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GUEST COMMENTARY By Michael Helke

Support Your Local Humane Society, Not National
L
et’s assume you love cats and/or dogs. grants, donations, and revenues of $126 programs or organizations for specific HumaneWatch. Orwellian overtones in
And you see an ad for The Humane million in 2016 and $133 million in 2015. incidences of hands-on treatment with pets the entity names aside, one cannot blame
Society of the United States (HSUS), Starting on page 43, the list of grants to (which I broadened to include horses and all the scandals emanating from HSUS in
on television or on the Internet (RCReader. entities outside the U.S. total just over $2.1 birds, in fairness to the neglected beasts) recent years on Berman’s machinations.
com/y/hsus1). Do you get emotional over million, of which $1.7 million was listed as totaled only $278,813, or two-tenths of one Did someone see Berman pulling the
the sight of stray cats or dogs living in General Support for Europe, Canada, and percent of its total 2016 budget. The HSUS strings of the women who brought allega-
Dickensian squalor before being eutha- Mexico. The first page of “Grants and Other disclosure report provides short descrip- tions against their Chief Executive Officer
nized? And do you consider writing out a (CEO), Wayne Pacelle, who, since 2005, had
check to the national organization based on reportedly harassed a number of female
the work it does on behalf of those animals, The HSUS disclosure report provides short descriptions of subordinates sexually? What about the
consistently depicted in rescue shelters? the $500 grants that assisted for a stray-cat eye operation, or three other women who were either fired or
It’s an impulse you may want to busted down the ranks for trying to bring
reconsider. removing a dog’s tumors. But three organizations that received Pacelle’s behavior to light? Or the decision
A very small percentage of the HSUS’s $5,401,785 only warranted the description “General Support.” of HSUS to hire the Washington law firm
funds support local animal shelters. Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius in January
HumaneWatch, the Society’s fiercest critic, 2018 to investigate the validity of the subor-
has, over the years, placed numbers at Assistance to Organizations, Governments, tions of the $500 grants that assisted for dinates’ stories? Or certain female leaders,
1 percent (RCReader.com/y/hsus2) and and Individuals in the United States” starts a stray-cat eye operation, or removing a such as Rachel Perman, the Director of
lower. HSUS, for its part, denies making on page 50, and the stateside total totals just dog’s tumors. But three organizations that Charitable Giving at Tofurky, a vegetarian
false claims (RCReader.com/y/hsus3) in over $9.5 million. While grants to other received $5,401,785 only warranted the food company that had contributed $30,000
order to play on donor confusion for its organizations totaled just over 9 percent of description “General Support.” to HSUS over the past two years, who
own enrichment (while causing shelters funds raised, it’s worth noting that nearly HSUS’s defenders have accused Rich- had reached out originally to all 31 HSUS
who share the name “Humane Society” to $3 million of this went to the Humane ard Berman, a Washington lobbyist on board members to warn them of the stories
consider a change). Society International in Washington, D.C., behalf of tobacco, meat products, fast food, about Pacelle’s rampaging libido – and the
According to HSUS’s public-disclosure and nearly $400,000 went to D.C. rent for and alcohol, of promoting a right-wing only one who deigned to respond, Erika
tax return Form 990 (RCReader.com/y/ lobbying activities. agenda. His non-profit entity, The Center Brunson, who e-mailed her on November
hsus4) the national nonprofit took in Meanwhile, the funds granted to for Consumer Freedom (CCF), operates
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Humane Society of R.I. County Animal Quad City Animal
King's Harvest Scott County K9 Kindness Rescue Inc Care & Control Center Animal Aid Welfare Center
QUAD CITIES Humane Society
2504 W Central Park Ave, 2802 W Central Park 4208 N Division St, 4001 78th Ave, 724 2nd Ave W (adopt/education)
ANIMAL SHELTER Davenport, IA Avenue, Davenport, IA Davenport, IA Coal Valley, IL 239 50th St, Moline, IL & 612 1st S W (walk-in clinic)
DIRECTORY 563-386-3117 563-388-6655 563-391-1908 309-558-3647 309-797-6550 Milan, IL • 309-787-6830
KingsHarvest.net HSSC.us K9KindnessRescue.com QCPaws.org MolineAnimalAid.org QCAWC.org
Kill Shelter No No No Provides euthanasia No No
Status 501(c)3 501(c)3 501(c)3 County Gov 501(c)3 501(c)3
Spay/Neuter [Fees] Yes [low-income $10 base pay] No No Yes [cats $60; dogs $100; puppies $150] No Yes [cats $25–$50; dogs $65–$95]
Vet Services [Fees] No No No Yes [Low-cost clinic Wed, 1-4 pm] No Preventative care (walk-in)
Vaccine Services [Fees] No No No Yes No Yes [1yr full/half: $32/$16; 3yr full/half: $40/$20]

Microchipping [Fees] No Yes [$18 for cats & dogs] Yes [$15] Yes [$15] No Yes [full: $30; half: $15]
Animal Types Cats & dogs All Dogs, other animals if able Cats & dogs Primarily cats & dogs Cats & dogs
Director Terri Glieze (Dir) & Rochelle Dougall (Asst Dir) Pam Arndt, Executive Director Deborah Fraker Sam DeYoung, Operations Manager Vickie Sanders, Exec Dir of Operations/Pres Stacey Teager, Community Services Dir

# Volunteer Staff 30-40 20 25 ~50 20 ~20/week
# Paid Staff 10 21 0 12 0 25
# Spays & Neuters/Yr. ~900–1000 None None ~2400 None ~4300
Adoption Rules & Fees Three-page application for prospective Dogs $105, cats under 1 year $75, over $35.
Adoptors must be 18, show proof of income,
$250 for adult dog that was checked over
by vet; $350 to puppies. $125 to adopt a
$100 for dogs, $150 for puppies, $60 for $40 to $150 depending on breed. Dog adopters
must have a fenced yard. Adopters are provided a
Applicants must visit & interact with animals,
speak with reps re: the specific pet's needs. Must
owners, background check with local vets, property owner approval, driver's license or ID senior dog. Require a home visit prior to cats. Any known medical history will be record of the pet's health, though they typically be legal adult w/home. License or state ID.
proof of income, et al, prior to decision with current info, a fenced yard for dogs. adoption. provided to adopters. get them vetted beforehand. Verification w/landlord (if renting).

Annual Events Xmas fundraiser; annual auction, bake Bowl for the Buddy in February/March, Dog Days of Summer & Dog Wash through
sales, garage sale/cook-out. Cats to Bone to Run 5K run/walk in September, CostCo, but requirement for liability Annual yard sales, trivia
PetSmart Adopt-a-Thons (occasionally Doggie Dip in August, and Mardi Paws in insurance priced them out of those Visit qcpaws.org/events qcawc.org/how-to-help/promotions
dogs as well); a Doggie-Day swimming February. May have a scavenger hunt in events. Annual trivia nights on January; night, events at PetSmart.
day event in the works. subsequent years (this year in June). annual rummage sale in late August.

Contact for Donations Staff on-site Pam Arndt Deborah Fraker or Katey Bignall Sam DeYoung Vickie Sanders Stacey Teager & Lindsay Hocker
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Rauner or Madigan: Who’s Less Popular?
I
llinois House Speaker Michael Madigan will Governor Rauner by nine points, 36-27, with to vote for a candidate backed by Rauner, Rauner candidate over a Madigan candidate.
be on the ballot in just one of Illinois’ 118 26 percent choosing an unnamed third-party while 32 percent said the same about Madigan. Thirty-six percent of collar county voters like
House districts this November, but his name candidate and 11 percent undecided. Another 27 percent said it wouldn’t make any Rauner, but 49 percent would pick a Rauner
and reputation will be featured in electoral Just 31 percent of Democrats have a favorable difference either way. candidate over the 29 percent who’d choose
battles throughout the state as Governor Bruce view of Speaker Madigan, while 41 percent of While majorities or pluralities of Democratic a Madigan candidate. Forty-four percent
Rauner and the Republican Party use Madigan Democrats have an unfavorable view, according base elements chose Madigan, significant of Downstaters said they had a favorable
against every Democrat from JB Pritzker on to the poll. And lots of folks within what’s minorities chose Rauner. For instance, 11 impression of Rauner and 51 percent would
down to maybe even mosquito-abatement considered the “base” of the Democratic Party’s percent of Democrats chose a legislative vote for a Rauner-backed candidate over a
district races. Can his lousy statewide image be statewide strength don’t like Speaker Madigan, candidate backed by Rauner, compared to 59 Madigan-backed candidate. I could go on, but
used to defeat his fellow Democrats? either. African-Americans are split 43-43. percent for Madigan (among Republicans, you get the idea.
On the surface anyway, Madigan is less Women turn thumbs down 27-56 favorable/ those numbers were 6 percent Madigan and 79 So what does this tell us? Well, first of all,
popular in Democratic Illinois than are unfavorable, as do Chicagoans (30-58), percent Rauner). neither state politician is beloved. (Duh.)
unpopular Republicans Rauner and President suburban Cook County residents (34-53), and Among African-Americans, a significant Indeed, they’re so disliked that candidates
Donald Trump. Sixty percent of Illinoisans labor-union households (36-54). 23 percent would choose a Rauner-backed should avoid any association with the both
polled in a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America Governor Rauner has his own troubles candidate and 54 percent would choose of them. But hotly contested campaigns are
survey said they had an unfavorable view of with his party’s base. The only important a Madigan-backed legislative contender. often won on the edges, and the anti-Madigan
Madigan, compared to 56 percent for Trump GOP demographic he’s not underwater with Chicagoans were 19 percent for a Rauner message might have an edge over the anti-
and 55 percent for Governor Rauner. outside of self-declared Republicans is senior candidate and 43 for a Madigan person, the Rauner message.
They’re all doing pretty poorly, but Trump citizens, and they just barely tolerate him. Cook County suburbs went 32 for a Rauner We didn’t do this test with President Trump,
“wins” this category if you look at people The Democrats are sure to use Rauner’s name candidate and 41 for a Madigan candidate, who will certainly be used by the Democrats
with “very unfavorable” opinions. Forty-nine and reputation against Republican candidates and union households broke 30 percent for the against the Republicans in many areas. And
percent of 600 likely Illinois voters who were throughout the state. Rauner candidate to 43 percent for the Madigan there are other issues out there that will decide
polled June 9-11 hold a very unfavorable view So my pollster came up with a question to candidate. various races. Plus, as always, this is just one poll
of the president, while 46 say they have a very try to see who was more popular (or unpopular, Another way of looking at it is that Governor in June.
unfavorable opinion of the speaker and 39 as the case may be) with voters in actual down- Rauner out-performs his personal favorable/
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
percent say it about the Republican governor. In ballot races: “If the election for state legislator unfavorable ratings across the board when we
contrast, 27 percent say that about JB Pritzker. were being held today, are you more likely to stacked him up against the image of Speaker political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
The poll’s margin of error was plus-or-minus vote for a candidate supported by Bruce Rauner, Madigan. New Column Published
3.99 percent. or a candidate supported by Michael Madigan?” Only 36 percent of whites viewed Rauner
Overall, the poll found that Pritzker led Forty-one percent said they’d be more likely favorably, but 44 percent would vote for a Weekly at RCReader.com
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VISUAL ARTS Plein Air Paint Out, second-annual outdoor painting ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition, Linnea Koch, exhibit of nature photography; for
event on the Bettendorf riverfront, with music, food,… exhibit of works by student artists; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am- information, call… Quad City Botanical Center, thru Tue
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 8am Sat Jul 21 5:30pm... MidCoast Gallery West, thru Tue Jul 31 Jul 31
Openings & Gallery Events
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, College Invitational at the Figge, 10th annual Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest, in a visual
Thursdays at the Figge, with art-themed activities, demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- exhibit featuring works by college students from eight mash-up of the familiar icons of art history and the TV
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Jul 27 area colleges and universities including Augustana shows, comic books and movies of his youth, Banks’s
are invited to experience the current exhibitions College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community constructions acknowledge, for better and worse, the
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott mass media’s headlock-like influence on our tastes; Tue.-
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- Exhibits & Shows Community College, St. Ambrose University and Western Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Illinois University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26 Currently on Display Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Tue Jul 31
ArtWorks Expo Award Presentation, for Michael Ryan - Brian Roberts - Trent Foltz, exhibit W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
information, call 563-424-1210… Bucktown Center for of coloristic landscapes by Ryan, stoneware… Quad City Tue Jul 31 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak:
the Arts, 7:30pm Fri Jun 29 Arts Art @ the Airport, thru Sun Jul 1 The Memorial Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, 50
Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924, Reasons, the exhibition celebrates Sendak’s career,
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, John Preston: Day by Day, exhibit of watercolors and view the landmark painting by O’Keeffe, on view in including original illustrations as well as drawings
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- pastels by the… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru the American Scene Gallery, on loan from the Whitney made for friends and fans featuring characters from
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Jun 29 Thu Jul 26 Museum of American Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. “Where the Wild Things Are,””Little Bear,” and “In the
10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum Night Kitchen,” among other books; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
Opening Reception for Dean Kugler & Erik Ohrn, Colonel Davenport House Exhibits, the new hands- admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, 5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
held in conjunction with the exhibit of sculptures by on interactive touchscreen allows visitors… Colonel Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Kugler… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Jun 29 George Davenport House, noon thru Sat Jul 28 FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Tue Jul 31 Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Tue Jul 31
Red, White and Boom! Fireworks Watch Party, this Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality
member-only event gives you the opportunity to enjoy Contemplations, New York-based Austrian artist Experience, through a creative collaboration, the Iowa
a view of the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities; Kronschlaeger combines weaving, sculpting, and DOT… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Tue Jul 31 Opening in June & July
$7-15 all-you-can-eat buffet; for information, call 563- painting in intricate sculptures whose geometries and
326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport colors appear to change as the viewer moves through Left Bank Art League: Branching Out, individual Dean Kugler: Relics and Erik Ohrn: Momentarily
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Tue Jul 3 the gallery; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. interpretations of trees and rivers, with over 25 artists... Present, exhibits of sculptures by Kugler and
noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, thru Tue Jul 31 paintings… Quad City Arts Center, Fri Jun 29 thru Tue
Artist Fashion Show, held in conjunction with the information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Jul 31
Figgeo Video series featuring fashion, Burundi fashion W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Life Is Beautiful, an exhibition dedicated to the
designer Justine Jay Jacque will debut her current work; Tue Jul 31 memory of local artist William Martin Jr... MidCoast Pat Bereskin - Matt Moyer - Robert Reeves,
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Gallery West, thru Tue Jul 31 paintings by Bereskin of Bettendorf and Reeves of…
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport, Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul
Thu Jul 5 31

Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- works, gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, L. and Patricia A. Miller, well-known supporters of
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Jul 5 Quad City Arts, Ballet Quad Cities, and many other
organizations; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, on Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
Saturdays and Sundays; join our knowledgeable docents information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
for a free guided tour through current exhibits; for W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jul 7
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 thru Tue Jul 31
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm
Sat Jul 7 thru Sun Jul 29 Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order, Iowa City artist
Farrin mixes elements of hard edge painting with
Artist Talk for Steve Banks: Pop Culture references to pop culture in her humorous paintings,
Palimpsest, in a visual mash-up of the familiar icons of drawings and videos; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-
art history and the TV shows, comic books and movies 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
of his youth, Banks’ constructions acknowledge, for for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
better and worse, the mass media’s headlock-like 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
influence on our tastes; for information, call 563-326- Jul 14 thru Tue Jul 31
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Jul 12
Classes
Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship
Showcase, showcasing artworks by this summer’s 50 Beaded Bracelets, learn how to make a beaded figure-
youth arts apprentices; free… The Establishment, 6pm eight bracelet; learn how… Davenport Public Library
Thu Jul 12 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Thu Jun 28

Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will be Fridays at the Figge: Printmaking, sessions for
filled with local art, hand-crafted… Skeleton Key Art and grades K-2 and 3-5; from one-of-a-kind monoprints
Antiques, noon Sat Jul 14 to magical multiples, kids will make prints with art
materials including paint, ink, markers, and pencils;
Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library Artwork by St. Ambrose University’s Elizabeth Braun at the Figge Art Museum’s College Invitational this exploration of rhythm, pattern, mark-making,
for… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Jul 21 exhibit - through August 12 texture and the many visual effects that are possible
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will give kids a day of exciting art creation; bring a
sack lunch, snack and beverages, and dress for art
activities; $45-55; for information and to register, e-mail
Creative Critter Knitting, learn how to cast on, knit,
and purl (required!) and… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm
Thu Jul 26
ART
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345-
6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, DIY Printmaking, the basics of creating your own “John Preston: Day by Day”
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 29 linocut stamp to use… Davenport Public Library - Main,
6:30pm Mon Jul 30 Thursday, June 28 through Thursday, July 26
Painting the Clothed Model in Acrylic, Thursdays
thru July 26; orking from the live model, explore… Call For Entry @ Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State Street, Bettendorf IA
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am Thu Jul 5

