation by Lightwire Theater; $4-15; for information
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Marsh Madness Annual Trivia Night, fundraiser for and tickets,… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center,
Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and Dress for Success Quad Cities Second Chance the Nahant Marsh Education Center and Friends of… 7pm Fri Apr 6
information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 6:35pm Fri Sale, buy new and gently-loved brand name attire and CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 7pm Sat Mar 10
May 25 and Sat May 26 accessories at… Dress for Success Quad Cities, 10am Murder in the Mist: A Hauberg Mystery
Sat Mar 3 Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Scavenger Hunt, bring your friends and work together
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The at your own pace… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 7pm
Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and Freaky Friday Scavenger Hunt, Circa ‘21 invites Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Mar 10 Sat Apr 7
information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 5:15pm Sun teams of two to arrive at the… Circa ‘21 Dinner
May 27 and Mon May 28 Playhouse, 8:45am Sat Mar 3 QC Brewery Excursion, join altSTATES Travel in our Nature Hike, explore seasonal changes at Nahant
12-passenger van for an outing… Sat Mar 10 Marsh during a naturalist-led hike… Nahant Marsh, 9am
Nature Hike, explore seasonal changes at Nahant Sat Apr 7

OTHER EVENTS Marsh during a naturalist-led hike… Nahant Marsh, 9am Hike & Hygge, at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Sat Mar 3 Pavilion; if snow, we’ll… Hurstville Interpretive Center, 2018 Bridal Garage Sale, annual sale for those
1:30pm Sun Mar 11 upcoming brides looking for gently used… CASI (Center
March Potato Bake & Salad Bar Fundraiser, … LeClaire for Active Seniors), 11am Sun Apr 8
Civic Center, Sat Mar 3 Icon Retreat: Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the
Quad Cities World Cultures Festival 2018, featuring Apostles, thru Mar. 17; led by Leanne K. Spacek; it was… Quad City Coin Club Annual Spring Coin Show,
a fashion show, cultural educational displays, food, St. Ambrose University Wine at the Warehouse, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, Sun Mar 11 featuring 80 dealer tables with U.S. and foreign coins,
dances, a… Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, $35-45; for tickets and information, call 563-333-6290 or ancient… The Camden Centre, 9am Sun Apr 8
5pm Thu Mar 1 e-mail alumni@sau.edu… Dimitri Wine & Spirits, 4pm Cabin Fever Day, get out of the house on this no-
Sat Mar 3 school day for… Hurstville Interpretive Center, 10am Jackson Galaxy, an evening with the host and
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail Mon Mar 12 executive producer of Animal Planet’s long-running
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire, QC Brewery Excursion, join altSTATES Travel in our hit show “My Cat From Hell”; $31-56; for tickets and
5pm Fri Mar 2 12-passenger van for an outing… Sat Mar 3 Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants information, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
can bring food but no beverages, which must be… The Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Apr
Great River Brewery Tapping Party, in celebration Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Mar 15 13
of the release of the Hop a Potapus Rye PA; for with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The
information, call 563-323-5210 Great River Brewery, 332 Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Mar 3 CASI’s 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Race, annual St. Ambrose University Wine Festival Preview
E. 2nd St., Davenport IA, GreatRiverBrewery.com, 5pm event benefiting the Center for Active Seniors, featuring Dinner, $130 includes ticket to May 19 Wine Festival
Fri Mar 2 ROWVA FFA Toy Show, food served by FFA alumni in the Tot Trot (9am, $15-20 registration), the Family Fun event; for… Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
the Agriculture Shop; free-will… ROWVA High School, Run (9:30am, $15-20 registration), the 5K (10am, $30-40), 5pm Sat Apr 14
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning 9am Sun Mar 4 and the 11am awards and after-party; volunteers also
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for needed; for information, contact Samantha Meier Troop 351 Trivia Night, $10/person, 5pm doors, 6pm
tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Mar 2 Puppet Up! Uncensored, a night of outrageous, at smeier@casiseniors.org or 563-386-7477, Figge trivia; with walking tacos, a bake… Sunset Lakes Resort,
off-the-cuff comedy featuring 80 original puppets… Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 6pm Sat Apr 14
Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association 44th Annual University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Tue CASISeniors.org/race.php, 9am Sat Mar 17
Show, featuring fly-fishing vendors & exhibits, fly- Mar 6 Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing
tying… Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, Fri Mar 2 and Sat Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy video games from the 80s,… Rock Island Public Library -
Mar 3 Poverty Summit, you will be given a role and Club, Mercury, Venus, Uranus, M44 (Beehive Cluster), La Downtown Library, 5pm Wed Apr 18
participate in a… St. Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport, Superba (red super-giant… Niabi Zoo, 7pm Sat Mar 17
Spring Antique Spectacular Vintage Market, 8am Tue Mar 6 Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants
featuring 70 exhibitors with antiques & vintage items Shamrock Bash, a Sprouting Minds fundraiser; can bring food but no beverages, which must be… The
galore; find great furniture, art pottery, country, Job Fair Hiring Event, visit with employers who are Sprouting Minds, a non-profit, is bringing children’s… Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Apr 19
stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, hiring; participants are encouraged to… Moline Public Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 6pm Sat Mar 17
antique glassware, American Indian items, china, Library, 10am Thu Mar 8 River Action’s Fish & Fire Friend-raiser, the 16th
postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person; annual event will begin at 5:30pm with a social hour,
rugs, vintage textiles, and period pieces; Fri. 4-9pm, Sat. 15th Annual Farnam Dinner, Dr. Carl Ekberg will Mulligans and refreshments available… LeClaire Civic silent auction, and cash bar; the catfish dinner catered
10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; $7-8 weekend pass; for discuss why Kaskaskia was the largest… Jumer’s Casino Center, 7pm Sat Mar 17 by the Steeplegate Inn’s Frontier Hospitality Group will
information, call 712-324-9964 QCCA Expo Center, 2621 & Hotel, 5:30pm Fri Mar 9 be at 7pm, followed by presentation of the 19th Annual
4th Ave., Rock Island IL, AntiqueSpectacular.com, Fri Mar Mercer County 4-H Soup Cookoff, taste a variety Eddy Awards; $35-50 for adults, $12 for ages 8-16, $425
2 thru Sun Mar 4 Roman Catholic Thought and Practice 50 Years of soups made by 4-H clubs; enjoy… Aledo Fire Station, table of 10; for information and to reserve, call 563-322-
after Vatican II, led by Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas; explore 5pm Sat Mar 17 2969, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
36th Annual Lenten Fish Fry, on Fridays; the menu the meaning of… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, noon RiverAction.org, 5:30pm Fri Apr 20
includes baked or batter fried fish,… St. Alphonsus Fri Mar 9 Come to the Quiet: Cultivating a Spiritual
Catholic Church, 4pm Fri Mar 2 thru Fri Mar 23 Practice, led by Pat Shea; the day begins with a short…
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 3:30pm Tue Mar 20
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OTHER EVENTS / April containers maximum) and they will be… Davenport Mar 7
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 11am Tue Apr 24 Monster Jam, the action-packed live events feature
the… TaxSlayer Center, Sat Apr 28 thru Sun Apr 29 TEDxDavenport: Limitless, in the John Deere
Community Shred Day, get rid of personal papers Auditorium; attendees will engage with other open-
Community Shred Day, an opportunity for the public you want to shred securely,… Rock Island Public Library - minded idea-seekers in a half-day long exploration of
to safely dispose of sensitive… Moline Public Library, Downtown Library, 11am Wed Apr 25 May powerful ideas and unique experiences designed to
9am Sat Apr 21 inspire, inform, and challenge; free, Figge Art Museum,
Circa: Opus, 14 acrobats create powerful and nuanced Mayfest Celebration, explore German American 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, TedXDavenport.com, noon
Nahant Marsh Spring Cleanup, volunteer to help geometries with their bodies… Hancher Auditorium, heritage during this May Day festival; maypole… Moline Wed Mar 7
with spring cleanup projects around the nature… 7:30pm Wed Apr 25 Public Library, 6pm Tue May 1
Nahant Marsh, 8:30am Sat Apr 21 Talking Baseball with Jacqueline Holm, join us for a
Community Shred Day, Celebrate National Money First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail fun evening of talking baseball with… Rock Island Public
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy Smart Week by participating; there is no… LeClaire sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire, Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Mar 7
Club, the Moon, Venus, M37 (large open cluster), Epsilon Community Library, 10am Sat Apr 28 5pm Fri May 4
Bootis (gold… Niabi Zoo, 7:30pm Sat Apr 21 Experiences at an Indian Ashram, a Quad Cities
Community Shred Day, bring up to two full boxes to Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a… Bettendorf
Circa: Carnival of the Animals, the Circa acrobats, be shredded securely… Silvis Public Library, 10am Sat performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets… Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Mar 8
with help from whimsical projections, portray a… Apr 28 The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri May 4
Hancher Auditorium, Sat Apr 21 LeClaire Advances Move for Museum, Marsha
Luxotica Lounge Cabaret, for tickets and Puzzle Exchange, drop off up to 10 like new puzzles and Beth Peters discuss the founding of the Buffalo…
QuadCity FoodForest Earth Day Event, we will information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2… The Circa before May… Silvis Public Library, 2pm Sat May 5 LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Thu Mar 8
be planting around 50 fruit and nut trees… QuadCity ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Apr 28
FoodForest, 10am Sun Apr 22 Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Know Your Rights: Job Searching -- What Can
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The Employers Ask?, presented by Mark Holloway from
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat May 5 Iowa Workforce Development; free; for… Fairmount
Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Mar 13
QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity Homelessness in the Quad Cities, Frank Roe from
FoodForest, 10am Sat May 5 thru Sat May 26 Christian Care in Rock Island speaks about… Church of
Peace United Church of Christ, 5:30pm Wed Mar 14
Ethnic Food Shopping Excursion, food enthusiasts
are invited to visit Chicago’s finest markets and… Black Trench Warfare, a presentation in the library’s
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 7am Thu May 10 chronological examination of World War… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Wed Mar 14
Bingo Fundraiser, help raise funds for the new library
building; the evening… East Moline Public Library, 5pm A Look Back at the Rock Island Poor Farm, a Black
Sat May 12 Hawk College Lifelong Learner Lunch; 11:30am lunch,
12:15pm presentation;… Quad City Botanical Center,
Overnight Ghost Hunting Excursion to 11:30am Thu Mar 15
Burlington, join altSTATES Travel in our 12-passenger
van for an overnight… 4pm Sat May 12 The Sauk and Meskwaki: 1740-1831, with Beth
Carvey, author of “Twelve Moons: A Year with… Herbert
I-Cash Program, visit with IL State Treasurer’s office Hoover National Historic Site, 2pm Sat Mar 17
Representative pat O’Brien to… Moline Public Library,
10:30am Wed May 16 Know Your Rights: Protests -- What Can You Say?,
presented by Dr. Leonard Sandler from the University of
Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing Iowa;… Fairmount Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Mar 20
video games from the 80s,… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 5pm Wed May 16 Homelessness in the Quad Cities, presentation
by Marla Brundies, a social worker who works with…
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy Church of Peace United Church of Christ, 5:30pm Wed
Club, Venus, Jupiter, M13 (globular star cluster), Mar 21
NGC6543 (Cat’s Eye Nebula),… Niabi Zoo, 8pm Sat May
19 What a (Modern) Monk Does: Digital Preservation
of Manuscripts from the Earth’s Most Threatened
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Communities, Fr. Columbo Steward, OSB, will present
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The the Chair of Catholic… Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat May 19 University, 7pm Wed Mar 21

St. Ambrose University Wine Festival Wine Free Photo Editing, visitors will learn the basics of
Tasting, $45-50; for tickets and information, call 563- crop, resize, brighten, and… Fairmount Street Library,
333-6290 or e-mail alumni@sau.edu… Rogalski Center 6pm Thu Mar 22
- St. Ambrose University, 3pm Sat May 19
Landlord 101, current and prospective landlords can
learn useful information about owning… Davenport

LECTURES Public Library - Main, 10am Fri Mar 23

Gulliver’s Travails: U.S. Foreign Policy in An


March Age of Globalization & Global Disorder, J. Martin
Rochester, PhD, will present the Folwell Lecture in…
The Gran Chaco of Paraguay: An Animal Paradise Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 7pm Tue Mar
at Risk, with Dr. Juan Manuel Campos Krauer, who 27
specializes in wildlife health… Niabi Zoo, 6:30pm Thu
Mar 1 Know Your Rights: Housing -- Your Rights as a
Tenant, presented by Latrice Lacey from the Davenport
Geology in National Parks, Dr. Richard Baker, Civil Rights Commission;… Fairmount Street Library,
Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of the… 6:30pm Tue Mar 27
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 2pm Sat Mar 3
Reducing Food Waste at Home, Kristin Bogdonas,
Midwest Telegraph Monthly Brown Bag Lunch, educator for nutrition and wellness at the University…
by getting together the dialogue about change can be Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed
broadened,… Beadology Iowa, noon Mon Mar 5 Mar 28

