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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Scott County Supervisors Record Meetings but Deny Public
Access by Refusing to Post Audio Files Online
O
n April 19, 2018, the Scott County Indexing means that the audio file much needed context. residents’ tax dollars versus morphing
Board of Supervisors (SCBS) can be tagged in a way that allows Prior to this year, the COW minutes into strict advocates of county bud-
voted 3-2 against posting the the listener to go directly to a specific were bare bones, minimally show- gets. Operating in such a bureaucratic
Board’s audio-recorded meetings agenda item, rather than waiting the ing the times in which meetings were vacuum leads to eventual board irrel-
at both the Board and Auditor Web few seconds it would take to fast- called to order and adjourned, and a evance, as political hubris ignores the
sites (audio: rcreader.com/y/scbs1). forward to that same point. While a capsulized list of agenda items to be bothersome truth that We the People
Supervisors Carole Earnhardt-R, Tony useful feature, indexing has nothing discussed. Missing from the minutes are the boss of them.
Knobbe-R, and Ken Beck-R voted to do with the listening quality of the were discussions, comments, presen- The associated expense to post
against, while Diane Holst-R and recording. tation details – in other words, all existing audio files is nominal. Adding
Brinsen Kinzer-D voted in favor of this Supervisors Earnhardt and Knobbe relevant context. In addition, regular additional features to enhance users’
fundamental public good. parroted their desire for a professional meetings included the Ayes and Nays experience can be improved over time.
Supervisors Earnhardt, Knobbe, recording system, citing the need to relative to motions, resolutions, and Meanwhile, denying public access to
and Beck vote as a block on nearly first consider options for “topnotch” votes taken, but again, no meaningful that which already exists gives rise to
every agenda item, very akin to a hive production features. What escapes context. deserved suspicions as to why.
mentality. To date, this particular hive them is their own lack of profession- Scott Countians can express their Maybe it’s that the Board’s COWs
has rarely seen a budget increase in alism in running board meetings. appreciation and support Auditor and regular meetings would be
spending it won’t support, including According to Roberts Rules of Order, Moritz’s efforts by making a habit of revealed as perfunctory? There is very
the $50,000 budgeted for recording proper protocol dictates that the board logging on (rcreader.com/y/scbs5) little discussion of agenda items, even
and posting meetings at its Web site. chairman (Knobbe) announce each and reading the minutes, and thereby after various department manag-
So it begs the question: Why would speaker before comments are made, participating civically. ers present their respective detailed
this same hive vote against posting especially for clarification in the Meanwhile, Supervisors Knobbe and information to the Board. With the
audio files of the meetings currently recorded minutes of the meetings. Beck assure that public access will be exception of Supervisor Holst, whose
being recorded, especially when doing SCBS adopting Roberts Rules of taken up again this coming July. What diligent preparation is consistently evi-
so is one of the priorities listed in its Order would not only assuage Supervi- this means is unclear. Either the hive denced by her relevant questions about
2018-and-beyond strategic plan sor Beck’s concerns regarding potential will finally approve posting the audio said details, it is mostly crickets.
Supervisor Earnhardt played the misinterpretations; identifying speak- files at that time, or it will embark on One could conclude that the Board
political card, accusing Supervisors ers during meetings would instantly a long involved procurement process, lacks the interest or preparedness for
Holst and Kinzer of posturing for advance the professionalism Supervi- further delaying public access. in-depth inquiry during the COW
bringing the motion to post the audio sor Knobbe “can hardly wait for.” It is important to underscore that and/or regular meetings. More likely,
files in their current format. Kinzer The controversy here is that the the majority of public-sector meet- however, is that agenda items have
promptly corrected her by pointing meetings are already being audio ings and proceedings are recorded as already been hashed over, away from
out that the motion was bipartisan recorded, but not posted for the public a de facto best practice in the spirit of the public eye – perhaps during the
due to both his and Supervisor Holst’s to hear. County Auditor Moritz fully transparency and public participation. individual review meetings that take
support. Not to mention, Holst is not supports posting them. She recently Recording this board’s meetings, but place the week prior to the COW and
running again (a discussion reserved petitioned the Board to allow her then refusing to make those record- regular meetings. Bi-weekly one-on-
for another day because her loss as a to post the audio files at the Audi- ings available to the public, is de facto one reviews occur separately with each
steward for Scott County residents is tor’s Web site, including transcribed obstruction. of the five supervisors and the County
immeasurable), negating any political minutes of both the COW and regular During the April 17 COW meeting, Administrator Mahesh Sharma? These
motive on her part. meetings verbatim from the audio discussion skirted around the edges private little coffee klatches smack of
During the April 17 Committee of recordings, but was denied (rcreader. of public interest and unintended subversion, but might appear less so
the Whole (COW), Supervisor Holst com/y/scbs3). consequences, with Supervisor Knobbe if the same content shared in those
asked, “What is the downside of post- County Assistant Administrator remarking that he represents 177,000 reviews was rehashed robustly during
ing the audio files as is?” Not surpris- Mary Thee confirmed that closed- constituents, and doesn’t ask every one the public meetings, then posted for
ingly, no reasonable objections were session meetings are always recorded of them how he should vote on matters, public review.
forthcoming. (Hear the discussion at for legal back-up as required by Iowa since he was elected to represent them. Finally, a second motion to change
rcreader.com/y/scbs2.) law. And while Thee claimed there has This rationale is such a common, Board meeting times was made by
Supervisor Beck claimed that due been occasion where a closed-session albeit misguided, meme among Supervisor Kinzer and also supported
to the quality of the recordings, the recording was not clear enough to be politicians that it is likely a coached by Supervisor Holst, but defeated by
public could potentially “misinterpret” admissible in court, by and large, the response. The notion that because you the hive in its typical 3-2 voting align-
its proceedings because whomever recordings’ quality suffices. If the cur- won an election you now have carte ment. The motion attempted to change
is speaking might not be discernible. rent closed-session recordings meet the blanche to vote however you see fit is the COW and regular meeting times
When asked if he had actually listened statutory standard (rcreader.com/y/ antithetical to representation. from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, to
to any of the recordings (available to scbs4), then that same standard is good True representation as a county 7 p.m. for both, providing the public
him and the public at the auditor’s enough for We the People. supervisor requires constant due dili- more convenient access to attend meet-
office), Beck admitted he had not, The good news is that Auditor gence, rigorous data analysis, seeing ings. By posting audio files of the meet-
defending his position by claiming Moritz’s efforts have recently resulted the field, and considering multiple ings at the county’s Web site, the public
Roxanna Moritz, Scott County’s audi- in much more detailed written minutes options and outcomes for policies, can at least attend meetings at its own
tor, agreed that the recordings should for both the COWs and regular meet- programs, and spending. Most impor- convenience.
be indexed. ings. To her credit, she substantially tantly, however, supervisors’ mandate
Huh? upgraded the written record, providing is the stewardship of Scott County
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Weirdness in the Gubernatorial Race Just Beginning
S
everal months ago, House Speaker Michael other stuff including possibly guns. McCann candidacy could help the Democrats that the Rauner campaign could use targeted
Madigan’s chief of staff Tim Mapes made Four years ago, Operating Engineers Union run up the score on Rauner. media to try and drive conservative, pro-union
copies of candidate nominating petitions Local 150 backed the Libertarian Party’s can- But the plan has its detractors. Democratic Democrats and independents to McCann.
for what appeared to be every single candidate didate to hurt Rauner, but that candidate also legislative candidates in Republican-leaning It’s also very possible that Rauner will go
in the state, regardless of party or office sought. got a number of votes from folks who didn’t districts have been hoping that the national all-out negative against McCann. A far-right
Madigan’s spokesperson was mum when asked like Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. The new “blue wave” that so many see heading this way group aired a very nasty radio ad during the
why. party will focus on disaffected Republicans and combined with Governor Rauner’s horrible March primary about the governor and his
It turns out that a database was constructed attempt to continue the theme that Rauner is unpopularity will lead to lower turnout among wife. So the Rauner folks may feel free to go just
of the names of all the petition circulators who unable to unify his own party after his narrow Republicans and help them squeak through. as negative on McCann.
worked during the primary. GOP primary victory over Representative Putting McCann on the ticket gives disaffected Operating Engineers Union Local 150 con-
State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) Jeanne Ives. Republican voters a reason to head to the polls tributed $50,000 to McCann’s campaign fund
pulled the trigger last week on a third-party If McCann survives the petition process, and they won’t be voting for Democrats down just a few days before McCann’s announce-
bid for governor. The avowed foe of Governor one challenge will be finding money for this the ballot. ment and will be very involved in his effort.
Bruce Rauner will need to collect 25,000 valid race. And while calling it an “interesting play,” The union is known for its unorthodox politi-
petition signatures by June 25 to get onto the Lots of union leaders and others believe a top Republican official with close ties to the cal moves, such as working with conservative
November ballot. that billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker has this governor said Senator McCann could attract activist Dan Proft during the primary against
There’s a catch, however. Under state law, all race in the bag. They’re convinced Pritzker’s some Democratic votes as well. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. But the
signatures gathered by people who circulated personal fortune along with a strong national JB Pritzker, after all, has far more liberal involvement of 150 gives Rauner the ability
petitions for partisan primary candidates will wave will destroy the Republican incumbent. stances than Rauner on immigration, guns, to use the “Madigan issue” against McCann
be invalidated. But the folks behind this Conservative Party abortion, et cetera. Rauner has repeatedly said because the union local has close ties to the
So it is now a relatively simple matter of idea (including Local 150) firmly believe they in recent weeks that he strongly opposes illegal House Speaker.
plugging in names of potential petition circula- need a “Plan B” in case something goes hor- immigration and flatly denies that a bill he If you thought the weirdness ended on pri-
tors into the new database in order to weed out ribly wrong. signed into law created a “sanctuary state.” The mary day, it’s actually just beginning.
the potential problems. Pritzker could be hit with some unforeseen governor also claims to be an NRA member
If McCann gets on the ballot, the idea here opposition research, for example. The national and vetoed a bill last month that would’ve Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
is to establish a new party’s identity with one political climate could suddenly change for any regulated gun dealers. political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
specific goal in mind. Its name is the Conserva- number of reasons. Rauner could somehow get Pritzker’s vast holdings include several
tive Party. Its mission is to attract conservative
Republican voters who are upset at Governor
his act together.
And even if the Democrats’ stars remain
companies that have really bad records when it
comes to their employees.
New column published
Rauner on abortion, “sanctuary states,” and aligned all the way through November, a In other words, it’s more than conceivable weekly at rcreader.com
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VISUAL ARTS Curator Talk: Vero Rose Smith, Smith will speak An Intimate Encounter with Nature, nature
about the exhibition “Resistance, Resilience, and Exhibits & Shows paintings by Mary Kline Misol and photography by Larry
Restoration,” on display in the UIMA galleries at the Mendenhall… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru
Openings & Gallery Events Figge April 14-August 12; for information, call 563-326- Currently on Display Thu May 31
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Artist Talks: 2018 Senior Art Exhibition, held in FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu May 10 41st Annual High School Art Invitational, this Connie O’Brien: Musing in Texture, in this
conjunction with the exhibit of Senior Inquiry projects… exhibition features exemplary works of art… Quad City exhibition collection, O’Brien uses sand, gesso, plaster
Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, 10:45am Reception: The Great Sideshow / NABISCO & Arts Center, thru Thu May 3 paper and cheese cloth to create various degrees
Wed May 2 News Anchors,, celebrating the exhibits of paintings and types of textures; Mon.-Fri. 6am-7:30pm, Sat.
and mixed media works by… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm St. Ambrose University Senior Honors Exhibit, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for information, contact
Confessions of an Art Addict, a discussion of Peggy Fri May 11 Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information, Sherry Maurer at 563-424-1210 or info@midcoast.org,
Guggenheim’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or catich@ MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline IL,
for information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of fine art sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 MidCoast.org, thru Thu May 31
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, children’s Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm activities, and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; thru Thu May 10 Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924,
Wed May 2 free; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@gmail.com, view the landmark painting by O’Keeffe, on view in
Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Black Hawk College Student Art Exhibition, the American Scene Gallery, on loan from the Whitney
College Invitational Opening Reception & FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat May 12 and Sun May 13 exhibit of recent works; for information, contact Zaiga… Museum of American Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
Remarks, view the newly opened exhibition that Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, thru Fri May 11 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
features more than 50 works of art by college students Closing Reception: 2018 Senior Art Exhibition, admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
from eight area colleges and universities, including held in conjunction with the exhibit of Senior Inquiry 2018 Senior Art Exhibition, exhibit of Senior Inquiry Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Clinton projects… Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, projects of the… Augustana College Teaching Museum FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Thu May 31
Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, 11:45am Sun May 20 of Art, thru Sat May 12
Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University and Lisa Mahar, mixed-media exhibit; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm;
Western Illinois University; for information, call 563-326- Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, 40th Annual Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- Exhibition, the exhibition was open to artists within a midcoast.org, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu May 3 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri May 25 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities, and was juried from Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
online submissions; this year’s exhibition juror is Dr. MidCoast.org, thru Thu May 31
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition, Patricia McDonnell, director of the Wichita Art Museum;
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum open to all high schools within a 90-mile radius of… Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Peter Tong Xiao, painting exhibition by the art
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- Bucktown Center for the Arts, 9:30am Sat May 26 free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, professor at Augustana College; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., 5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu May 3 Artist Talk for Steve Banks: Pop Culture Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun May 20 info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd
Palimpest, in a visual mash-up of the familiar icons of Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, thru Thu May 31
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, art history and the TV shows, comic books and movies Joseph Lappie: Personal Mythologies, more than
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests of his youth, Banks’s constructions acknowledge, for a decade’s worth of carved woodblocks, artist’s books, Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner, the exhibition
are invited to experience the current exhibitions better and worse, the mass media’s headlock-like and prints by Lappie, an associate professor of art at St. highlights nearly 30 examples of Sinner’s solo work and
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the influence on our tastes; for information, call 563-326- Ambrose University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- collaborations as well as his innovations within the art
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; form; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu May 31 for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Sun May 20 Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Thu May 31