Fridays at the Figge: Sculpture, sessions for grades
K-2 and 3-5; Kids will plug into their creative spark as
they shape clay, paper, wood shavings, fabric and other
Call for Artists: Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest,
enter the competition (with over $1,500 in… Downtown
Davenport, thru Sat Jun 30
P aintings and watercolors of richly beau-
tiful nature images – and images found
very close to home – will be on local display
unique materials into fascinating sculptural objects; through July 26, as the Beréskin Gallery & Art
they’ll explore concepts of balance and weight and the
relationships between shape, form, texture and size; MUSIC Academy houses the recent works of a Fair-
field, Iowa, artist in John Preston: Day by Day.
bring a sack lunch, snack and beverages, and dress for
art activities; $45-55; for information and to register, Concerts One of the Midwest’s major landscape
e-mail haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- painters, Preston continues to find new
6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Class of ‘82, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jul 6 Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu and appealing scenes within one particular
Jun 28 county in Iowa. His popular landscapes
Beginning Oil Painting, Saturdays thru July 28; learn capture the features of fields, tree islands,
to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin Gallery & Art Gray Wolf Band, outdoor event in the Moline Centre
Academy, 9:30am Sat Jul 7 Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing fence rows, and ribbons of gravel curving
Plaza, 7pm Thu Jun 28 over gently rolling prairie, and the artist
Card Making with Donna Banta, each participant has a particular interest in the expansive
will make three different cards; free; for information,… Magic City Hippies, concert with the indie-funk
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Jul 7 musicians; $12.50 adv / $15 day of… The Redstone Room,
Iowa horizon. Preston came to the state
8pm Thu Jun 28 from Maryland to study in Fairfield, where
Drawing for the Portfolio for Grades 6-12, thru July he earned his BFA in 1984 at Maharishi
12; ideal for teens who want to further… Bereskin Gallery Moeller Nights: Ciaran Lavery, concert with the Irish
& Art Academy, 9am Mon Jul 9 singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set by… Triple
International University. He began his local
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Jun 28 painting with the expansive skies and fields
Focus on Digital Photography, thru July 12; we will of the Midwest, but is currently exploring its John Preston: Day by Day @ Beréskin Gallery &
study portraiture, still life, motion,… Bereskin Gallery & That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly & the rivers, woods, and small towns. Art Academy through July 26
Art Academy, 1pm Mon Jul 9 Crickets, Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons will take
you on a… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Thu Jun 28 and As a full-time painter, Preston has
Wine & Art: Art for Fun!, with Marcia Moore; enjoy Fri Jun 29 participated in many solo and group shows, and his works have been exhibited regionally,
interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass nationally, and as far away as Cambodia and Nigeria. They also hang in a wide range of
of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation; Kidstock Session I Concert, camp-ending concert
featuring a different art medium each month, you’ll for the students who took part in workshops… The collections, including those of Equitable of Iowa, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Hubbell
create finished art works to display in your home in Redstone Room, 6pm Fri Jun 29 Realty, Iowa State Bank, Amoco Oil, and the Brunnier Art Museum at Iowa State University.
these cool, casual studio sessions; $20; for information, Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is
contact Heather Aaronson at 563-326-7804 ext. 2045, Maple City Band, free, with an ice cream social by
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Bettendorf Lions Club;… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, free, and more information on the venu’s exhibits, events, and classes in available by calling
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Jul 12 7:30pm Fri Jun 29 (563)508-4630 or visiting BereskinArtGallery.com.

MUSIC
Make & Take: Baking Soda Rockets, learn about Moeller Nights: Ruby Boots, concert with the
what it takes to get to space by… Silvis Public Library, Australian singer-songwriter who sings Americana
1pm Fri Jul 13 music, featuring… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Motel, 7pm Fri Jun 29
Painting: Watercolor Wonders, brush up on
your watercolor skills and show your flair for this very Rock the District: Bush, outdoor concert with the Roanoke
versatile medium; artist Raphael Iaccarino will share English rockers, featuring opening sets by… The District
tips and techniques that will help you make vibrant, of Rock Island, 7pm Fri Jun 29 Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. @ The Redstone Room,
colorful paintings that shine with your special styles;
$40-50; for information and to register, call 563-326- Sugarland, concert with the country-music duo of 129 Main Street, Davenport IA
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian…
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jul 14

Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler;
TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Jun 29

Baby Blues and BBQ Fest: Tony Hoeppner &
T he up-and-coming yet already widely
acclaimed country and Americana band Roa-
noke headlines the Redstone Room’s RME Member
after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art Friends - Joe & Vicki Price - Jenn Bostic - The Dave
Academy, 6pm Sat Jul 14 Ellis Group, featuring performances by numerous Appreciation Show on July 18 in support of the
blues artists and the best in… Downtown Port Byron, group’s self-titled album, a debut release by that
Approaches to Watercolor Application, thru July 5pm Sat Jun 30 The Huffington Post called “brimming with opti-
19, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class focuses… mism, youthful exuberance, and creative energy.”
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 6pm Mon Jul 16 Moeller Nights: Banditos, concert with the six-piece
rock and roll band led by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Based in Nashville, Roanoke originated when
Summer Drawing Program, thru July 20; this Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Jun 30 singer/songwriters and guitarists Joey Beesley
intensive drawing course offers high school students and Taylor Dupuis decided to team up earlier
a college-level art experience and boosts students’ Funktastic Five, an outdoor event in the Summer this decade, intending to create rich harmonies
portfolios and allows individual time with topnotch Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul 1 Roanoke @ the Redstone Room - July 18
and unforgettable songs of love, heartbreak, and
professors and interaction with art students from
area schools; instruction provided by Western Illinois Lonesome Leash, concert with the one-person-band exploration. They eventually found bandmates in mandolin player Zach Nowak, drummer Kyle Breese,
University; students supply their own newsprint on accordion and foot drums and… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Sun and guitarist John Fiorentino, and as a quintet, Roanoke began to craft a signature sound boasting
pad and portfolio; all other supplies are provided; Jul 1 catchy melodies, roots instrumentation, and a blend of their individual cultural influences. While playing
$50; for information, contact Heather Aaronson at the Nashville club and festival scene, delighted word-of-mouth spread and led to the group enjoying
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563-345-6630, Moeller Nights: Cuss Cuss _ An Evening with frequent touring engagements, with Roanoke’s current cross-country tour taking the musicians to North
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Derrick C. Brown & Lizzy Ellison, poetry and music
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Mon Jul 16 with author Brown and musician Ellison; $10-15… Triple Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. in the
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Jul 1 weeks following their Redstone Room set.
Intro to Illustration, thru July 20; illustration is art that Audiences’ collective excitement also led to the 2016 release of Roanoke, an album that has been
helps tell or… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 1pm Tue The Tailfins, an all-ages event in Stephens Sqaure’s showered with critical praise. NoDepression.com wrote, “Roanoke creates a sound that’s both ageless
Jul 17 “Concert in the Park”… Moline Township Activity Center, and expressive, one that is so strikingly effusive it practically demands attention on the initial encounter.”
6:30pm Mon Jul 2
Boho Beading Class, adult can try their hands at Literally Darling stated, “No matter where you are, Roanoke will transport you to another place, be it a
beading; free; for information,… LeClaire Community Jim and Carol Bowe & Bettendorf Park Band, free; winding mountain road or a front-porch swing. Their roots run deep with the heart of country music, the
Library, 11am Sat Jul 21 part of Bettendorf’s Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration; soul of the blues, and the grit of Americana music.” And according to Mother Church Pew, “Roanoke is a
in… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, 6pm Wed Jul 4 wondrous concoction of every good thing about the genre – intricate string arrangements, captivating
Plein Air Painting in Acrylic for Grades 4-12, thru lyrics, and stories that unfold through vocal beauty. With Americana music in the hands (and voices) of
July 26; students will interpret a particular scene and… 10 of Soul, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 9am Mon Jul 23 Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Jul 5 bands like Roanoke, roots and traditional country music are headed in the right direction.”
Roanoke performs the July 18 RME Member Appreciation Show with an opening set by Mo Carter
& Co., and tickets to the 7:30 p.m. concert are $10 or free for RME members. For more information and
reservations, call (563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
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MUSIC / Concerts
Flowers & Boy… Runners Park, 8:30pm Fri Jul 13

Support Your Local Humane 50 Shades of Rock, outdoor event in the Moline Centre
Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing
The Kentucky Headhunters, country musicians
perform for the Walcott Truckers Jamboree at 7pm,…
Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 5:30pm Fri Jul 13

Society, Not National
Plaza, 7pm Thu Jul 5
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Corn Smut, acoustic set with the Arizona-based big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
subversive folkster duo who sing… LeClaire Community Fri Jul 13
Library, 6:30pm Thu Jul 5
2017 concerning the allegations – and that This animal-rights group’s slogan reads, Eric Chesser, Nashville-based country musician
was to berate her (RCReader.com/y/hsus5)? “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experi- Big River Brass Band, free, with an ice cream social by performs for the Walcott Truckers Jamboree… Iowa 80
Big River Brass… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, 7:30pm Truck Stop, 1pm Sat Jul 14
Pacelle resigned his post in February ment on, use for entertainment, or abuse Fri Jul 6
when threats of contributors discontinuing in any other way.” (They have little to say The Banana Ball: Funktastic Five & Too White
donations based on such allegations made about animal welfare, without which talk of Moeller Nights: Jay Som & The Hood Internet, Crew, outdoor festival with concerts by The Stone
concert with Los Angeles-based DIY and bedroom-pop Flowers & Boy… Runners Park, 8:30pm Sat Jul 14
his position as CEO untenable. He’s hardly rights is spurious.) There is irony present, singer Melina Duterte,… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
the only instance of perfidy at the organiza- and not just in Pacelle’s penchant for treat- Raccoon Motel, 6pm Fri Jul 6 Chris Avey Band, an outdoor event in the Summer
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul
tion, though. The extent of it is to make any ing his female staff as meat. Walker Lukens, concert with the Austin-based 15
person ask him/herself: What, exactly, am I There’s also the matter of ethics, as in singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; $10-12…
Daytrotter, 8pm Fri Jul 6 Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
supporting here? HSUS was prosecuted under the Racketeer Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Of the funds HSUS receives annu- Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, weekend Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
celebration of local, regional, and national blues acts, 3pm Sun Jul 15
ally, those that don’t go into their listed (RICO) Act – you know, the law that targets featuring concert headliners, vendors, children’s
programs (RCReader.com/y/hsus6) go mobsters – because they were so lacking activities, and more; Fri. $15, Sat. $25, two-day $35; for The RiverCity 6, … Davenport Levee Bandshell, 8pm
toward fundraising events, lobbying, pen- in them. HSUS, along with PETA and the information, e-mail mvbs@mvbs.org or call 563-322- Sun Jul 15
5837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA,
sion plans, and compensation packages. American Society for the Prevention of MVBS.org, Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7 Gray Wolf Band, an all-ages event in Stephens Sqaure’s
After you factor the joint-cost expendi- Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), brought suit “Concert in the Park”… Moline Township Activity Center,
Dawn & On Music Festival, fourth-annual outdoor 6:30pm Mon Jul 16
tures from the budget (lobbying, pensions, against Feld Entertainment (RCReader. music festival with scheduled performances by The
management, special programs, et al), com/y/hsus13), the company that, until Dawn,… Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, noon Sat Jul 7 Moeller Nights: Howlin’ Rain, concert with the
psychedelic and blues-rock musicians based in San…
the fundraising figures would have to be recently, owned and operated Ringling Moeller Nights: Bombadil, concert with the three- Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed
considerably higher than that: accord- Brothers. Animal-rights activists for piece Americana, folk-pop band from Durham, North… Jul 18
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat
ing to that 990 Form, HSUS claimed HSUS’s prosecution claimed the circus was Jul 7 Quad Cities History Songs Concert w/ Wes Wells,
total fundraising expenses for FY2016 of harming elephants in its care. Their key enjoy singer and songwriter Wells featuring moments in
$38,524,244. Charity Navigator, a watchdog witness? A former Feld handler. Did he tes- Soul Storm, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert history; free;… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Jul 18
Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul 8
organization, recently downgraded HSUS’s tify? He sure did (RCReader.com/y/hsus14). Roanoke, the folk/Americana band based out of
status (RCReader.com/y/hsus7) from three Was he paid to? Was he ever! Babaloopm), children’s musician entertains families Nashville perform an RME… The Redstone Room,
with singing and stomping, dancing and… LeClaire 7:30pm Wed Jul 18
stars to two, and rated its financial status The case, which began in 2000 was Community Library, 6pm Mon Jul 9
an abysmal one star. The Better Business tossed out in 2009 when the extent of the Minus Six, outdoor event in the Moline Centre Summer
Ken Paulsen Orchestra, an all-ages event in Stephens Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing Plaza,
Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (BBB-WGA) prosecution’s perfidy unfolded. Feld coun- Sqaure’s “Concert in the Park”… Moline Township 7pm Thu Jul 19
has revoked HSUS’s accreditation as a char- tersued HSUS (RCReader.com/y/hsus15) Activity Center, 6:30pm Mon Jul 9
Sam Moss & Her Crooked Heart, concert with the
ity (RCReader.com/y/hsus8, 9). And the and friends under RICO statutes. HSUS Moeller Nights: Eric Dodd, concert with the country- folk musicians, featuring an opening set by… Rozz-Tox,
fallout from Pacelle’s transgressions have and its co-defendants agreed to pay Feld music singer/songwriter; $12… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar 8pm Thu Jul 19
& Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Jul 9
led Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) to (RCReader.com/y/hsus16) $15.75 million. The Dawn, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s
rescind its 2016 Standout recommendation Despite the consistent barrage of mar- Cut Worms, concert with Brooklyn-based indie singer/ Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Jul
(RCReader.com/y/hsus10) of HSUS’s Farm keting that associates HSUS with rescue songwriter Max Clarke, featuring an opening set… 19
Daytrotter, 8pm Tue Jul 10
Animal Protection Campaign. shelters for discarded and abused pets, CASI New Horizons Band, free, with an ice cream
Before his ouster, Pacelle, who was your local shelter receives the equivalent Moeller Nights: Cut Worms, concert with indie social by National Alliance on… Bill Bowe Memorial
singer/songwriter Max Clarke, featuring an opening Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jul 20
quoted as saying (RCReader.com/y/hsus11) of pocket change from HSUS, if it receives set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
he wanted to create “an NRA of the animal- anything at all. Donate to your local shelter, Tue Jul 10 Here Come the Mummies, all-ages show with the
tighty wrapped rockers; $25+, Rhythm City Casino
rights movement,” was thought to be push- instead. Corporate Rock, outdoor event in the Moline Centre Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA,
ing HSUS’s agenda more in the direction Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Fri Jul 20
Plaza, 7pm Thu Jul 12
(RCReader.com/y/hsus12) of The People for Michael Helke is a Quad Cities’-based free- Cabin 7, concert with the Detroit-based ska/punk
the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). lance writer. Lewis Knudsen, an event in the Bettendorf Public musicians, featuring opening sets by… Rozz-Tox, 8pm
Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Sat Jul 21
Thu Jul 12
Hairbanger’s Ball, outdoor anniversary party for the
Logan Mize, country star performs for the Walcott Daiquiri Factory (14 years) and… The District of Rock
Truckers Jamboree at 7pm,… Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 5pm Island, 8pm Sat Jul 21
Thu Jul 12
The Stone Flowers, an outdoor event in the Summer
Moeller Nights: Whitney Rose, concert with the Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul
country musician from Prince Edward Island, Canada;… 22
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu
Jul 12 Big River Brass Band, an all-ages event in Stephens
Sqaure’s “Concert in the Park”… Moline Township
Bettendorf Park Band, free, with an ice cream social Activity Center, 6:30pm Mon Jul 23
by National Alliance on… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell,
7:30pm Fri Jul 13 Blackstones, an event in the Bettendorf Public
Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm
Kidstock at Camp Abe Lincoln Concert, camp- Thu Jul 26
ending concert for the students who took part in
workshops… YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, Fri Jul 13 High Top Fade, outdoor event in the Moline Centre
Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing
Moeller Nights: Jonny P, concert with the Nashville- Plaza, 7pm Thu Jul 26
based singer/songwriter; $12-17… Triple Crown Whiskey
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Jul 13 Moeller Nights: Frances Cone, concert with the indie
pop band originated in Brooklyn; $12-17… Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Jul 26
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Moeller Nights: The Donkeys, concert with the Libraries Rock! Summer Learning for All Ages, free
San Diego-based indie rockers; $10-15… Triple Crown and fun reading challenges, at all Rock Island libraries…
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Jul 26 thru Sat Jul 21

Weedeater, concert with the stoner-metal band, Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Reading
featuring opening sets by Zeke… RIBCO, 7pm Thu Jul 26 Program: Libraries Rock!, a music-themed reading
program for youths and… Bettendorf Public Library,
Bettendorf Park Band Favorite’s Concert, free, with thru Tue Jul 31
an ice cream social by JFK Catholic School… Bill Bowe
Memorial Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jul 27 East Moline Public Library Summer Reading
Program, kids and adults read to win great… East
SeeYouSpaceCowboy, concert with the Los Angeles- Moline Public Library, thru Wed Jul 18
based indie rockers, featuring opening sets… Rozz-Tox,
8pm Fri Jul 27 LeClaire Community Library Summer Reading
Program: Libraries Rock!, kids and adults join us for
Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music a… LeClaire Community Library, thru Tue Jul 31
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jul 28 Moline Public Library Summer Reading Program:
Reading Takes You Everywhere, for all ages; enjoy
Code 415, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert concerts, prizes, and more;… Moline Public Library, thru
Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul 29 Sun Jul 28