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell 2018 Quad Cities Women’s Leadership
The Kids?, presented by: Anita Shaft, LMSW, Program Conference, the event will bring together a group
Manager, Gilda’s Club Quad… Davenport Public Library - of nationally recognized… Quad-Cities Waterfront
Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Mon Mar 5 Convention Center, 7:30am Thu Mar 29

Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops -- What Should Q&A w/ Pro Wrestler Marek Brave, join us for a
You Do?, presented by Vera Kelly from the NAACP; free; question and answer session with professional… Rock
for information,… Fairmount Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 3pm Sat Mar
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Homelessness in the Quad Cities Service Project,


service project to help those who are homeless led by…
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Churchwide Service Night: Bulk Meals for
April Winnie’s Place, a “Digging Into Lent” workshop with
Mike Augspurger; join us… Edwards Congregational
The Magic of Disney World, Dr. Bruce Storey, the Church, 5:30pm Wed Mar 14
underground at Magic Kingdom, housing for cast…
Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Small Acres Pastured Poultry, a presentation in the
Wed Apr 4 2018 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series; with James…
University of Illinois Extension - Milan, noon Thu Mar 15
Swedish Heritage/History, a Black Hawk College
Lifelong Learner Lunch; 11:30am lunch, 12:15pm Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
presentation;… First Lutheran Church of Moline, individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
11:30am Wed Apr 11 Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Mar 16

Global Impacts of Art and Design Conference, for Edible Landscaping & Unusual Trees, Tom Wahl and
information, contact Renee Meyer Ernst… Galvin Fine Kathy Dice will identify what species can… University of
Arts Center, Wed Apr 11 and Thu Apr 12 Illinois Extension - Milan, 7pm Mon Mar 19

Becoming Wise: An Intelligent Conversation Pressure Cooker Demonstration, learn the basics,
About Faith, Health, & Compassion, Peabody Award- tips and tricks, and pressure cooker recipes;… East
winning host of public radio’s On Being Krista Tippett Moline Public Library, 5:30pm Tue Mar 20
will… Davenport RiverCenter, 6pm Thu Apr 12
2017-2018 Private Pesticide Training and
The Gifts We Are Given, a Quad Cities Institute of Certification Clinic, presented by University of Illinois
Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a… Bettendorf Public Extension… TaxSlayer Center, Wed Mar 21
Library, 6:30pm Thu Apr 12
2018 Master Conservationist Program, the
Brown Bag Discussion Series featuring Kelly and program uses field experiences and online trainings
Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, a discussion to cover… Nahant Marsh Education Center, 6pm Wed
with the award-winning area filmmakers; bring a sack… Mar 21
Midwest Writing Center, 11:30am Sun Apr 15
Black Hawk College Information Session, learn
Go All in for Earth Day, Dunn Brothers Coffee will Wynn Bullock’s Lynne, Point Lobos, 1956 at the Figge Art Museum - through April 29 more about our affordable tuition, courses that transfer
show you how to craft the… Fairmount Street Library, to… Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 5:30pm
noon Tue Apr 17 Wed Mar 21
QC History in Song, musician Wes Wells presents a safety and health principles and… EICC Midwest Center
Cut the Clutter, join Dr. Jill M. Bjerke, a Certified Aging brief history of the Quad… Rock Island Public Library - for Public Safety Training, 8am Mon Mar 5 Master Conservationist, introduction class; $134-175;
in Place… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Downtown Library, 6pm Tue May 8 for information, call 563-336-3370… Nahant Marsh, 6pm
Branch, 6:30pm Wed Apr 18 OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Wed Mar 21
Gas Attacks, a presentation in the library’s Training #185360, thru Mar. 8; this course is an in-
Financial Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them, chronological examination of World War… Rock Island depth presentation of… EICC Midwest Center for Public Movement and Prayer, a “Digging Into Lent”
learn insights to these from a representative of SOFA Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed May 9 Safety Training, 8am Mon Mar 5 workshop with Kathy Lafrenz; learn how… Edwards
(Society… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Congregational Church, 5:30pm Wed Mar 21
Branch, 6pm Wed Apr 18 Asylums, Sanitariums, & Hospitals: Early Health- Design Your Own Native Landscape, Tuesdays thru
Care Institutions of Rock Island County, a Black Hawk Mar. 27, with Dan Mays; learn about the… Nahant Marsh, Commercial Pesticide Safety Education Training
Prohibition in Eastern Iowa, guest speaker and College Lifelong Learner Lunch; 11:30am lunch, 12:15pm 6pm Tue Mar 6 & Certification Clinic, training on General Standards,
author Linda McCann will share how prohibition,… presentation;… Quad City Botanical Center, 11:30am Turf, Ornamentals, Right-of-Way, and more… TaxSlayer
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Apr 21 Thu May 10 Congregational Banner Making, a “Digging Into Center, 7:30am Thu Mar 22
Lent” workshop with Marilyn Riedesel; come to…
Tour of the City of Moline Water Treatment Plant, Discovering the Shaman Within, a Quad Cities Edwards Congregational Church, 5:30pm Wed Mar 7 Growing Ginger, Turmeric, and Other Unique Crops,
a chance for residents to tour our water treatment Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a… Bettendorf a presentation in the 2018 Small Farms Winter Webinar
plant… Moline Public Library, 2pm Mon Apr 23 Public Library, 6:30pm Thu May 10 Handmade Paper, learn how to make handmade Series; with Chris… University of Illinois Extension -
paper from recycled materials; you… Nahant Marsh, Milan, noon Thu Mar 22
iCash Booth, a representative from the Illinois State Orphan Trains, an informative session with historian 6pm Wed Mar 7
Treasurer’s Office will help… Rock Island Public Library - Angie Snook detailing the Orphan… Moline Public Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will
Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Apr 23 Library, noon Fri May 11 Meals for a Healthy Heart, led by Kristin Bogdonas, give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Mar 23
nutrition and wellness educator; participants receive…
Advanced Social Security Planning, join us during Rock Island County Extension, 1pm Wed Mar 7 Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
Money Smart Week Quad Cities for a… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Tue Apr 24 COURSES Native Pollinators on Your Farm, a presentation
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Mar 23
in the 2018 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series; with
I-74 Bridge Progress, IA representative from the Iowa March Doug… University of Illinois Extension - Milan, noon “Clown Basics” Clown Class, presented by the Quad
DOT will present progress photos… Davenport Public Thu Mar 8 City Clown Troupe; students will learn… Rock Island
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Apr 25 Advanced Genealogical Research, Thursdays thru Fitness and Activity Center, 9am Sat Mar 24
Mar. 29; $50; for information and to register,… Black Pond Management Workshop, learn about
My Social Security, My Social Security is a free online Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 1:30pm Thu Mar 1 aquatic weeds, fish stocking, and pond ecology from… Buon Appetito! Italian Cuisine with Vanessa,
account that allows… Davenport Public Library - Eastern University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 10am Thu Mar 8 Native Italian Vanessa Jasper will teach us how to make…
Avenue Branch, 1pm Wed Apr 25 Heavy Metals in Soils: Identifying and Acting LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Mar 24
on Contamination, a presentation in the 2018 Small Meals for a Healthy Heart, led by Kristin Bogdonas,
Coffee & Community Conversation, featuring a Farms Winter Webinar Series; with Dr.… University of nutrition and wellness educator; participants receive… DIY Composting, Amy Kay, Clean Water Manager for
report and further discussion about what was learned… Illinois Extension - Milan, noon Thu Mar 1 Aledo Fire Station, 1pm Thu Mar 8 the city of Davenport,… University of Illinois Extension -
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 10am Milan, 7pm Mon Mar 26
Thu Apr 26 Invasive Species Workshop, in this workshop, Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency
experts will share the latest tools and… Black Hawk State Response (HAZWOPER) Refresher #185290, Tips for Modifying and Building Sprayers for
Coffee & Community Conversation, featuring a Historical Site’s Watch Tower Lodge, 10am Thu Mar 1 this course is the annual refresher to the 40-Hour Specialty Crops, a presentation in the 2018 Small
report and further discussion about what was learned… Hazardous… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Farms Winter Webinar Series; with Nathan… University
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 10am Fri Apr Accident Investigation #185433, topics include Training, 8am Fri Mar 9 of Illinois Extension - Milan, noon Thu Mar 29
27 hazard recognition and classification; ergonomic
hazards; accident investigation;… EICC Midwest Center Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
Estate Planning: Do You Need A Will Or Trust?, for Public Safety Training, 8am Fri Mar 2 individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island April & May
with Ray Kozicki, a representative of SOFA (Society for Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Mar 9
Financial… Davenport Public Library - Main, noon Fri Adult Breakfast Nature Club: What’s New at High Tunnels, Row Covers, & Sustainable Gardening
Apr 27 Nahant Marsh, Executive Director Brian Ritter Sheep and Goat Clinic, learn how to identify a healthy Practices, Eloise Spurgeon, Knox County Master
will discuss the present and future… Nahant Marsh animal when looking to… Rock Island County Extension, Gardener and owner of Spurgeon… University of Illinois
Coffee & Community Conversation, featuring a Education Center, 8am Fri Mar 2 10am Sat Mar 10 Extension - Milan, 7pm Mon Apr 2
report and further discussion about what was learned…
Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Mon OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements #186343, the Meals for a Healthy Heart, led by Kristin Bogdonas, Less Common Fruit Bearing Plants, a presentation
Apr 30 new Electronic Filing rule will be covered in this… EICC nutrition and wellness educator; participants receive… in the 2018 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series; with
Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, 1pm Fri Mar 2 Henry County Extension, 1pm Mon Mar 12 Elizabeth… University of Illinois Extension - Milan, noon
Thu Apr 5
May Highway Construction Careers Training Program Upward Bound Program Open House, attendees
(HCCTP), the 13-week program aims to increase the will be able to learn about Upward Bound’s services… Adult Breakfast Nature Club: Lawn Reform
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, part of the number of minorities,… Black Hawk College - Quad City Carl Sandburg College Student Center, 5pm Tue Mar 13 -- Changing Lawn Expectations in Your
library’s Noon Day Series; free; for information,… Moline Campus, Mon Mar 5 Neighborhood, with guest speaker Tara Witherow; our
Public Library, noon Fri May 4 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Bus Trip, welcome discussion will begin with… Nahant Marsh Education
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach spring at this annual Navy Pier event featuring 20… Center, 8am Fri Apr 6
Training #185352, this course will cover construction University of Illinois Extension - East Moline, 7am Wed
Mar 14
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MEETINGS Zumba Fitness with Tika, on Saturdays; a fun, Latin- #WEALLHAVESTUFF: Honoring Mental Health
CONTINUED

COURSES / April & May dance-based fitness class for all levels… Rock Island Awareness Month, Vera French staff will share
Fitness and Activity Center, 9:30am Sat Mar 3 and Sat resources and tips on mental… Fairmount Street Library,
March Mar 10 6:30pm Thu May 10

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training, The Iowa Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729- Mindfulness Meditation, practitioners will be
Butterfly Survey Network is a citizen science project… featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Mar 3 guided in ways to calm the mind and body, and to
Nahant Marsh, 11am Sat Apr 7 SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Mar 5 thru Sat Mar 31 bring awareness to the present moment; meditations
will be led by experienced meditation practitioners
Dazzling Dahlias & Vibrant Zinnias, Chris Noth will Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group Zumba Fitness with Breenee, on Tuesdays; a fun, from the Prairie River Sangha; free; to register, contact
share his resources for learning the basics… University of based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church Latin-dance-based fitness class for all levels… Rock Brooke Wessel at bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org,
Illinois Extension - Milan, 7pm Mon Apr 9 - Rock Island, 6pm Mon Mar 5 thru Mon Mar 26 Island Fitness and Activity Center, 6pm Tue Mar 6 Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed May 16
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get What’s Next for Uptown Bill’s: Extend the Dream, Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island community meeting; for information, call 319-339- information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian LiveFit with Lupus Race & Festival 2018, featuring
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Apr 13 0804… Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 7pm Tue Mar 6 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Mar 13 a half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and one-mile race… The Black
Watch Room of Pebble Creek, 8am Sat May 19
Up & Coming Perennial All-Stars of 2018, after Network at Night: Bent River Rock Island, join Mindfulness Meditation, practitioners will be
attending horticulture trade shows and talking with friends and other young Quad Citizens after work for… guided in ways to calm the mind and body, and to Red Cross CPR Certification Class, adults and teens
plant breeders… University of Illinois Extension - Milan, Bent River Brewing Company - Rock Island, 5:30pm Thu bring awareness to the present moment; meditations are eligible to register; free; for information,… Silvis
7pm Mon Apr 16 Mar 15 will be led by experienced meditation practitioners Public Library, 5pm Tue May 22
from the Prairie River Sangha; free; to register, contact
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- Brooke Wessel at bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Apr 20 Library, 5:30pm Mon Mar 19 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Mar 14 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue May 22