Opening in May
Michael Ryan - Brian Roberts - Trent Foltz, exhibit
of coloristic landscapes by Ryan, stoneware by… Quad
City Arts Art @ the Airport, Wed May 2 thru Thu May 31

College Invitational at the Figge, 10th annual
exhibit featuring works by college students from eight
area colleges and universities including Augustana
College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community
College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott
Community College, St. Ambrose University and Western
Illinois University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu May
3 thru Thu May 31

2018 Senior Art Exhibition, exhibit of Senior Inquiry
projects of the Class of 2018 graphic design and studio
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
Island IL, Augustana.edu/locations/augustana-teaching-
museum-art, Mon May 7 thru Sat May 12

Peter T. Xiao, painting exhibition; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-
Beaux Arts Fair @ Figge Art Museum Plaza - May 12 and 13 5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail
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The Way Down Wanderers, concert with the Spring Choir Concert, Bernstein at 100: University
five-piece modern-folk, bluegrass, and Americana act, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Bee Sharp, Bella Voce,
featuring… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri May 4 free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-
6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts
Moeller Nights: Joshua Hedley, concert with the Center, 3pm Sun May 6
Nashville-based country musician; $10-15… Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat May 5 Black Hawk College Piano Recital, free; for
information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or
St. Ambrose University Band Day at the palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
Bandshell: Symphonic Band &Marching Band, 11th Ave., Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon May 7
free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001
or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu… LeClaire Park, noon Come to Grief, Wake Brewing presents an all-ages
Sat May 5 concert with the rock musicians;… RIBCO, 7pm Mon
May 7
Wayne Baker Brooks, concert with the Chicago-blues
guitarist, featuring an opening set by… The Redstone Moeller Nights: Son Little, concert with the R&B
Room, 8pm Sat May 5 musician from Philadelphia, featuring an opening…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon
Church of Peace and Two Rivers Church Choirs, May 7
the choirs perform together for the 9:30am service; for
information,… Church of Peace United Church of Christ, Black Hawk College Community Band Concert,
9:30am Sun May 6 held in the second-floor Hawk’s Nest; free; for
information, contact Jon… Black Hawk College - Quad
Trent Foltz artwork @ Quad City Arts Art at the Airport - May 1 through June 3 Dave Fields, concert with the blues-rock guitarist/ City Campus, 7:30pm Tue May 8
singer/composer/producer co-presented by the
Mississippi Valley… Moline Viking Club, 5pm Sun May 6 Moeller Nights: Leon Majcen, concert with the
info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd Crafting with Jenn: Mixed Media Canvas, Jenn indie-folk singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set
Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, Mon May 7 thru Sun Voss will teach us how to create a mixed… LeClaire Moeller Nights: Wilderado, concert with the Los by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
May 13 Community Library, 11am Sat May 19 Angeles-based indie musicians featuring an opening… Tue May 8
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun
David Balluff: The Great Sideshow, Balluff’s Grant Wood Tour, bring your sketch pad and spend May 6
narrative-based work encourages viewers to journey… the day with Grant… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy,
Quad City Arts Center, Fri May 11 thru Thu May 31 7:30am Sat May 19

Greg Dickinson: NABISCO & News Anchors, Independent Study for Students, for students
inspired by iconic pop master Andy Warhol,… Quad City entering grades 6-12; expand your… Bereskin Gallery &
Arts Center, Fri May 11 thru Thu May 31 Art Academy, 3:30pm Tue May 29 thru May 31

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition 50
Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons, the exhibition celebrates Calls For Entry
Sendak’s career, including original illustrations as well as
drawings made for friends and fans featuring characters Call for Artists: Rock the Arts, seeking entries for
from “Where the Wild Things Are,””Little Bear,” and inaugural June 15-16 event… The District of Rock Island,
“In the Night Kitchen,” among other books; Tue.-Sat. thru Tue May 22
10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- Call for Entry: Living Proof Exhibit, Living Proof
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Exhibit, which provides the therapeutic benefits of the
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat May 12 thru Thu May 31 arts to people impacted by cancer, is seeking entries
for its annual exhibition to be held from September
6-December 9 in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus
Classes Community Gallery at the Figge Art Museum; all
cancer survivors or patients within a 200-mile radius
Drawing: “Land Lines”, Tuesdays thru May 22, with of the Quad-Cities are eligible to submit up to five
instructor Gloria Burlingame; take a look at the great works for consideration; for information, e-mail
outdoors and put your visions on paper, using water- livingproofexhibit@gmail.com, Figge Art Museum, 225
soluble crayons; this versatile medium can be used W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, LivingProofExhibit.org, thru
dry, wet or by combining these applications; learning Thu May 31
various techniques, we’ll work from instructor-supplied
photos taken in several regions of the United States;
$80-90; for information and to register, contact Heather
at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563-345-6630, MUSIC
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Tue May 1 Concerts
Painted Silk Scarf, a fun craft night of painting silk SAU String Ensemble Concert, free; for information,
scarves; $5 for… River Valley District Library, 6pm Thu contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-
May 3 flynnterrik@sau.edu… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm
Wed May 2
Wine & Art: Artnado – Collaborative Art
Experience, with instructor Allen Holloway; enjoy An Evening with Joshua Bell, the Quad City
a studio class paired with a glass of wine, light hors Symphony Orchestra hosts a gala concert with the
d’oeuvres, and socializing; $20; for information, call esteemed violinist who has recorded 40 CDs garnering
563-326-7804 x 2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu May 3 awards; $33-98; for information and tickets, call 563-322-
7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO.
Card Making with Donna Banta, each participant org, 7:30pm Thu May 3
will make three different homemade greeting cards;
free;… LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat May 5 Moeller Nights: Chicago Farmer, concert with
singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff, featuring an opening
Paper Art: Scherenschnitte, paper artist Keith set by Rorey… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Bonstetter will share his paper-cutting techniques; Motel, 7pm Thu May 3
make a bright, two-color 3D daffodil with just scissors
and paper, and make a paper artwork in a 2D format; Black Hawk College Spring Choral Concert, free;
$30-40; for information and to register, contact Heather for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478
at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563-345-6630, or palomakij@bhc.edu… First Congregational Church -
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Moline, 7:30pm Fri May 4
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat May 5
Moeller Nights: The Suffers, concert with the soul
Mother’s Day Card Making with Donna Banta, and R&B group from Houston, Texas,… The Stardust,
Banta will show us how to craft cards with a… Silvis 7pm Fri May 4
Public Library, 6pm Sat May 12
Spring Jazz Night: SAU Jazz Ensemble, STAMVOJA,
Oil Painting 1 & 2, on Saturdays, with instructor David Bee Sharp, Bella Voce, free; for information, contact
Anderson; learn to see, draw,… Bereskin Gallery & Art Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.
Academy, 9:30am Sat May 12 edu… Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 7:30pm
Fri May 4
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MUSIC Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
Matinee Series: The Lynne Arriale Trio, concert
with pianist/composer Arriale, bassist Matt Ulery, and
drummer Jon… The Redstone Room, 3pm Sun May 20
Wayne Baker Brooks RiverBend Bronze Handbell Ensemble Spring
Concert, musicians in a concert themed “Classical Bells”;
Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m. @ The Redstone Room, 129 Main Street, for information, e-mail riverbendbronze@gmail.com…
Davenport, IA Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4pm Sun May 20

P erforming what the Chicago Tribune called Moeller Nights: Dickie, concert with indie-pop
singer/songwriter Dick Prall, featuring an opening set…
“down and dirty, from-the-gut blues,” guitar- Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed
ist, vocalist, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame May 23
member Wayne Baker Brooks plays Davenport’s
Redstone Room on May 5, the artist described Elizabeth Cook, concert with the country singer and
Grand Ole Opry regular,… The Redstone Room, 7:30pm
by Blues Revue magazine as “a fully developed
Wed May 23
talent and a maverick whose distinct brand of
blues incorporates elements of rock, R&B, funk, Moeller Nights: Yes You Are, concert with the five-
and even a trace of hip-hop.” piece indie-pop band, featuring an opening set… Triple
The son of Chicago blues legend Lonnie Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri May 25
Brooks who grew up witnessing live Temptations Review, concert with the legendary R&B
performances by the likes of Buddy Guy, KoKo band of “My Girl,” “Ain’t… Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf,
Wayne Baker Brooks at the
Taylor, and Muddy Waters, Wayne began playing 7:30pm Fri May 25
guitar in his father’s band in 1990, and seven Redstone Room -- May 5
Moeller Nights: Shilpa Ray, concert with the blues
years later, he formed his own outfit in the Wayne Baker Brooks Band. The following year, Brooks
and funk singer/songwriter, featuring an opening…
spearheaded and co-authored the book Blues for Dummies with his father and Cub Koda, and that Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat
October, he and his band performed for then-First Lady Hillary Clinton at Willie Dixon’s Blues Haven May 26
Foundation/Chess Records in Chicago. He performed lead guitar on the 2001 album Sweet Emotion: A Magical Evening with David Casas and Friends
The Songs of Aerosmith and rhythm guitar on 2003’s Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas, and in 2004, Moeller Nights: Matthew Logan Vasquez, concert
with the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of Indie rock @ Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse - May 18
Brooks released his solo debut Mystery, which the All Music Guide deemed “an album that brilliantly group Delta… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
draws on blues, blues rock, soul, funk, and beyond.” Motel, 7pm Sun May 27
That album’s success led to Brooks receiving five Real Blues Magazine awards – including citations org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
for “Best Chicago Blues Guitar CD” and “Best New Chicago Blues Talent” – as well as induction in Moeller Nights: The Lighthouse & the Whaler, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed May 2
concert with the Cleveland-based rock quartet, featuring
the Canadian Blues Hall of Fame and a headlining spot on the Alligator Records Anniversary Tour. an opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon During the War Years: The Home Front and Iowa,
Additional career achievements have included performing for President Bill Clinton’s second Motel, 7pm Tue May 29 delve into WWII History with Michael Eckers, an author,
inauguration and for 47,000 attendees of the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Chicago’s historian,… Davenport Public Library - Main, 6pm Wed
U.S. Cellular Field, and Brooks’ list of famed musical collaborators includes Bo Diddley, Keb’ Mo’, Mick Moeller Nights: J.E. Sunde, concert with the May 2
Fleetwood, Shemekia Copeland, and the Black Crowes. Minneapolis-based folk singer/songwriter, featuring
an opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes
Wayne Baker Brooks performs on May 5 with an opening set by Kevin B.F. Burt, tickets to the 8 p.m. Motel, 7pm Wed May 30 a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street
concert are $17-20, and more information and reservations are available by calling (563)326-1333 or Library, 6:30pm Thu May 3
visiting RiverMusicExperience.org.
Special Event CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Moeller Nights: Traveller - Izaak Opatz, all-ages 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri May 4
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concert with the rock and pop band, featuring an… Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
VISUAL ARTS / Classes designed to provide the opportunity to share… Child of the River, a discussion of Irma Joubert’s
Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Wed May 16
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu May 17 book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library -
Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash, 1 & 7:15pm Downtown Library, 3pm Mon May 7
Moeller Nights: Bones Owens, concert with the tribute concerts with Robert Shaw & the Lonely Street
LITERARY ARTS
alternative and indie-rock musician; $8-12… Triple Band;… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Thu May 17 See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many…
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed May 9 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
6:30pm Wed May 9
Andrew W.K.: You’re Not Alone Live in
Moeller Nights: Charlie Parr, concert with the
country-blues musician, featuring an opening set by… Readings & Discussions
Concert, concert with the singer-songwriter, multi- Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
instrumentalist, and music producer, performing his… May 17 RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Street
Codfish Hollow Barn, 7:30pm Fri May 11 from the… 6pm Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29 Library, 10am Mon May 14
Nooky Jones, concert with the Minneapolis-based
Perpetual Groove, jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, soul, jazz, and hip-hop musicians, featuring… The Confessions of an Art Addict, a discussion of Peggy Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic Redstone Room, 8pm Thu May 17 Guggenheim’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; each of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,…
arena… The Redstone Room, 9pm Fri May 11 program includes a short introduction, discussion led Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon May 14
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show by a Figge docent, and group discussion; bring a brown
Sun Green, a tribute to Neil Young & Crazy Horse; for featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… bag lunch if desired; for information, contact Heather Hell Gate of the Mississippi, a discussion of Larry
information,… RIBCO, 9:30pm Fri May 11 Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri May 18 at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum. Riney’s book with the History Book Club;… Colonel
George Davenport House, 7pm Tue May 15
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece Chrash - Joe Kopel - Seth Knappen, rock musicians
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm in concert; $10; for tickets and information, call… The
Fri May 11 Redstone Room, 8pm Fri May 18