Coupe DeVille, an all-ages event in Stephens Sqaure’s River Valley District Library Summer Reading
“Concert in the Park”… Moline Township Activity Center, Program, the library invites readers of all ages… River
6:30pm Mon Jul 30 Valley District Library, thru Tue Jul 31

Chris Young, country star performs a Mississippi Valley Cut Worms @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel - July 10 The Spellman Files, a discussion of Lisa Lutz’s book
Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi Valley with the Book ‘Em… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu
Fairgrounds, 8pm Tue Jul 31 Jun 28
Valley Blues Festival, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Ukulele Workshop & Concert, join Rebecca Casad
Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 2pm Sat Jul 7 and Alan Morrison of AM Guitar Works… Davenport RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays at all Rock Island
Special Events Public Library - Main, 6pm Tue Jul 31 libraries; log in to talk with… 6pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue
Kidstock at Camp Abe Lincoln, thru July 13; ages 8-17 Jul 31
BluesKool: Anthony “Big A” Sherrod Delta Blues take part in workshops and… YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln,
Session, a family presentation in the 33rd Annual
LITERARY ARTS
Sun Jul 8 Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, LeClaire Park, 400 yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount
Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 5pm Sat Jul 7 QC Radio Rewind, take a trip back in time to the age Street Library, 10am Mon Jul 9
of… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, Readings & Discussions
BluesKool: David Berntson Blues Harmonica 6pm Mon Jul 16 Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
Lessons, a family presentation in the 33rd Annual Davenport Public Library Summer Reading of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,…
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, LeClaire Park, 400 Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program Program for Adults, reading program and activities at Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Jul 9
Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 3:30pm Sat designed to provide the opportunity to share… all Davenport Public Libraries… thru Tue Jul 31
Jul 7 Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Jul 19 Something’s Missing: When Literature, Art and
Go Wild at the Davenport Library Summer Music Meet, join author Lauren Wood and illustrator
BluesKool: Ellis Kell’s Winter Blues All-Stars, Kidstock: Session II, Mon.-Fri. thru Aug. 3; ages 8-18 Reading Program, reading program and activities at Johnnie Cluney for a… LeClaire Community Library, 6pm
a family presentation in the 33rd Annual Mississippi take part in workshops… RME (River Music Experience), all Davenport libraries… thru Tue Jul 31 Tue Jul 10
1pm Mon Jul 23
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W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 1:45pm Thu
LITERARY ARTS / Readings & Discussions Jun 28

Revving the Machine of Desire: How to Write
a Compelling Novel Opening, thru June 30, with
“The Circle” Book Discussion, Dave Eggers takes Amy Hassinger; we’ll explore this subject together over
social media to horrifying consequences in his… the weekend, looking at successful novel openings
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Thu Jul 12 and workshopping our own; bring your drafts if you
have them, or be prepared to write an opening over
Girl in Disguise, enjoy a cocktail or two while talking the weekend; a course in the David R. Collins Writers
about Greer MacAllister’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Jul Conference; for information and to register, call 309-
17 732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 28
Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount
Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Jul 17 The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference Keynote
Address, featuring a screening of Motionpoems
Sworn to Silence, a discussion of Linda Castillo’s book Season 8 “Dear Mr. President”; a public reception will be
with the Book ‘Em… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu held between 6-7pm in the Community Gallery, which
Jul 26 will be followed by the screening and a selection of
other short films in the John Deere Auditorium; light
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar available;
refreshments will be paired with good conversation; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail (mwc@
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Jul 30 midwestwritingcenter.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W.
2nd St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Thu Jun 28

Workshops & Classes David R. Collins Writers Conference Author
Networking Luncheon, at Gottlieb Lounge; an
2018 David R. Collins Writers Conference, the opportunity to connect with writers attending the
Midwest Writing Center hosts its annual conference David C. Collins Writers Conference to talk about their
featuring five three-day workshops, book pitches work, or whatever they like, over a catered lunch; $17;
with a publisher and an agent, an author luncheon for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
and concluding luncheon, a keynote address, free midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose University, 518
evening events, and more; book pitches and manuscript W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, noon Fri Jun
critiques also available, as well as member and early- 29
bird discounts; for information, call 309-732-7330 or
e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose David R. Collins Writers Conference Social Mixer,
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, join other conference attendees, local writers, and some
thru Sat Jun 30 conference faculty to enjoy a drink and talk about the
conference or writing in general; free, drinks available
Hooking Up: Rethinking the First Few Pages of for purchase; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail
our Fiction and Nonfiction Narratives, thru June mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
30, with Keith Lesmesiter; over the course of our three Ave., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5:30pm Fri Jun 29
sessions, we will take a close look at the opening pages
of fiction and nonfiction narratives, and how they hook David R. Collins Writers Conference Faculty
readers; we will also write or revise the opening pages Reading and Book Signing, listen to conference
of our own stories so that we might go home or back faculty reading their work, and then the mic will be
to our desks with new or revised material; a course in opened up for reading by conference participants; free,
the David R. Collins Writers Conference; for information drinks available for purchase; for information, call 309-
and to register, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@ 732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose University, 518 Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 3:30pm Thu 7pm Fri Jun 29
Jun 28
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference
Intimacy Issues: Writing the Not-So-Personal Author Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Kelly
Personal Essay, thru June 30, with Lyz Lenz; this Daniels Concluding Luncheon, at Gottlieb Lounge;
workshop will explore how to weave together the conference sponsors will be recognized, and the faculty
personal, the reported, the business, and more into a will reflect on their workshops over a catered lunch; $17,
cohesive narrative; if you write very personal essays, this or free with conference registration; for information, call
class will teach you how to weave in research to broaden 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.
the scope of your writing; if you write the not-so- org, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport
personal, this class will teach you how to weave in those IA, MWCQC.org, noon Sat Jun 30
personal stakes that make readers engaged; we will
read essays from writers who expertly blend genres and David R. Collins Writers Conference Book Pitches:
discuss techniques for how to make everything personal; Paradisiac Publishing, in McCarthy Hall; Lauren
a course in the David R. Collins Writers Conference; Wood, founder of Paradisiac Publishing, will hear pitches
for information and to register, call 309-732-7330 or for children’s books, horror, short story collections,
e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose poetry, and young adult novels; for information, call
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.
8:45am Thu Jun 28 org, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport
IA, MWCQC.org, 10am Sat Jun 30
Mixology: Fresh Poetry from Source Material,
thru June 30, with Lauren Haldeman; we will use found David R. Collins Writers Conference Book Pitches:
language, theme-based inquiry and even field research MWC Press, in McCarthy Hall; a panel of representatives
(field trips!) to inspire insights and creations that we from MWC Press will hear pitches for fiction, nonfiction,
could not have come up with on our own; you will and poetry manuscripts; for information, call 309-732-
leave the class with a powerful new creative writing 7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, St.
process and a fat stack of next-level work; a course in Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
the David R. Collins Writers Conference; for information MWCQC.org, 2:30pm Sat Jun 30
and to register, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose University, 518 Quad Cities Writers Group, dedicated to supporting
W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu and encouraging writers of all levels, experiences…
Jun 28 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
5:30pm Mon Jul 2
Pop + Fizz: Digital Storytelling with Comics +
Video, thru June 30, with Lauren Haldeman; this class USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
will give participants a generative, hands-on experience group for all past and present military personnel; free;
with digital storytelling and comics; working in groups, for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
we will discover the pleasures and challenges of making midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center, Rock
one-shot videos; we will also view examples of literary Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.
comics and create a short poetry comic of our own; you org, 1pm Thu Jul 5
will leave the class with a powerful new understanding
of new media and a few pieces of your own; a course in Writer’s Studio, listen to area writers’ works and brings
the David R. Collins Writers Conference; for information works to share; free; for information, call 563-732-7330
and to register, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@ or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose University, 518 Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 7
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Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-
comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; Tue.-
Sat. 11am (no… Timber Lake Playhouse, 11am Tue Jul 10
thru Sat Jul 28
ART
Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic Contemplations
Busybody, mystery comedy by Jack Popplewell,
directed by Joe DePauw; Thu.-Sat.… Richmond Hill Barn
Theatre, Thu Jul 12 thru Sun Jul 22
Thursday, June 28, through Sunday, September 16
@ Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport, IA
Cabaret, Kander & Ebb’s musical classic set in 1930s

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Berlin; Thu.-Sat.… Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Thu n display through September 16, the Figge Art
Jul 12 thru Sun Jul 22 Museum’s new exhibit Alois Kronschlaeger: Poly-
chromatic Contemplations will acquaint visitors with the
Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-
winning comedy/drama response to “A Raisin in the talents of one of America’s most prolific artists, a native
Sun,” directed by Alexander Scott Richardson; Fri. & Sat. Austrian whose work, as he states, “deals with space,
7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets and information, call light, color, how you intervene and activate a space, and
309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., how a space can be a combination of both interior and
Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri Jul 13 thru Sun Jul 22 exterior.”
The New York-based Kronschlaeger combines
The Glass Menagerie, the Mississippi Bend Players weaving, sculpting, and painting in intricate sculptures
present Tennessee Williams’ Tony-winning memory play, whose geometries and colors appear to change as the
directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic Contemplations
viewer moves through the gallery. Kronschlaeger’s
2pm; $15-20; for tickets and information, call 309-794-
works explore his fascination with architectural forms @ the Figge Art Museum through September 16
7306, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750
7th Ave., Rock Island IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri
and their relationship to the surrounding landscape.
Sam Moss @ Rozz-Tox - July 19 Jul 13 thru Sun Jul 22 When visiting the Figge in the fall of 2016, the artist recognized an immediate synergy between his geometric
sculptures and architect David Chipperfield’s building design and the civic grid on which it is sited.
The Merchant of Venice, Genesius Guild’s Consequently, in his Figge exhibition, Kronschlaeger seeks to remind visitors of the historic division of the
presentation of William Shakespeare’s dramatic comedy, Midwestern landscape into squares that form the boundaries of townships, farms, and homesteads in the process.
Quad Cities Writers Group, dedicated to supporting directed by… Lincoln Park, 8pm Sat Jul 14 thru Sun Polychromatic Structures features site-responsive installations of Kronschlaeger’s geometric polychrome basswood
and encouraging writers of all levels, experiences… Jul 22 and ink sculptures, arranged according to the light, scale, and vantage points of the gallery environment. For this
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, exhibition, the artist will also produce a large-scale structure that spreads across the walls of the gallery, bringing
5:30pm Mon Jul 16 Mamma Mia!, Broadway musical smash inspired by the three dimensions into a space traditionally reserved for two.
pop songs of ABBA,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed
Kronschlaeger’s practice is greatly influenced by the avant-garde legacies of Constructivism and post-Minimalism,
Writer’s Studio, listen to area writers’ works and brings Jul 18 thru Sun Jul 29
works to share; free; for information, call 563-732-7330
and he strives to create a phenomenological experience for the viewer. As the audience moves through the space,
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Ken and light and reflections shift, Kronschlaeger’s sculptures morph into new forms. This dynamic is heightened by the
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Ludwig’s slapstick based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The artist’s adept manipulation of color relationships, which produce optical and kinetic effects evoking the paintings of
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 21 Hound… Timber Lake Playhouse, Thu Jul 19 thru Sat Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Penetrables of Jesús Rafael Soto.
Jul 28 With their geometric form and variation in scale, Kronschlaeger’s sculptures also suggest urban industrial
architecture. Similar to a metropolitan cityscape, the works come alive in the tensions between positive and negative

THEATRE Oliver!, Tony-winning musical version of Charles space and through the element of human interaction. Shaping the audience’s experience of the gallery in this way,
Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,… Clinton Area Kronschlaeger invites contemplation on how the built environment guides our behavior.
Showboat Theatre, Thu Jul 26 thru Sun Jul 29 The Figge’s Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic Contemplations will be on display Tuesdays through Saturdays from
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, family 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Thursdays) and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on this and other
musical comedy based on the children’s picture book by A Number, Caryl Churchill’s drama presented in the
Figge exhibits, programs, and events, call (563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org.
Mo… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 10am thru Sat Jun 30 Barn Owl series, directed by Jacque Cohoon; $5-8;

THEATRE
for information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn
Born Yesterday, Garson Kanin’s long-running Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com,
Broadway comedy about ex-chorus girl Billie Dawn;… 7:30pm Fri Jul 27 and Sat Jul 28
Timber Lake Playhouse, 7:30pm thru Sat Jun 30
Thesmophoriazusae, Genesius Guild’s presentation
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, stage adaptation of
Disney’s Oscar-winning animated musical; Thu.-Sat.
of Aristophanes’ ancient-Greek comedy, adapted by
Guild… Lincoln Park, 8pm Sat Jul 28 and Sun Jul 29
Clybourne Park
7:30pm, Sun.… Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, thru
Sun Jul 8
Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 22 @ Playcrafters Barn Theatre,
4950 35th Avenue, Moline IL
Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Anthony Natarelli stars in DANCE
R
the Tony-winning rock musical, directed by… The Circa ecently making the top five of the New
‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jun 29 and Sat Jun 30 Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, York Times’ list of “25 Best American Plays
Lights, Hollywood, Action!, a musical set in the golden Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of Since Angels in America,” author Bruce Norris’
age of the silver screen performed by the students’ in Dance, thru Sat Jun 30 acclaimed comedic drama Clybourne Park will
the week-long Camp Creamery; Fri. 2pm, Sat. 10:30am; be staged at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre July
for information and tickets, call 309-794-7611, Brunner Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, performing for
Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Mercado on Fifth, an outdoor night market featuring 13 through 22, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize
Island IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jun 29 thru live… Mercado on Fifth, 8pm Fri Jul 27 winner described by the Hollywood Reporter as
Sat Jun 30 “provocative entertainment that generates as
Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through much uneasiness as laughter.”
Big River, the Mississippi Bend Players present the Ballet, on Thursdays; Ballet Quad Cities is offering this
Tony-winning musical adapted from Mark Twain’s fun, interactive program for people of all ages which Written as a spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry’s
“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” directed by Shelley encourages reading through the vehicle of dance; legendary drama A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne
Cooper; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-20; for tickets imaginations come to life as we read stories, turn on the Park portrays fictional events set before and Clybourne Park @ Playcrafters - July 13 through 22
and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre music, grab a costume and learn the choreography; free; after those in the Hansberry play, and is loosely
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jun 29 thru Sun Jul 1 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, based on historical events that took place in Chicago. Set in 1959, the first act introduces audiences
10:30am Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26 to a young couple who are thinking of selling their home in a universally white Chicago suburb
The Bridges of Madison County, Tony-winning to African-Americans who, it becomes clear, are the Younger family of A Raisin in the Sun. Some
musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Polka Dance: homeowners are afraid the newcomers will change the neighborhood forever – a situation that
romance, directed… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri Jun Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen (1:30pm),
29 thru Sat Jul 14 polkas, waltzes, fox trots and more; $10; for information, becomes flipped in the play’s second act, which takes place 50 years later, in the same house, with
call 563-284-5060… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun Jul Clybourne Park now an all-black neighborhood seemingly ripe for gentrification.
Prometheus Bound, Genesius Guild’s presentation of 15 What results in Norris’ bitterly funny and thoughtful work led to Clybourne Park receiving both
Aeschylus’ Greek tragedy, directed by Michael… Lincoln the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, plus raves such as Variety
Park, 8pm Sat Jun 30 thru Sun Jul 8
magazine’s: “Rarely in American drama have the gaps between what one wants to say, how one says
The Full Monty, Terrence McNall’s and David Yazbek’s COMEDY it, and what one really feels been as hilariously explored for dramatic effect as Norris is able to pull
musical adaptation of the Oscar-nominated… Timber off here.”
Lake Playhouse, Thu Jul 5 thru Sun Jul 15 ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy Serving as director for Clybourne Park is Playcrafters veteran Alexander Richardson, whose resent
with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm
A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett's Tony- and Pulitzer Fri Jun 29 thru Sat Jul 28 productions for the venue include The Christians, Constellations, and Neil Simon’s Rumors. And
Prize-winning dance-audition musical, directed by featured in the cast are a blend of Playcrafters veterans and newcomers: Victrese Jones, Jesse Mohr,
Harold Truitt; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for The Late Nite Shows: Tubbs & Kelly Presents ..., Angelique Morgan, Cynthia Safford, Kyle Taylor, Eric Teeter, and Mike Turczynski.
tickets and information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; Clybourne Park runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., admission is $13,
Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, Fri Jul 6 thru $5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 29
Sun Jul 15 and more information and tickets are available by calling (309)762-0330 or visiting Playcrafters.com.
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Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event Summer Scherenschnitte with Keith Bonnstetter:
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are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
COMEDY featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians 3D Class, Keith will be teaching new 4th of July related 10am Sat Jul 14
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jul 27 patterns;… German American Heritage Center, 11:30am
Sat Jun 30 Bruch’s First Violin Concerto: 150 Years Later,
The Late Nite Shows: Bandwagon, sketch comedy Augustana music professor and composer Jacob Bancks
The Late Nite Shows: Nocturne Falls, sketch and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Sound Mind Sound Body: Turnverein Traditions will visit the… German American Heritage Center, 2pm
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 27 Exhibit, focused on physical education, acrobatics, and Sun Jul 15
The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jun 30 exercising… German American Heritage Center, Sun Jul
The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase, 1 thru Tue Jul 31 Anyone Can Cook! at the Putnam, thru July 20, for
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; grades 2-3; all chefs start with a love of cooking and the
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Jul 1 $5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 28 Young Meteorologists at the Putnam, for grades need to know kitchen basics; join us to sharpen your
thru Sun Jul 29 3-4; two-day camp for those who are fascinated by the culinary skills, learn some new recipes and cook up some
atmospheric phenomenon of weather, who have a fun; local Chefs have been invited to join us this week;