Black Hawk College Open House, explore the Quad- QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) Yoga at the Figge, classes for ages 13 & under and 5-12;
Cities Campus and learn more about our affordable…
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 9am Sat Apr 21
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
a relaxing routine led by a local instructor; all experience
levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome; SENIORS
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Mar 20 bring a yoga mat; free-will donations encouraged; for
The Art of Fermentation, Kristin Bogdonas, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Weekly & Bi-Weekly
University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10:30am
Educator,… University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 7pm April Sat Mar 24 Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386-
Mon Apr 23 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Thu Mar 1
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a Grief Support Group, held in the library; for thru Thu May 31
Rules of the Road Course for Seniors, registration featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
required; for information, call 309-524-2470… Moline SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Apr 2 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Mar 27 Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information,
Public Library, 1:30pm Wed Apr 25 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group 12:45pm Thu Mar 1 thru Thu May 31
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church April
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Apr 27 - Rock Island, 6pm Mon Apr 2 thru Mon Apr 30 Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information,
Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 2:30pm Thu Mar 1 thru Thu May 31
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public 10am Tue Apr 3 thru Thu Apr 26
Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Apr 27 Library, 5:30pm Mon Apr 16 New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for
Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729- information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Apr 5 Seniors), 12:30pm Thu Mar 1 thru Thu May 31
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island Meeting, with a special program/presentation on thru Thu Apr 26
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri May 11 Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Apr 17 Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729- 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Apr 7 Thu Mar 1 thru Thu May 31
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island Coffee with a Cop, enjoy a free cup (or two) of coffee in thru Sat Apr 28
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri May 18 the… Moline Public Library, 9:30am Wed Apr 18 Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for &… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Mar 2
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian thru Fri May 25
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri May 25 May Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Apr 10
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a NAMI Family-to-Family, a 12-week program on 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners Tuesdays designed for family members and… Black Mar 2 thru Fri May 25
Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri May 25 SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon May 7 Hawk College - Quad City Campus, Tue Apr 17
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for
Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative 10th information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church Anniversary Gala, for information and tickets, call Seniors), 9am Fri Mar 2 thru Fri May 25
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28 309-794-0009… Abbey Station, 6pm Sat Apr 21
Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays;
Extension Council Meeting for Henry, Mercer, Yoga at the Figge, classes for ages 13 & under and 5-12; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center
Rock Island & Stark, for information, call 309-756- a relaxing routine led by a local instructor; all experience for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri Mar 2 thru Fri May 25
9978… Rock Island County Extension, 5:45pm Tue May levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome;
15 bring a yoga mat; free-will donations encouraged; for Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386-
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Mar 2
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10:30am thru Fri May 25
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on Sat Apr 21
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information,
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue May 15 Grief Support Group, held in the library; for call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian 12:30pm Fri Mar 2 thru Mon May 28
Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Apr 24
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for
Library, 5:30pm Mon May 21 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
May Seniors), 9:30am Fri Mar 2 thru Mon May 28

HEALTH Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
10am Tue May 1 thru Thu May 31 Seniors), 9am Fri Mar 2 thru Wed May 30
March
Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729- Genesis Foot Clinic, on Mondays & Tuesdays; from
Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu May 9-11:30am and 1-3pm; $22, reservations required; for
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 3 thru Thu May 31 information, call… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Mon
10am Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29 Mar 5 thru Tue May 29
Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729-
Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729- 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat May 5 iPad/iPhone Clinic, on the 1st & 3rd Mon of the month;
1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Mar thru Sat May 26 $2-5; for information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1 thru Thu Mar 29 9am Mon Mar 5 thru Mon May 21
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
2018 Quad Cities Heart Ball, presented by the information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call
American Heart Association; with a 6pm cocktail… Church of East Moline, 10am Tue May 8 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 6pm Sat Mar 3 Mon Mar 5 thru Mon May 28
Jackson Galaxy at the Adler Theatre - April 13
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Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Mar 5 thru Mon May 28 Seniors), 9:30am Wed Mar 14

Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Mar 5 thru Mon May 28 (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Mar 15

Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and Lunch and Learn: Stitches Thru Time, The History
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for of Quilting, a slide show allows viewers to discover the
Active Seniors), Mon Mar 5 thru Tue May 29 history of… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am Tue
Mar 20
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563-
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Mar 6 thru Tue May 29 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Mar 27

Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or


1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center April
for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Mar 6 thru Tue May 29
Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required; for
Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats, information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for Seniors), 1pm Wed Apr 4
Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Mar 6 thru Tue May 29
Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call Moline Public Library, 3pm thru Thu Apr 5
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue
Mar 6 thru Tue May 29 CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri Apr 6
Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Seniors), 8:30am Tue Mar 6 thru Tue May 29 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Apr 10

Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for
Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
(Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Seniors), 9:30am Wed Apr 11
May 29
April Memory Cafe, a gathering place for those with
Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for early symptoms of Alzheimer’s,… CASI (Center for Active
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2pm Thu Apr 12
Seniors), 1pm Tue Mar 6 thru Tue May 29
Lunch and Learn: Attracting Birds to your
Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for Backyard, learn about the various different kinds of
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active birds you can… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am
Seniors), 8am Tue Mar 6 thru Tue May 29 Tue Apr 17

Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30 (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Apr 19

Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Apr 24
Seniors), 2pm Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30

Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm May


early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30 Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call Seniors), 1pm Wed May 2
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30 Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Moline Public Library, 3pm thru Thu May 3
St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Mar 7 thru 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri May 4
Wed May 30
CASI/RSVP Silver Linings Bell Choir, on Mondays;
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center
Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28
Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30
Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue May 8
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:25am Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30 May Memory Cafe, a gathering place for those with
early symptoms of Alzheimer’s,… CASI (Center for Active
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information, Seniors), 2pm Thu May 10
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed May 30 Mother’s Day Brunch, $8-10; for information and
to reserve, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 11am Thu May 10
March
Lunch and Learn: Cooking for One or Two, get
Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East ideas for enjoyable, healthy meals whether you are
Moline Public Library, 3pm thru Thu Mar 1 cooking… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am Tue
May 15
CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri Mar 2 Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required; for (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu May 17
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1pm Wed Mar 7 Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
March Memory Cafe, a gathering place for those with Seniors), 9:30am Wed May 23
early symptoms of Alzheimer’s,… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 2pm Thu Mar 8 Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue May 22
Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Mar 13
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ARTS & CRAFTS
March
Kids’ “All Year” Craft Night with the Friends of the
Library, we will be creating six different crafts based on
holidays… River Valley District Library, 5pm Thu Mar 1

Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses


during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
10:30am Fri Mar 2

Beginning Painting Animals for Children,


Saturdays thru Mar. 24, with instructor Pat Bereskin;
students will… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 8am
Sat Mar 3

DIY T-Shirt Rugs, ages 8-13 design and make their


own rugs using a… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 1pm Sat Mar 3

Make & Take: Mario Craft, make a craft in honor of


National Mario Day; free;… Silvis Public Library, 11am
Sat Mar 3

Crafternoon, on Mondays; ages six & up can create a


variety… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm Mon Mar 5 thru
Mon Mar 26

Creativity Lab, grades K-5 explore the creative process


and experiment with different… Moline Public Library,
6:30pm Thu Mar 8

Family Coloring Night, all ages are welcome, and the The Harlem Globetrotters at the TaxSlayer Center - April 8
library will provide coloring… East Moline Public Library,
5:30pm Mon Mar 12

STORIES
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Crafting Tween & Teens: Quilling, crafts for older
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Thu Apr 5 thru Thu Apr 26 kids and teens; free; for information, call… Davenport
during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Tue Apr 24
10:30am Tue Mar 13 Tinker Lab: Needle Felting, for ages 10+; learn the March
basics of 2D felt pictures,… LeClaire Community Library, Teen Intro to Sewing: Class 3, learn basic sewing
Popsicle Stick Coaster, an activity in the Southwest 4:30pm Thu Apr 5 terminology, how to use a sewing machine… Silvis PBS KIDS Writers Contest, annual contest designed
Family Craft series; free; for… Rock Island Public Library - Public Library, 5pm Wed Apr 25 to let grades K-3 celebrate creativity and build literacy
Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Mar 13 Family Coloring Night, all ages are welcome, and the skills by writing and illustrating their own stories;
library will provide coloring… East Moline Public Library, Tinker Lab: Needle Felting, Part 3, for ages 10+; stories, which must be the original work of the child,
Homeschool Arts: Foam Pencil Toppers, come 5:30pm Mon Apr 9 come in to finish up your small… LeClaire Community may be non-fiction, fiction, prose, or poetry; entries
to the library and make a craft; supplies provided;… Library, 4:30pm Thu Apr 26 can be dropped off at WQPT’s office at Western Illinois
Davenport Public Library - Main, 1pm Wed Mar 14 Teen Intro to Sewing: Class 1, learn basic sewing University’s riverfront campus, or mailed to WQPT,
terminology, how to use a sewing machine… Silvis Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265; 16 local winners
Homeschool Arts: Found Art Wind Chimes, come Public Library, 5pm Mon Apr 9 during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, (four from each grade) will be honored with prizes at a
to the library and make a craft; supplies provided;… 10:30am Fri Apr 27 ceremony held at the Butterworth Center in May and
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 1pm Spring Paper Tulips, an activity in the Southwest will appear on-air in a promotion for PBS Kids programs
Tue Mar 20 Family Craft series; free; for… Rock Island Public Library - on WQPT; each participant will receive a Certificate of
Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Apr 10 May Achievement, and teachers who enter their students
Teen DIY: Fairy Gardens, make a garden home for will earn free books for their classrooms; WQPT-TV, 3300
one and see for yourself… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Homeschool Arts: DIY Felt Ninja or Fairy, come Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, for ages 10+; practice River Dr., Moline IL, WQPT.org/storycontest, Thu Mar 1
Tue Mar 20 to the library and make a craft; supplies provided;… your technique using a stencil during… LeClaire thru Fri Mar 30
Davenport Public Library - Main, 1pm Wed Apr 11 Community Library, 4:30pm Thu May 3
Homeschool Arts: DIY Sewing Caddy, come to the Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
library and make a craft; supplies provided;… Davenport Creativity Lab, grades K-5 explore the creative process Make & Take: Star Wars Craft, stop in to make a craft opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Public Library - Main, 1pm Wed Mar 21 and experiment with different… Moline Public Library, in honor of National… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat Public Library, 6pm Thu Mar 1
6:30pm Thu Apr 12 May 5
Mini Makers, ages 10 months to three years make a Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at
mess, have… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed Tinker Lab: Needle Felting, Part 2, for ages 10+; Floral Wreath for Mom, an activity in the Southwest 10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and… Bettendorf
Mar 21 come in to make a small 3D… LeClaire Community Family Craft series; free; for… Rock Island Public Library - Public Library, 10am Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29
Library, 4:30pm Thu Apr 12 Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue May 8
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and more
during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, Homeschool Arts: Fantastic Cardboard Tube Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am The
10:30am Wed Mar 21 Fairy Houses, come to the library and make a craft; during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29
supplies provided;… Davenport Public Library - Eastern 10:30am Tue May 8
Crafting Tween & Teens: Quilling, crafts for older Avenue Branch, 1pm Tue Apr 17 Silvis Library Story Time, on Thursdays; meet for a
kids and teens; free; for information, call… Davenport Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, Part 2, for ages 10+; story, craft, or activity, and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Tue Mar 27 Teen DIY: Birdhouses, do your small part in helping come in to work free style on… LeClaire Community Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29
the environment by providing… Silvis Public Library, Library, 4:30pm Thu May 10
STEM DIY Kaleidoscopes, ages 6+ can create their 5:30pm Tue Apr 17 Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
own working kaleidoscopes using paper… Davenport Creativity Lab, grades K-5 explore the creative process and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
Public Library - Main, 2:30pm Wed Mar 28 Homeschool Arts: Basic Quilting, come to the and experiment with different… Moline Public Library, Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29
library and make a craft; supplies provided;… Davenport 6:30pm Thu May 10
Public Library - Main, 1pm Wed Apr 18 Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; kids enjoy
April Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Mini Makers, ages 10 months to three years make a during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am
Crafternoon, on Mondays; ages six & up can create a mess, have… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed 10:30am Wed May 16 Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29
variety… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm Mon Apr 2 thru Apr 18
Mon Apr 30 Mini Makers, ages 10 months to three years make a Meet-a-Book Month, grades six & under can read
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses mess, have… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed and… East Moline Public Library, Thu Mar 1 thru Fri
Crafternoon, drop-in program for all ages; come get during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, May 23 Mar 30
crafty at the… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed 10:30am Wed Apr 18
Apr 4 Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, Part 3, for ages 10+; Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
Teen Intro to Sewing: Class 2, learn basic sewing come in to work free style on… LeClaire Community and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; terminology, how to use a sewing machine… Silvis Library, 4:30pm Thu May 24 Library, 10am Fri Mar 2 thru Fri Mar 30
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Public Library, 5pm Wed Apr 18
Branch, 10:30am Wed Apr 4 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories,
Mock Chihuly Sculptures, ages 8+ can make their during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Fantastic Fabulous Felties, on Thursdays; learn own hanging sculpture in the… Fairmount Street 10:30am Fri May 25 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am
new sewing skills while creating fun one-of-a-kind… Library, 2pm Sat Apr 21 Fri Mar 2 thru Fri Mar 30
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CONTINUED
STORIES / March enjoy songs, stories, and a simple craft at… Fairmount
Street Library, 10am Sat Mar 24