Winterland, concert with the jam band that specializes Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown, concert
in the Grateful… The Redstone Room, 9pm Sat May 12 with the heavy-metal headliners, featuring opening sets
by Starset… TaxSlayer Center, 6pm Fri May 18
Moeller Nights: The Bronx, concert with the Los
Angeles-based punk band, featuring an opening… The Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
Stardust, 7pm Sun May 13 played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri May 18
The Lettermen, annual 1 & 7:15pm concerts with the
pop musicians in their fifth decade… Circa ‘21 Dinner Chamber Music Quad Cities Spring Concert,
Playhouse, Mon May 14 featuring songs with accents of spring by Johannes
Brahms, Gabriel… Davenport Unitarian Church, 7:30pm
Justin Townes Earle, concert with the Americana, folk, Sat May 19
blues, and soul musician; food… Codfish Hollow Barn,
8pm Mon May 14 Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash, concert
with the touring Eagles tribute musicians; sandwich
Moeller Nights: Charley Bliss, concert with the four- baskets and… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:15pm Sat
piece power pop band from Brooklyn, featuring… Triple May 19
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Tue May 15
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, concert with the
Dream Lover: A Salute to the Music of Bobby Tennessee-based rockers, featuring an opening set by…
Darin, at 1 & 7:15pm; national touring artist Robert Shaw RIBCO, 9pm Sat May 19
and his band… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed May 16
Five Finger Death Punch @ TaxSlayer Center - May 18
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The Dry Grass of August, enjoy a cocktail or two Crowns: A Gospel Musical, a play with music and
while talking about Anna Jean… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue dance adapted from a book… The Black Box Theatre,
May 15 Thu May 3 thru Sun May 6

Ishi in Two Worlds, a discussion of Theodora Kroebe’s The Drowsy Chaperone, Tony-winning spoof of
book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public Library - roaring-’20s musicals, directed by Shelley Cooper,
30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed May 16 music… Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, Fri
May 4 thru Sun May 6
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, refreshments
provided; free; for information, call 309-755-3393… Silvis The Emperor’s New Clothes, at 1 & 4pm; student-
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon May 21 performed version of the Hans Christian Andersen story
adapted by… Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat May 5 and
Local History Book Club Discussion, the club is Sun May 6
sponsored by the Colonel Davenport Foundation, and…
7pm Tue May 22 PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, all-new stage show
based on Disney Junior’s animated TV series; $23-99; for
Dandelion Wine, a discussion of Ray Bradbury’s book tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
with the Southwest Branch… Rock Island Public Library - Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Mon May 7
Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue May 22
Junie B. Jones: The Musical, musical adaptation
The Good Good Pig, a discussion of Sy Montgomery’s of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books; Tue.-Fri.
book with the Environmental Book Club;… River Action, 10am… Timber Lake Playhouse, Tue May 8 thru Sat
7pm Tue May 22 May 12

West Fork, a discussion of Tom McKay’s book with the Bingo! The Winning Musical, Michael Heitzman’s
Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Wed interactive musical directed by Nicholas Waldbusser; Fri.
May 23 & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets and information,
call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri May 11 thru Sun
refreshments will be paired with good conversation; Justin Townes Earle @ Codfish Hollow Barn - May 14 May 20
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon May 28

THEATRE Ring of Fire, jukebox musical featuring the hits of “Man
Close Encounters, a reading initiative for readers, in Black” Johnny Cash… Timber Lake Playhouse, Fri May
Workshops & Classes writers, and critics; join us… Rozz-Tox, 6:30pm Tue May 11 thru Sun May 20
8 Performances
USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback Quad City Playwrights Festival, 19th-annual
group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing Writer’s Studio, listen to area writers’ works and bring Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical- showcase of 10-minute plays highlighting new works
Center, 1pm Thu May 3 works to share… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash, by area playwrights of high-school age and up; for
May 19 directed by Brad… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Tue May information, call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Black Box
Writer’s Studio, listen to area writers’ works and bring 1 thru Sat May 12 Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island
works to share… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Quad Cities Writers Group, dedicated to supporting IL, Augustana.edu, 1:30pm Sat May 12
May 5 and encouraging writers of all levels, experiences… The Church Basement Ladies in “Rise Up, O Men”,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, musical comedy sequel to “Church Basement Ladies,” The Bridges of Madison County, musical-drama
Quad Cities Writers Group, dedicated to supporting 5:30pm Mon May 21 directed by Curt… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed May adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling
and encouraging writers of all levels, experiences… 2 thru Sat May 12 romance; Fri., Sat.,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, May 23 thru Wed May 30
5:30pm Mon May 7

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Get in on the FAMILY FUN with the
Gridiron Glory exhibit — leaving SOON!
May is the last month to see this 7,500-square-foot
exhibit, featuring hundreds of artifacts from the
Pro Football Hall of Fame and hands-on fun for kids!
Gridiron Glory includes athletic challenges designed by
the Hall of Fame, moving stories of football legends and
a section to spotlight the Green Bay Packers and the
Chicago Bears.

Don’t miss the FREE Rooftop Concert
on May 12, featuring a tribute to Tom Petty.
Learn more at PutnamGridiron.org!

A touchdown for
the whole family! 1717 West 12th Street
Davenport, IA 52804
Exhibit open Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sun., noon - 5 p.m.
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Establishment, 9:30pm Fri May 11

Laugh in the Village: Joe Kilgallon - Chris
Some Girl(s), Neil LaBute’s comedy/drama presented Schlichting - Bobby Ray Bunch, a night of comedy
in the Barn Owl series; for information, call 309-762-0330, with the Los Angeles-based comedian, featuring…
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Village Theatre, 8pm Sat May 12
Playcrafters.com, 7:30pm Thu May 24 thru Sat May 26
Studio Series Saturday, sketch comedy and
Dearly Beloved, Southern comedy by Jesse Jones, improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten,… Richmond Hill Barn Establishment, 9:30pm Sat May 12
Theatre, 7:30pm Thu May 31
David Casas - Kevin Horner, illusions and comedy
with area magician Casas, featuring an opening… Circa
CALLS FOR ENTRY ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:15pm Fri May 18

Busybody / California Suite, auditions for Jack The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
Popplewell’s mystery/comedy and Neil Simon’s and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
comedy… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 2pm Sat May 5 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri May 18
and Sun May 6
The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and
Disney’s High School Musical, auditions for the All improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Area Teen Production Sat. 10am-4pm and Sun. 2-5pm… Establishment, 9:30pm Sat May 19

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May 4 thru Sat May 26 more than 200 artifacts, rare photos, one-of-a-
kind documents, and more; the 6,000 square-foot
The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy exhibit features spectacular footage from NFL Films’
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The unparalleled film archives and a series of interactive
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri May 4 exhibits that challenge both mind and body, plus a
500-square-foot area dedicated to the Chicago Bears
The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy and Green Bay Packers; the exhibit also showcases
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The storylines focusing on a range of subjects, from the
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat May 5 societal impact of the sport to the science behind the
game, with inspirational stories of the game’s pioneers,
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for great players, coaches, and circumstances of play come
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun May 6 to life; $7-15; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
thru Sun May 27 Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, Tue May 1 thru Thu May 31
Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by
Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944… German Language for Travelers, Thursdays
Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28 thru May 24; taught by Nick Pitz, a retired… German
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tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Class A
11am Tue May 22 minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and information,
call… Modern Woodmen Park, 5:15pm Mon May 28
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for The 53rd Annual Quad Cities Kwik Star Criterium,
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, annual racing event co-sponsored by the Quad Cities
6:35pm Wed May 23 Bicycle Club,… Village of East Davenport, 9am Mon
May 28
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, OTHER EVENTS
6:35pm Thu May 24
Mayfest Celebration, explore German American
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Class A heritage during this May Day festival; maypole… Moline
minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and information, Public Library, 6pm Tue May 1
call… Modern Woodmen Park, 6:35pm Fri May 25
Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Class A open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed May
minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and information, 2 thru Wed May 30
call… Modern Woodmen Park, 6:35pm Sat May 26
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Class A sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and information, 5pm Fri May 4
call… Modern Woodmen Park, 5:15pm Sun May 27

Nooky Jones @ The Redstone Room - May 17

Volkswagen Car Show, a fun-filled day of classic Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup
Beetles, Westfalia vans, kit cars,… German American of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library -
Heritage Center, 10am Sat May 5 Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon May 14

Mother’s Day Scherenschnitte: 2D Session, American Dream: Detroit, producer Michael Bolton
paper-cutting workshop; $15-20; for information and celebrates the golden age of the Motor… Rave Cinemas
to register, call 563-322-8844 or… German American Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7pm Tue May 15
Heritage Center, 10am Sat May 12
Lady Eve, a screening in the Afternoon Classic Films
Mother’s Day Scherenschnitte: 3D Session, series; free; for… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
paper-cutting workshop; $15-20; for information and Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed May 16
to register, call 563-322-8844 or… German American
Heritage Center, 11:30am Sat May 12 Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue May 22
Second Saturdays at the German American
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID I Am Curious (Yellow), a screening of the 1967
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center, Swedish drama written and directed… Rozz-Tox, 8pm
10am Sat May 12 Sun May 27

Oceans: Our Blue Planet Sensory-Friendly
Screening, a screening of the nature documentary
with changes to the environment and film experience SPORTS
including dimmed but not turned off theater lights,
lower volume, all movies in 2D, and little to no trailers Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps,
before the movie; guests of all ages have the freedom Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
to move around and make noise during the show, as information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 6:35pm
well as bring in outside food and drink to suit their Mon May 7
dietary needs; sponsored by the Autism Society of the
Quad Cities; $5 per person using discount code ASQC Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps,
at checkout; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 11am Tue
putnam.org/Movies/Featured/Sensory-Friendly-Films, May 8
1:45pm Sun May 13
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps,
The Works of Mathilde F. Anneke, Dr. Viktorija Bilic Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
presents on her work translating the personal… German information, call… Modern Woodmen Park, 11am Wed
American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun May 13 May 9

Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels, the Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County
exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of art, history, and Captains, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
carousel horses… German American Heritage Center, tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
Sun May 13 thru Thu May 31 6:35pm Thu May 10

German Mustards: Makes No Senf to Me!, the Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County
founder and curator of the National Mustard Museum, Captains, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
Barry… German American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
May 20 6:35pm Fri May 11

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lake County

MOVIES Captains, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
6:35pm Sat May 12
Monday Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and
Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Wichita Force, the
watch a movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library, Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back
1:30pm Mon May 7 after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat May 12

Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence, the second in Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Omaha Beef, the
a three-title series adapted from the popular Digimon… Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7:30pm Thu after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat May 19
May 10
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - tickets and information, call… Modern Woodmen Park,
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri May 11 6:35pm Mon May 21

Madagascar, a screening of the family entertainment Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
in the Interactive Movie… Riverside Foursquare Church, Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
Sat May 12
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OTHER EVENTS September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity
FoodForest, 10am Sat May 5 thru Sat May 26

Police Memorial Service, join us as we pay tribute to
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning the 46 law-enforcement… Edgewood Baptist Church,
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets… 2pm Sun May 6
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri May 4
Ethnic Food Shopping Excursion, food enthusiasts
Quad City Botanical Center Stock Plant Sale, all are invited to visit Chicago’s finest markets and… Black
proceeds from this plant sale will benefit… Quad City Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 7am Thu May 10
Botanical Center, 9am Fri May 4 and Sat May 5
It’s a Girl Thing: A Feminine Perspective,
6th Annual Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts, fundraising event for the Winnie’s Place domestic shelter
the event will feature live performances on the big and Bethany… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu May 10
outdoor… Village of East Davenport, 10am Sat May 5
Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale, all
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, with Wiley’s BBQ & Grill proceeds benefit the LeClaire Community… LeClaire
on-site serving street tacos, nachos, poppers,… Len Community Library, Fri May 11 and Sat May 12
Brown’s North Shore Inn, 11am Sat May 5
Bingo Fundraiser, help raise funds for the new library
Fashion in Bloom Historic Garden Fundraiser, a building; the evening… East Moline Public Library, 5pm
fashion show to benefit the restoration of the historic… Sat May 12
The Zeta @ Daytrotter - May 6
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 11am Sat May 5
Davenport Tractor Market Day, featuring vendors
Puzzle Exchange, drop off up to 10 like new puzzles with expertise in everything from homemade crafts, Overnight Ghost Hunting Excursion to Discovering the Shaman Within, a Quad Cities
before May… Silvis Public Library, 2pm Sat May 5 candles… Davenport Tractor, Sat May 12 Burlington, join altSTATES Travel in our 12-passenger Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a… Bettendorf
van for an overnight… 4pm Sat May 12 Public Library, 6:30pm Thu May 10
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Mother’s Day Wine Dinner, a selection of fine quality
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The wines from Dimitri Wine &… Hauberg Civic Center Broadway’s Mother’s Day Tour of Homes, the tour Quilts and the Stories They Tell, a History Talk
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat May 5 Mansion, 7pm Sat May 12 will include the downstairs and grounds of seven… presented by Catherine Litwinow, who has been…
Broadway Historic District, 1pm Sun May 13 Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 7pm Thu May 10

I-Cash Program, visit with IL State Treasurer’s office Orphan Trains, an informative session with historian
Representative pat O’Brien to… Moline Public Library, Angie Snook detailing the Orphan… Moline Public
10:30am Wed May 16 Library, noon Fri May 11

Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing History Beneath Our Feet, Rock Island reference
video games from the 80s,… Rock Island Public Library - librarian Dr. James Shearouse has taken a… Butterworth
Downtown Library, 5pm Wed May 16 Center, 1pm Sun May 20

Cars & Coffee on the Levee, … Downtown LeClaire,
Sat May 19
COURSES
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy
Club, Venus, Jupiter, M13 (globular star cluster), Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency
NGC6543 (Cat’s Eye Nebula),… Niabi Zoo, 8pm Sat May Response (HAZWOPER) Refresher #185297,
19 this course is the annual refresher to the 40-Hour
Hazardous… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety
Shops with Hops, stroll through LeClaire’s downtown Training, 8am Wed May 2
boutiques and sample craft beers from… Downtown
LeClaire, 3pm Sat May 19 Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training #186217, this
training meets the initial two-hour training requirement
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque and includes… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The Training, 1pm Thu May 3
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat May 19
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Refresher #186224,
St. Ambrose University Wine Festival Wine this training meets the one-hour annual refresher
Tasting, $45-50; for tickets and information, call 563- training requirement and… EICC Midwest Center for
333-6290 or e-mail alumni@sau.edu… Rogalski Center Public Safety Training, 3pm Thu May 3
- St. Ambrose University, 3pm Sat May 19
QuickBooks for Small Business, Tuesdays and
Historic Preservation Awards, in celebration of Thursdays May 3 thru… Black Hawk College - Quad City
National Historic Preservation Month in May, the… Rock Campus, 6pm Thu May 3
Island City Hall, 6:45pm Mon May 21
Arc Flash Fundamentals #186082, this course will
Plaza Picnic, family-friendly event featuring games, include the hazards and risks of working… EICC Midwest
food, and music on the Great… Great River Plaza, Sat Center for Public Safety Training, 8am Fri May 4
May 26
Leadercast Live Broadcast, the conference theme is
“Lead Yourself” -- What does it… Black Hawk College -

LECTURES Quad City Campus, Fri May 4

Personal Protective Equipment #186351, topics
How to Pay for College: Understanding the include hazard assessment, types of protection such as
safety… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Training,
Financial Aid Process, Lupe Hernandez from the 1pm Fri May 4
Eastern Iowa Student Success Center will… Fairmount
Street Library, 2:30pm Wed May 2 Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, part of the library’s Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri May 11
Noon Day Series; free; for information,… Moline Public
Library, noon Fri May 4 OSHA 10-Hr. General Industry Outreach Training
#185372, Tue. 8am-4:30pm, Wed. participants will learn
QC History in Song, musician Wes Wells presents a how nine major provisions… EICC Midwest Center for
brief history of the Quad… Rock Island Public Library - Public Safety Training, 8am Tue May 15
Downtown Library, 6pm Tue May 8
OSHA 30-Hr. General Industry Outreach Training
Gas Attacks, a presentation in the library’s #185417, thru May 18; this course is a more in-depth
chronological examination of World War… Rock Island version… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Training,
Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed May 9 8am Tue May 15

Asylums, Sanitariums, & Hospitals: Early Health- Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
Care Institutions of Rock Island County, a Black Hawk individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
College Lifelong Learner Lunch; 11:30am lunch, 12:15pm Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri May 18
presentation;… Quad City Botanical Center, 11:30am
Thu May 10
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11th Annual Midwest Government Contracting
Symposium, co-sponsored by the National Defense
Industrial Association (NDIA) Iowa-Illinois Chapter…
TaxSlayer Center, Wed May 23 and Thu May 24
resources and tips on mental… Fairmount Street Library,
6:30pm Thu May 10

Mindfulness Meditation, practitioners will be
ART
guided in ways to calm the mind and body, and to Michael Ryan, Brian Roberts, and Trent Foltz Exhibits
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will bring awareness to the present moment; meditations
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri May 25 will be led by experienced meditation practitioners
from the Prairie River Sangha; free; to register, contact
Wednesday, May 2, through Sunday, July 1
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get Brooke Wessel at bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, @ Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline IL
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,

T
Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri May 25 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed May 16 wo artists from Iowa and one from Illinois will fill the
Quad City International Airport Gallery with paint-
LiveFit with Lupus Race & Festival 2018, featuring
ings, stoneware, and photography when Quad City Arts
MEETINGS a half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and one-mile race… The Black
Watch Room of Pebble Creek, 8am Sat May 19 presents May 2 through July 1 exhibitions by Michael
Ryan of Cedar Rapids, Brian Roberts of Pella, and Trent
Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family Yoga at the Figge, classes for ages 13 & under and 5-12; Foltz of Geneseo.
Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third a relaxing routine led by a local instructor; all experience Ryan’s oil-painted traditional landscapes are filled
Saturdays of the… RME (River Music Experience), noon levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome; with high-key color contrasts that strike modern notes
Sat May 5 bring a yoga mat; free-will donations encouraged; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
adjacent to impressionistic tableaux. A professional
Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10:30am painter and teacher of 45 years who studied at Drake
discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the… RME Sat May 19 University, Old Dominion University, and the University
(River Music Experience), noon Sat May 5 of Iowa, Ryan states in his artist bio: “My work is heavily
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for influenced by the Bay Area Figurative school, the colorist Michael Ryan artwork at the Quad City
Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian traditions of the Cape Cod school of color, people like International Airport Gallery exhibit with Brian
Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third Church of East Moline, 10am Tue May 22
Wolf Kahn and Richard Diebenkorn, and historical
Saturdays of the… RME (River Music Experience), noon Roberts and Trent Foltz -- May 2 through July 1.
Sat May 5 Red Cross CPR Certification Class, adults and teens figures like Matisse and Cezanne. I make my home in the
are eligible to register; free; for information,… Silvis upper Mississippi Valley among the bluffs and wooded hills of eastern Iowa. This is a subject I paint time and again – a
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a Public Library, 5pm Tue May 22 beautiful oasis for an artist with a never ending variety of visual stimulation.”
featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners Roberts is a stoneware artist inspired by many years of farm life, with his stoneware sculptures referencing the
SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon May 7 St. Ambrose University Institute of Person- familiar architectural icons of the farm – silos, grain elevators, barns, and sheds. As Roberts writes, “Most of these
Centered Care Conference, May 31 & June 1; enjoy buildings are, in essence, vessels for containment. I am drawn to the purity of the geometric forms of these buildings
Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group networking with health and… Rogalski Center - St.
and to the visual complexity of their weathered surfaces.” An Associate Professor of Art at Central College in Pella,
based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church Ambrose University, Thu May 31
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28 Iowa, Roberts holds a B.A. from Central College, an M.A. in Art Education from Iowa State University, and an M.F.A. in
both sculpture and metals from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Extension Council Meeting for Henry, Mercer, Foltz spent 15 years as a successful advertising photographer in St. Louis before returning to his hometown to
Rock Island & Stark, for information, call 309-756- raise his two boys in Illinois. The landscape he found there, however, was very different from the one he remembered,
9978… Rock Island County Extension, 5:45pm Tue May as wooden barns and fence lines were disappearing, making way for housing and business developments. It was at
15 Weekly that point he decided to turn his camera to the great beauty of the Midwestern landscape before it disappeared. The
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563- proprietor of Geneseo’s Trent Foltz Photography, the artist received his B.A. in Photography and his B.S. in Forestry
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on 386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and worked for the National Park Service and National Forest
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf May 1 thru Tue May 29 Service before opening a commercial advertising photography studio in St. Louis, Missouri.
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue May 15 The Quad City International Airport Gallery is located opposite the airport’s gift shop and restaurant, there is a $1
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or fee for parking, and more information on the Ryan, Roberts, and Foltz exhibits is available by calling (309)793-1213
Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family 1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center extension 108 or visiting QuadCityArts.com.
Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29
Saturdays of the… RME (River Music Experience), noon Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Sat May 19 Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue May 1 thru Tue Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime Active Seniors), Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29 May 29
discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the… RME Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
(River Music Experience), noon Sat May 19 Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats, Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2pm Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29 Seniors), 1pm Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29
Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
Saturdays of the… RME (River Music Experience), noon Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
Sat May 19 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Active Seniors), 6pm Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
May 1 thru Tue May 29 Seniors), 8am Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29
Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Library, 5:30pm Mon May 21 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Tue May 1 Seniors), 9am Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
Seniors), 8:30am Tue May 1 thru Tue May 29 thru Thu May 31
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call