MUSEUMS
Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by passion for meteorology, or who dream of being a storm $85-95; for information and to register, call 563-324-
Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944… chaser one day; $75; for information and to register, call 1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St,
Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 1pm Mon Jul 16
Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels, 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am Mon Jul 2 and
The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy the exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of… German Tue Jul 3 Magic Tree House, thru July 2 for grades K-2; young
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The American Heritage Center, thru Tue Jul 31 campers enter the Magic Tree House for exciting
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 6 Music, Motion, and Mindfulness: A 3D Journey to the adventures to an observatory, a space station, and
Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Golden Era of German-American Physical Training, the Moon; daily story time will be an important part of
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, the first North American join us as Dr. Ed Thomas explains, demonstrates, and this Magic Tree House journey; for information and to
adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the… traveling exhibit for children inspired by the art of conducts… German American Heritage Center, 2pm register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jul 7 beloved children’s book author and illustrator Carle; at Sat Jul 7 Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am
this play-and- learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages Mon Jul 16
The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy of Carle’s colorful picture books; his classic “Very” series, The Art of Fermentation: Sauerkraut Workshop,
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage join Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 7 technique, introduces five special insects who take from the University… German American Heritage will bring some fun outdoor activities for… Veterans
journeys of discovery; Mon.-Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. Center, 2pm Sun Jul 8 Memorial Park, 10am Fri Jul 20
The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch 9am-5pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $5-9 admission; for
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Flight Academy, thru July 13, for grades 4-6; students Special Needs Night, tickets are free and are available
The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 13 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, take to the skies and explore the thrills of life at 30,000 at the front desk… Marquette Park, 5:30pm Fri Jul 20
thru Tue Jul 31 feet with dynamic, hands-on flight-based activities;
The Late Nite Shows: True Story, sketch comedy campers will “fly” alongside the aviation experts of Engineering Kids Camp: Grades 4-6, campers
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will the world, taking quick detours to examine the history receive tools to put their problem-solving skills to work
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 14 bring some fun outdoor activities for… Glen Armil Park, of flight as they follow in the footsteps of the Wright to complete fun challenges alongside engineers from
10am Fri Jun 29 brothers and da Vinci by creating extraordinary flying Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering &
The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy machines; $170-180; for information and to register, call Science Council; enjoy an action-packed day filled with
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Historic Walking Tours of Davenport, on Saturdays; 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W Lego robotics and STEAM fun; $40; for information and
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 20 enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about… 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am Mon Jul 9 to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
German American Heritage Center, 10:30am Sat Jun 30 Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am
The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and thru Sat Jul 28 Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will Mon Jul 23 thru Tue Jul 24
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The bring some fun outdoor activities for… Cork Hill Park,
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 21 Summer Scherenschnitte with Keith Bonnstetter: 10am Fri Jul 13 Engineering Kids Camp Girls Day: Grades 4-8,
2D Class, Keith will be teaching new 4th of July related campers receive tools to put their problem-solving
patterns;… German American Heritage Center, 10am Second Saturdays at the German American skills to work to complete fun challenges alongside
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Engineering & Science Council; enjoy an action-packed
day filled with Lego robotics and STEAM fun; $40; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers,
Putnam.org, 9am Thu Jul 26 Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Engineering Kids Camp: Grades 7-8, campers Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
receive tools to put their problem-solving skills to work jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Jul 4 and Thu Jul 5
to complete fun challenges alongside engineers from
Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & 32nd Annual Super Chevy Show, this exciting
Science Council; enjoy an action-packed day filled with event with fun for thr whole family features… Cordova
Lego robotics and STEAM fun; $40; for information and International Raceway, Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7
to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees,
Fri Jul 27 Class A minor-league baseball; Fri. & Sat. 6:35pm, Sun.
5:15pm, Mon. 6:35pm; $7-20; for tickets and information,
Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
bring some fun outdoor activities for… Kiwanis Park, St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Fri Jul 6
10am Fri Jul 27 thru Mon Jul 9

John Deere Classic, annual professional golf

MOVIES Logan Mize @ Walcott Truckers Jamboree - July 12 tournament on the PGA Tour… TPC at Deere Run, Mon
Jul 9 thru Sun Jul 15

East Meets West: The First Railroad Bridge make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside “Superstar” Billy Graham,… Rave Cinemas Davenport Quad Cities River Bandits vs. South Bend Cubs,
to Cross the Mississippi River, the 51-minute food and drink to suit their dietary needs; a designated 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7pm Thu Jul 12 Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
documentary tells the story of the bridge that first “chill out zone” is available outside of the theater to information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
connected Rock Island to Davenport in 1856, including provide comfort for those attending; $5 per person using Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
how Henry Farnam led the effort to build the railroad promo code ASQC at checkout; for information, call free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Jul 18 thru Fri Jul 20
and the bridge; the dramatic collision with the 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Jul 13
steamboat Effie Afton just two weeks after the bridge 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 1:45pm Sun Jul 8 Quad Cities River Bandits vs. West Michigan
was completed; and Abraham Lincoln’s successful It Started with Eve, a Classic Film Society screening Whitecaps, Class A minor-league baseball; Sat.
defense of the railroad’s right to cross the river in the trial Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup starring Deanna Durbin, Bob Cummings, Charles 6:35pm, Sun. 5:15pm, Mon. 1:15pm; $7-20; for tickets
that followed; produced by Heritage Documentaries, of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library - Laughton,… Marycrest Senior Campus, 6:30pm Sat Jul and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
a local non-profit organization, it is directed by Julie Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Jul 9 14 Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
Wine Johnston with videography and editing by Denise jsp?sid=t565, Sat Jul 21 thru Mon Jul 23
Hollmer; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Coffee and a Movie Morning: Young Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Frankenstein, join us for a cup of coffee and a free… to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library - Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Putnam.org, 7pm Thu Jun 28 Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 9:30am Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Jul 18 Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
Mon Jul 9 tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Flight of the Butterflies: Sensory-Friendly Sailor Moon R & S: The Movies, presented by Fathom Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.
Screening, a screening of the nature documentary, Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and watch a Events, VIZ Media, and Toei Animation, Naoko… Rave com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Mon Jul 30 and Tue
with changes to the environment and film experience movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library, 1:30pm Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Sat Jul 28 thru Jul 31
including dimmed but not turned off theater lights, Mon Jul 9 Mon Jul 30
lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before
the movie, and handicapped access to the theater; 350 Days: Legends. Champions. Survivors.,
guests of all ages have the freedom to move around and starring former world champions Bret Hart and

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OTHER EVENTS 2018 Rock Island County Fair, thru July 21; annual
outdoor festival with carnival rides, games,… Rock Island
County Fairgrounds, Tue Jul 17 thru Sat Jul 21
Meditation Garden, open for prayer 24/7; for
information, call… Meditation Garden, thru Tue Jul 31 Bingo!, bring your family and friends for an hour of
bingo… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue
Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion, Branch, 2pm Thu Jul 19
on Fridays at 1 & 2:30pm; 45-minute docent-led tours,
with… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Fri Jun 29 thru Mercado on Fifth, with The Knockoffs and opening
Fri Jul 27 band Been There Done That;… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
Fri Jul 20
Mercado on Fifth, with the Smooth Grove band and a
kids’ activity from… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jun 29 Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy
Club, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars (Opposition
Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, on Saturdays & _close to Earth), Gamma… Niabi Zoo, 8:30pm Sat Jul 21
Sundays; one-hour tours at 10am & 2pm… Mississippi
River Visitor Center, Sat Jun 30 thru Sun Jul 29 QCBC RAGBRAI XLVI, thru July 28; the 46th annual
non-competitive bicycle ride across… Sun Jul 22 thru
Kid Picker Flea Market, at 117 South Front Street; Sat Jul 28
activities include a family band… Downtown LeClaire,
11am Sat Jun 30 Giant Games, a party featuring giant board games
- kerplunk, Jenga, Connect… Davenport Public Library -
QC Local Fest, a one-day celebration of all things QC; Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Jul 27
activities include local… Great River Plaza, Sat Jun 30
Inaugural Illinois Immigrant Entrepreneurs
QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru Summit, … TaxSlayer Center, Fri Jul 27
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity
FoodForest, 10am Sat Jun 30 Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Alex, Quad Cities Ballet
Folklorico at 8pm, and… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jul
Village of East Davenport Walking Tour, join 27
altSTATES Travel for a free walking tour through the…
10am Sat Jun 30 47th Annual Street Fest, annual outdoor party on
2nd Street featuring concert sets, vendors… Davenport
La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for Levee Bandshell, Fri Jul 27 thru Sat Jul 28
information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am
Sun Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 29 Cars and Coffee on the Levee, … Downtown
LeClaire, Sat Jul 28
Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July celebration
over the Mississippi River at Schwiebert Park and Modern Quad-City Times Bix 7, covering seven miles, runners
Woodmen Park... Tue Jul 3 from around the world compete in… Downtown
Davenport, 8am Sat Jul 28
Red, White, & Boom! VIP Party, inaugural viewing
party with a cocktail bar, hors d’oeuvres, food… UP - The 2018 Mississippi Valley Fair, thru Aug. 5; annual
Current Iowa Rooftop, 6pm Tue Jul 3 outdoor fair with contests, games, pageants,…
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Tue Jul 31
“Hey Bear” Trivia, on Wednesdays; for information,
call 309-797-3049… Bier Stube Moline, 8pm Wed Jul 4
thru Wed Jul 18
LECTURES
Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Jul Birding on the River, River Action hosts a Channel Cat
4 thru Wed Jul 18 Talk with Dick Sayles,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am
Thu Jun 28
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire, The Chicago Riots 50-Year Anniversary, $10; for
5pm Fri Jul 6 information and to register, call 309-796-8223… Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 10am Thu Jun 28
Mercado on Fifth, with The Merchants and Frankie Joe
& Kinfolk; an outdoor… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jul 6 Practicing Christian Healing Today, sponsored
by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Davenport, with
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning speaker… Bettendorf Public Library, 11:30am Fri Jun 29
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets…
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jul 6 The Science of Christianity, sponsored by First
Church of Christ, Scientist, Davenport, with speaker…
Bags, Bands, & Brews Fundraiser for NAMI, the Kahley Moline Public Library, 3pm Fri Jun 29
family, owners of Chief’s Bar and Grill, remembers…
Chief’s Bar & Grill, noon Sat Jul 7 A Closer Look at Emerald Ash Borer, River Action
hosts a Riverine Walk with Scott Carlson, Master… River
Bingo at McGehee Center, the library will host a Action, 9am Sat Jun 30
bingo night for adults at… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Sat
Jul 7 Canoe Voyage: Quad Cities to New Orleans, River
Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Dana Starkell,…
Live Action Clue, become part of the mystery with live Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jul 10 and Thu
action Clue, where… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Jul 12
Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat Jul 7
Lost Grove Lake: A Historical and Ecological
QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru Perspective, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity Chad Dolan, Iowa… River Action, 6:30pm Wed Jul 11
FoodForest, 10am Sat Jul 7 thru Sat Jul 28
Dreambuilder Vision Workshop, a Quad Cities
39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, annual Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a… Bettendorf
celebration featuring concert headliners, an Antique Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Jul 12
Truck Display,… Iowa 80 Truck Stop, Thu Jul 12 thru Sat
Jul 14 Brownie Wise, The Original Tupperware Lady:
One Woman Show, a one-woman show about the
Mercado on Fifth, with Conjunto la Razon and the WIU fascinating story of Tupperware; free,… Moline Public
Equestrian Club with… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jul 13 Library, noon Fri Jul 13

Age of Wonderful Nonsense Gala Fundraiser, step Amelia Earhart: A First-Person Portrayal by Leslie
back in time to the era of speakeasies in… Hauberg Civic Goddard, in this lively living-history program, meet
Center Mansion, 6pm Sat Jul 14 Amelia and learn about… Silvis Public Library, 10am Sat
Jul 14
River’s Edge Homebrew Festivale, Rock Island’s
first homebrew fest featuring over a dozen homebrew… Lost Grove Lake: A Historical and Ecological
WAKE Brewing Company, Sat Jul 14 Perspective, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with
Chad Dolan, Iowa… River Action, 9am Sat Jul 14
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Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime
From?, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Brian discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
Dockery,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jul 17 Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Jul 7 thru Sat Jul 21
and Jul 19
Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly
Sylvan Island Area: History, Recreation, and Luncheon, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Sustainability, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Jul 7
Dr. Norm Moline Wed. & 6:30pm and Sat. at 9am,… River thru Sat Jul 21
Action, Wed Jul 18 and Sat Jul 21
Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association
History and Legacy of the Bix 7 Road Race, a Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
presentation by the Special Collections Department Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Jul 7
of the Davenport… Davenport Public Library - Main, thru Sat Jul 21
6:30pm Mon Jul 23
Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
Railroads, Postal Services, and Roads, historical Library, 5:30pm Mon Jul 16
geographer Norman Moline will provide a broad survey
of… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Tue Jul 24 Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Exploring Native American Culture, Kim Sigafus Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Jul 17
will discuss Native people who lived in Illinois… Moline
Public Library, noon Tue Jul 24

Asian Carp in the QC, River Action hosts a Channel Cat HEALTH
Talk with Jeremiah Haas,… Riverbend Commons Dock,
9am Tue Jul 24 and Thu Jul 26 Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire,
Raising Monarch Butterflies, River Action hosts a 10am Thu Jun 28 thru Tue Jul 31
Riverine Walk with Janet Moline Wed. at 6:30pm and Sat.
at 9am... River Action, Jul 28 Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729-
1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Jun
Restoring Floodplains for People and Nature, 28 thru Thu Jul 26
River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Olivia
Dorothy,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jul 31 Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass;
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm Thu Jun

COURSES 28 thru Thu Jul 26

Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
Highway Construction Careers Training Program can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
(HCCTP) Orientation Session, the 13-week program 6:30pm Fri Jun 29
aims to increase the number of minorities,… Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, thru Fri Jun 29 Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic
Pain, on Fridays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 10am Fri
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Jun 29 Jun 29 thru Tue Jul 31

Summer Visit Day, high school and transfer students Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729-1296…
can explore opportunities at SAU and tour campus; for Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Jun 30 thru
information, call 563-333-6300, St. Ambrose University, Sat Jul 28
518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/visit, 10am Fri
Jul 6 Yoga: All Levels, on Saturdays, with Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass;
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Jun 30
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Jul 13 Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries,
practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get body, and to bring awareness to the present moment;
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island meditations will be led by experienced meditation
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Jul 20 practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for
information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Jul 27 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
Sun Jul 1
Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Mondays, with
Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Jul 27 Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon
MEETINGS Jul 30

Ecumenical Fellowship Church Outdoor Worship, Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
on Sundays, with a potluck or cookout following; information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
locations TBD;… 11am Sun Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 29 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jul 3

Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Wednesdays, with
Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Jul 1 thru Sun twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5:30pm Wed Jul 4 thru Wed
Jul 29 Jul 18

Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Jul 2 6:30pm Fri Jul 13

Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group Yoga at the Figge, the session will feature a relaxing
based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church routine led by a local instructor; all experience levels,
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30 from beginner to advanced, are welcome; space is
limited with 90 spots available for the adult class (age 13
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; bring whatever craft or older) and 18 spots available for the children’s class
you are working on, from… River Valley District Library, (age 5-12); for information and to register, call 563-345-
5pm Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18 6638 or yoga@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family 10:30am Sat Jul 14
Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Jul 7 Yoga for Low Back, Hips and Sacrum, with Johanna
thru Sat Jul 21 Welzenbach-Hilliard; $45; call or text Johanna at 563-726-
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Love the Reader? HEALTH 1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31

Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats,
Looking for good-paying part-time work? 2623 or e-mail… Above the Barre Dance Academy, Fri Jul
20 and Sat Jul 21
scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31

Good at customer service? Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call
can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church, 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue
Proven written communication skills? 6:30pm Fri Jul 27 Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31

Then our newly-opened Inside Sales role may be for you. Grief Support Group, held in the library; for Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
E-mail your resume or LinkedIn profile to sales@rcreader.com. Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jul 31 Seniors), 8:30am Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31

Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on
Know your way around the Quad Cities? SENIORS Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue Jul 3 thru Tue
Have reliable transportation, valid DL, & insurance? Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Jul 31

Then you could be a new Reader Distribution Driver. Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information,
Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
E-mail peggy@rcreader.com, or call 563-355-2439. call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Seniors), 1pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31
2:30pm thru Thu Jul 26
Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31

Know More. Do More.
Seniors), 12:30pm thru Thu Jul 26
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18
thru Thu Jul 26
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Seniors), 2pm Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18
12:45pm thru Fri Jul 27
Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am thru Tue Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18
Jul 31
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
&… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Jun 29 Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18
thru Fri Jul 27
St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Jul 4 thru
Jun 29 thru Fri Jul 27 Wed Jul 18

Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Seniors), 9am Fri Jun 29 thru Fri Jul 27 Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18

Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri Jun 29 thru Fri Jul 27 Seniors), 10:25am Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18

Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Jun 29 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
thru Fri Jul 27 Wed Jul 4 thru Wed Jul 18

Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm June & July
Fri Jun 29 thru Mon Jul 30
iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Jul 2
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9:30am Fri Jun 29 thru Mon Jul 30 Genesis Foot Clinic, from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm;
$22, reservations required; for information, call… CASI
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for (Center for Active Seniors), Thu Jul 5
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9am Fri Jun 29 thru Mon Jul 30 Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Jul 5
CASI/RSVP Silver Linings Bell Choir, on Mondays;
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri Jul 6

Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Jul 10
Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30
iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Jul 16
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30 Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Jul 19
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30 Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Jul 24
Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), Mon Jul 2 thru Tue Jul 31

Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563-
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Jul
3 thru Tue Jul 31
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KIDS’ STUFF Match Rocks! Summer Math Club, on Tuesdays, for
grades 2-6; math fun with Ms Elizabeth;… Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 3:15pm Tue Jul 3
Weekly & Bi-Weekly thru Tue Jul 10

DIY Teen Crafts, on Thursdays; for information, call Picasso Rocks! Summer Art Club, on Tuesdays, for
563-326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern grades 3-8; rock your art skills with… Rock Island Public
Avenue Branch, 4pm Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26 Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue
Jul 10
Lunch at the Library, Mon.-Thu. thru Aug. 30; the
library is again partnering with… Fairmount Street Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades
Library, 12:45pm Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26 6-12 who… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Tue Jul 3
thru Tue Jul 31
Movies at Main, on Thursdays; what better way to
spend a fun packed… Davenport Public Library - Main, Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; join Davenport
2pm Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26 Public Library for a special story… Vander Veer Botanical
Park, 11am Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 31
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays; preschoolers
and their families are invited for story… Moline Public Ready, Set, Kindergarten, on Thursdays; fun activities
Library, 10am Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26 to help your child get ready… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 3pm Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26
Summer Reading Buddies, on Thursdays; practice
your reading by sharing your favorite books… Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 3pm gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm
Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26 Wed Jul 11 thru Wed Jul 18

Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Red, White, & Boom! @ Modern Woodmen Park and Schiebert Riverfront Park - July 3 June & July
Thu Jun 28 thru Thu Jul 26
Afternoon Storytime, kids enjoy stories, music, and
Toddler Rumpus, on Thursdays; introduce early Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon Jul 2 thru Mon movement; free; for information, call… Fairmount Street
literacy skills to your toddler with music,… Davenport Fri Jun 29 thru Fri Jul 27 Jul 30 Library, 3:30pm Thu Jun 28
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Jun
28 thru Thu Jul 26 Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, Story and a Craft, on Mondays; a special storytime World Monument Building Challenge, create
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public presenting a favorite picture book… Davenport Public a monument, either famous or your… Moline Public
Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; introduce early Library, 10pm Sat Jun 30 thru Sat Jul 28 Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Mon Jul 2 thru Library, Thu Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30
literacy skills to your toddler with… Davenport Public Mon Jul 30
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Jun 28 thru Family Storytime Yoga, on Mondays; children of all Life-Size Game Day, for grades 6 & under; enjoy
Thu Jul 26 ages and their caregivers are… Robert R. Jones Public Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and all your favorite games:… East Moline Public Library,
Library, 6pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 23 a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon 2:30pm Thu Jun 28
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; play Minecraft on Teen and Tween Gaming Night, rock out at the
Library, 10am Fri Jun 29 thru Fri Jul 27 the library’s server; free; for… Fairmount Street Library, Lunch at the Library, Mon.-Thu. thru Aug. 30; the library this summer with Guitar Hero… Rock Island
3pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30 library is again partnering with… Fairmount Street Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Jun 28
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, Library, 12:45pm Mon Jul 2 thru Tue Jul 31
music, and movement; free; for information,… Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy
stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
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Figge’s Art Lessons to Go, sessions introduce Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; Dr. Seuss is the Figge Art Program, for K-5th grades; a special hands-
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KIDS’ STUFF / June & July children to the elements of art and the… Davenport author/illustrator of the… Rock Island Public Library - on art workshop presented by… Moline Public Library,
Public Library - Main, 3pm Tue Jul 3 Downtown Library, 1:30pm Mon Jul 9 6:30pm Thu Jul 12

Out of School Book Club, a book club for kids in Duke Otherwise, hilarious, interactive, musical Marvel Movie Night, we’ll be showing a Thor movie
Tinker Lab: Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style, for ages grades 3-5; we will… Fairmount Street Library, 1pm Tue program; be ready to dance & laugh;… Moline Public based on the bestselling… Rock Island Public Library -
10 & up; come back for the next… LeClaire Community Jul 3 Library, 10am Mon Jul 9 Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Jul 12
Library, 4:30pm Thu Jun 28
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics System, thru July Tinker Lab: Crafting Instruments, for ages 10 &
One Crazy Summer, watch the comedy on the big sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 12, for students in grades 6-8; students can build… Black up; make a real instrument out… LeClaire Community
screen and build your… River Valley District Library, 4pm 10:30am Tue Jul 3 Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 9am Mon Jul 9 Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 12
Fri Jun 29
John Duggleby “Beat Generation” Drum Circle, Let’s Visit: India, ages 11-18 enjoy snacks, create a craft Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses drumming sparks creativity, improves coordination and and learn about… Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Jul 9 learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, releases pent-up energy, with… LeClaire Community Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Jul 13
10:30am Fri Jun 29 Library, noon Thu Jul 5 STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; pool noodles
+ small balls = Marble… Rock Island Public Library - Let the Wild Rumpus Begin at Figge Art Museum,
Garden Walk at Riverside Park Gardens, Miss Janna Popular Astronomy Club’s Cosmic Chefs, the Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Jul 9 for K-6th grade with an adult; a guided tour of… Moline
from the Library will read stories and family… Moline Popular Astronomy Club’s Cosmic Chefs demonstrate Public Library, 10:30am Sat Jul 14
Public Library, 1pm Sat Jun 30 the creation of… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Jul 5 Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #5, thru July
13, for ages 10-13; with interactive learning experiences, Touch a Truck, see some of your favorite vehicles as we
Teen Elemental Art, create Japanese-style tie-dye and Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the hands-on… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Mon Jul 9 partner with… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Jul 14
fire art; must bring white garment… East Moline Public opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Library, 2pm Sat Jun 30 Public Library, 6pm Thu Jul 5 Afternoon Storytime, kids enjoy stories, music, and Dance Me A Story: Swimmy by Leo Lionni,
movement; free; for information, call… Davenport Public presented by Ballet Quad Cities; children will turn this
Where the Wild Things Are, a screening in the Tinker Lab: Crafting Instruments, ages 10 & up Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Tue Jul 10 classic… Moline Public Library, 1pm Mon Jul 16
Saturday Morning Movie series; free; for… Davenport learn the basics of working with… LeClaire Community
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Sat Jun 30 Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 5 Family Storytime: Something’s Missing, join Grout Museum, learn how temperature is related
author Lauren Wood and illustrator Johnnie Cluney for to the three phases of… LeClaire Community Library,
Blank Park Zoo: Animal Sounds and Stories, Afternoon Gaming for Teens, drop in for a variety a… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue Jul 10 10:30am Mon Jul 16
live animals and stories brought alive with sound and of video games, board games,… Moline Public Library,
movement;… Moline Public Library, Mon Jul 2 noon Thu Jul 5 High Flying Fun at the QC International Airport, Health Sciences Adventure Camp, thru July 20;
for ages K-5th grades; see a small plane and a… Moline youth camp for students entering grades 7-8, St.
Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; art for young ones; DIY Teen Crafts, hang out, eat snacks, and share your Public Library, 4pm Tue Jul 10 Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
free; for information,… Rock Island Public Library - ideas on how… Davenport Public Library - Eastern SAU.edu/summer-at-sau, Mon Jul 16
Downtown Library, 1:30pm Mon Jul 2 Avenue Branch, 4pm Fri Jul 6 KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center, Health Sciences Camp, thru Aug. 8; for students
STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; outdoor fun with Nahant Marsh presents Iowa Turtles!, live aquatic 10:30am Tue Jul 10 entering 7th or 8th grade… St. Ambrose Center for
water balloons and rockets;… Rock Island Public Library and land species will be shown and their… Davenport Health Sciences Education, 8:30am Mon Jul 16
- 30/31 Branch, 3pm Mon Jul 2 Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Jul 6 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #6, thru July
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, and crafts for ages The First Flute: Stories from Around the World, 10:30am Tue Jul 10 20, for ages 8-9; with interactive learning experiences,
3-6, but all welcome;… LeClaire Community Library, for ages 4 & up; see flutes made from different… Moline hands-on… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Mon Jul 16
6:30pm Tue Jul 3 Public Library, 2pm Fri Jul 6 Southwest Family Craft Night: Travel “Suitcase”
with Candy Inside, free craft for families and people WeDo LEGO Robotics, thru July 19, for students
of all ages; free;… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest entering grades 1-2; working in… Black Hawk College -
Branch, 6pm Tue Jul 10 Quad City Campus, 9:30am Mon Jul 16

FIGGE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION

WheRe the Wild
Things Are
Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition
50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons
THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2018
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KK Runge Associates
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Quad-City Times
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Private Collection, © Maurice Sendak, All Rights Reserved

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Figge’s Art Lessons to Go, sessions introduce
children to the elements of art and the… Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 3pm Tue Jul 17
Air Band Competition, for ages 8-15; pick your
favorite song and an instrument… LeClaire Community
Library, 4:30pm Mon Jul 23
ART
Junior Explorers: Sound, kids explore a new science Let’s Visit: Mexico and South America, ages 11-18 Relics by Dean Kugler and Momentarily Present by Erik Ohrn
theme each month; free; for… LeClaire Community enjoy snacks, create a craft and learn about… Moline
Library, 6:30pm Tue Jul 17 Public Library, 6pm Mon Jul 23
Friday, June 29, through Friday, August 17; Opening Reception: Friday,
Make Your Own Graphic Novel, learn how to make Supercharged Story Time for Littles, music, June 29, 7 p.m. @ Quad City Arts Center, 1715 Second Avenue, Rock Island IL
your own graphic novel with tips… Rock Island Public movement, stories and lots of fun for ages 0-3;… Moline

S
Library - Downtown Library, 5pm Tue Jul 17 Public Library, 9:30am Mon Jul 23 cultpures and paintings by Iowa- and Illinois-
Maurice Sendak Family Art Program, a special Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #7, thru July based talents will fill the Quad City Arts Center
Sendak-inspired family outreach event inspired by 27, for ages 6-7; with interactive learning experiences, from June 29 through August 17, as the Rock Island
the opening… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown hands-on… Niabi Zoo, Mon Jul 23 venue houses Dean Kugler’s Relics and Erik Ohrn’s
Library, 3pm Tue Jul 17 Momentarily Present – exhibitions boasting works by
Afternoon Storytime, kids enjoy stories, music, and
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and movement; free; for information, call… Fairmount Street two gifted artists who use figuration to communicate
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm Library, 3:30pm Thu Jul 26 ideas about psychology, internal states of being, and
Tue Jul 17 the solitary nature of existence.
Tinker Lab: Crafting Instruments, for ages 10 & Its creator a sculpture artist based in Davenport,
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early up; make a real instrument out… LeClaire Community
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 26 Relics finds Kugler focusing on works that capture a
Branch, 10:30am Tue Jul 17 certain period of development within the sculpture. Eric Ohrn’s Seated Figure in Quad City Arts
Teen and Tween Gaming Night, rock out at the Rather than pushing his figures to “completion,” he
Magician David Casas, a funny, high-energy magic library this summer with Guitar Hero… Rock Island Center exhibits - June 29 through August 17
has chosen to present segments of the figure that are
show with lots of audience interaction;… Moline Public Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Jul 26
Library, 1pm Wed Jul 18 stripped-down or at various stages of work. Additionally, Kugler blurs the line between presentation and art
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses by making highly decorative stands and bases that become one with the sculpture. As Kugler says in his artist
Mini Makers, sensory play encourages toddlers to during… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, statement: “I am an artist that focuses on the beauty I find within our species. I have always been motivated by
explore and get to know… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Fri Jul 27 the human figure and the intricacies associated with it. There is a shared experience between the artist and the
10:30am Wed Jul 18
DIY Washer Windchimes, ages eight & up use alcohol viewer that better allows me to convey thoughts, feelings, and emotions than with any other subject matter.”
Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and inks to color to… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Jul A Quad Cities native now based in Joliet, Illinois, Ohrn is a figurative painter who believes that paint can
activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library - 28 capture myriad thoughts and feelings, as he expresses in his new painting exhibit Momentarily Present. He
Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Wed Jul 18 works on panels so that he can scratch into or sand down areas of a painting, an act which leads to textures as
Shrek Program, presented by the Quad City Music
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Guild; meet a couple… Moline Public Library, Sat Jul 28 unique as the portraits he creates, and by omitting crucial details in otherwise ordinary scenes, Ohrn invites
during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, multiple readings of each piece. As Ohrn writes in his own artist statement: “Making art is about being present
10:30am Wed Jul 18 David Casas Magic Camp for Ages 10 - 12, thru Aug. and acknowledging that anything can be key for the work to take an exciting shift in direction. Thoughts and
3; kids learn tricks of the trade from… Spotlight Theatre - feelings are constantly coming and going, swiftly slipping by and out of reach. I am driven to latch onto these
Toddler Rumpus, on Wednesdays; introduce early Scottish Rite Cathedral, 4pm Mon Jul 30
literacy skills to your toddler with… Fairmount Street fleeting moments with hopes to capture something meaningful.”
Library, 10am Wed Jul 18 David Casas Magic Camp for Ages 13 - 15, thru Aug. An opening reception for Dean Kugler’s Relics and Erik Ohrn’s Momentarily Present, featuring meet-and-
3; kids learn tricks of the trade from… Spotlight Theatre - greets and complimentary food and beverages, will be held on June 29 at 7 p.m., and the Quad City Art
Wild Crafts, on Wednesdays; a different wild craft every Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5:30pm Mon Jul 30 Center’s gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
week; free; for… Davenport Public Library - Main, 3pm
Wed Jul 18 Exploratorium, Jr., for preschool aged children and Admission is free, and more information is available by calling (309)793-1213 or visiting QuadCityArts.com.
a caregiver; STEM programming for… Moline Public
Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell, ignite your child’s

MUSIC
Library, 6pm Mon Jul 30
curiosity with an interactive presentation involving
four… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #8, thru Aug.
11am Thu Jul 19 3, for ages 3-5; with interactive learning experiences,
hands-on… Niabi Zoo, Mon Jul 30
Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell, ignite your child’s
curiosity with an interactive presentation involving Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
Nikki Lane
four… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, snacks, and learn to write… Rock Island Public Library -
1pm Thu Jul 19 Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Jul 31 Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m. @ Codfish Hollow Barn,
5013 188th Avenue, Maquoketa IA
Family Storytime, kids enjoy stories, music, and Evening Play Group, for ages 3-6, but all welcome;

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movement; free; for information, call… Fairmount Street beat the heat with… LeClaire Community Library, ith her most recent album Highway Queen
Library, 10am Thu Jul 19 6:30pm Tue Jul 31
lauded by The Guardian as “a boisterous
Afternoon Gaming for Teens, drop in for a variety Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your collection of firecracker ‘outlaw country,’ singer/
of video games, board games,… Moline Public Library, library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public songwriter Nikki Lane headlines a June 30 Moeller
noon Thu Jul 19 Library, 5:30pm Tue Jul 31 Nights concert at Maquoketa’ Codfish Hollow
Barn, her performance sure to underscore why
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Book Club, grades Teen Anime Night, watch anime online, enjoy
7 & up help plan cool events, request new… LeClaire Japanese snacks, and learn how to… Rock Island Public Rolling Stone labeled her songs “inspirations cased
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 19 Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Jul 31 in a streetwise, modern shell that’s as unapolo-
getic as Johnny Cash’s middle finger.”
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Born in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1983, Lane
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Jul 20
has spent her career reinventing the nostalgic Nikki Lane @ Codfish Hollow Barn - July 21
sounds of 1960s country music for a modern
DIY Instruments, ages 3-7 use recycled materials
and some imagination to create… LeClaire Community
June 5 Crossword Answers audience, mixing Southern twang with lush orchestral arrangements and the occasional pop/rock hook.
After dropping out of high school, the artist spent her early adulthood working as an L.A.-based fashion
Library, 10:30am Fri Jul 20 designer and then moved to New York City, where a messy breakup inspired her to pick up the acoustic
Be Still: Meditation for Teens, the library and Prairie guitar and write a handful of sad, sassy country songs inspired by the works of Loretta Lynn and Merle
River Sangha welcome all teens (ages… Davenport Haggard. What began as a form of self-therapy eventually developed into a full-time pursuit, and Lane
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 1pm Sat Jul 21 wound up leaving town again, this time returning to the American South by settling in Nashville.
Having relocated to the country music capital of the world, Lane began building a local audience
Spanish Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5;l Spanish by putting her own spin on the genre. Her Gone, Gone, Gone EP, whose orchestral sound earned
program presented by intern Miss Alexia; free,… Moline
Public Library, 2pm Sat Jul 21 comparisons to mid-century icons and retro-revivalists, appeared in July 2011, followed several months
later by the full-length Walk of Shame, which AllMusic.com’s Mark Deming praised by saying, “Lane has
Teen Silent Reading Party, we invite teens to bring confidence to spare and a voice that lives up to her own self-worth.” After extensive touring in 2012,
their pillows, blankets, and current… Davenport Public she signed to New West in 2013, with her debut for the label – All or Nothin’ – issued in May of 2014.
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat Jul 21
Three years later, Lane released Highway Queen, leading Paste magazine’s Holly Gleason to rave that
Wild Stories, featuring books, songs, and crafts; free; the album’s songs “read like Polaroids from a wild heart gone ragged.” Lane also won the Ameripolitan
for information, call 563-326-7832… Davenport Public Music Awards’ “Outlaw Country Female” citation in 2017, and to this day, the musician also owns and
Library - Main, 10am Sat Jul 21 operates a Nashville-based clothing store fittingly named “High Class Hillbilly.”
Nikki Lane performs her 8 p.m. concert on July 21 with opening set by Blank Range and High Up,
admission is $20-25, and more information and reservations are available by visiting MoellerNights.com
or CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.
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SIXES AND SEVENS · JULY 3, 2018
Crossword Jun. 5 Answers: Page 19