Sensory Storytime, this inclusive storytime is geared


Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories, towards children with special needs… Fairmount Street
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes… Bettendorf Library, 9:30am Tue Mar 27
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Mar 5 thru Mon Mar 26
Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy for early learning… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
stories, music, and movement; free; for information,… Branch, 10:30am Tue Mar 27
Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon Mar 5 thru Mon
Mar 26 Book Party! Series of Unfortunate Events, extend
your favorite book or series with activities and crafts;…
Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm
months, at 9:30 & 10:45am;… Moline Public Library, Mon Wed Mar 28
Mar 5 thru Mon Mar 26
Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and
Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and a craft for early learning… Rock Island Public Library -
a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Mar 28
Mar 5 thru Mon Mar 26
Dance Me A Story: Shel Silverstein Poems,
Homeschool Book Club, designed for kids in grades join dancers from Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of…
3-5 to read a book… Fairmount Street Library, 1pm Tue Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu Mar 29
Mar 6

Jolly Rancher Readers, open share about books April


you’ve read; snacks provided; free; for… Silvis Public
Library, 5:30pm Tue Mar 6 Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories,
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes… Bettendorf
Early Start Storytime, on Tuesdays; kids enjoy stories, Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Apr 2 thru Mon Apr 30
music, and movement; free … Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 9:30am Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy stories,
Mar 27 music, and movement; free; for… Fairmount Street
Library, 10am Mon Apr 2 thru Mon Apr 30
Family Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories, rhymes, &
crafts! for ages 3-6; free … LeClaire Community Library, Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy
6:30pm Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Mar 27 stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon Apr 2 thru Mon
Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36 Apr 30
months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline
Public Library, 6pm Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Mar 21 Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36
months, at 9:30 & 10:45am;… Moline Public Library, Mon
Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; kids enjoy Apr 2 thru Mon Apr 30
stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Mar 28 a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon
Apr 2 thru Mon Apr 30
Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; kids enjoy
stories, music, and movement; free; for information,… Family Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories, rhymes, &
Fairmount Street Library, 10am Wed Mar 7 thru Wed crafts for ages 3-6; free … LeClaire Community Library,
Mar 28 6:30pm Tue Apr 3 thru Tue Apr 17

Rocket into Reading!, launch your independent Homeschool Book Club, designed for kids in grades
reader with a new reading and learning… Rock Island 3-5 to read a book… Fairmount Street Library, 1pm Tue
Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Mar 8 Apr 3

A Wrinkle in Time: Book Discussion & Craft, Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
celebrate the release of the movie with a discussion of… sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Mar 10 10:30am Tue Apr 3

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at
specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library 10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and… Bettendorf
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 5pm Mon Mar 12 Public Library, 10am Tue Apr 3 thru Fri Apr 27

Afternoon Storytime: Birds of a Feather, stories, Early Start Storytime, on Tuesdays; kids enjoy
songs, and activities; free; for information, call 563- stories, music, and movement; free, with registration…
326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
Branch, 3:30pm Tue Mar 13 9:30am Tue Apr 3 thru Tue Apr 24

Toddler Tales: Native American Stories, we will Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36
read a Native American story and learn about… Nahant months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline
Marsh, Tue Mar 13 Public Library, 6pm Wed Apr 4

Family Story Time: St. Patrick’s Day Party, Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; kids enjoy
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the story “How to Catch… stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Mar 15 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm
Wed Apr 4 thru Wed Apr 25
Family Storytime, local organization Unite in
Motherhood presents stories, songs, play time,… Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; kids enjoy
Davenport Public Library - Main, 10am Thu Mar 15 stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Fairmount Street Library, 10am Wed Apr 4 thru Wed
Dance Me a Story: Alice in Wonderland, explore Apr 25
literature through dance with company members from
Ballet Quad… Moline Public Library, 6pm Tue Mar 20 Silvis Library Story Time, on Thursdays; meet for a
story, craft, or activity, and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm
Junior Explorers: Weather, a fun storytime and Thu Apr 5 thru Thu Apr 26
hands-on exploratory stations for ages 3-7; free;…
LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue Mar 20 Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
Big/Little Book Club, designed for kids in grades 3-5 Thu Apr 5 thru Thu Apr 26
to read a book… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Mar 21 Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; kids enjoy
stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Family Storytime: Gone Fishing, children of all ages Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am
read stories, sing songs, and enjoy… Fairmount Street Thu Apr 5 thru Thu Apr 26
Library, 3:30pm Thu Mar 22
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Family Story Time: Easter Party, enjoy “Pete the Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36
Cat: Big Easter Adventure” by James Dean… Silvis Public months, at 9:30 & 10:45am;… Moline Public Library, Mon
Library, 6pm Thu Apr 5 May 7 thru Mon May 14

Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Public Library, 6pm Thu Apr 5 Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon May 7 thru Mon
May 28
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and
Library, 10am Fri Apr 6 thru Fri Apr 27 a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon
May 7 thru Mon May 28
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories,
music, and movement; free; for information,… Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and a
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am craft for early learning … Rock Island Public Library -
Fri Apr 6 thru Fri Apr 27 Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed May 9 thru Wed May
23
Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are
specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library Family Story Time: Mother’s Day Party, spend time
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 5pm Mon Apr 9 with Mommy listening to the story “Mommy Hugs”…
Silvis Public Library, 6am Thu May 10
Afternoon Storytime: Rainy Days, stories, songs,
and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832… Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories, songs, and a craft for
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, early learning … Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
3:30pm Tue Apr 10 Library, 10:30am Fri May 11 and Fri May 18

Rain & Rainbows, stories and science fun involving Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are
rain and rainbows in the… Quad City Botanical Center, specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library
10:30am Tue Apr 10 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 5pm Mon May 14

Toddler Tales: Mud, we will read about mud and learn Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft
about all things… Nahant Marsh, Tue Apr 10 for early learning … Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 10:30am Tue May 15 and Tue May 22
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - Big/Little Book Club, designed for kids in grades 3-5
Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Apr 11 thru Wed Apr to read a book… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
25 Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed May 16
Cinderella at the Adler Theatre - March 7
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Junior Explorers: Flowers, a fun storytime and
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - hands-on exploratory stations for ages 3-7; free;…
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Apr 13 Junior Explorers: The Sun, a fun storytime and May LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue May 22
hands-on exploratory stations for ages 3-7; free;…
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue Apr 24 Homeschool Book Club, designed for kids in grades
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 10:30am Tue Apr 17 Sensory Storytime, this inclusive storytime is geared
3-5 to read a book… Fairmount Street Library, 1pm Tue
May 1 LIBRARY EVENTS
towards children with special needs… Fairmount Street
Big/Little Book Club, designed for kids in grades 3-5 Library, 9:30am Tue Apr 24 Family Storytime, on Mondays; stories, rhymes, & March
to read a book… Davenport Public Library - Eastern crafts! for ages 3-6; free … LeClaire Community Library,
Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Apr 18 Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early 6:30pm Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29 Project Next Generation Cooking Class, join a Hy-
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Vee Dietician and learn the basics of nutrition… Moline
Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36 Branch, 10:30am Tue Apr 24 Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, on Mondays; Public Library, 6pm Thu Mar 1
months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s
Public Library, 6pm Wed Apr 18 Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early love… Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed May 2 thru Wed Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - May 16 have input on Library offerings… Moline Public Library,
Family Story Time: Earth Day Celebration, listen to Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Apr 25 10am Thu Mar 1
the story “Here We Are” by Oliver Jeffers,… Silvis Public Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
Library, 6pm Thu Apr 19 Afternoon Storytime: Frogtastic Fun!, stories, opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf Tinker Lab: Galaxy in a Jar, for ages 10+; create a
songs, and activities; free; for information, call 563-326- Public Library, 6pm Thu May 3 galaxy in a jar by… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm
Family Storytime, children of all ages read stories, 7832… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Thu Apr 26 Thu Mar 1
sing songs, and enjoy… Davenport Public Library - Main, Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories and more
10am Thu Apr 19 Book Party! Goosebumps, extend your favorite book for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am Thu Fantastic Fabulous Felties, on Thursdays; learn
or series with activities and crafts;… Davenport Public May 3 thru Thu May 31 new sewing skills while creating fun one-of-a-kind…
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Sat Apr 28 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 29
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Apr 20 Read with a Furry Friend, for grades 6 & under; pick and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
a beloved book to… East Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31 Dr. Seuss’ B-Day, for ages 3-6; create your own wacky
Saturday Storytime: Egg Heads, families will enjoy Mon Apr 30 creature or make… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm
songs, stories, and a simple craft at… Fairmount Street Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Fri Mar 2
Library, 10am Sat Apr 21 and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
Library, 10am Fri May 4 thru Fri May 25 Teen Library Council Meeting, receive your member
card, enjoy light snacks and fun, and… East Moline
Public Library, 4pm Fri Mar 2
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Donut Party, for grades 6-12; sprinkle some fun into
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LIBRARY EVENTS / March your Saturday with… East Moline Public Library, 2pm
Sat Apr 7

Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers,


Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10pm Sat Apr 7 thru Sat Apr 28
Library, 10pm Sat Mar 3 thru Sat Mar 31
Project Next Generation Arduino Science
Project Next Generation Lego Robotics, on Projects, grades 4-8 use Arduino kits to investigate
Mondays; grades 4-8 program a robot and compete circuitry; free; for… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon
with… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Mar 5 thru Mon Apr 9
Mar 19
KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Apr 10
10:30am Tue Mar 6
Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited
Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; an afterschool program to watch, discuss, and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm
for girls in grades 6-12… Fairmount Street Library, Tue Apr 10
3:30pm Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Mar 27
Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, & stories for ages 0-2;
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and free; for… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed
socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public Apr 11
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Mar 6 thru
Tue Mar 27 STEAM-azing: Amazing Egg Drop, science,
technology, engineering, art, and math projects for kids
Lego Club, building challenges for ages 7+; free; for and… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm
information, call 563-289-4242… LeClaire Community Wed Apr 11
Library, 3pm Wed Mar 7
The Midnight Society, for grades 6-12; join us for
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; reruns of “Are You… East Moline Public Library, 5pm Fri
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Apr 13
Branch, 10:30am Wed Mar 7
Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
After-School Fun for Teens, visit the library for STEM snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library -
games and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Apr 17
Library, 2:30pm Wed Mar 7
Rock Out at the Library, for grades 6 & under; design
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a different STEAM your own rock to… East Moline Public Library, 5:30pm
program each week; free; for… Moline Public Library, Tue Apr 17
2pm Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Mar 28
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Corey Kendrick at Pleasant Valley High School - March 9 Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm
gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm Tue Apr 17
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Mar 28 supervision and/or… Moline Public Library, 6pm Thu Teen Chef: Homemade Pop-Tarts, learn safe
Mar 15 food handling practices, and enjoy this hands-on Biblioteens/TAG, grades 7 & up help plan cool events,
Toddle Time, on Wednesdays; finger plays, songs, opportunity… East Moline Public Library, 5:30pm Thu request new… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Thu
& stories for ages 0-2; free; for… LeClaire Community Teen and Tween Minecraft Night, play Minecraft Mar 29 Apr 19
Library, 10:30am Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Mar 14 on Xbox 360, plus enjoy snacks and crafts… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Mar 15 Tinker Lab: Star Exploration, Part 3, for ages 10+; Project Next Generation Dissection Class, grades
Teen Slime Club: Butter Slime, the group meets we will be finishing up this three… LeClaire Community 4-8 investigate animal biology through dissection; adult
every month to make a new slime… East Moline Public Teen Tech Club, using the latest technologies, teens Library, 4:30pm Thu Mar 29 supervision and/or… Moline Public Library, 6pm Thu
Library, 5:30pm Thu Mar 8 can get hands-on experience and… East Moline Public Apr 19
Library, 5:30pm Fri Mar 16
Tinker Lab: Star Exploration, for ages 10+; map out April Teen Slime Club: Crunchy Slime, the group meets
your own constellations on a… LeClaire Community Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese every month to make a new slime… East Moline Public
Library, 4:30pm Thu Mar 8 snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library - Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; an afterschool program Library, 5:30pm Thu Apr 19
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Mar 20 for girls in grades 6-12… Fairmount Street Library,
Game Day, for grades 6 & under; “Wii” invite you to 3:30pm Tue Apr 3 thru Tue Apr 24 Teen Tech Club, using the latest technologies, teens
play… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Fri Mar 9 Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and can get hands-on experience and… East Moline Public
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and Library, 5:30pm Fri Apr 20
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Tue Mar 20 socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Apr 3 thru Lego Disaster Island, ages 6+ use Lego bricks to build
Library, 10:30am Fri Mar 9 After-School Fun for Teens, visit the library for STEM Tue Apr 24 the perfect island… Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Tue
games and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Apr 24
Life-Sized Pacman, teens will play as Pacman and Library, 2:30pm Wed Mar 21 Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a different STEAM
Ghosts in a physical… East Moline Public Library, 2pm program each week; free; for… Moline Public Library, Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your
Sat Mar 10 Tinker Lab: Star Exploration, Part 2, for ages 10+; 2pm Wed Apr 4 thru Wed Apr 25 library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public
continue working on your Constellation Lantern by… Library, 5:30pm Tue Apr 24
Minecraft Building Contest, test your skills against LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Mar 22 Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and
other kids on the Library’s Minecraft… Fairmount Street gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, & stories for ages 0-2;
Library, 10am Sat Mar 10 Lego Club, for grades 6 & under; you bring your Wed Apr 4 thru Wed Apr 25 free; for… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed
imagination, we’ll… East Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Apr 25
KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your Fri Mar 23 Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, & stories for ages 0-2;
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center, free; for… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed Lego Club: Weather, grades K-5 create and share your
10:30am Tue Mar 13 Exploratorium Jr., hands-on projects for children up Apr 4 themed masterpiece that will… Silvis Public Library, 4pm
to age 5 with their… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Thu Apr 26
Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited Mar 26 STEM Workshop, on Thursdays; we’ll focus on a
to watch, discuss, and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm different subject each week;… Davenport Public Library Teen & Tween Gaming Night, play Wii U, Xbox 360,
Tue Mar 13 Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Thu Apr 5 thru Thu Apr and enjoy board and Role… Rock Island Public Library -
library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public 26 Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Apr 26
Pi Day, ages 8-15 will be making jewelry, painting, Library, 5:30pm Tue Mar 27
coloring, and enjoying… LeClaire Community Library, Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to Teen Chef, learn safe food handling practices, and
4:30pm Wed Mar 14 Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, & stories for ages 0-2; have input on Library offerings… Moline Public Library, enjoy this hands-on opportunity… East Moline Public
free; for information, call… LeClaire Community Library, 10am Thu Apr 5 Library, 5:30pm Thu Apr 26
STEAM-azing: Robots and Pi Day, science, 10:30am Wed Mar 28
technology, engineering, art, and math projects for kids Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Arbor Day Celebration, ages 3-6 will be hearing
and… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm Lego Club: Plants, grades K-5 create and share your sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown stories, making crafts, and more… LeClaire Community
Wed Mar 14 themed masterpiece that will… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Library, 10:30am Fri Apr 6 Library, 11am Fri Apr 27
Thu Mar 29
Biblioteens/TAG, grades 7 & up help plan cool events, Teen Library Council Meeting, receive your member Homeschool: Mussels, mussels are the most
request new… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Teen & Tween Gaming Night, play Wii U, Xbox 360, card, enjoy light snacks and fun, and… East Moline endangered species in the U.S.; learn… Nahant Marsh,
Mar 15 and enjoy board and Role… Rock Island Public Library - Public Library, 4pm Fri Apr 6 2:30pm Fri Apr 27
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Mar 29
Project Next Generation Dissection Class, grades
4-8 investigate animal biology through dissection; adult
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Minecraft Building Contest, test your skills against Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, BalletQuadCities. Saturday Movie Matinee, take a break on a Saturday
other kids on the Library’s Minecraft… Fairmount Street snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library - com, Sat Mar 24 morning with a favorite… Davenport Public Library -
Library, 10am Sat Apr 28 Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue May 22 Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Sat Mar 3
Dance Me A Story: Shel Silverstein Poems,
Exploratorium Jr., hands-on projects for children up Teddy Bear Picnic, for ages 3-7; we will be reading the join dancers from Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of… Stop-Motion Movie Making, create a story and
to age 5 with their… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon classic story,… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu Mar 29 capture your ideas on the iMotion… River Valley District
Apr 30 Sat May 26 Library, 6pm Mon Mar 5
Spring Fling Dance Party, ages 8-15 are encouraged
Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your to come in to show off… LeClaire Community Library, Teen Video Contest Premiere Party, screening of
May library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public 4:30pm Mon Apr 9 3-5 minute videos on this year’s theme “Libraries are for
Library, 5:30pm Tue May 29 Creating”; presented by the Davenport Public Libraries;
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; for information, call 563-326-7832, Putnam Museum &

MUSEUMS
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Lego Club: Dragons, grades K-5 create and share your Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
10:30am Tue May 1 themed masterpiece that will… Silvis Public Library, 4pm org, 6pm Thu Mar 8
Thu May 31
Lego Club, for ages 7+; find out what building Explorers/Explorers Jr: Under Construction Kung Fu Panda, a screening of the family
challenge is waiting… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, Part 4, for ages 10+; -- Bridges, workshop in which kids learn about entertainment in the Interactive Movie… Riverside
Wed May 2 come in to work free style on… LeClaire Community architecture and engineering through directed building Foursquare Church, Sat Mar 10
Library, 4:30pm Thu May 31 exercises that will yield a K’Nex bridge up to 40’ long and
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; 12’ high; creativity, organization, cooperation, problem Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, the digitally remastered version
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest solving, and fun are all highlighted; a Duplo blocks of the 2004 anime box office… Rave Cinemas Davenport
Branch, 10:30am Wed May 2
THEATRE area will also be available for young children; $11-14;
for information, call 563-336-7290, Putnam Museum &
53rd 18 + IMAX, Sun Mar 11 and Mon Mar 12

Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a different STEAM Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam. Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz, featuring
program each week; free; for… Moline Public Library, Beauty and the Beast Jr., the Penguin Project of org, 9am Sat Mar 3 activities, singing, and dancing; free; for information, call
2pm Wed May 2 thru Wed May 16 the Quad Cities presents a one-act version of the Tony- 309-755-9614… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed
winning Disney musical performed by special-needs Colorful India Day with the Kalanjali Dance Mar 14
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and students, in a collaboration between Augustana’s Academy, watch a traditional Indian dance
gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Living performance by the Kalanjali dancers,… Family Museum, Saturday Movie Matinee, take a break on a Saturday
Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30 Arts; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $12; for tickets 11:15am Mon Mar 12 morning with a favorite… Davenport Public Library -
and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Sat Apr 14
Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, & stories for ages 0-2; Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Robot Day: Doodle Bots, spend the afternoon
free; for… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed Augustana.edu, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun Mar 4 crafting your very own Doodle Bot that… Family E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, shown as part of the
May 2 thru Wed May 30 Museum, 1pm Tue Mar 13 Science on Screen series, a… FilmScene, 1pm Sun Apr
Freaky Friday, musical-comedy adaptation of Disney’s 22
Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to body-switching comedy, directed by Erin Thompson;… Robot Day: Robotics Demos, check out real robots
have input on Library offerings… Moline Public Library, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri Mar 2 thru Sat Mar 24 in action with Riverdale Heights Robotics,… Family Madagascar, a screening of the family entertainment
10am Thu May 3 Museum, 10am Tue Mar 13 in the Interactive Movie… Riverside Foursquare Church,
Cinderella, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Tony-winning Sat May 12
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; musical adaptation of the classic fairytale in a Broadway Pi Day: Albert Einstein’s Mad Science Show, enjoy
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown at the Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-745- a science show in the morning with Mr. Glenn… Family
Library, 10:30am Fri May 4 3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Mar 7
Museum, 10am Wed Mar 14
OTHER EVENTS
Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, Pi Day: Pi Fight, grab a rain poncho and a pie and
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Spring Break Camp 2018: Aesop Fable throw it… Family Museum, 3:14pm Wed Mar 14 Laurie Berkner, concert with the popular children’s-
Library, 10pm Sat May 5 thru Sat May 26 Adventure!, thru Mar. 23; ages 6-13 learn about acting, rock musician; $15-100; for tickets,call 800-745-3000…
theatre design, and… Davenport Junior Theatre, 8:45am Chris McBrien: The Magic Storyteller, the acclaimed Peoria Civic Center, 11am Sat Mar 3
Babysitting: Class 1, learn some universal skills and Mon Mar 19 ventriloquist, comedian, magician and storyteller will
techniques that every babysitter should… Silvis Public wow you… Family Museum, 11am Thu Mar 15 Imagination Station, students interacts with PBS Kids
Library, 4am Mon May 7 Junior Theatre Workshop, join us as our friends from characters enjoy educational activities, demonstrations,
Junior Theater lead acting… Fairmount Street Library, Giant Earth Balloon, at 19 feet tall, the Earth Balloon and skill building in literacy, science, technology,
KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your 2pm Sat Apr 14 will fill the… Family Museum, 10am Fri Mar 16 thru Tue engineering, math, arts, and resiliency; Morning Session
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center, Mar 20 starting at 9am, Afternoon Session starting at noon; free,
10:30am Tue May 8 Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical- but tickets required, Western Illinois University - Quad
comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, a dance-a- long comedy show Cities, Riverfront,3300 River Dr., Moline IL, WQPT.org/
Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited directed by Andrea… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Thu from Bryan and Neil; armed… Family Museum, 2pm Sat imaginationstation, Sat Mar 17
to watch, discuss, and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Apr 19 thru Sat May 12 Mar 17
Tue May 8 Spring Celebration & Eco Egg Hunt, ages 3-12 can
The Wizard of Oz, stage version of the beloved family- Niabi Zoo2U, at 11am & 1pm; a show that brings the participate in either a hide-and-seek egg hunt… Nahant
How to Get a Summer Job, learn how to search and film classic; for tickets, call… Peoria Civic Center, 7:30pm zoo… Family Museum, 11am Mon Mar 19 Marsh, 9am Sat Mar 24
apply for summer jobs, along… Silvis Public Library, Wed Apr 25 thru Thu Apr 26
5:30pm Wed May 9 Sink or Float?, join our Rain Gutter Regatta and make Homeschool: Otters, students will learn about otters
The Emperor’s New Clothes, student-performed the perfect sail… Family Museum, 10am Wed Mar 21 and their special adaptations that… Nahant Marsh,
STEAM-azing: Paper Frog Jumping, science, version of the Hans Christian Andersen story, adapted 2:30pm Fri Mar 30
technology, engineering, art, and math projects for kids by… Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat Apr 28 thru Sun PAW Patrol on the Scene!, 10am-noon meet police
and… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm May 6 and firefighters, 10am-2pm make your own PAW… Easter Egg Hunt @ Schadt Park, for ages 11 & under;
Wed May 9 Family Museum, 10am Thu Mar 22 free; for information, call 309-755-3393… Schadt Park,
PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, all-new stage show 11am Sat Apr 7
Project Next Generation Arduino Science based on Disney Junior’s animated TV series; $23-99; for Build and Drop with the U.S. Army Picatinny
Projects, grades 4-8 use Arduino kits to investigate tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., STEM Team, build a carrier for a toy soldier and try to…
circuitry; free; for… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Mon May 7 Family Museum, 1pm Fri Mar 23
May 14
Uncle Rabbit’s Adventures, Eulenspiegel Puppet Family Luau with Aloha Chicago, interactive family
Babysitting: Class 2, learn some universal skills and Theater presents a bilingual puppet show, with live… luau that will feature dances from the Polynesian…
techniques that every babysitter should… Silvis Public Owl Glass Puppetry Center, Sat May 12 Family Museum, 11am Sat Mar 24
Library, 4am Tue May 15
Winnie the Pooh, the Young Footliters Youth Theatre Explorers/Explorers Jr: Wilderness Awareness, January 30 Crossword Answers
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and presents the stage version of… Coralville Center for the workshop in which kids learn about different plants
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm Performing Arts, Fri Mar 23 thru Sat Mar 24 and the many types of animals that are sharing the
Tue May 15 woodlands with you; $11-14; for information, call 563-
336-7290, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W