HEALTH 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30

Spring into Wellness: Chair Yoga, join yoga St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
instructor Daina Lewis as she teaches modifications for… Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
Moline Public Library, 10am Tue May 1 CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed May 2 thru
Wed May 30
Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
10am Tue May 1 thru Thu May 31 Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729-
1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu May T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
3 thru Thu May 31 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:25am Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church, Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
6:30pm Fri May 4 thru Fri May 18 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30
Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729-1296…
Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat May 5 thru Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information,
Sat May 26 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
12:45pm Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information,
Church of East Moline, 10am Tue May 8 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
2:30pm Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31
#WEALLHAVESTUFF: Honoring Mental Health
Awareness Month, Vera French staff will share
Kevin Greenspon @ Rozz-Tox - May 18
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THEATRE Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu May 17
Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to
have input on Library offerings… Moline Public Library,
10am Thu May 3

Bingo! The Winning Musical iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon May 21
Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, for ages 10+; practice
your technique using a stencil during… LeClaire
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu May 3
Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 20 @ Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
4950 35th Avenue, Moline IL 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue May 22 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown

D escribed as “warm-hearted and witty” by Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for Library, 10:30am Fri May 4
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
the Chicago Tribune and “bouncy and well- Seniors), 9:30am Wed May 23 Free Comic Book Day, with games, trivia, and free
crafted” by Variety magazine, the family-friendly comic books; come dressed as your… Davenport Public
comedy Bingo! The Winning Musical will be Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat May 5
staged at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre May 11
through 20 – a presentation that’s not only a rare
KIDS’ STUFF Make & Take: Star Wars Craft, stop in to make a craft
in honor of National… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat
musical for the Moline venue, but a rarer one Weekly May 5
that allows audience members to be part of the
show themselves. Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; a different STEAM Babysitting: Class 1, learn some universal skills and
Bingo! The Winning Musical at the Playcrafters program each week; free; for… Moline Public Library, techniques that every babysitter should… Silvis Public
With its music and script by Ilene Reid, Barn Theatre -- May 11 through 20 2pm Wed May 2 thru Wed May 16 Library, 4am Mon May 7
Michael Heitzman, and David Holcenberg,
Bingo! The Winning Musical concerns a group of die-hard players who stop at nothing to make their Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, all-new stage show
gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm based on Disney Junior’s animated TV series; $23-99; for
weekly game. Best friends Vern, Honey, and Patsy brave terrible weather in order to attend the yearly Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30 tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
celebration of the birth of bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. After a storm knocks Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Mon May 7
out the bingo hall’s power, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night 15 years ago Toddle Time, on Wednesdays; finger plays, songs,
that began the same way, when Vern and her former best friend Bernice had their falling out. But & stories for ages 0-2; free; for… LeClaire Community Storytime for Littles, for ages 0-36 months, at 9:30 &
Library, 10:30am Wed May 2 thru Wed May 30 10:45am;… Moline Public Library, Mon May 7
Bernice’s headstrong daughter Alison, entering the bingo hall in disguise, is determined to reconnect
her mother with Vern. In between the number calling, strange rituals, and fierce competitions, Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories and more Floral Wreath for Mom, an activity in the Southwest
Bingo! finds love blossoming, pals reuniting, and the audience allowed to play actual bingo with for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am Thu Family Craft series; free; for… Rock Island Public Library -
the characters on-stage, resulting in a show that, according to the New York Times, “turns Grandma’s May 3 thru Thu May 31 Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue May 8
favorite form of gambling into fun-loving musical theater.” Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts! for ages
Directing Bingo! The Winning Musical is frequent Playcrafters participant Nicholas Waldbusser, and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm 3-6; free; for information,… LeClaire Community Library,
whose previous productions for the theatre have included The Fox & the Fairway and Good People, Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31 6:30pm thru Tue May 8
and who has acted in comedies including Out of Sight, Out of Murder and Rumors. Heroines Vern,
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
Honey, and Patsy are portrayed, respectively, by fellow Playcrafters veterans Cindy Ramos (Lend and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
Me a Tenor), Sondra Karben (The Red Velvet Cake War), and Sara Laufer (The Christmas Express). And Library, 10am Fri May 4 thru Fri May 25 10:30am Tue May 8
rounding out the cast are Madison Duling as Alison, Sara Meyer as Bernice, and Bill Peiffer as bingo
callers in both present-day and flashback sequences. Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
Bingo! The Winning Musical runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., Library, 10pm Sat May 5 thru Sat May 26 10:30am Tue May 8
admission is $13, and more information and reservations are available by visiting Playcrafters.com.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy Teen Anime Club, anime and manga fans are invited
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience stories, music, and movement; free; for information,… to watch, discuss, and… Moline Public Library, 3:30pm
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necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon May 7 thru Mon Tue May 8
KIDS’ STUFF / March & April May 28
Active Seniors), 8am Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28
How to Get a Summer Job, learn how to search and
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and apply for summer jobs, along… Silvis Public Library,
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon 5:30pm Wed May 9
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:15am Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28 May 7 thru Mon May 28
Seniors), 12:30pm Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31 STEAM-azing: Paper Frog Jumping, science,
Independent Study for Students, for students technology, engineering, art, and math projects for kids
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call May entering grades 6-12; expand your… Bereskin Gallery & and… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3:30pm
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Art Academy, 3:30pm Tue May 29 thru Thu May 31 Wed May 9
Thu May 3 thru Thu May 31 Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25 Seniors), 1pm Wed May 2 May learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
&… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri May 4 Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed May 9
thru Fri May 25 Genesis Foot Clinic, from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm; Homeschool Book Club, designed for kids in grades
$22, reservations required; for information, call… CASI 3-5 to read a book… Fairmount Street Library, 1pm Tue Creativity Lab, grades K-5 explore the creative process
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call (Center for Active Seniors), Thu May 3 May 1 and experiment with different… Moline Public Library,
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri 6:30pm Thu May 10
May 4 thru Fri May 25 Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu May 3 sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Family Story Time: Mother’s Day Party, spend time
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for 10:30am Tue May 1 with Mommy listening to the story “Mommy Hugs”…
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Silvis Public Library, 6am Thu May 10
Seniors), 9am Fri May 4 thru Fri May 25 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri May 4 Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts! for ages
3-6; free; for information,… LeClaire Community Library, Main Library Mania, for kids of all ages; find out if
Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- 6:30pm thru Tue May 1 we’re building with… Davenport Public Library - Main,
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon May 7 5:30pm Thu May 10
for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri May 4 thru Fri May 25 Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36
Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, Part 2, for ages 10+;
Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue May 8 Public Library, 6pm Wed May 2 come in to work free style on… LeClaire Community
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri May 4 Library, 4:30pm Thu May 10
thru Fri May 25 Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for Lego Club, for ages 7+; find out what building
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active challenge is waiting… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call Seniors), 9:30am Wed May 9 Wed May 2 learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri May 11
Fri May 4 thru Mon May 28 May Memory Cafe, a gathering place for those with Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
early symptoms of Alzheimer’s,… CASI (Center for Active sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Project Next Generation Arduino Science
Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for Seniors), 2pm Thu May 10 Branch, 10:30am Wed May 2 Projects, grades 4-8 use Arduino kits to investigate
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active circuitry; free; for… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon
Seniors), 9:30am Fri May 4 thru Mon May 28 Mother’s Day Brunch, $8-10; for information and Main Library Mania, for kids of all ages; find out if May 14
to reserve, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active we’re building with… Davenport Public Library - Main,
CASI/RSVP Silver LInings Bell Choir, on Mondays; Seniors), 11am Thu May 10 5:30pm Thu May 3 Storytime for Littles, for ages 0-36 months, at 9:30 &
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center 10:45am;… Moline Public Library, Mon May 14
for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28 Lunch and Learn: Cooking for One or Two, get Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
ideas for enjoyable, healthy meals whether you are opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call cooking… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am Tue Public Library, 6pm Thu May 3 specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm May 15 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 5pm Mon May 14
Mon May 7 thru Mon May 28
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PJ Masks Live @ Adler Theatre - May 7

Babysitting: Class 2, learn some universal skills and Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, Part 3, for ages 10+;
techniques that every babysitter should… Silvis Public come in to work free style on… LeClaire Community
Library, 4am Tue May 15 Library, 4:30pm Thu May 24

Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts! for ages Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
3-6; free; for information,… LeClaire Community Library, during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
6:30pm thru Tue May 15 10:30am Fri May 25

Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and Teddy Bear Picnic, for ages 3-7; we will be reading the
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm classic story,… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am
Tue May 15 Sat May 26

Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public
Branch, 10:30am Tue May 15 Library, 5:30pm Tue May 29

Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36 Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts! for ages
months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline 3-6; free; for information,… LeClaire Community Library,
Public Library, 6pm Wed May 16 6:30pm thru Tue May 29

Big/Little Book Club, designed for kids in grades 3-5 Lego Club: Dragons, grades K-5 create and share your
to read a book… Davenport Public Library - Eastern themed masterpiece that will… Silvis Public Library, 4pm
Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed May 16 Thu May 31

Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Tinker Lab: 3D Doodler Pen, Part 4, for ages 10+;
during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, come in to work free style on… LeClaire Community
10:30am Wed May 16 Library, 4:30pm Thu May 31

Biblioteens/TAG, grades 7 & up help plan cool events,
request new… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm Thu
May 17

Teen & Tween Gaming Night, play Wii U, Xbox 360,
and enjoy board and Role… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu May 17

Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri May 18

Babysitting: Class 3, learn some universal skills and
techniques that every babysitter should… Silvis Public
Library, 4am Mon May 21

Deluxe Battleship, ages 8-15 celebrate National
Maritime Day by playing this classic… LeClaire April 3 Crossword Answers
Community Library, 4:30pm Mon May 21

Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue May 22

Junior Explorers: Flowers, a fun storytime and
hands-on exploratory stations for ages 3-7; free;…
LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue May 22

Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 10:30am Tue May 22

Mini Makers, ages 10 months to three years make a
mess, have… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed
May 23

Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed May 23
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Action Figures / Reaction Figures: “Avengers: Infinity War”
What can I say about Avengers: Infinity
War? I’m genuinely asking: What, this
early in the fi lm’s run, can I possibly say
about Marvel’s rabidly awaited comic-
book adventure that wouldn’t somehow
be deemed a spoiler? Maybe it’s best to
begin gently, not by reviewing the fi lm,
but by reviewing the audience. Because
even if I didn’t enjoy what transpired
on-screen – and I generally did, and
quite a lot – the crowd reactions at my
sold-out 7 p.m. IMAX screening on April
26 would’ve made the whole experience
worthwhile.
As someone who tends to arrive
mid-trailers and leave at the first hint of
closing credits, I can’t remember the last
time I saw a movie from before its pre-
views started to its very last shot. But for
this one, I was glad to have been there the
whole time. Trailer-wise, I was relieved
to learn that I wasn’t the only attendee
underwhelmed by footage for the new
Star Wars offshoot Solo, and while my Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, and Benedict Wong in Avengers Infinity War
fellow patrons seemed to like our hints
of vocally expressive joy. homeland of Black Panther (Chadwick Saldana, Tom Holland, Tom Hiddleston,
of Venom and love our hints of Deadpool
The many jokes, callbacks, and person- Boseman), a locale that feels familiar Danai Gurira, Karen Gillan, and Idris
2, I was delighted to find the heartiest,
ality clashes, of course, elicited raucous yet still enticingly new; Black Widow Elba. The effects are largely extraordi-
happiest vocal response reserved for
laughs, and plenty of routines deserved (Scarlett Johansson) locking eyes with nary. The expository dialogue, boasting
The Incredibles 2. As for the obligatory
them: a frustrated Bruce Banner (Mark the long-lost Banner; a Marvel villain we too many variants on “Where is the
end-credits stinger – and yes, impatient
Ruffalo) trying to force out his inner didn’t expect popping up in the last place Stone?” and “Give me the Stone!”, is
viewers, there eventually is one – there
Hulk like a guy unable to pee in a packed we’d ever expect. (“Jesus Christ,” said the largely underwhelming. The early action
were collective gasps, a collective laugh,
men’s room; Mantis (Pom Klementieff ) patron behind me, voicing what we were scenes are brisk and involving. The late
and a final image that made some people
remarking that her Guardians of the likely all thinking.) There were throw- action, at least before the narrative coup
applaud and a man in the front row ask
Galaxy “kick names and take ass” and away bits that scored prolonged giggles, de grâce lands, is repetitive and tiresome.
“What the hell was that?!” … just the
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reply- from the reference to the Ben & Jerry’s There are unexpectedly beautiful yet
response I’m betting the Marvel brigade
ing with five seconds of dumbfounded flavor “Hulk-a Hulk-a Burnin’ Fudge” freaky images, especially in the repeated
was hoping for. (I myself didn’t laugh
silence; Dave Bautista’s Drax comment- to the introduction between Captain employment of blown bubbles. There’s a
when I was meant to, but explaining why
ing that Chris Hemsworth’s Thor “looks America and Vin Diesel’s Baby Groot. superb shout-out to Aliens. Stan Lee gets
is, naturally, a spoiler.)
like a pirate had a baby with an angel.” (“I am Groot!” “I am Steve Rogers.”) one of his most satisfying cameos to date.
Regarding audible responses to
(Man, but Bautista is great in this role – In truth, the only times I didn’t regis- And the CGI-enhanced Brolin, along
Infinity War itself, hoo-boy were there
will someone please give him a franchise ter the crowd’s active presence were in with the Russos and the writers, make
some memorable ones! One of the first
of his own?!) But there were nearly as moments between Paul Bettany’s Vision Thanos a figure of such Shakespearean
was barely audible at all, as the opening
many cheers as cackles, and sometimes and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, grandeur and horror and even empathy
seconds of directors Anthony and Joe
the two sounds were indistinguish- whose encounters were a tad dull, and in Avengers: Infinity War that he may be
Russo’s superhero epic were met with
able, as when Chris Evans made his first in sequences showcasing Josh Brolin’s the new standard-bearer for Marvel vil-
respectful, even reverent silence – the
appearance as Captain America. And Thanos, who – in his quest to collect the lains, to say nothing of the chief reason
kind that made A Quiet Place so thrilling
when Thor was finally given a weapon six Infinity Stones and eradicate exactly that I’m already antsy for next year’s
when those around you momentarily
beyond his pirate-angel handsomeness. half of all life forms in the universe – was wrap-up. ‘Nuff said.
stopped munching their popcorn. There
And when, in an insanely clever casting the polar opposite of dull.
was a sustained hush through most of
coup, Peter Dinklage showed up. (For So, at last, my review. The cast is For reviews of A Quiet Place, Ram-
the climax, too, interrupted only by slow
those of you thinking “Spoiler!!!” on that, extraordinary, and that’s without having page, I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2,
inhalations of breath and the occa-
relax: It can’t be a spoiler if the info is mentioned Chris Pratt, Don Chea- Ready Player One, Blockers, Isle of Dogs,
sional “Oh no … ,” suggesting that the
right there on the movie’s IMDb page.) dle, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, The Miracle
hoped-for gravity of the fi lm – the first of
At our screening, on-screen events Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, and the Season, the Putnam Museum’s Oceans:
Marvel’s two-part Avengers finale – may
inspired continual rumbles of excitement voice of Bradley Cooper. The emotions Our Blue Planet, and other recent
have been weightier than anyone was
and anticipation, particularly in regard are palpable, and that’s without having releases, visit RCReader.com/movies.
expecting. And in between these sub-
to reunions: our return to the Wakandan mentioned Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe
dued bookends was roughly 150 minutes
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such as: “It means a lot to me that you con-
Putting the Removes nected with my book. However, I’m swamped
on Someone with writing deadlines, so I can’t carry on an
e-mail exchange, much as I’d like to. Hope you
I recently had my addiction-recovery
understand!”
memoir published. I’m very honest and
This message establishes a boundary, but
vulnerable in it, and readers feel super-
without violating your fan’s dignity. Dignity,
connected to me because of it. Most just
explains international conflict resolution
briefly thank me for how it changed their
specialist Donna Hicks, is an “internal state
life, etc. However, a few have really latched
of peace” a person feels when they’re treated
on to me via social media. I respond to their
as if they have value and their feelings matter.
first message, and then they write back with
Preserving a person’s dignity can actually
pretty much a whole novel and message me
make the difference between their hating you
constantly. I don’t want to be mean, but this
and their accepting your need to have a life –
is time-consuming and draining.
beyond waiting around to respond to their next
– Unprepared
8,000-word e-mail on their dating histories,
their medication allergies, and their special
Not to worry, that fan won’t be stalking you
relationships with cheese.
forever – that is, if you’ll just sign the medical
release she’s had drawn up for the two of you to
get surgically conjoined.
In writing your book, you probably wanted
Hello. Is It Me You’re
to help others get the monkeys off their backs Cooking For?
– not point them to the open space on yours so I’m a single woman in my mid-30s, and I
they could line up to take its place. The interac- can’t cook. I’m also not interested in learn-
tion these fans have with you is a “parasocial” ing. My parents are old-school, and this
relationship, a psych term describing a strong worries them. They keep telling me that “the
one-sided emotional bond a person develops way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
with a fictional character, celebrity, or media Is that really still true?
EXHIBITION CLOSING SOON
figure. – Takeout Queen
These people aren’t crazy; they know, for
example, that Jimmy Kimmel isn’t their actual
“bro.” But we’re driven by psychological
adaptations that are sometimes poorly matched
A man does not stay with a mean woman
simply because she makes a mean pot roast. Joseph Lappie:
with our modern world, as they evolved to solve
mating and survival problems in an ancestral
(hunter-gatherer) environment.
“Yeah, bro, I was all ready to leave her, but then
my stomach chained itself to the kitchen table.”
However, what really matters for a lot of men
is that you’re loving as you pry the plastic lid
Personal Mythologies
Though it still pays for us to try to get close off their dinner. Being loving is not just a state
THROUGH MAY 20, 2018
to high-status people – so we might learn the of mind; it is something you do – a habit of
ropes, get status by association, and get some being responsive to what marriage researcher
trickle-down benefits – the adaptation pushing John Gottman calls “bids” from your partner
us to do this evolved when we gathered around for your attention, affection, or support.
fires, not flat-screens. This makes our poor little Being responsive involves listening to and
Stone Age minds ill-equipped to differentiate engaging with your partner, even in the mun-
between people we know and people we know dane little moments of life. So when your man
from books, movies, and TV. grumbles that his hairline is retreating like the
Psychologist David C. Giles and others Germans at Kursk, you say something sweet
who study parasocial relationships were used or even funny back – as opposed to treating
to these interactions remaining one-sided, as his remark like background noise or snarling
until recently, it was challenging to even find something about being late to work.
a celeb’s agent’s mailing address to send them Sure, some men will find it a deal breaker
a letter (which might only be seen by some that you don’t cook – same as some will find it
assistant to their agent’s assistant). However, a deal breaker if you aren’t up for raising chil-
as you’ve experienced, that’s changed thanks dren or llamas. But even a cursory familiarity
to social media, which is to say, Beyoncé’s on with male anatomy suggests there are a number
Twitter. of ways to a man’s heart, from the obvious – a
But the fact that you can be reached doesn’t surgical saw through the sternum – to a more
mean you owe anyone your time. As soon as indirect but far more popular route: showing
you see someone trying to hop the fence from him you can tie a cherry stem into a knot with Coyote, 2017, ink on mulberry paper (left) and
fan to friend, write something brief but kind, your tongue. Coyote, 2017, Birch plywood, ink, gouache (right)

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
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804
Alkon’s new book Unf---ology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018). www.figgeartmuseum.org
©2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. New column published weekly at rcreader.com
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): I hate destiny, Cancerian. Are you good at skills you’re Cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea congratulations. May your natural intoxication
rampant consumerism almost as much not passionate about? Are you admired and of a picture all to hell.” In de Kooning’s view, levels continue to rise. But if my description
as I hate hatred, so I don’t offer the acknowledged for having qualities that aren’t of these “destructive” artists performed a noble doesn’t match your current experience, you may
following advice lightly: Buy an central importance to you? If so, the coming service. They demolished entrenched ideas about be out of sync with cosmic rhythms. And if that’s
experience that could help liberate you from the weeks and months will be a favorable time to the nature of painting, thus liberating their the case, please take emergency measures. Escape
suffering you’ve had trouble outgrowing. Or buy explore this apparent discrepancy. I believe you colleagues and descendants from stale to a sanctuary where you can shed your worries
a toy that can thaw the frozen joy that’s trapped will have the power to get closer to doing more of constraints. Judging from the current astrologi- and inhibitions and maybe even your clothes.
within your out-of-date sadness. Or buy a what you love to do. cal omens, Libra, I surmise the near future will Get drunk on undulating music as you dance
connection that might inspire you to express a be a good time for you to wreak creative yourself into a dreamy love revelry.
desire you need help in expressing. Or buy an LEO (July 23-August 22): If you really destruction in your own field or sphere. What
influence that will motivate you to shed a belief wanted to, you could probably break progress and breakthroughs might be possible AQUARIUS (January 20-February
or theory that has been cramping your lust for the world’s record for most words when you dismantle comfortable limitations? 18): “Life never gives you anything
life. Or all of the above! (And if buying these typed per minute with the nose (103 that’s all bad or all good.” So
things isn’t possible, consider renting.) characters in 47 seconds). I bet you could also SCORPIO (October 23-November proclaimed the smartest Aquarian
shatter a host of other marks, as well, like eating 21): Mayflies are aquatic insects with six-year-old girl I know as we kicked a big orange
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): These the most hot chiles in two minutes, or weaving short life spans. Many species live less ball around a playground. I agreed with her!
days you have an enhanced ability to the biggest garland using defunct iPhones, or than 24 hours, even though the eggs “Twenty years from now,” I told her, “I’m going to
arouse the appreciation and generosity dancing the longest on a tabletop while listening they lay may take three years to hatch. I suspect remind you that you told me this heartful truth.”
of your allies, friends, and loved ones. to a continuous loop of Nirvana’s song “Smells this may be somewhat of an apt metaphor for I didn’t tell her the corollary that I’d add to her
The magnetic influence you’re emanating could Like Teen Spirit.” But I hope you won’t waste your future, Scorpio. A transitory or short-dura- axiom, but I’ll share it with you: If anything or
even start to evoke the interest and inquiries of your soaring capacity for excellence on tion experience could leave a legacy that will anyone or seems to be all bad or all good, you’re
mere acquaintances and random strangers. Be meaningless stunts like those. I’d rather see you ripen for a long time before it hatches. But that’s probably not seeing the big picture. There are
discerning about how you wield that potent stuff! break your own personal records for accomplish- where the metaphor breaks down. When your exceptions, however! For example, I bet you will
On the other hand, don’t be shy about using it to ments like effective communications, high-qual- legacy has fully ripened – when it becomes soon experience or are already experiencing a
attract all the benefits it can bring you. It’s okay ity community-building, and smart career available as a living presence – I bet it will last a graceful stroke of fate that’s very close to being all
to be a bit greedier for goodies than usual as long moves. long time. good.
as you’re also a bit more compassionate than
usual. VIRGO (August 23-September 22): SAGITTARIUS (November PISCES (February 19-March 20):
Isaac Newton (1643-1727) was among 22-December 21): When a critic at “Enodation” is an old, nearly obsolete
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I bet that a history’s three most influential Rolling Stone magazine reviewed the English word that refers to the act of
healing influence will arrive from an scientists. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Beatles’ Abbey Road in 1969, he said untying a knot or solving a knotty
unexpected direction and begin to has been described as the central figure in some of the songs were “so heavily overproduced problem. “Enodous” means “free of knots.” Let’s
work its subtle but intense magic before modern philosophy. Henry James (1843-1916) is that they are hard to listen to.” He added, “Surely make these your celebratory words of power for
anyone realizes what’s happening. I predict that regarded as one of the greatest novelists in they must have enough talent and intelligence to the month of May, Pisces. Speak them out loud
the bridge you’re building will lead to a place English literature. John Ruskin (1819-1900) was a do better than this.” Years later, however, Rolling every now and then. Invoke them as holy chants
that’s less flashy but more useful than you prominent art critic and social thinker. What did Stone altered its opinion, naming Abbey Road the and potent prayers leading you to discover the
imagined. And I’m guessing that although you these four men have in common? They never had 14th best album of all time. I suspect, Sagittarius, precise magic that will untangle the kinks and
may initially feel jumbled by unforeseen sex with anyone. They were virgins when they that you’re in a phase with metaphorical snarls you most need to untangle.
outcomes, those outcomes will ultimately be died. I view this fact with alarm. What does it resemblances to the earlier assessment. But I’m
redemptive. Hooray for lucky flukes and weird mean that Western culture is so influenced by the reasonably sure that this will ultimately evolve Homework: What’s the most important question
switcheroos! ideas of men who lacked this fundamental into being more like the later valuation – and it you need an answer for in the next five years?
initiation? With that as our context, I make this won’t take years. Deliver your best guess to me. Visit FreeWillAs-
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Born assertion: If you hope to make good decisions in trology.com.
under the astrological sign of Cancer, the coming weeks, you must draw on the wisdom CAPRICORN (December 22-January
Franz Kafka is regarded as one of the you have gained from being sexually entwined 19): According to my analysis of the New column published weekly at rcreader.com
20th Century’s major literary talents. with other humans. astrological omens, love should be in
Alas, he made little money from his writing. full bloom. You should be awash in
Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
Among the day jobs he did to earn a living were LIBRA (September 23-October 22): worthy influences that animate your beautiful
“Every so often, a painter has to passion. So how about it? Are you swooning and
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2018/05/10 (Thu)
10 River Distilling Company, 303 N.
Cody Rd., LeClaire IA
Kevin Gordon – The Mill, 120 E. Molly Durnin – Mehaffey Bridge
Burlington St., Iowa City IA Boy – Terry Shaw – Uptown Bill’s
Leon Majcen – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
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2018/05/11 (Fri)
11 The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
3 Men & a Molly (6pm) – Highland Smooth Groove – Fargo Lounge,
Springs Golf Course, 9500 35th St 4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
W, Rock Island IL Subatlantic – CG, Gage Carter, &
Andrew W.K.: You’re Not Alone Jay Benji – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Live in Concert – Codfish Hollow Ave., Rock Island IL
Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa The Voices – Riverside Casino and
IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
BB Secrist – Rhythm City Casino Riverside IA
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Winterland – Pine Travelers – The
Ave., Davenport IA Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Dan Hubbard – Rams Riverhouse, Davenport IA
102 South Main Street, Port Byron
IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s SUNDAY
2018/05/13 (Sun)
13
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., Eric Lugosch (10am) – The J Bar, 4215
Milan IL Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Hawthorne Heights – Listener Joe Policastro Trio (5pm) – Flatted
– Hotel Books – Sienna Skies Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr.,
– Heavy Things – Manhattan Bellevue IA
Blockade (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Moeller Nights: The Bronx – Road
Washington St., Iowa City IA Soda – The Stardust, 218 Iowa St.,
Hi-Fi (6:30pm) – Lavender Crest Davenport IA
Perpetual Groove @ The Redstone Room - May 11 Winery, 5401 US-6, Colona IL
Jim Ryan – Steel Head Tavern, 181
Senses Fail – Sharptooth – Bain
Marie – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
17th St., Moline IL St., Iowa City IA
TUESDAY
2018/05/01 (Tue)
1 Second Ave., Rock Island IL – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Chamber Singers, Bee Sharp, The Lucky Dutch – Slackmaster