ACROSS 83. Stimulate 36. _ of March
1. Primrose _ 84. Covered with a woolly material 38. Orpheus’ instrument
5. Having a rounded shape 86. Pastry mold 40. Fashionable
10. Mea _ 88. Entrances 41. Big toe
15. Using speech, not writing 91. Prophet of note 42. Goldbrick
19. Jai _ 92. Pitcher 44. Unclear, in a way
20. A pachyderm, for short 93. Shades 50. Coup d’_
21. Charged particle 94. Hardware item 51. Budge
22. Ceremonial garment 96. Part of medieval Spain 52. Part of UNLV: Abbr.
23. Revolver: Hyph. 99. Be too fond 53. _ _ of Rome
25. Salome’s Dance of the _ _ 100. Rescues, in a way 54. Fall guy
27. Allowance 104. Playing card: 3 wds. 56. Harte or Maverick
28. Third prime number 106. _ _ Adventist 57. Assignments
29. NFL team 109. You said it! 59. Of our feathered friends
30. Bitter _ 110. Uncanny 61. As you please: 2 wds.
32. Big cat’s thatch 111. Like an overgrown wall 62. “Saving Private _”
33. Pedestal part 112. Frigg’s husband 63. Sausage
34. Dress shape: Hyph. 113. Wan 64. Memory trace
37. A semiconductor 114. Respond 65. Paradise
39. Refutations, in logic 115. Sweets 66. Old ointment
43. Clapboard 116. Anglo-Saxon laborer 67. Christmas
45. Cousin to a stoa 68. Nasser’s successor
46. _ -de-lance DOWN 72. Shoe part
47. Held 1. Ticket of a kind 73. Mother of Zeus
48. Entreaty 2. Dismounted 74. Thailand neighbor
49. Fashionably dated 3. Pedicab cousin 75. Gaelic
51. Pondered 4. Old name for the Iberian Peninsula 76. Connections
54. Pep or poison 5. U. of Maine’s home 78. Muffling device
55. Part of SSS: Abbr. 6. _ scholar 79. Deletions
56. Swim 7. Piece 80. Bear-paw
57. Cartridge’s contents 8. Dir. letters 82. _ _ diminishing returns
58. The pyinkado, a tree 9. Opera’s “Coq _” 83. Liberate
59. Elaborate songs 10. Vegas attraction 85. Catkin
60. Tel _ 11. Inconsistent 87. Get out!
61. Legendary king 12. Dwell 88. Fearful
63. Birthdate of a nation: 3 wds. 13. American poet 89. Start
68. Reason 14. Toughened, as steel or glass 90. Long speech
69. A state: Abbr. 15. The Beaver State 95. Quaid or Travis
70. Not on your life!: 2 wds. 16. Make turbid 96. Right away!: Abbr.
71. Marine plant 17. Competent 97. Ottava _
72. Employers 18. Arithmetic word 98. Jump in skating
73. River in Germany 24. Hunt or Hayes 99. _ mater
74. Lease 26. Darth _ 101. Bettor’s concern
77. Mild oath 28. Actuality 102. Pipe
78. Pay out 31. Special mental power: 2 wds. 103. New Year’s word
79. Put on ice 32. Kind of Japanese soup 105. Shelter
80. Wraparound garment 33. Postpone 106. _ passim
81. Professional org. 34. Reptiles 107. A Gabor
82. Sass 35. “Munsters” matriarch 108. Coq au _
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Clone Rangers
JURASSIC WORLD:
FALLEN KINGDOM
Despite the movie topping the summer-
of-2015 box-office charts and grossing
some 1.67 billion worldwide, it appears
that many of Jurassic World’s salient
details completely left my brain the
moment I completed my review. I real-
ized this after returning to said article in
preparation for my Jurassic World: Fallen
Kingdom critique, and discovering that
many of elements I was planning to diss
this time around were elements I already
knocked three years ago: the slavishness
to Spielberg, the presentational sameness,
the lack of genuine scares, the tired cliché
of the first character killed off being a Chris Pratt in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
person of color. In fairness, the new fi lm
kills off a black guy and a white guy simul- overrun with very small children – even pursues its prey with an insinuating clack- ludicrously silly action-hero slugfest. (It
taneously, which I guess is this series’ idea more of them, it appeared, than attended ing of claws on the floor – the dino-equiv- pains me to admit how unlikely it is that
of progress, but still … . What was left to last weekend’s Incredibles 2. Like the alent of “Here, kitty, kitty, kitty … .” (It the once-endearing Pratt, as a performer,
bitch about? Transformers series, though, it appears was disheartening, in the usual manner, will ever have anything new to give us.)
Quite a bit, actually. But in a not- the Jurassic releases have indeed become when this “most sophisticated dinosaur Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Geraldine
unhappy surprise, very little of it matters, family events, perhaps because their story- ever created” was outrun by a 10-year- Chaplin, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda,
because while Jurassic World: Fallen King- lines can be followed by any moderately old girl, but what’re you gonna do?) Yet and a severely under-used B.D. Wong
dom may be stupider than its predecessor, astute four-year-old. Written by Derek Bayona routinely makes you feel for his also appear, and are similarly stuck with
it’s also a lot more fun. Connolly and Jurassic World director no-longer-extinct creatures through dopey, all-too-familiar plot mechan-
Anyone familiar with this dinosaur- Colin Trevorrow, this new franchise addi- superb staging: the howling brachiosau- ics and staggeringly silly contrivances.
themed franchise dating back to 1993’s tion features a neatly bifurcated narrative, rus, alone and abandoned on Isla Nublar, (Why, for instance, are Pratt and Howard
Jurassic Park knows the drill from the with the first half devoted to getting the slowly swallowed by flames and smoke; imprisoned when it would make far more
prelude on: vicious attack; reams of remaining dinosaurs off their theme-park the head-butting pachycephalosaur send- sense for the bad guys to shoot them?)
character introduction and exposition; island – and, theoretically, into a newly ing deserving victims sailing through the Unlike Jurassic World, however, this one
initial awe; eventual terror; panicked created outdoor sanctuary – before they’re air; the original Jurassic World’s trained at least moves, with one scene of under-
re-grouping; higher-stakes terror; dino- obliterated by an active volcano. Its second velociraptor Blue scampering into the water peril – a sequence magically shot to
détente; promise of sequels; fin. Yet while half, however, finds the rescued creatures brush, his escape illuminated by car look like one continuous take – an almost
he’s obviously constricted by a deeply at the mercy of sinister forces who want headlights. literally breathless great time. The movie
entrenched, studio-mandated formula, to weaponize them for profit, a turn of If Bayona shows more interest in his also looks fantastic. Bayona isn’t staring,
director J.A. Bayona frequently convinces events that delivers a strange, somewhat dinosaurs than his humans, you can transfi xed, at the altar of Spielberg the
you that you’re not merely sitting through awkward having-your-cake-and-eating-it hardly blame him, as nearly everything way Trevorrow did, and while the direc-
another soulless corporate blockbuster sensation: We’re meant to shriek at the to do with the latter is dumber than dirt. tor’s pacing is excellent, he also creates
lab-designed to nab summertime dollars. dinosaurs in Act I and actively root for I did enjoy the villainous turns by Toby marvelously distinct, low-key effects out
You’re also at a J.A. Bayona movie, which them in Act II. Jones (outfitted with hilariously fake hair of light, shadow, and composition, and has
means that things are likely to get a little Unless you yourself are four, the rooting and teeth) and the endlessly creepy Ted a true flair for physical comedy. (Pratt’s
intense and weird, or at the very least, will probably come easier than the shriek- Levine, and in her role as the token Feisty only strong bit finds him scooting his
weirdly beautiful. Had I not known in ing – which isn’t to imply that the youths Little Kid, Isabella Sermon proves herself immobile, tranquilized body away from
advance that the fi lm was by the ter- at my screening shrieked, either. Maybe, an able actor and first-rate screamer. Jeff encroaching molten lava like Leonardo
rific Spanish director of The Orphanage, culturally, we’re just at the point in which Goldblum also returns to the franchise, DiCaprio trying to drag his Quaalude-ed
The Impossible, and 2016’s marvelous prehistoric beasts no longer have the lending typically winning verbal eccen- ass into his Wolf of Wall Street Porsche.)
A Monster Calls, I wouldn’t necessarily power to scare us. (If so, I blame Barney.) tricity to his two scenes as Ian Malcolm. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom may be
have pegged Fallen Kingdom as a Bayona Happily, though, they can still entertain But Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard a mostly bad movie, but it’s a bad movie
outing. But I definitely would’ve thought us, and while Fallen Kingdom isn’t the are unfortunately back, too; Howard’s made with unexpected panache – a clone
that whoever did direct it had studied beast bit frightening, Bayona does a fine footwear change from stilettos to combat of a clone with the nerve to be distinct.
Bayona’s style with the same fervor as job of keeping his dinosaurs engaging, boots does nothing to make her dinosaur
Spielberg’s. and even empathetic. This is never more advocate more interesting, and Pratt For reviews of Incredibles 2, Ocean’s
At first (again, until I returned to my evident than in his handling of the geneti- again does his très adorbs he-man thing, 8, Tag, Hereditary, SuperFly, Adrift, and
original Jurassic World review), I was cally modified indoraptor, a malevolent only with less commitment and worse other recent releases, visit RCReader.com/
surprised to see my morning screening monster that amusingly feigns sleep and dialogue, and as the central figure in a movies.
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The Last Stare Fighter to say they’re all terrified that they’ll wake
up one day and find their name tweeted
I’m a 28-year-old woman who has been with #MeToo. This surely affects their
single for over five years. I’m steering willingness to even ask women out.
clear of dating sites right now because I have written previously about how
of how so many guys portray themselves overt pursuit by a woman – direct, explicit
in ways that are very different from how expressions of interest, such as asking a
they are in person. But then, in day-to- guy out – is a risky strategy, as it tends to
day life, when I smile at a guy I like, he’ll lead men to subconsciously devalue her.
usually smile back but he still won’t come (If she’s chasing them instead of snubbing
over and talk to me. Call me traditional, them like so many other women do, she
but I want a guy who has the courage to must be desperate and/or have her sanity
approach me. Guys are meant to do the up on blocks in the front yard.)
pursuing. However, it turns out that you can prob-
– Unapproached ably go really, really big in being flirtatious
– like way over what you’re seriously sure
“Guys are meant to do the pursuing.” is the top. This comes out of the fascinating
Well, okay, but forgive the poor dears psychological effect of “indirect speech”
if they’d like some sign from you about – speech that implies what the speaker
what’s likely to be in store for them if they means rather than explicitly stating it.
hit on you – a hot time in bed or years The indirectness allows us an essen-
of painful skin grafts from a 300-degree tial “out,” according to psychologist and
pumpkin latte you throw in their face. linguist Steven Pinker. Basically, as long
Oh, right – you say you smile at the as we can’t be 100 percent certain of what
guys you like. Consider that from a guy’s a person really means – as long as there’s
perspective: Maybe you were smiling at even 1 percent of uncertainty – there’s
him – or maybe at some CrossFit Adonis “plausible deniability.” This allows us to
standing right behind him. just ignore something that would have
A single ambiguous signal isn’t a reliable been offensive if it had been said in a flat-
message – that is, a reliably actionable mes- out way.
sage – especially when there’s risk involved So, for example, if something is said
in taking action. (In hitting on you, there’s euphemistically – á la the ol’ “Wanna
the possibility of public humiliation – come up and see my etchings?” – both
maybe even of the “Whoa, the YouTube parties can act as if it didn’t mean what it
video is going viral!” kind.) It also doesn’t pretty obviously does mean: something
help that a smile requires very little invest- along the lines of “It’s getting a little loud
ment from you – in effort or risk. in here in Cafe Pretentious. Wanna go
Amotz Zahavi, an Israeli zoologist who somewhere quiet and have sex?”
studies signaling – behavioral commu- However, realistically, flirting big, on its
nication between individuals or critters own, may not be enough. There are men
– points out that signals that are more who will realize – after you walk out of the
“costly” to the sender are read as more drugstore or cafe and out of their lives for-
trustworthy (and usually are). Your talking ever – that they should have asked you out.
to a guy would be an example of a stronger Put them in a position to have a second
indication of interest from you (than a chance by going to the same place over and
mere smile) – particularly if you initiate over – such as by showing up at the same
the conversation. coffeehouse every Saturday.
You send an even stronger message that In doing this, you’ll also get the benefit
you’re interested by giving several signals of observing men in a naturalistic habitat,
at once. For example, you could touch a allowing you to see potentially disturb-
guy’s arm while you’re talking and make ing things about them that aren’t evident
and hold eye contact (though just for a online. This can end up being a life-saving
few seconds, not as if you’re a serial killer measure – perhaps literally (in rare cases),
trying to hypnotize him into climbing into and at least figuratively when you discover
your trunk). that five minutes talking with a guy flies
You should also consider that men, more right by … like seven hours spent gagged
than ever, want to err on the side of seeing and zip-tied to a chair.
that their advances are wanted – which is