DANCE
Biblioteens/TAG, grades 7 & up help plan cool events, 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am Sat Apr 7
request new… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Thu
May 17 Family Museum Special Needs Night, the museum
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, will open its doors after hours for an… Family Museum,
Teen & Tween Gaming Night, play Wii U, Xbox 360, offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, 5:30pm Fri Apr 20
and enjoy board and Role… Rock Island Public Library - Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu May 17 Dance, thru Sat Mar 31

Babysitting: Class 3, learn some universal skills and Dance Me a Story: Alice in Wonderland, explore MOVIES
techniques that every babysitter should… Silvis Public literature through dance with company members from
Library, 4am Mon May 21 Ballet Quad… Moline Public Library, 6pm Tue Mar 20 Teen Video Contest, students in grades 6-12 can
create a 3-5 minute video… Moline Public Library, Thu
Deluxe Battleship, ages 8-15 celebrate National Alice in Wonderland, Ballet Quad Cities performs Mar 1
Maritime Day by playing this classic… LeClaire Artistic Director Courtney Lyon’s world-premiere ballet
Community Library, 4:30pm Mon May 21 based on the Lewis Carroll classic; 2 & 8pm; $7-28;
for information and tickets, call 309-786-3779, Adler
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Crossword Jan. 30 Answers: Page 31

ACROSS 83. Fluctuate 36. Been there, _ that


1. Word 84. Mere show 38. God dethroned by Zeus: Var.
5. Stringed instrument of India 85. Gets with difficulty (with “out”) 39. Pinnae
10. Antiquity 86. Noble 40. Certain
15. Stage play object 87. Sorrowful 41. Puzzling problem
19. Bewildered 88. Part 3 of quip: 5 wds. 42. Watchman
20. Plugged-in 93. In medias _ 44. Zone: Abbr.
21. Playing field 94. Function 49. Insect eggs
22. Craze 95. Poker variant 50. Item for a majorette
23. Afrikaans (with “the”) 96. Stop!, at sea 51. Soon
24. Showy bird 98. Much-used food 52. Favorite _
25. Start of a quip by anonymous: 2 101. Stepped on 54. “Dukes of Hazzard” spin-off
wds. 102. Latent 55. Mothers
27. Forthright 106. End of the quip: 3 wds. 56. Phloem
29. Tablets 108. Kitchen worker 58. Armor breastplate: Var.
30. Make more firm 109. Dugout shelter 59. Malice
31. Throw with great effort 110. _ breve 60. Horse’s gait
32. Clearing 111. _ Semple McPherson 61. Optimistic
34. Amounts 112. Sovereign’s decree 62. Kind of engine
35. “_ to a Nightingale” 113. Run-down place 64. Prince in opera
37. Part 2 of quip: 5 wds. 114. Buckwheat pancake 65. Material for driveways
43. Dark beer 115. Endures 66. Hibernia
45. Tabula _ 116. Getz and Kenton 69. A letter
46. Son of Zeus and Hera 117. Plant fiber 72. Abbr. in a citation
47. Born: Fr. DOWN 74. A pronoun
48. Genus of geese 1. Defense acronym 75. Kiln
49. Stem joint 2. OT twin 76. Dismantle: 2 wds.
50. Uncovers 3. Orbiting body: 2 wds. 78. Factor in heredity
52. Diagnostic aid 4. Mud volcano 79. Beaux _
53. Nonsense poet 5. Urn 81. Extremely thin
54. “_ kleine Nachtmusik” 6. Rouse 82. Babe or Baby
55. Big house 7. Olympics event 83. Supreme Teutonic god
56. Supercharge 8. Fruity beverage 85. _ Gay
57. Adige river city 9. Condensation 86. Pair
59. Thai rice wine 10. Roofed porch 87. Strived anagram
60. Sixpence 11. Undermines 89. Little _ Annie
61. Service 12. Minus 90. Wasp
63. Tattletales 13. Loan charge: Abbr. 91. Overacts
67. Put to test 14. Nabs 92. Triangular sail
68. Skeletal structure 15. French novelist 97. Put out of sight
70. _ Carlo Menotti 16. Wholly absorbed 98. Attempt
71. Rampaging one 17. Eye 99. Travel expense
73. Bundles 18. Hammer part 100. “Volsunga Saga” king
74. Sounds a whistle 26. Noted chair designer 101. Caps
76. Pie 28. Horse in a race 103. Gumbo
77. Old garment 29. Daddy 104. Cuckoopint
80. Ohio’s lake 33. _ majesty 105. Go unsteadily
81. Allotted amount 34. Mass of rocky debris 107. Spy org.
82. Effusive praise 35. Hyalite 108. _ -relief
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

I Bless the Reigns Down in Africa


BLACK PANTHER
The relentless universe-building of the
Marvel Studios output, with its seemingly
endless introductions to (cinematically)
new heroes and villains, can be exhaust-
ing, so I hardly want to make matters more
complicated. Yet after seeing writer/direc-
tor Ryan Coogler’s enthralling, imagina-
tive, fantastically enjoyable Black Panther,
I’d be totally on-board with nearly a dozen
spin-off series for debuting characters
– even characters who expire before the
end credits roll. I mean, hey, if Saw’s serial
killer and that Insidious medium can keep
coming back for more … .
One spin-off could, and should, be
earmarked for Michael B. Jordan, the
gifted star of Coogler’s previous features
Fruitvale Station and Creed. (Heaven
knows the guy deserves one just for
making it through the recent Fantastic
Four reboot with a straight face.) Jordan’s
scene-stealing bad-ass Erik Killmonger
may be the official nemesis to Chadwick Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther
Boseman’s T’Challa and his alter ego Black
Panther. But the actor is so charismatic wanted to return to his Fruitvale Station not the movie’s raison d’être so much as its actions and decisions unequivocally
and startlingly empathetic in his role that setting of Oakland, California, maybe pricey fringe touches. The gratifying shock matter here, as evidenced by the aching
audiences might actually cheer a release a prequel series for Sterling K. Brown’s of Coogler’s singular achievement is that depth of the portrayals and Coogler’s
devoted solely to Killmonger’s nefarious hushed and haunted N’Jobu. And while it’s really about what so many superhero (and cinematographer Rachel Morrison’s)
handiwork and the addition of decorative we’re at it, maybe, at long last, an entire movies claim to be about but almost never clear-eyed lyricism.
scars to his chest. While we’re still await- franchise devoted to an Andy Serkis who are in any meaningful way: identity, duty, Black Panther ends the way it begins,
ing a start date for Scarlett Johansson’s actually looks like Andy Serkis, and not a history, family, choice. Detailing the on the same outdoor basketball court
long-rumored Black Widow offshoot, per- motion-captured one such as Gollum or experience to a friend hours after seeing in inner-city Oakland. Yet in its almost
haps Marvel should tide us over – and help Kong or Snoke or Caesar the ape. Granted, the film, I recounted a number of its cool- unbearably moving final seconds, you
fill the gender void underlined by Wonder 120 minutes of Serkis’ cackling, pop-eyed est genre flourishes, but they weren’t the might find yourself overwhelmed at what
Woman’s phenomenal success – with a Black Panther psychopath Ulysses Klaue reason why, near the end of my recitation, in this film’s universe changed, and what
trio of showcase films for Black Panther’s could prove repetitive, but you can bet that I found myself instinctively welling up. didn’t, over the decades (and 130 cineplex
awesome female support: Lupita Nyong’o’s audiences would have no problems staying We witnessed the death of T’Challa’s minutes) separating these two similar
undercover spy (and T’Challa’s ex) Nakia; awake. father in 2016’s Captain America: Civil sequences. You might also find yourself,
Letitia Wright’s tech whiz (and T’Challa’s All of this is to say that Marvel’s latest, War, and Black Panther, as expected, like the characters on-screen, more hope-
sister) Shuri; and, perhaps especially, co-written by Joe Robert Cole, is a smash- features its title character assuming ful than you’ve been in a long, long time.
Danai Gurira’s militant warrior (and ing time even when its focus isn’t on super- leadership in his native Wakanda amidst Because if Marvel can produce a comic-
T’Challa’s right-hand woman) Okoye. heroics – and in a stellar change from the internal conflict (whether to share the book adaptation boasting this much
Extending further through the popu- norm, Coogler’s offering only rarely is. As priceless metal vibranium with the outside feeling and grace and wit – and landing so
lace of Black Panther’s hidden African I’m pretty sure federal law mandates that world) and external strife (personified close on the heels of last spring’s marvel-
nation of Wakanda, I would happily Marvel blockbusters climax with epi- by Killmonger, who considers himself ous Logan – you have to wonder just what
spend two hours getting to know more cally scaled action involving at least three the rightful heir to the royal throne). In the studio couldn’t do, at least if film-
about Daniel Kaluuya’s wary security concurrent battles, Black Panther’s finale Coogler’s presentation, however, that makers of Coogler’s artistry and talent
chief W’Kabi, and Winston Duke’s fierce certainly gives fans their fill in that regard bare-bones narrative becomes nearly continue to climb aboard. Black Panther
mountain-tribe leader (and unexpected (albeit with the delightful addition of Shakespearean in its thematic grandeur isn’t going to save the world, but for the
comic relief) M’Baku, and Forest Whita- enormous rampaging rhinos), along with and emotional reach – and no filmed moment, it’s making the one we’re living
ker’s spiritual counselor Zuri, and Angela zooming spacecrafts, copious gunfire, Shakespeare has ever been the beneficiary in a helluva lot more fun.
Bassett as T’Challa’s imposingly regal plenty of Bond-flick gadgetry, and that of such gorgeously ornate costuming and
mother Ramonda. If Marvel wanted to familiar shot from the trailers in which production design. Whether it’s T’Challa’s For reviews of Annihilation, Game
incorporate more recognizable figures our hero somersaults over a somersaulting conflicted struggles with Killmonger Night, Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit,
from its canon (and when doesn’t it?), car. Yet as entertaining as these elements or his anguished confrontation with The 15:17 to Paris, Early Man, the Putnam
maybe a spin-off for Martin Freeman’s are – and one particular shoot-’em-up in a the truth of his past, or even the tense Museum’s Jane, and other recent releases,
CIA diplomat Everett K. Ross. If Coogler crowded casino, cannily edited to look like stare-down between Okoye and W’Kabi visit RCReader.com/movies.
a single take, most assuredly is – they’re that resulted in applause at my screening,
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Waity Issues rather than a sign that a particular human


doesn’t love her wife.
I’m a married gay woman. Whenever I To keep resentment from poisoning your
ask my wife to discuss some problem in our relationship, when she says “tomorrow,” say,
relationship, she’ll say, “Can we talk about “Awesome, babe. What time works for you?”
this tomorrow?” (Or “ … later?”) Of course, Maybe even have a regular weekly wine ‘n’
there’s never a “tomorrow.” I end up feeling chat. Ideally, the conversations should mostly
resentful, and this makes even a minor issue be lovey-dovey, not the sort she prefers to have
turn into a big deal. Help. on the third Tuesday in never: “Okay, I could
– Postponed have my toenails pulled out with rusty pliers
or have this conversation. This isn’t to say I’m
Putting things off is a relief in the moment dreading it; I just want to give some thought to
but usually costs you big-time in the long run how attached I am to wearing open-toe shoes.”
– like when you procrastinate in going to the
dermatologist until the mole on your neck has
a girlfriend and a dog. Crime of Compassion
Procrastination – the “See ya later, alliga- I’m a 33-year-old guy on the dating scene,
tor!” approach to problem-solving – is defined looking for a relationship. I’m pretty picky,
by psychologists as voluntarily delaying some so most of my dating isn’t going past the
action we need to take, despite our knowing three-week mark. My problem is that it
that doing this will probably make the ulti- seems mean to call a woman and tell her why
mate outcome much worse. Procrastinating I’m not interested, but it also seems mean to
seems seriously dumb, right? But consider the just ghost – disappear on her without telling
sort of tasks we put off. Chances are, nobody her why. What’s a good and kind way to end
needs to nag you 45 times to eat cake or have things?
what you’re pretty sure will be mind-blowing – Nice Dude
sex.
Research by social scientists Fuschia Sirois It’s disappointing when a prospective
and Timothy Pychyl suggests that procrastina- relationship isn’t working, but it’s much worse
tion is a form of mood management – a knee- when it just disappears. Can you imagine
jerk emotional reaction to emotional stress coming home one day and your stove is just
that involves putting “short-term mood repair … gone?
over long-term goal pursuit.” “Ghosting” somebody you’ve been dating
I know – not exactly the stuff Valentine’s – vanishing forever, sans explanation – cues
Day cards are made of. But focus on the what psychologists call the “Zeigarnik effect,”
“knee-jerk” aspect of the mood management which describes the mind’s habit of annoying
response. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman us (over and over and over) to get “closure”
explains that our brain has two systems – an when we have unfinished business.
instinctive, fast-responding emotional system Some people “ghost” because they have all
that jumps right in, and a slower, rational the conscience of a deer tick; others believe (or
system that we have to force to do its job. tell themselves) that it’s kinder than laying out
That’s because reasoning – applying judg- exactly why they’re done. But consider that
ment to some dreaded problem – takes what when moving on, you only need to communi-
Kahneman calls “mental work.” We have to cate one essential thing: There will be no more
make ourselves focus on the problem and then of you in their future.
put cognitive energy into figuring things out. Should a woman press you for further info,
That’s a grim chore – the antithesis of a mood stick to vague explanations – “the spark just
booster. And that’s probably why there’s a term wasn’t there” – instead of going into detail
“Pay attention!” but there’s no “Pay emotion!” about, say, how her breath reminds you of a
Emotion is automatic. It just busts out, all “An decomposing gerbil. Also to be avoided are
issue to discuss? Oh, wouldja look at the time?! explanations that give a woman hope that your
I believe I’m five minutes late for moving to vamoose is temporary – for example, telling
Florida!” her you have to end it with her because you still
Because personality traits tend to be consis- aren’t over your ex. That can lead to a closure
tent over time and across situations, chances of sorts – of the zipper on the tent she’s pitched
are your wife has a habit of ducking all sorts of on the grassy area in the middle of your cul-
emotionally uncomfortable stuff. Understand- de-sac. (Stalker? Um, she prefers “watchful
ing this – as well as why we procrastinate – can urban camper.”)
help you see her ducking as a human flaw

Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405. E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com,
visit @amyalkon on Twitter, and listen to Amy’s weekly radio show at BlogTalkRadio.com/amyalkon. Order Amy
Alkon’s new book Unf---ology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018).
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny


ARIES (March 21-April 19): On habits. I hope you take advantage! written six books documenting these places.
September 1, 1666, a London baker He’s an expert on researching what remains
named Thomas Farriner didn’t take LEO (July 23-August 22): Is 2018 of the past and drawing conclusions based on
proper precautions to douse the fire turning out to be as I expected it the old evidence. In accordance with current
in his oven before he went to sleep. Conse- would be for you? Have you become astrological omens, I suggest you consider
quences were serious. The conflagration that more accepting of yourself and doing comparable research into your own lost
ignited in his little shop burned down large further at peace with your mysterious and half-forgotten history. You can generate
parts of the city. Three hundred and 20 years destiny? Are you benefiting from greater vigorous psychic energy by communing with
later, a group of bakers gathered at the stability and security? Do you feel more at origins and memories. Remembering who
original site to offer a ritual atonement. “It’s home in the world and better nurtured by you used to be will clarify your future.
never too late to apologize,” said one official, your close allies? If for some reason these
acknowledging the tardiness of the gesture. developments are not yet in bloom, withdraw CAPRICORN (December
In that spirit, Aries, I invite you to finally from every lesser concern and turn your 22-January 19): It’s not quite a
dissolve a clump of guilt you’ve been carrying focus to them. Make sure you make full use of revolution that’s in the works. But it
… or express gratitude that you should have the gifts that life is conspiring to provide for is a sprightly evolution. Accelerating
delivered long ago … or resolve a messy you. developments may test your ability to adjust
ending that still bothers you … or transform gracefully. Quickly shifting story lines will
your relationship with an old wound … or all VIRGO (August 23-September 22): ask you to be resilient and flexible. But the
of the above. “You can’t find intimacy – you can’t unruly flow won’t throw you into a stressful
find home – when you’re always tizzy as long as you treat it as an interesting
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The hiding behind masks,” says Pulitzer challenge instead of an inconvenient
Committee to Fanatically Promote Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz. “Intimacy imposition. My advice is not to stiffen your
Taurus’s Success is pleased to see requires a certain level of vulnerability. It mood or narrow your range of expression, but
that you’re not waiting politely for requires a certain level of you exposing your rather to be like an actor in an improvisation
your next turn. You have come to the brilliant fragmented, contradictory self to someone class. Fluidity is your word of power.
realization that what used to be your fair else. You running the risk of having your core
share is no longer sufficient. You intuitively self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.” I AQUARIUS (January 20-Febru-
sense that you have a cosmic mandate to skip can’t imagine any better advice to offer you as ary 18): It’s the Productive Paradox
a few steps – to ask for more and better and you navigate your way through the next seven Phase of your cycle. You can
faster results. As a reward for this outbreak of weeks, Virgo. You will have a wildly fertile generate good luck and unexpected
shrewd and well-deserved self-love, and in opportunity to find and create more intimacy. help by romancing the contradictions. For
recognition of the blessings that are currently But in order to take full advantage, you’ll have example: (1) You’ll enhance your freedom by
showering down on your astrological House to be brave and candid and unshielded. risking deeper commitment. (2) You’ll gain
of Noble Greed, you are hereby granted three greater control over wild influences by
weeks’ worth of extra service, free bonuses, LIBRA (September 23-October loosening your grip and providing more
special treatment, and abundant slack. 22): In the coming weeks, you could spaciousness. (3) If you are willing to appear
reach several odd personal bests. naive, empty, or foolish, you’ll set the stage for
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): No one For instance, your ability to getting smarter. (4) A blessing you didn’t
can be somewhat pregnant. You distinguish between flowery bullshit and realize you needed will come your way after
either are or you’re not. But from a inventive truth-telling will be at a peak. Your you relinquish a burdensome “asset.” (5)
metaphorical perspective, your “imperfections” will be more interesting and Greater power will flow your way if you
current state is a close approximation to that forgivable than usual, and might even work to expand your capacity for receptivity.
impossible condition. Are you or are you not your advantage, as well. I suspect you’ll also
going to commit yourself to birthing a new have an adorable inclination to accomplish PISCES (February 19-March 20):
creation? Decide soon, please. Opt for one or the half-right thing when it’s impossible to do As you make appointments in the
the other resolution; don’t remain in the gray the perfectly right thing. Finally, all the coming months, you could re-use
area. And there’s more to consider. You are astrological omens suggest that you will have calendars from 2007 and 2001.
indulging in excessive in-betweenness in a tricky power to capitalize on lucky lapses. During those years, all the dates fell on the
other areas of your life, as well. You’re almost same days of the week as they do in 2018. On
brave and sort of free and semi-faithful. My SCORPIO (October 23-November the other hand, Pisces, please don’t try to
advice about these halfway states is the same: 21): French philosopher Blaise learn the same lessons you learned in 2007
Either go all the way or else stop pretending Pascal said, “If you do not love too and 2001. Don’t get snagged in identical traps
you might. much, you do not love enough.” or sucked into similar riddles or obsessed
American author Henry David Thoreau with comparable illusions. On the other other
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The declared, “There is no remedy for love but to hand, it might help for you to recall the
Appalachian Trail is a 2,200-mile love more.” I would hesitate to offer these two detours you had to take back then, because
path that runs through the eastern formulations in the horoscope of any other you may thereby figure out how to avoid
United States. Hikers can wind their sign but yours, Scorpio. And I would even having to repeat boring old experiences that
way through forests and wilderness areas hesitate to offer them to you at any other time you don’t need to repeat.
from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer besides right now. But I feel that you currently
Mountain in Georgia. Along the way they have the strength of character and fertile Homework: What good old thing could you give
may encounter black bears, bobcats, willpower necessary to make righteous use of up in order to attract a great new thing into your
porcupines, and wild boars. These natural such stringently medicinal magic. So please life? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.
wonders may seem to be at a remote distance proceed with my agenda for you, which is to
from civilization, but they are in fact become the Smartest, Feistiest, Most New column published weekly at rcreader.com
conveniently accessible from America’s Resourceful Lover Who Has Ever Lived.
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Live Music Live Music Live Music


Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

THURSDAY
2018/03/01 (Thu)
1 The Nashville Celts: Celtic Roots
of Great American Music –
Rebel Soul Revival – Gabe’s, 330 E. University of Dubuque’s Heritage
Washington St., Iowa City IA Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque
Whoozdads? (5pm) – The Redstone IA
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA QCSO Masterworks V: Postcards
from Germany and Austria –
FRIDAY
2018/03/02 (Fri)
2 Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
Davenport IA
Brad & the Big Wave – Desmond Randy Swift & Friends – Riverside
Jones Band – The Mand – Iowa Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa Highway 22, Riverside IA
City IA Red Baraat Festival of Colors –
The Jason Carl Band – 11th Street CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Cedar Rapids IA
Davenport IA The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
Jon Stickley Trio – Frank F. Sidney’s – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
Western Bandit Volunteers – 30th St., Rock Island IL
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Davenport IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Lindsay & Alecia – Riverside Casino Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, SAU Jazz Concert: Jazz Ensemble
Riverside IA & STAMVOJA Concert – Rogalski
Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers Center - St. Ambrose University, W.
– Airpark – Triple Crown Whiskey High St., Davenport IA
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Smooth Groove – RIBCO, 1815
St., Davenport IA Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Playlist Unplugged (6pm) – Wild Women – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
Steeplegate Inn, 100 W 76th St., House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Davenport IA City IA Dr. Zhivegas @ Rhythm City Casino Resort - March 3
Roger Carlson & Friends (6pm) –
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th
St., Rock Island IL SUNDAY
2018/03/04 (Sun)
4 THURSDAY
2018/03/08 (Thu)
8 Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Island IL SUNDAY
2018/03/11 (Sun)
11 Moeller Nights: Twin Peaks – The
Districts – Village Theatre, 2113 E
SAU Winter Vocal Concer t: Get the Led Out – Adler Theatre, 136 Advance Base – Friendship – Gia The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – 11th St, Davenport IA
University Chorale, Chamber E. Third St., Davenport IA Margaret – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Plastic Relations 80’s Set – Iowa City
Singers, Bee Sharp, Bella Voce Moeller Nights: The Yawpers – Triple Ave., Rock Island IL Ave., Rock Island IL N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
– Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Black Hawk College Jazz Band Moeller Nights: Theo Katzman – Nutria (5pm) – Flatted Fifth Blues & Quartermoon Tinsnips (6pm) – Cool
Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA (6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Bridget Kearney – Triple Crown BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St.,
St., Davenport IA QCSO Masterworks V: Postcards 1325 30th St., Rock Island IL Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Rock Island IL
TUESDAY 13
Whiskey Motel – RIBCO, 1815 Second from Germany and Austria (2pm) Dani Lynne Howe Band (5pm) – E Third St., Davenport IA 2018/03/13 (Tue) The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet – The
Ave., Rock Island IL – Centennial Hall, Augustana The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Moonshine Run – RIBCO, 1815 Smoking Dog Pub, 1800 2nd Ave.,
Yndi Halda – Staghorn – Archeress Davenport IA Second Ave., Rock Island IL Alice Cooper – Brandon Gibbs Band Rock Island IL
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Garnet Rogers – CSPS/Legion Arts, Playlist – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 – TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Dr, Tinsley Ellis – The Redstone Room,
Island IL IL
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Mound St., Davenport IA Moline IL 129 Main St, Davenport IA