MONDAY 14
Jim Ryan (6pm) – Hy-Vee Market Iowa City IA Bella Voce (3pm) – Galvin Fine Smooth – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 2018/05/14 (Mon)
University of Iowa Big Band Grille - Silvis, 2001 5th St., Silvis IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Dance (6:30pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Kevin Morby – Hand Habits – The Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., 2101 N. Gaines St., Davenport IA The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – Justin Townes Earle – Codfish
Burlington St., Iowa City IA Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa LeClaire IA The Zeta – Mountain Swallower – The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave.,
City IA J. Knight with Matt & Jamie BUMMER – Leather Parachute Ave., Rock Island IL Maquoketa IA
WEDNESDAY 2
2018/05/02 (Wed) Michael Moncada (6:30pm) – The
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Kearney – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
(6pm) – Daytrotter, 324 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: Andrew W.K.
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
The Lettermen (1 & 7:15pm) – Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third
Bobby Ray Bunch (6:30pm) – The Cody Rd, LeClaire IA City IA Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Ave., Rock Island IL
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Moeller Nights: The Suffers – The Knockoffs – Rue Rooftop, 328 S.
MONDAY
2018/05/07 (Mon)
7 Davenport IA

TUESDAY 15
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Krystal Metcalfe – The Stardust, Clinton St. Suite A, Iowa City IA Perpetual Groove – Clusterpluck – 2018/05/15 (Tue)
SAU String Ensemble Concert 218 Iowa St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Joshua Hedley Black Hawk College Piano Recital – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
– Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Piano Fondue – Rhythm City Casino – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Charley Bliss –
Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., 11th Ave., Moline IL QC Steel Guitar Show & Concert – Skating Polly – Triple Crown
St., Davenport IA Ave., Davenport IA Davenport IA Come to Grief – Fistula – No Funeral Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Sweet Delta Dawn – Gabe’s, 330 E. Shaun Johnson Big Band The Right Now – Soul Sherpa – – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA E Third St., Davenport IA
Washington St., Iowa City IA Experience – University of Nonprophet – Iowa City Yacht Island IL Roger Carlson (6pm) – The ARTery,

WEDNESDAY 16
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Son Little – Liz 1629 2nd Ave in the District, Rock 2018/05/16 (Wed)
THURSDAY
2018/05/03 (Thu)
3 Bennett St., Dubuque IA
Spring Jazz Night: SAU Jazz
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Moen – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Island IL
Sun Green – RIBCO, 1815 Second Dream Lover: A Salute to the Music
An Evening with Joshua Bell – Adler Ensemble, STAMVOJA, Bee Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Davenport IA Ave., Rock Island IL of Bobby Darin (1 & 7:15pm) –
Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Sharp, Bella Voce – Rogalski St. Ambrose University Band Day The Voices – Riverside Casino and Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
IA
Angela Meyer – The J Bar, 4215
Center - St. Ambrose University, W.
High St., Davenport IA
at the Bandshell: Symphonic
Band &Marching Band (noon) – TUESDAY
2018/05/08 (Tue)
8 Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Frankie Jo & Kinfolk (6:30pm) – The
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Tony Hoeppner & Friends (6pm) – LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Black Hawk College Community Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N

SATURDAY 12
Kick It Band – Riverside Casino and Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, Davenport IA Band Concert – Black Hawk 2018/05/12 (Sat) Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL The Stone Flowers – The Mound, College - Quad City Campus, 6600 Moeller Nights: Traveller – Izaak
Riverside IA The Way Down Wanderers – Kind 1029 Mound St., Davenport IA 34th Ave., Moline IL The Acoustic Project (6pm) – Cool Opatz – Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
Moeller Nights: Chicago Farmer Country – The Redstone Room, The Tailfins – Rhythm City Casino Moeller Nights: Leon Majcen – Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA
– Rorey Carroll – Triple Crown 129 Main St, Davenport IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Lewis Knudsen – Triple Crown Rock Island IL

THURSDAY 17
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Ave., Davenport IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Alex Zayas – Flatted Fifth Blues & 2018/05/17 (Thu)
E Third St., Davenport IA
SATURDAY
2018/05/05 (Sat)
5 Wayne Baker Brooks – Kevin B.F.
Burt – The Redstone Room, 129
E Third St., Davenport IA BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
BB Secrist – Rhythm City Casino Amber & Adam – The J Bar, 4215
FRIDAY
2018/05/04 (Fri)
4 The BlackStones Acoustic Trio – The
Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge,
Main St, Davenport IA
WEDNESDAY 9
2018/05/09 (Wed) Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Man in Black: The Music of Johnny
3 Men & a Molly – Chief’s Bar & Grill,
1600 Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL
3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Cherry Gun – Riverside Casino and SUNDAY
2018/05/06 (Sun)
6 3 Men & a Molly – McClellan
Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St.,
Bugeye Sprite – Whitetails Saloon,
1711 165th St., Clarence IL
Cash (1 & 7:15pm) – Circa ‘21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave.,
Adams/Bucko/Cunningham – Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Davenport IA Camp Euforia Battle of the Bands: Rock Island IL
HardHealth – Opposum Sun Riverside IA (3pm) – Hancher Auditorium, 141 Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Trash Wizard – Nonprophet Moeller Nights: Charlie Parr –
Trail – Tongues Unknown – Rozz- Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Kerry East Park Rd., Iowa City IA The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa – In the Attic – Death Valley Matthew McNeal – Triple Crown
Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL & Rich Acoustic Duo (noon) – Church of Peace and Two Rivers City IA Welcome Center – Interstellar Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Black Hawk College Spring Choral 50 Shades of Rock (8pm) – Len Church Choirs (9:30am) – Church Leon Majcen – River Glen – Iowa City Cave Dweller – Iowa City Yacht E Third St., Davenport IA
Concert – First Congregational Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. of Peace United Church of Christ, Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Nooky Jones – NDVDL – The
Church - Moline, 2201 7th Avenue, Shore Dr., Moline IL 1114 12th St, Rock Island IL Mark Hestness (6:30pm) – The Code 415 – Hawkeye Tap Sports Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Moline IL Dave Fields – Flatted Fifth Blues & Commons Collective (5pm) – Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – Mississippi River BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Davenport IA Rick K & Allnighters – Riverside
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody The Dust Settlers (6:30pm) – Ca Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Moeller Nights: Bones Owens Gray Wolf Band – Moline Viking Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Rd., LeClaire IA D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Cambridge IL Dave Fields (5pm) – Moline Viking – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Club, 1450 41st St., Moline IL Highway 22, Riverside IA
Charles Walker Band – Iowa City Dweezil Zappa – Englert Theatre, Club, 1450 41st St., Moline IL Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Edje

FRIDAY 18
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA 221 East Washington St., Iowa City Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Davenport IA Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino and 2018/05/18 (Fri)
Cherry Gun – Riverside Casino and IA Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Psychostick – Sexually Aggressive Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, EGi – Blue Moose Tap House, 211 Iowa N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Silverbacks – Brotherhood of IL Bucktown Revue – Nighswander
Riverside IA Ave., Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Wilderado – the Mudkat – Frontal Assault Karen Meat Album Release Show – Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – The Eddie Van Haskell & the Beave – Foxtrax – Triple Crown Whiskey (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Davenport IA
Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, Fargo Lounge, 4204 Avenue of the Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Iowa City IA City IA Chrash – Joe Kopel – Seth Knappen
3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Cities, Moline IL St., Davenport IA Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) The Knockoffs – Grease Monkeys – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Jenny Lynn & the Dirty Roosters – Fresh Fighters – Spring Choir Concert, Bernstein – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Sports Bar & Grill, 702 First St., Davenport IA
The Memphis Dives – RIBCO, 1815 Rockinfreakapotamus – Nirvana at 100: University Chorale, W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Colona IL Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge,
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Five Finger Death Punch –
– Maria Minerva – Nick Malkin
– Mike Derer – Higgy – Rozz-Tox, THURSDAY
2018/05/24 (Thu)
24
Shinedown – Starset – Bad 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Benjamin Cartel – Seth Knappen
Wolves (6pm) – TaxSlayer Center, Passion – Rhythm City Casino Resort – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
1201 River Dr, Moline IL Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Island IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Davenport IA BobFest: Bob Dylan Birthday
Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (4pm) Tribute – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL – Prospect Park, 16th St. & 30th House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Iowa City City High & West High Ave., Moline IL City IA
Jazz Ensembles (6:30pm) – Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Lewis Knudsen – The J Bar, 4215
Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Jazz After Five: Ritmocano (5pm) – Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
City IA
Silver Cliffs – Fro’s, 309 Cedar St.,
Wilton IA FRIDAY
2018/05/25 (Fri)
25
Jeremy Porter & the Tucos – Viva The Stone Flowers – Prairie Craig Michaels Myth – Rams
Moxie – Moment 44 – Iowa City Meadows Casino, 1 Prairie Riverhouse, 102 South Main Street,
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Meadows Dr., Altoona IA Port Byron IL
Jim Ryan – Chief’s Bar & Grill, 1600 Sweet Cacophony – Uptown Bill’s Gray Wolf Band – River House, 1510
Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., River Dr., Moline IL
Kevin Greenspon – Tippy – Rozz- Iowa City IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (5pm)
Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – The – The Main Event, 3819 State St.,
OHMME – Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Krank Daddies – RIBCO, 1815 Bettendorf IA
Davenport IA Second Ave., Rock Island IL Heatbox – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave.,
Passion – Rhythm City Casino Resort Whoozdads? – The Grape Life Wine Rock Island IL
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Kayley Hill Band – Riverside Casino
Davenport IA Davenport IA and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Rick K & Allnighters – Riverside Riverside IA
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside IA SUNDAY
2018/05/20 (Sun)
20 The Knockoffs – Parkside Grill &
Lounge, 2307 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
The RiverCity 6 (6pm) – Missipi Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Lauren Mitchell – Flatted Fifth Blues
Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Ave., Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Muscatine IA N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Moeller Nights: Yes You Are – The
Whensday – Breezus – A–Wets – Big Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Halfloves – Triple Crown Whiskey
Flxx – Lennie Quest – Gabe’s, 330 Workshop & Matinee Series: The Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third
E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Lynne Arriale Trio – The Redstone St., Davenport IA
Windy City Dueling Pianos – The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
RiverBend Bronze Handbell
New Odyssey – Rhythm City Casino
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
OHMME @ Daytrotter - May 18
Ave., Rock Island IL Ensemble Spring Concert (4pm) Ave., Davenport IA
– Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3775 Playlist Unplugged (6pm) – Riverside IA Byron IL The Stone Flowers (3pm) –