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your invisible to you. To ensure you remain in top courtesy of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre: “We know there is more, ask.” Here’s the second,
best ideas and soundest decisions shape for this delightful development, I think only become what we are by the radical and from writer G. K. Chesterton: “We need to be
will materialize as if by magic while you should avoid entertainment that deep-seated refusal of that which others have happy in this wonderland without once being
you’re lounging around doing stimulates fear and pessimism. Instead of made us.” merely comfortable.”
nothing in a worry-free environment. So watching the latest flurry of demoralizing
please make sure you have an abundance of stories on Netflix, spend quality time SCORPIO (October 23-November AQUARIUS (January 20-February
relaxed slack and unhurried grace. Treat summoning memories of the times in your life 21): André René Roussimoff, also 18): Ecologists in Mexico City
yourself to record-setting levels of comfort when you were unbeatable. For extra credit, known as André the Giant, was a investigated why certain sparrows
and self-care. Do whatever’s necessary for you pump your fist 10 times each day as you growl, French actor and professional and finches use humans’ discarded
to feel as safe as you have ever felt. I realize “Victory is mine!” wrestler. He was 7 feet, 4 inches tall and cigarette butts in building their nests. They
these prescriptions might ostensibly clash with weighed 520 pounds. As you might imagine, found that cellulose acetate, a chemical in the
your fiery Aries nature. But if you meditate on LEO (July 23-August 22): It’s not so he ate and drank extravagantly. On one festive butts, protects the nests by repelling parasitic
them for even two minutes, I bet you’ll agree bad to temporarily lose your occasion, he quaffed 119 bottles of beer in six mites. Is there a metaphorical lesson you
they’re exquisitely appropriate for you right bearings. What’s bad is not hours. Judging from your current astrological might draw from the birds’ ingenious
now. capitalizing on the disruption that indicators, Scorpio, I suspect you may be ready adaptation, Aquarius? Could you find good
caused you to lose your bearings. So I propose for a binge like that. Just kidding! I sincerely use for what might seem to be dross or debris?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “It is that you regard the fresh commotion as a hope you won’t indulge in such wasteful forms My analysis of the astrological omens says that
always what is under pressure in us, blessing. Use it as motivation to initiate radical of “pleasure.” The coming days should be a this possibility is worth meditating on.
especially under pressure of changes. For example, escape the illusions and time when you engage in a focused pursuit of
concealment – that explodes in deceptions that caused you to lose your uplifting and healthy modes of bliss. The point PISCES (February 19-March 20): I
poetry.” Taurus poet Adrienne Rich wrote that bearings. Explore unruly emotions that may is to seek gusto and amusement that enhance suspect that sometime soon you will
in an essay about the poet Emily Dickinson. be at the root of the superpowers you will fully your body, mind, and soul. come into possession of an
She was describing the process of tapping into develop in the future. Transform yourself into enchanted potion or pixie dust or a
potent but buried feelings so as to create a brave self-healer who is newly receptive to a SAGITTARIUS (November pouch full of magic beans – or the equivalent.
beautiful works of literature. I’m hoping to host of medicinal clues that were not 22-December 21): On her 90th If and when that occurs, consider the
persuade you to take a comparable approach: previously accessible. birthday, my Great-Aunt Zosia told following protocols: (1) Before you use your
to give voice to what’s under pressure inside me, “The best gift you can give your new treasure, say a prayer to your higher self,
you, but in a graceful and constructive way VIRGO (August 23-September 22): ego is to make it see it’s both totally insignifi- requesting that you will be guided to use it in
that has positive results. Here’s my list of demands: (1) Avoid cant and totally important in the cosmic such a way as to make yourself wiser and
hanging out with people who are scheme of things.” Jenna, my girlfriend when I kinder. (2) When you use it, be sure it harms
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): unreceptive to your influence. (2) was 19, was perhaps touting a similar principle no one. (3) Express gratitude for it before and
Introductory offers are expiring. The Avoid hanging out with people whose when, after teasing and tormenting me for two during and after using it. (4) Use it in such a
bracing thrills of novelty must ripen influence on you is mediocre or dispiriting. (3) hours, she scrawled on my bathroom mirror in way that it benefits at least one other person or
into the cool enjoyments of maturity. Hang out with people who are receptive to lipstick, “Sometimes you enjoy life better if creature in addition to you. (5) See if you can
It’s time to finish the dress rehearsals so the your influence and whose influence on you is you don’t understand it.” Then there’s my Zen use it to generate the arrival or more pixie dust
actual show can begin. You’ve got to start healthy and stimulating. (4) Influence the hell punk friend Arturo, who says that life’s or magical beans or enchanted potion in the
turning big, bright fantasies into crisp, out of the people who are receptive to your goodies are more likely to flow your way if you future. (6) When you use it, focus on wielding
no-nonsense realities. In light of these shifting influence. Be a generous catalyst for them. “hope for nothing and are open to every- it to get exactly what you want, not what you
conditions, I suspect you can no longer use Nudge them to surpass the limits they would thing.” According to my analysis of the sort of want or temporarily want.
your good intentions as leverage, but must benefit from surpassing. (5) Allow yourself to astrological rhythms, these messages will help
deliver more tangible signs of commitment. be deeply moved by people whose influence on you make the most of the bewildering but Homework: Describe the tree house you would
Please don’t take this as a criticism, but the you is healthy and stimulating. succulent opportunities that are now arriving like to build for yourself one day, and what
cosmic machinery in your vicinity needs some in your vicinity. pleasures you would like to pursue there. Write
actual oil, not just your witty stories about the LIBRA (September 23-October 22): TruthRooster@gmail.com and visit FreeWil-
oil and the cosmic machinery. “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I CAPRICORN (December lAstrology.com.
would be crunched into other 22-January 19): In accordance with
CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the people’s fantasies for me and eaten the astrological beacons, I have New column published weekly at rcreader.com
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THURSDAY
2018/06/28 (Thu)
28 The LK Trio (6pm) – Steeplegate Inn,
100 W 76th St., Davenport IA
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
Davenport IA
The Mimzees – Brooks Strause
Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA
Johnsmith – DeWitt Opera House SUNDAY
2018/07/08 (Sun)
8
Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215 Live @ Five: Dan Hubbard & His Band – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, & Katie Sin – The Mill, 120 E. Theatre, 712 6th Ave., DeWitt IA Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre,
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA (5pm) – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Burlington St., Iowa City IA The Merchants – Frankie Joe & 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA
Brittany Lee Moffi tt – Uptown Bill’s St., Davenport IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Moeller Nights: John Moreland Kinfolk (5pm) – Mercado on Fifth, Code 415 (4pm) – Parkside Grill &
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Maple City Band – Bill Bowe Memorial The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini & His Band – Patrick Sweany – 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Iowa City IA Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Mississippi Valley Blues Festival: Good Morning Midnight – HC
Class of ‘82 (6:30pm) – Faye’s IA Ryan & the Moonshiners (4pm) Ave., Maquoketa IA Tribute to Ellis Kell (5pm) – Kris McEntire – The Mill, 120 E.
Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr., Moeller Nights: Ruby Boots – – Mississippi River Distilling Red, White, & Boom!: Rude Punch Lager Band (6:30pm) – Walter Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Bettendorf IA Reuben Bidez – Triple Crown Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire (6 & 10pm) - 34th Army Band and Trout (8:30pm) – LeClaire Park, 400 Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) –
Gray Wolf Band – Bass Street Landing Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E IA Scrap Metal Brass Band (7:45pm) Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA Tycoga Vineyard & Winery, 2585
Plaza, 17th St., Moline IL Third St., Davenport IA Soul Storm – River House, 1510 River – Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Moeller Nights: Jay Som (6pm) – 195th St., DeWitt IA
Jonathan Timm – Brian Johannesen Rock the District: Bush – Helmet – 3 Dr., Moline IL Gaines St., Davenport IA The Hood Internet (8pm) – Triple Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas –
– Ethan Samuel Brown – The Mill, Years Hollow – The Last Glimpse – Tom G. Farewell: Joe Brisben (3pm) Red, White, & Boom!: Country Couch Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Seasaw – Wiley Park, SE 6th St.,
120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA The District of Rock Island, 100 19th – Jeffrey Morgan (4pm) – Susan & Potatoes (5:15pm) – Metropolitan Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Galva IL
Lovelytheband – Gabe’s, 330 E. St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL Greg Dirks (4:30pm) – Jos Sasson Youth Program Drill Team of Rock Past Curfew – Rhythm City Casino Pat Foley (2pm), Bass Street Landing
Washington St., Iowa City IA Smooth Groove (5pm) – Mercado on & Friends (5pm) – Matt & Jamie Island (6:30pm) – Smooth Groove Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Plaza, 17th St., Moline IL
Magic City Hippies – The Redstone Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Kearney (6pm) – J Knight and (7pm) – Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Ave., Davenport IA Soul Storm (4pm) – Runners Park, 742
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Sugarland – Brandy Clark – Clare Friends (7pm) – Bluestem Trio 17th St. & First Ave., Rock Island IL Sean Kistler – The Faithful Pilot Cafe 15th Ave., East Moline IL
Moeller Nights: Ciaran Lavery – Kari Bowen – TaxSlayer Center, 1201 (7:30pm) – Dave Moore (8pm) – The RiverCity 6 – Davenport Levee & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Sunday Funday w/ Phyllis & Gary
Arnett – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar River Dr, Moline IL Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Bandshell, Davenport IA Tomar & the FC’s – Jumbies – (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill,
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Social Repose – Secret Tree Fort – Desmond Jones – Gabe’s, 330 E. 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL
Davenport IA Buddy Holly & the Crickets (1pm) Tony Hoeppner & Friends (5:15pm) – Five AM – Wenslow (6pm) – Gabe’s, Washington St., Iowa City IA
That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to
Buddy Holly & the Crickets – Circa
– Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Downtown Port Byron, Port Byron IL 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Walker Lukens – Daytrotter, 324 Brady
St., Davenport IA MONDAY
2018/07/09 (Mon)
9
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third
SUNDAY
2018/07/01 (Sun)
1 WEDNESDAY 4
2018/07/04 (Wed) Yo Yo y Yo – Mississippi River Distilling Babaloo (6pm) – LeClaire Community
Ave., Rock Island IL
SATURDAY
2018/06/30 (Sat)
30 Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre, Bettendorf 4th of July: Bugeye
Company & Cody Road Cocktail
House, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA
Library, 323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA
Ken Paulsen Orchestra (6:30pm) –

FRIDAY
2018/06/29 (Fri)
29 Baby Blues and BBQ Fest: Tony 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA Sprite (8pm) – Cumberland Square, Moline Township Activity Center,

6 Odd Rats – Sin Thetic – Atomic –
Hoeppner & Friends – Joe & Vicki
Price – Jenn Bostic – The Dave Ellis
Funktastic Five (4pm) – Runners Park,
742 15th Ave., East Moline IL
2300 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf IA
Bridget Kelly Band – Flatted Fifth SATURDAY
2018/07/07 (Sat)
7 620 18th St., Moline IL
Moeller Nights: Eric Dodd – Triple
Karate Chop Silence – Iowa City Group – Downtown Port Byron, Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue 10 of Soul – River House, 1510 River Dr., Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Port Byron IL Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. IA Moline IL Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
Bad Bad Hats – Shortly – Deleters – Byobrass – Nonprophet – Iowa City Shore Dr., Moline IL Ed James (6:30pm) – The Faithful 4th Annual Dawn & On Music
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Curtis Hawkins Band – 11th
Iowa City Jazz Festival: Steve
Kenny’s Group 47 (2pm) –
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd,
LeClaire IA
Festival: Jenny Lynn Stacy & the
Dirty Roosters (noon) – Bees TUESDAY
2018/07/10 (Tue)
10
Banjoy – The Village Green, Parkside Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St., Amanda Monaco Quartet (4pm) Jim & Carol Bowe (6pm) – Bettendorf (1pm) – Still Shine (2pm) – Fox 3 Men & a Molly – McClellan Stockade,
Drive & Main Street, West Branch IA Davenport IA – Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt Park Band (7:30pm) – Bill Bowe Crossing Stringband (3:15pm) – 2124 E. 11th St., Davenport IA
Bobby Ray Bunch & Brad Love – Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – Green Tree (6pm) – Joshua Redman’s Still Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, Condor & Jaybird (4:30pm) – JC Moeller Nights: Cut Worms – Shy
Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Dreaming (8pm) – University of Bettendorf IA Brooks Band (5:45pm) – Family Boys – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
Rd., LeClaire IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Tuggers Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Moeller Nights: Lady Liberty Barn Groove Company (7:15pm) – The & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge, Burger Bar & Ale House, 201 N. Main Iowa City IA on the Fourth w/ Lissie – Esme Big Wu (8:45pm) – The Dawn Davenport IA
2307 5th Ave, Moline IL St., Port Byron IL Lonesome Leash – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Patterson – Becca Mancari – (10:30pm) – Len Brown’s North
Daniel Stratman (6pm) – Steventon’s,
1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA
Hello Weekend – Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Moeller Nights: Cuss Cuss –– An
Elizabeth Moen – Codfish Hollow
Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA
Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
4th Annual Dawn & On Music WEDNESDAY 11
2018/07/11 (Wed)

Dylan Doyle – Flatted Fifth Blues & Riverside IA Evening with Derrick C. Brown Festival After-Party: The Tripp Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Full Circle – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
IC Jazz Fest: The Ross Clowser
Quartet – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
& Lizzy Ellison – Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E THURSDAY
2018/07/05 (Thu)
5 Brothers (12:30am) – RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave., Rock Island IL
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
City IA
Mound St., Davenport IA St., Iowa City IA Third St., Davenport IA 10 of Soul (6:30pm) – Faye’s Field, 80/35 Music Festival – Western Cale Bowe (6:30pm) – The Faithful
Funktastic Five – River House, 1510 Interdependence Share-Fest – Ron Tegeler Jazz Trio – Flatted Fifth 2850 Learning Campus Dr., Gateway Park, 1330 Grand Ave., Des Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd,
River Dr., Moline IL Downtown New Windsor, New Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue Bettendorf IA Moines IA LeClaire IA
Hello Weekend – Riverside Casino Windsor IL IA 50 Shades of Rock – Bass Street Amerikan Overdose – Silent The Lique – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Iowa City Jazz Festival: North Sunday Funday w/ Jason Parchert Landing Plaza, 17th St., Moline IL Redemption – Once Around – Rock Island IL
Riverside IA Corridor Jazz All Stars (1pm) – (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill, Bugeye Sprite – Downtown Coal Citadel (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Moeller Nights: Marker – Triple
IC Jazz Fest: The Ross Clowser Braxton Cook’s Quintet (3pm) 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL Valley, Coal Valley IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Quartet – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington – Vincent Herring Quartet (5pm) Corn Smut (6:30pm) – LeClaire BB Secrist – Riverside Casino and Golf Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
St., Iowa City IA
Interdependence Share–Fest –
– Rene Marie & Experiment in
Truth (7pm) – Jane Ira Bloom MONDAY
2018/07/02 (Mon)
2 Community Library, 323 Wisconsin
St, LeClaire IA
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside
IA
Phineas – Ear t h G roans –
Doppelgänger – Far from Fearless
Downtown New Windsor, New Quartet (9pm) – University of Iowa Derrick C. Brown – Jack Lion– Karen Lewis Knudsen – The J Bar, 4215 Bobby Ray Bunch (4pm) – Mississippi – Caught in the Crypt – Plains
Windsor IL Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa Meat – Gobbin Jr. – Gabe’s, 330 E. Elmore Ave., Davenport IA River Distilling Company, 303 N. (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
Iowa City Jazz Festival: United Jazz City IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Nooky Jones – The Trollies – Dos Cody Rd., LeClaire IA St., Iowa City IA
Ensemble (5pm) –Behn Gillece Kiersty Santos – Rhythm City Casino Eimear Arkins & Eileen Gannon Santos – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Eddie Van Haskell & the Beave (4pm) Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) –
Quartet (7pm) –Hot Tamale Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore (6:30pm) – Ca D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Linn St, Iowa City IA – Industrial Wood (7pm) – Chief’s Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 W.
Louie (9pm) – University of Iowa Ave., Davenport IA Cambridge IL Bar & Grill, 1600 Crosstown Ave., Central Park Ave., Davenport IA
Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa Local Fest: Condor & Jaybird – RIBCO, The Tailfins (6:30pm) – Moline
FRIDAY
2018/07/06 (Fri)
6 Silvis IL
City IA
Kidstock Session I Concert (6pm) –
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Low Tide – Liv Carrow – Rozz-Tox,
Township Activity Center, 620 18th
St., Moline IL 3 Men & a Molly – Chief’s Bar & Grill,
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle Tap,
1345 W. Locust St., Davenport IA THURSDAY
2018/07/12 (Thu)
12
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL 1600 Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL The Hot Rods – Rhythm City Casino Camp Euforia 2018 – Jerry’s Farm,
Davenport IA
Kiersty Santos – Rhythm City Casino
Mary Jo Curry – Flatted Fifth Blues &
BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA TUESDAY
2018/07/03 (Tue)
3 4th Annual Dawn & On Music
Festival Pre-Party: Miles Over
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA
5335 Utah Ave SE, Lone Tree IA
Corporate Rock – Bass Street Landing
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Moeller Nights: Banditos – Triple Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Mountains (9pm) – Dr. Dometone Mississippi Valley Blues Festival: Plaza, 17th St., Moline IL
Ave., Davenport IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Driftwood Pub, 1201 E. River Dr., (10:30pm) – Bent River Brewing Pena Brothers (1pm) – Anthony Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
Company Rock Island, 512 24th St., “Big A” Sherrod (2:30pm) – – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Ave.,
Rock Island IL Brandon “Taz ” Niederauer Davenport IA
80/35 Music Festival – Western (4:30pm) – Shaun Murphy Douglas & Tucker – Riverside Casino
Gateway Park, 1330 Grand Ave., Des (6:30pm) – Jonny Lang (8:30pm) – and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Moines IA LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Riverside IA
The Acoustic Project – Chief’s Bar & Davenport IA Lewis Knudsen (6:30pm) – Faye’s
Grill, 1600 Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL Moeller Nights: Bombadil – Hotel Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr.,
Annie Savage & the Savage Hearts Ten Eyes – Triple Crown Whiskey Bettendorf IA
(6:30pm) – Downtown Iowa City, Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Logan Mize – Dani Lynn Howe Band
Iowa City IA Davenport IA – Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 755 W Iowa 80
BB Secrist – Riverside Casino and Golf Mr. Reckless – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 Rd., Walcott IA
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside S Linn St, Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Whitney Rose –
IA Rude Punch – 11th Street Precinct, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Big River Brass Band – Bill Bowe 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – University of Iowa School of Music
Bettendorf IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Trombone Festival – The Mill, 120
Crooked Cactus – 11th Street Precinct, Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Tony Hoeppner & Friends – Tuggers,
Festival 56 Cabaret – Grace
Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main
201 N. Main St., Port Byron IL
Travis Reid Band – Flatted Fifth Blues FRIDAY
2018/07/13 (Fri)
13
St., Princeton IL & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA All Night w/ Higgy – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Identity Crisis – River House, 1510 William the Conqueror & Friends – Third Ave., Rock Island IL
River Dr., Moline IL Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. The Banana Ball: The Stone Flowers
Jef Spradley featuring Kris Keuning Dubuque St., Iowa City IA – Boy Band Review – Runners Park,
The Lique @ Rozz-Tox - July 11 (6pm) – Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL
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The Beaker Brothers (6:30pm) –
Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City IA SUNDAY
2018/07/15 (Sun)
15 The Feralings – Flash in a Pan
(6:30pm) – Downtown Iowa City,
Bettendorf Park Band – Bill Bowe Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre, Iowa City IA
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA Festival 56 Cabaret – Grace
Bettendorf IA Chris Avey Band (4pm) – Runners Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main
Blues Rock It – Parkside Grill & Lounge, Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL St., Princeton IL
2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Funktastic Five – 11th Street Precinct,
Buddy Danger – Novagolde – Iowa Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa Shore Dr., Moline IL Here Come the Mummies – Rhythm
City IA Like Moths to Flames – Dead/Awake City Casino Resort Event Center,
Camp Euforia 2018 – Jerry’s Farm, – Wenslow – Death by Disaster 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
5335 Utah Ave SE, Lone Tree IA – TanZen (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Hi–Fi Band (6:30pm) – Lavender
Conjunto la Razon (5pm) – Mercado Washington St., Iowa City IA Crest Winery, 5401 US Highway 6,
on Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Colona IL
Crooked Cactus – Rhythm City Casino Polka Dance: Barefoot Becky & The Knockoff s – Been There, Done
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore the Ivanhoe Dutchmen (1:30pm) That (5pm) – Mercado on Fifth, 1122
Ave., Davenport IA – Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, 4th Ave., Moline IL
Dirt Road Rockers – River House, 1510 Walcott IA Lewis Knudsen (6pm) – Steventon’s,
River Dr., Moline IL Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA
J o r d a n D a n i e l s e n (6 p m) – Workshop & Matinee Series – Live @ Five: Tony Hoeppner &
Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Friends (5pm) – RME Courtyard,
LeClaire IA Davenport IA 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA
The Kentucky Headhunters – North The RiverCity 6 – Davenport Levee Luke Bryan – Morgan Wallen – Great
of 40 – Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 755 W Bandshell, Davenport IA Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St.,
Iowa 80 Rd., Walcott IA Sunday Funday w/ Jim Ryan (2pm) Monticello IA
Kidstock at Camp Abe Lincoln – Service Station Bar & Grill, 432 1st North of 40 – River House, 1510 River
Concert – YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, Ave. W., West Milan IL Dr., Moline IL
1624 West Front St., Blue Grass IA Sweet Crude – Upstate Rubdown – The RiverCity 6 – Fireside Winery,
Live @ Five: Whiskey Motel (5pm)
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Wiley Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL 1755 P Ave., Marengo IA
Rosy Hips Band – Riverside Casino
Jonny P @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel - July 13
Davenport IA
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – MONDAY
2018/07/16 (Mon)
16 and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Moeller Nights: The Donkeys – Triple North of 40 – Rhythm City Casino
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Gray Wolf Band (6:30pm) – Moline Grease Monkeys Sports Bar & Grill, Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Rock Island IL
Moeller Nights: Jonny P – Triple
Township Activity Center, 620 18th
St., Moline IL SATURDAY
2018/07/21 (Sat)
21 702 1st St., Colona IL
NW IL Art & Jazz Fest: Highland
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
The Savage Hearts – Awful Purdies
Ave., Davenport IA
The RiverCity 6 (11:30am) –
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon QC Radio Rewind – Davenport Public 50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube Community Colleges Big Band – – Gabrielle Kouri (6pm) – The Mill, Downtown Davenport, Davenport
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Amanee Avery & Too Deep – The 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA IA
Silver Cliffs – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA CJ Ryder & the Pastmasters – Rhythm Groove Hotel – The Black Tie Weedeater – Zeke – Sierra – RIBCO, Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Mound St., Davenport IA City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, Trio – Round Midnight Quartet – 1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
The Stone Flowers (6pm) – Doc’s Inn
Bar & Grill, 985 Avenue of the Cities, TUESDAY
2018/07/17 (Tue)
17 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Cabin 7 – Aging – Short Horn – Rozz-
Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park, U.S.
Highway 20 West and Pearl Street,
FRIDAY
2018/07/27 (Fri)
27
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Shock Treatment (6:30pm) – Brutal
Silvis IL John Conlee – Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Stockton IL Republic (8:30pm) – Riverside
Topper – Riverside Casino and Golf Kellogg St., Galesburg IL Crooked Cactus – Riverside Casino Sophistafunk – High Up – Wiley Park, 47th Annual Street Fest – Davenport Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside Live @ Five: Sophistafunk (5pm) and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, SE 6th St., Galva IL Levee Bandshell, Davenport IA Highway 22, Riverside IA
IA – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Riverside IA The Stone Flowers (4pm) – Runners 50 Shades of Rock – River House, 1510 Soul Storm – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
University of Iowa School of Music Davenport IA Funktastic Five – River House, 1510 Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL River Dr., Moline IL Mound St., Davenport IA
Trombone Festival – The Mill, 120 River Dr., Moline IL Sunday Funday w/ Dirty Water Boys Bettendorf Park Band Favorite’s Wild Moccasins – The Mill, 120 E.
E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
WEDNESDAY 18
2018/07/18 (Wed) Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd.,
(2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill,
432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL
Concert – Bill Bowe Memorial
Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Windy City Dueling Pianos – The