SATURDAY 3 TUESDAY 6
2018/03/06 (Tue) Lucero – Jake La Botz – Gabe’s, 330 E. The Robert Cray Band – Riverside Gina Forsyth – Downtown Mt. Windy City Dueling Pianos – The
2018/03/03 (Sat) Washington St., Iowa City IA Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway Vernon, , Mt. Vernon IA Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Corey Kendrick (6:30pm) – Moline Moeller Nights: Oak House – Slow 22, Riverside IA Phil Heywood – Meadowbrook Ave., Rock Island IL
Bugeye Sprite – Fargo Lounge, 4204 Caves – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Tesla Quartet (3pm) – Butterworth Gazebo, 1205 3rd St. SW, Mt. Vernon
Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline
SATURDAY 17
Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL IL 2018/03/17 (Sat)
The Crooked Cactus Band – 11th IL
Elias String Quartet – Hancher Davenport IA Pink Talking Fish – The Redstone
SATURDAY 10
Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St., 2018/03/10 (Sat) Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa
FRIDAY 9
Davenport IA 2018/03/09 (Fri) Massacre (6pm) – Iowa City Yacht
City IA
WEDNESDAY 14
Daylight Over – Harley Corin’s, 1708 The Acoustic Project (6pm) – Cool 2018/03/14 (Wed) Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
State St., Bettendorf IA Moeller Nights: Cory Branan –
Two Cow Garage – Triple Crown Chillin’ with the Cat (6:30pm) – Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Bugeye Sprite – Whitetails Saloon,
Dr. Zhivegas – Rhythm City Casino Jeremy Ober (9:30pm) – Riverside Rock Island IL Moeller Nights: Miles Nielsen & 1711 165th St., Clarence IL
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore E Third St., Davenport IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Bo Ramsey & the Third Floor – CSPS/ the Rusted Hearts – Triple Crown Code 415 – Gunchie’s, 2905 Telegraph
Ave., Davenport IA Wyclef Jean – Englert Theatre, 221 Highway 22, Riverside IA Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Rd, Davenport IA
Gaelic Storm – Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City IA Corey Kendrick – Pleasant Valley Rapids IA E Third St., Davenport IA Dan Haughey (9am) – Dead Poet’s
East Washington St., Iowa City IA High School, 604 Belmont Rd, Cobalt Blue – 11th Street Precinct, Espresso, 1525 3rd Ave, Moline IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green
Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., WEDNESDAY 7
2018/03/07 (Wed) Bettendorf IA
The Hi–Fi Band – Harley Corin’s, 1708
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
The Dawn – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., THURSDAY
2018/03/15 (Thu)
15 The Don’t Be Brothers (5pm) – Have
Your Cake (8pm) – RIBCO, 1815
LeClaire IA Arlo Guthrie – Sarah Lee – Abe State St., Bettendorf IA Rock Island IL The Avey Grouws Band (5pm) – Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Hunter Left Us Here – Nutmeyer Guthrie – Englert Theatre, 221 East Jerry Douglas – Kendra Swanson – Ernie Peniston (6:30pm) – Sena The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, The Generations Band! – Edje
& Co. – Of Brighter Skies – Washington St., Iowa City IA The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Ehrhardt (9:30pm) – Riverside Davenport IA Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino and
Manhattan Blockade – Faces Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Davenport IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Cry Cry Cry – Englert Theatre, 221 Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island IL
Turned Ashen (6:30pm) – Gabe’s, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Jim Ryan (5pm) – Rock Island Hy-Vee Highway 22, Riverside IA East Washington St., Iowa City IA Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct,
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA City IA Market Grille, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Edje Don Mitchem (1:30pm) – Bettendorf 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers Moeller Nights: Boniface – Triple Island IL Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino and Public Library, 2950 Learning Jesse Aron – Nickolas Guiterriez –
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon The LK Trio (6pm) – Steeplegate Inn, Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island IL Campus Dr., Bettendorf IA Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA 100 W 76th St., Davenport IA Icon for Hire (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Davenport IA Larry Boyd (6pm) – Cool Beanz Washington St., Iowa City IA – Harrington’s Pub, 2321 Kavanaugh’s 6th Annual Miller
Kississippi – Heart Attack Man – Cumberland Square Dr., Bettendorf Lite Shamrockin’ Paddy o’
Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock IA Pardy: Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo
Island IL (noon) – Funktastic Five (2pm)
Moeller Nights: Bob Schneider –
Emma Jayne – The Stardust, 218 FRIDAY
2018/03/16 (Fri)
16 – Phyllis & the Sharks (5:30pm) –
Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th
Iowa St., Davenport IA Bettendorf Park Band Spring St., Rock Island IL
Nutria – Cafe Paradiso, 607 W. Concert – Pleasant Valley High The Lovedogs – The Lucky Frog Bar &
Broadway, Fairfield IA School - Auditorium, 604 Belmont Grill, 313 N. Salina St, McCausland IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Rd, Bettendorf IA Moeller Nights: An Evening with
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bucktown Revue – Nighswander Shovels & Rope – The Stardust,
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, 218 Iowa St., Davenport IA
SAU High School Honor Band Davenport IA Past Curfew – Fargo Lounge, 4204
Festival Concert – Galvin Fine Arts Danika & Jeb Hart – Riverside Casino Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
Center, St. Ambrose University, and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Patrick McMand Post–Parade
2101 N. Gaines St., Davenport IA Riverside IA Concert (2:30pm) – Boozie’s
Smooth Groove – Fargo Lounge, Dr. Dometone – Fontenelle – RIBCO, Bar & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL 1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL Davenport IA
Sweetheart Serenade – Uptown Funktastic Five – 11th Street Precinct, REO Speedwagon & Styx – Don
Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Felder – TaxSlayer Center, 1201
St., Iowa City IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo River Dr, Moline IL
Tesla Quartet – First Presbyterian Brewing Company, 102 S. State St., The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa Geneseo IL – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
St., Davenport IA Jef Spradley (6pm) – Steeplegate 30th St., Rock Island IL
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Inn, 100 W 76th St., Davenport IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Avenue – Riverside Casino Event Jim Ryan – Steel Head Tavern, 181 The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside 17th St., Moline IL Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
IA Michael W. Smith – Nathan Tasker St Patrick’s Day with Calan – CSPS/
– Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Davenport IA Rapids IA
Kississippi @ Rozz-Tox - March 10
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SUNDAY
2018/03/18 (Sun)
18 Makenna & Brock – Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Steve Earle – Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City IA
Carsie Blanton – CSPS/Legion Arts, Riverside IA
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Moeller Nights: High Up –
Playlist Unplugged (6pm) –
Steeplegate Inn, 100 W 76th St., WEDNESDAY 28
2018/03/28 (Wed)

Whispertown – Triple Crown Davenport IA Brian Stokes Mitchell w/ the


Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Soul Storm – 11th Street Precinct, University of Iowa Symphony
E Third St., Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Orchestra – Hancher Auditorium,
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA
Workshop & Matinee Series:
The Steve Grismore Trio (6pm) –
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
SATURDAY
2018/03/24 (Sat)
24 Nils Frahm – Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Brad Paisley – Dustin Lynch – Chase
Davenport IA Bryant – Lindsay Ell – TaxSlayer
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL THURSDAY
2018/03/29 (Thu)
29
MONDAY
2018/03/19 (Mon)
19 Chuck Mead – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL
Moeller Nights: Colter Wall – Triple
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Buckethead – Gabe’s, 330 E. Chuck Mitchell – Uptown Theatre, Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
Washington St., Iowa City IA 221 1st Street NE, Mt. Vernon IA Powell (5pm) – The Redstone Room,
Cofresi – Jim Swim – Blookah – 129 Main St, Davenport IA
TUESDAY
2018/03/20 (Tue)
20 Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA
FRIDAY
2018/03/30 (Fri)
30
EyeHateGod – Cro – Mags – Denny Diamond Trio – Riverside
Alphabeast – Guilty of Treason Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 50 Shades of Rock – 11th Street
– Tu’mera Divine (6pm) – Gabe’s, Highway 22, Riverside IA Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: Bark Bark Disco Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., Bill Chrastil – Riverside Casino and
– Centaur Noir – Triple Crown Milan IL Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Riverside IA
E Third St., Davenport IA Cowboys – Princeton Coffeehouse, The Candymakers – The Maytags –
Todd Snider – Reed Foehl – Englert 25 E. Marion St., Princeton IL Blue Mud – The Redstone Room,
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Kathy Maxey, Larry Mossman, & 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Iowa City IA Friends – Uptown Bill’s Coffee The Ex-Girlfriends – Starry Nights
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa – Dee Pretion – Gabe’s, 330 E.
WEDNESDAY 21
2018/03/21 (Wed) City IA
Lavender Daughter – The Flips –
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Greg Brown – Englert Theatre, 221
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Pelafina – Hex Girls – Hep Cat – East Washington St., Iowa City IA
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, The Knockoffs – Parkside Grill &
City IA Iowa City IA Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Jouska – Mountain Swallower – Piss Nate Nicholson Benefit: Rolling Moeller Nights: Soccer Mommy –
Exorcist – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Thunder – Daylight Over – Madeline Kenny (7pm) – Raccoon
Ave., Rock Island IL Hawkeye Tap Sports Bar N Grill, Motel One-Year Anniversary
Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, & 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA Party: Forrest Kline – Dent May
Vân–Ánh Vanessa Võ: My Lai – The Night People – Fargo Lounge, (10pm) – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park 4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Rd., Iowa City IA Powell – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: Vita & Woolf – Mound St., Davenport IA Tanner Rodman – RIBCO, 1815
Gracie & Rachel – Beth Bombara Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Second Ave., Rock Island IL
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Whoozdads? – The Grape Life Wine SATURDAY
2018/03/31 (Sat)
31
Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Alissa Hunnicutt – Uptown Bill’s
THURSDAY
2018/03/22 (Thu)
22 Davenport IA Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
Iowa City IA
Black Hawk College Jazz Band
(6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse,
1325 30th St., Rock Island IL
SUNDAY
2018/03/25 (Sun)
25 Anthony Gomes – The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Bob Dorr Trio – Riverside Casino
4 on the Floor – The Vandoliers –
The Mand – George’s Buffet, 312 E. Death Valley Welcome Center – and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Market St., Iowa City IA Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Riverside IA
City IA Clint Black – Rhythm City Casino
FRIDAY
2018/03/23 (Fri)
23 Moeller Nights: Shawn James
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA
Cash Inn – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle
Rock Island IL Davenport IA Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport
Casual Classics Concert V (5pm) IA
– Galvin Fine Arts Center, St.
Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines
St., Davenport IA
MONDAY
2018/03/26 (Mon)
26 Heavyweight – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL
Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante Moeller Nights: 4ontheFloor –
Charlie Hunter Trio – CSPS/Legion (6:30pm) – Ca D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Vandoliers – Triple Crown Whiskey
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Cambridge IL Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third
EGi – Chachuba – The Tripp Brothers St., Davenport IA
– The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA
Graham Nash – Englert Theatre, 221
TUESDAY
2018/03/27 (Tue)
27 Project X – Fargo Lounge, 4204
Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
Chrome – Hide – RIBCO, 1815 Second Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
East Washington St., Iowa City IA Ave., Rock Island IL The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
The Hi-Fi Band (6:30pm) – Lavender Moeller Nights: Humming House Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Crest Winery, 5401 US Highway 6, – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
Colona IL Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
Jim Ryan – Chief’s Bar & Grill, 1600 Davenport IA 30th St., Rock Island IL
Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL Negative Gemini – George Clanton
Larry Boyd (6pm) – Cool Beanz – Bold Little Airwave – Rozz-Tox,
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Island IL
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THROUGH MAY 20, 2018

Chuck Mead @ RIBCO - March 24 Coyote, 2017, ink on mulberry paper (left) and

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E. E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Coyote, 2017, Birch plywood, ink, gouache (right)
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline,
TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

SATURDAYS
415 15th St, Moline IL SATURDAYS Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s www.figgeartmuseum.org
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Community Folk Sing (Mar. 10, Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
Open Jam Night – Rico’s Tropical 3pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St., 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
Davenport IA Irish Music Session (Mar. 3, 3pm) – 1417 5th Ave., Moline IL
Open Mic & More (Mar. 1) – Uptown Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
St., Iowa City IA Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Island IL
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Sixth St., Davenport IA Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey
Cafe, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean Breakfast (Mar. 31, & “Detroit” Larry Davison –
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave., Rock
2228 E 11th St, Davenport IA St., Davenport IA Island IL
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill,
Up on 7th, 1814 7th St., Moline IL
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night –
114 1/2 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (Mar. 21) –
Underground Open Mic & Jam Davenport IA The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Session – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, City IA
S Linn St, Iowa City IA 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Davenport IA
Cabana Karaoke Night – Cabana’s Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Bar & Grille, 2120 4th Ave., Rock 1st St, Long Grove IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Island IL Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Locust St., Davenport IA
Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Rock Island IL Old-Time Gospel Music Jam (Mar. Ave., Rock Island IL
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 17, 4pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
1321 5th Ave., Moline IL House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Bent River Brewing Company, 512
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports City IA 24th St., Rock Island IL
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Davenport IA Entertainment – Barrel House & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Moline, 1321 5th Ave., Moline IL Davenport IA
Sixth St., Davenport IA Ukulele Social Club (Mar. 17, 4pm) – Open Mic Night (Mar. 7 & 21,
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. St. Patrick’s Day Potluck & Music 5:30pm) – Milltown Coffee, 3800
Locust St., Davenport IA Session (Mar. 17, 6pm) – Uptown River Drive #2, Moline IL
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., St., Iowa City IA
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS

Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,


Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Open Jam (4pm) – Rico’s Tropical
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
1st St, Long Grove IA Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128,
2814 State St., Bettendorf IA
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews – MONDAYS
MONDAYS

Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
Moline IL Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Open Mic Coffeehouse (Mar. 9) Saloon, 2120 E 11th St, Davenport
– First Lutheran Church Parish IA
House, 1600 20th St., Rock Island IL Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
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