SATURDAY 19
2018/05/19 (Sat) Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA Steeplegate Inn, 100 W 76th St., Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo Zeshan Bagewadi & the Transistors McClellan Stockade, 2124 E. 11th
Davenport IA Brewing Company, 102 S. State St., (2pm) – Hancher Auditorium, 141 St., Davenport IA

WEDNESDAY 23
Bike Rack Third–Anniversary Party 2018/05/23 (Wed) Reba ... and Friends – Timber Lake Geneseo IL East Park Rd., Iowa City IA
w/ John Quijas – The Bike Rack Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Jim Ryan – Jim’s Knoxville Tap, 8716
TUESDAY
2018/05/29 (Tue)
29
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
3 Men & a Molly – McClellan
Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St.,
Mt. Carroll IL
The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
Knoxville Rd., Milan IL
Jos Sasson & Friends – Uptown Bill’s SUNDAY
2018/05/27 (Sun)
27 Moeller Nights: The Lighthouse
Chamber Music Quad Cities Spring Davenport IA – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Corey Wallace (4pm) – Mississippi & the Whaler – Vita & the Woolf
Concert – Davenport Unitarian Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Iowa City IA River Distilling Company, 303 N. – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Church, 3707 Eastern Ave, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Temptations Review – Theo Karl Beatty (4pm) – Mississippi River Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA City IA Peoples – Isle Casino Hotel Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody The Giving Tree Band – John Till – Davenport IA
Eliz a Gilk yson – Princeton Elizabeth Cook – Caleb Caudle – Bettendorf, 1777 Isle Parkway, Rd., LeClaire IA Wiley Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL
Coffeehouse, 25 E. Marion St.,
Princeton IL
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA
Bettendorf IA
Zeshan Bagewadi (6:30pm) –
The Knockoffs – Duey’s Corner Tap,
102 N. Main St., Port Byron IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo –
Driftwood Pub, 1201 E. River Dr., WEDNESDAY 30
2018/05/30 (Wed)

Eric Burdon & the Animals – Grass Fed Mule – High Water Mark Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Shilpa Ray – Liv Davenport IA Jim Ryan (6:30pm) – The Faithful
Riverside Casino Event Center, – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Carrow – Triple Crown Whiskey Moeller Nights: Matthew Logan Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd,

SATURDAY 26
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Iowa City IA 2018/05/26 (Sat) Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Vasquez – Parker Gispert – Brett LeClaire IA
Gray Wolf Band – Len Brown’s North Moeller Nights: Dickie – Dan St., Davenport IA Newski – Triple Crown Whiskey Moeller Nights: J.E. Sunde – Brent
Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline Tedesco – Triple Crown Whiskey Alex Fest: Harakiri – Closet Witch New Odyssey – Rhythm City Casino Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Cowles – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
IL Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third – Pulsing – Bereft – Better Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore St., Davenport IA & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Joe & Vicki Price – Flatted Fifth Blues St., Davenport IA Now – Sea of Trees – Avoid. Ave., Davenport IA Powerman 5000 – Caught in the Davenport IA
& BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Molly Durnin (6:30pm) – The – The Central – Piss Exorcist – The Night People – Fargo Lounge, Crypt – Brotherhood of the
Kirko Bangz (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Trophy Husband – Chill Smith –
Everlasting Light – Dee Pretion
4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL
The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
Mudkat – Death by Disaster
(6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington THURSDAY
2018/05/31 (Thu)
31
Libido Funk Circus – Riverside Southern Culture on the Skids – (3pm) – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 St., Iowa City IA Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 The Surf Zombies – Gabe’s, 330 E. Rock Island IL 30th St., Rock Island IL Village Blues Duo (11am) – Riverside Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Highway 22, Riverside IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Brandon Santini – Flatted Fifth Blues Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Mel Parsons (6:30pm) – Ca D’Zan,
Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Highway 22, Riverside IA 411 South Rd., Cambridge IL
Cash – Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Bryan White (8pm) – Kayley Hill Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
1828 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Northern Parallels 19 – Outlet
W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Band (9:45pm) – Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Tony Hoeppner & Friends (6pm)
– Tuggers, 201 N. Main St., Port MONDAY
2018/05/28 (Mon)
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics

Benjamin Cartel @ Rozz-Tox - May 24

TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W.
Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, 2228 Sixth St., Davenport IA
Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon, 1151 E 11th St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean Breakfast (May 26,
E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms Up 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth St.,
Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle, 1417 on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline IL Davenport IA
Fifth Ave., Moline IL Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114
Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Underground Open Mic & Jam Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Sports
Island IL Session – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Davenport
Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey & Linn St, Iowa City IA IA
“Detroit” Larry Davison – Cabana’s, Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
2120 Fourth Ave., Rock Island IL
FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners

WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS Cabana Karaoke Night – Cabana’s
Bar & Grille, 2120 Fourth Ave., Rock
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA
Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (May 16) – Island IL Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S.
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 1321 First St., Long Grove IA
City IA Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – Hollar’s
DJ to the K (Apr. 4) – Gabe’s, 330 E. DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Bar N Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Moline IL
Washington St., Iowa City IA Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport Old-Time Gospel Music Jam (May 26,
Hump Day Wing & Sing w/ Marybeth – IA 3pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House,
Hawkeye Tap Sports Bar N Grill, 4646 Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA Sixth St., Davenport IA Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Entertainment – Barrel House
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Locust St., Davenport IA Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Sports Ukulele Social Club (May 19, 3pm) –
Locust St., Davenport IA Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Davenport Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S.
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second IA Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
Ave., Rock Island IL Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats – Bent
River Brewing Company, 512 24th St.,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS

Rock Island IL Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grille, Davenport IA Sunday Jam (May 27, 6pm) – Rock
114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh Ave.,
Open Mic Night (May 2, 16, & 30, First St., Long Grove IA Rock Island IL
5:30pm) – Milltown Coffee, 3800 Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, 2814 Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
River Dr. #2, Moline IL State St., Bettendorf IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews – Open Jam (4pm) – Rico’s Tropical

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St,
Moline IL
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, 415 Open Mic Coffeehouse (May 11) – First
15th St, Moline IL
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s
Lutheran Church Parish House, 1600
20th St., Rock Island IL MONDAYS
MONDAYS

Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
Open Jam Night – Rico’s Tropical St., Iowa City IA Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St., Saloon, 2120 E. 11th St, Davenport IA
Davenport IA
Open Mic & More (May 3, 10, & 17) – SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Irish Music Session (May 3, 3pm) – Say Anything Karaoke – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Washington St., Iowa City IA
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MUSIC ART
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns An Intimate Encounter with Nature
Saturday, May 19, 9 p.m. @ RIBCO, 1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island IL Through Thursday, June 21; @ Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy,
2967 State Street, Bettendorf IA

O ne of the most original forces in American
music makes an eagerly anticipated May 19
appearance at the Rock Island Brewing Company, F rom now through June 21, the wonders of the great
outdoors, and the creatures who make their homes
there, will be celebrated in the latest exhibition at Bet-
as the venue hosts a night with Tav Falco’s Panther
tendorf’s Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy: An Intimate
Burns, the blues and roots rockers who will soon
Encounter with Nature, featuring evocative paintings
enter their fifth decade of live performance. Its by Mary Kline Misol and expressive photographs by
frontman was described by Robert Palmer in Larry Mendenhall.
the New York Times as “a singer, guitarist, and With the artist based in Des Moines, Misol’s imagery
researcher of musical arcane who hasn’t let his revolves around figurative subjects, compositions,
idiomatic mastery and increasing technical exper- botanicals, and landscapes, and she cites her chief
tise compromise the clarity of his vision.” Variety’s inspirations as literature, myth, and poetry, with her
Deb Sprague, meanwhile, said of Falco: “We was botanicals including the indigenous flora and fauna
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns @ RIBCO - May 19 that grow and thrive in her woods. As Misol writes in
post-modern when post-modern wasn’t cool.” Mary Kline Misol’s The Courtship in An Intimate
her artist statement at MaryKlineMisol.com: “In the
Raised in rural Arkansas, Falco embarked on his long and distinguished musical career upon arriving quiet seclusion of my studio I have become familiar Encounter with Nature at the Beréskin Gallery &
in Memphis in the mid-1970s. Teaming up with local music legend Alex Chilton in 1978, the duo formed with aspects of myself that I cannot reach in any other Art Academy -- through June 21
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, and despite Chilton’s exit from the live lineup in 1984, Panther Burns carried way. Perhaps the dedication to my work has become in
on to create a discography of 10 studio LPs, plus numerous EPs, live albums, and compilations. Frequent some sense a ritual of psychic renewal for me. Joseph Campbell, a great thinker of our time, has stated that as one
participants in the early-’80s club scene at The Peppermint Lounge and Danceteria in New York City, Tav ages one realizes the interference daily societal demands put upon our lives – demands which diffuse our sense
Falco’s Panther Burns continue to be the standard bearers of an evocative mélange of Southern Gothic- of self. Thus an individual must find a quiet place, or a ‘bliss-station,’ in which there are no outside distractions. My
tinged roots rock that encompasses country, blues, tango, beat poetry, exotica, and performance art. time spent in the studio is this sort of experience for me.”
A former newspaper photographer and editor, Altoona, Iowa’s Mendenhall began concentrating on
Artists who have referenced Panther Burns as one of their influences include the American alternative
landscape photography in the late ‘90s and initiated Quiet Places Photography in 2003. He uses line, pattern,
music artists Southern Culture on the Skids, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jack Oblivian, the Royal texture, and light to guide the viewer through his nature and landscape images, and in the Intimate Encounter
Pendletons, and The Gories. In Europe, neo-psychedelic groups influenced by the ensemble include exhibition, he will be showing pieces from his “Expressive Strokes” collection, examples of which can be found
England’s Spacemen 3, Scotland’s Primal Scream, and Italy’s Time Machine. Having recently completed at LarryMendenhall.zenfolio.com. A technique borrowed from pencil drawing, “expressive stroke” is defined
sessions in Rome for a new album, the touring lineup of Panther Burns in its RIBCO engagement will as a line that varies in width, angle, and pressure, and creates a flow that invites viewers to truly experience
feature the same Italian players from that album: bassist Giuseppe Sangiradi, drummer Riccardo photographs rather than just casually observe them. Expressive strokes are abundant in nature and often the
Colasante, musical director/producer/guitarist Mario Monterosso, and keyboardist Francesco D’Agnolo, subject of Mendenhall’s black-and-white photography, which can be found in the permanent collections at Mary
a frequent session player for the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. Greeley Hospital, the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa, and the University of Iowa Library.
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns plays its 9 p.m. concert on May 19 with an opening set by The Krank Daddies, Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, admission is free, and more
information on the venue’s exhibits, events, and classes in available by calling (563)508-4630 or visiting
and more information on the evening is available by calling (309)793-1999 or visiting RIBCO.com.
BereskinArtGallery.com.
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