SATURDAY
2018/07/14 (Sat)
14 Jim Ryan (6:30pm) – The Faithful
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd,
Milan IL
Hairbanger’s Ball – Corporate Rock –
MONDAY
2018/07/23 (Mon)
23
IA
Bobby Ray Bunch (6pm) –
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave.,
Rock Island IL
50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube LeClaire IA The District of Rock Island, 100 19th Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL
The Banana Ball: Funktastic Five –
Moeller Nights: Howlin’ Rain – Triple
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL
Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
Big River Brass Band (6:30pm) –
Moline Township Activity Center,
LeClaire IA
The Jason Carl Band – 11th Street SUNDAY
2018/07/29 (Sun)
29
Too White Crew – Runners Park, Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Mound St., Davenport IA 620 18th St., Moline IL Pre cinc t, 1107 M ound St. , Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre,
742 15th Ave., East Moline IL RME Member Appreciation Show: Kid Rock – Ted Nugent – Great Jones Davenport IA 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA
Camp Euforia 2018 – Jerry’s Farm,
5335 Utah Ave SE, Lone Tree IA
Roanoke – Mo Carter & Co. –
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
County Fair, 800 N. Maple St.,
Monticello IA TUESDAY
2018/07/24 (Tue)
24 Jef Spradley (6pm) – Steeplegate Inn,
100 W 76th St., Davenport IA
Code 415 (4pm) – Runners Park, 742
15th Ave., East Moline IL
Cobalt Blue – 11th Street Precinct, Davenport IA The Knockoffs – Sergeant Major’s, 213 The RiverCity 6 – New Windsor Town Loudmouth Brass Band – Ion – Iowa Ernie Peniston (11am) – Riverside
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL Square Gazebo, Downtown, IL City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Code 415 – Hey Bryan’s, 1140 15th Ave.,
Moline IL THURSDAY
2018/07/19 (Thu)
19 Moeller Nights: Nikki Lane – Blank
Range – High Up – Codfish Hollow
WEDNESDAY 25
2018/07/25 (Wed)
City IA
Moeller Nights: Frances Cone – Triple
Highway 22, Riverside IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) –
Eric Chesser (1pm) – Iowa 80 Truck Amber & Adam – The J Bar, 4215 Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N.
Stop, 755 W Iowa 80 Rd., Walcott IA Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Molly Durnin (4pm) – Mississippi 3 Men & a Molly – McClellan Stockade, Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Shore Dr., Moline IL
Full Circle – Rhythm City Casino Resort The Dawn (6:30pm) – Faye’s Field, River Distilling Company, 303 N. 2124 E. 11th St., Davenport IA SeeYouSpaceCowboy – Artorias – The RiverCity 6 (8 & 9:45am) –
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., 2850 Learning Campus Dr., Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Bobby Ray Bunch (6:30pm) – The Joint Dislocation – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1107
Davenport IA Bettendorf IA NW IL Art & Jazz Fest: Highland Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Third Ave., Rock Island IL Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf IA
Girls with Guitars – Ohnward The Handsome Family – Chris Community Colleges Big Band – Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Shock Treatment (6:30pm) – Brutal Samantha Fish – Luke Winslow–
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Crofton – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Amanee Avery & Too Deep – The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Republic (8:30pm) – Riverside King – Wiley Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL
Maquoketa IA St., Iowa City IA Groove Hotel – The Black Tie The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Sunday Funday w/ Phyllis & Gary
Jordan Danielsen (4pm) – Mississippi Jason Aldean – Luke Combs – Great Trio – Round Midnight Quartet – City IA Highway 22, Riverside IA (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill,
River Distilling Company, 303 N. Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St., Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park, U.S. Maggie Koerner – The Redstone The Tailfins – Rhythm City Casino 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL
Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Monticello IA Highway 20 West and Pearl Street, Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
The Living Deads – Death Valley
Welcome Center – St. October –
Minus Six – Bass Street Landing Plaza,
17th St., Moline IL
Stockton IL
The Native Howl – Ethel Shank –
Moeller Nights: Castlecomer – The
Sea The Sea – Triple Crown Whiskey
Ave., Davenport IA
MONDAY
2018/07/30 (Mon)
30
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
Moeller Nights: The Lone Bellow –
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th
Trash Wizard – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA SATURDAY
2018/07/28 (Sat)
28 Coupe DeVille (6:30pm) – Moline
Township Activity Center, 620 18th
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Ave., Maquoketa IA The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm) Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) – 3 Doors Down – Collective Soul – St., Moline IL
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Rosy Hips Band – Riverside Casino – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 W. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Smooth Groove – River House, 1510
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
30th St., Rock Island IL
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Central Park Ave., Davenport IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
47th Annual Street Fest – Davenport TUESDAY
2018/07/31 (Tue)
31
River Dr., Moline IL
Topper – Riverside Casino and Golf
Sam Moss – Her Crooked Heart – Liv
Carrow – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA THURSDAY
2018/07/26 (Thu)
26 Levee Bandshell, Davenport IA
Bugeye Sprite – The Avenue Tap, 712
Chris Young – Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds Grandstand, 2815 W.
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside Rock Island IL Susan Werner – Amelia & Melina – Blackstones (6:30pm) – Faye’s 1st Ave, Silvis IL Locust St, Davenport IA
IA Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr., David G. Smith (6:30pm) – Driftwood Corporate Rock – Mississippi Valley
Tri–Polar Xxxpress – The Office Bar &
Grill, 305 3rd St., Sherrard IL FRIDAY
2018/07/20 (Fri)
20 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Whoozdads? – The Grape Life Wine
Bettendorf IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215
Pub, 1201 E. River Dr., Davenport IA
The Fez (6:30pm) – Downtown Iowa
Fairgrounds Pavilion, 2815 W. Locust
St., Davenport IA
University of Iowa School of Music CASI New Horizons Band – Bill Bowe Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Elmore Ave., Davenport IA City, Iowa City IA Jake McVey – Mississippi Valley
Trombone Festival – The Mill, 120 Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, Davenport IA High Top Fade – Bass Street Landing Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green Fairgrounds Farmer’s Tent, 2815 W.
E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA Bettendorf IA Plaza, 17th St., Moline IL Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., Locust St, Davenport IA
Woody Guthrie Tribute Night w/
Joe Brisben – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
CJ Ryder & the Pastmasters – Rhythm
City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, SUNDAY
2018/07/22 (Sun)
22 The Hot Rods – Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
LeClaire IA
Identity Crisis – River House, 1510
Ukulele Workshop & Concert –
Davenport Public Library - Main, 321
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre, Riverside IA River Dr., Moline IL Main Street, Davenport IA
City IA David G. Smith – The Grape Life Wine 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Against Me! – Lojo Russo (4pm) – Mississippi River Zach Zurcher (6 & 10pm) – Mississippi
Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Casting Crowns – Lauren Daigle Speedy Ortiz – Typesetter – Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., Valley Fairgrounds Shed, 2815
Davenport IA – Great Jones County Fair, 800 N. Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th LeClaire IA Locust St., Davenport IA
Maple St., Monticello IA Ave., Maquoketa IA
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics

Sophistafunk @ RME Courtyard - July 17

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews –
Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St,
Open Jam (4pm) – Rico’s Tropical
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Moline IL Davenport IA
415 15th St, Moline IL Open Mic Coff eehouse (July 13) –
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA
First Lutheran Church Parish House,
1600 20th St., Rock Island IL MONDAYS
MONDAYS

Open Jam Night – Rico’s Tropical Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
Davenport IA SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Saloon, 2120 E. 11th St, Davenport IA
Open Mic Night (July 5 & 12) – Community Folk Sing (July 14, 3pm) Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Say Anything Karaoke – Gabe’s, 330
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Irish Music Session (July 7, 3pm) – E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S.
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots,
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms Sixth St., Davenport IA Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline Karaoke Jean Breakfast (June 30 & Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
IL July 28, 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – Sixth St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle, 1417
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill, Fifth Ave., Moline IL
114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Island IL
DJ Alex (July 27, 5pm) – Mercado on Davenport IA
Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 1321
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (July 18) –
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA City IA
Davenport IA Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. Hump Day Wing & Sing w/ Marybeth
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. First St., Long Grove IA – Hawkeye Tap Sports Bar N Grill,
Sixth St., Davenport IA Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Locust St., Davenport IA Moline IL 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Entertainment – Barrel House Locust St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, Ave., Rock Island IL
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey 24th St., Rock Island IL
Davenport IA Sunday Jam (July 22, 6pm) – Rock Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grille,
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh Ave., 114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA
First St., Long Grove IA Rock Island IL Open Mic Night (5:30pm) – Milltown
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, 2814 Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Coffee, 3800 River Dr. #2, Moline IL
State St., Bettendorf IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
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THEATRE MUSIC
Prometheus Bound Weedeater
Saturday, June 30, through Sunday, July 8 @ Lincoln Park, Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m. @ Rock Island Brewing Company,
11th Avenue and 38th Street, Rock Island IL 1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island IL

A classic stage work that, according to the New York
Times, is “rich in poetic imagery” while demonstrat-
ing that “even for the Greek gods, what goes around
C omposed of Dave “Dixie” Collins, Dave “Shep”
Shepherd, and Travis Owen – the former two
musicians having co-founded the group 20 years
comes around,” Aeschylus’ Greek tragedy Prometheus ago – the fired-up sludge-metal musicians of
Bound serves as the latest production in Gensius Guild’s
Weedeater perform a Rock Island Brewing Com-
2018 season, its June 30 through July 8 presentation
enacted by a cast of 16 and with its chief characters pany concert on July 26, their most recent album
performing in period-appropriate maskas. Goliathan described by AngryMetalGuy.com as “an
Based on the myth of Prometheus, a Titan who intoxicating examination of Southern culture and
defied the gods and gave fire to mankind – acts for arguably the most tongue-in-cheek approximation
which he was subjected to perpetual punishment of their sludgy, stoner sound thus far delivered.”
– Prometheus Bound was the first work in a trilogy Genesius Guild’s Prometheus Bound Weedeater was born in 1998 in Wilmington, Weedeater @ RIBCO - July 26
that also included the plays Prometheus Unbound @ Lincoln Park through July 8 North Carolina, originally taking shape as a
and Prometheus the Fire-Bearer, neither of which has side project of vocalist/bassist Collins, who was
survived. Exploring the conflict between force and justice, Aeschylus’ work finds its title character chained to a
otherwise engaged with sludge-metal cult favorites Buzzov*en. Upon that band’s official demise at the
rock for divulging to the humans the secrets of dire against the orders of Zeus – here portrayed as an Olympian
upstart who, with Prometheus’ aid, seized dictatorial power in a coup. After being crossed by the Titan, however, decade’s end, Collins was free to concentrate his efforts on Weedeater alongside guitarist Shepherd and
Zeus vintictively orders his damnation. But Prometheus, who can divine the future, holds a trump card in that he drummer Keith “Keko” Kirkum, and the trio released two sludgecore albums to kick off the new millennium:
knows that Zeus will be overthrown by one of his own sons, and Zeus is desperate to know which one. 2001’s … And Justice for Y’all and 2002’s Sixteen Tons. Collins later decided to tour briefly as the bass player
With the remainder of the play featuring visitors who commiserate, offer advice, and attempt to negotiate for Bongzilla and also found time to lend his four strings to his Wilmington neighbors of Sourvein. But he
deals, Prometheus Bound remains an insightful and contemporary tragedy. As the New York Times stated in a 2007 also continued to work with Shepherd and Kirkum, touring relentlessly with the likes of C.O.C. and Alabama
production of the piece, “The fifth-century B.C. lessons about the abuse of power by an autocratic ruler who runs Thunderpussy, and recording Weedeater’s third full-length album God Luck & Good Speed in 2007.
roughshod over anyone who disagrees with him are not lost on a 21st Century audience. Just plug in names from The musicians suffered numerous personal injuries in 2010 – Collins lost a toe in a shotgun-cleaning
today’s headlines for any of the characters.” accident, Shepherd broke a finger, Kirkum tore his meniscus – but rallied to record and release Jason … The
Directing Prometheus Bound is Genesius Guild veteran Michael Callahan, an on-stage presence in such
Dragon in 2011, which SputnikMusic.com called “an album that you’ll want to play time and time again” in
presentations as Antigone, Twelfth Night, and Measure for Measure who also appeared in Opera Quad Cities’
recent production of The Marriage of Figaro. In Callahan’s directorial debut for Guild, Prometheus is portrayed by which “we find the band branching out and experimenting with new sounds and ideas.” After Kirkum left
Marc Nelson, with Guild veteran Kathy Calder (The Trojan Women, Henry V) serving as the chorus head Choragos. the group, drummer Owen joined Collins and Shepherd for Bandeater’s relentless touring schedule, and the
Fourteen additional performers, meanwhile, round out the cast: Andrew Calder, Daityn Duffy, Nathan Elgatian, rockers have been enjoying some of the best reviews of their careers for Goliathan.” As MetalInjection.net
Zoe Grabow, Emily Graham, Bob Hanske, Mischa Hooker, Katie Phillips, Liz Sager, Anna Marie Schreiber, Sue Staley, raved, “Their ability to weave humor and great turns of phrase aside, their music devastates you, sounding
Sarah Willie, John Wright, and Adrick Woodruff. completely unhinged in moments, dark and brooding in others, and makes you giggle in others.”
Prometheus Bound will be performed in Lincoln Park on Saturdays at Sundays at 8 p.m., and admission to the Weedeater performs its July 26 concert with opening sets by Zeke and Sierra, admission is $20, and more
June 30 through July 8 run is free, though donations are encouraged. For more information, visit Genesius.org. information and tickets are available by calling (309)793-1999 or visiting RIBCO.com.
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