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ART
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A Summer 2018
Figge Art Museum
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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Need to Knowtes
Rules for Them, can be sued for damages, but the actions
must be unambiguously demonstrable in
immunity from legal challenges permits
these social media and ISP monopolies
has already provided the data to a third
party, such as his/her telephone company
Rules for Us harm caused. Government actors, such to engage in government-sanctioned (i.e. phone calls/numbers are logged for
The 1991 Telephone Consumer as prosecutors, judges, law enforcement censorship and discriminatory business billing purposes). Therefore, no judge’s
Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits busi- officials, myriad agencies’ bureaucrats, practices on an epic scale. approval is required for FBI to covertly
nesses from making auto-dialed or and elected officials, too often ride a This immunity can be particularly seize the data. The recipient of an NSL
pre-recorded calls to a person’s cell disturbingly thin line, acting with impu- egregious considering these monopo- may challenge the nondisclosure provi-
phone and similar telemarketing calls to nity based on sovereign immunity. The listic providers act as public squares, as sion in federal court. However, in some
home phones. However, this law does not public should insist congress revisit this well as aggregators of massive amounts cases, the data seized is deemed classi-
apply to the federal government, nor to extraordinary privilege to remove carte of personal data unimaginable a decade fied and thus restricted to the person
contractors working on the government’s blanc immunity and include statutory ago. Most of these services, including whose data was seized, including his/her
behalf. The only prohibition for the feds prosecution and consequences (both Amazon, collect detailed personal data, attorney(s) for defense purposes.
is political campaign telemarketing criminal and civil) for actors where then reorganize and sell it according to Government’s ability to search/seize
(RCReader.com/y/ntk1). abuses prevail (RCReader.com/y/ntk3). customer specification. Consider that the personal private records using NSLs,
In January, 2016 SCOTUS ruled U.S. government is the largest and most strictly as part of a national security
(Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez) that Tech Giants Have It lucrative client for each of these tech
giants, each providing data collection
investigation, is that person’s expectation
of privacy. This litmus test is twofold:
the government is exempt because of
sovereign immunity, falling outside Both Ways and analysis that is otherwise disallowed (1) Government’s action must violate an
the TCPA’s definition of a person: “The by the U.S. Constitution for the govern- individual’s actual, subjective expecta-
Facebook, Twitter, Google and You-
TCPA is codified within the Commu- ment to collect and compile on its own. tion of privacy; and (2) expectation of
Tube, et al, have government-sanctioned
nications Act, which defines ‘person’ But nothing stops the public sector from privacy must be what society would
exemptions from consumer lawsuits
to ‘include an individual, partnership, being end-users of personal data aggre- recognize as reasonable. It is interesting
based on their declared status as “neutral
association, joint-stock company, trust, gated, compiled, and very specifically to note that before WiFi and cell-phone
platforms.” Therefore, activities such
or corporation.’” organized by private-sector companies technology, individuals’ activities using
as shadow banning and censorship
Consequently, on June 8, 2016, the who have no such limits. In other words, land-line phones enjoyed the protections
arguably violate the conditions of their
Federal Communications Commis- Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, of our Fourth Amendment. Phone num-
exemptions.
sion (FCC) adopted its own Declaratory and Amazon, all of whom have limitless bers were also logged for billing purposes
Section 230 of the Communications
Ruling (FCC 16-72). It is interesting to control over users’ personal information, by third-party providers. So what is the
Decency Act (CDA) was designed to
note that in Citizens United, SCOTUS do the data collection for governments construed difference in the constitu-
protect service providers from fallout
based its controversial ruling on corpo- who are strictly prohibited by law from tional protections of digital versus analog
due to content they have no part in pro-
rations having “person” status. Because engaging in what the U.S. Constitution services (RCReader.com/y/ntk7)?
ducing, yet provide on their platforms.
the United States of America is itself considers invasions of privacy. In 2007, Department of Justice Inspec-
As third-party conveyors, Section 230 of
a corporation, it follows that it, too, tor General Glen Fine completed an
the CDA guarantees free speech online
has“person” status and should arguably by shielding Internet service providers Government Gone audit of the FBI’s use of NSLs and found
serious abuses in process, ranging from
not be exempt (RCReader.com/y/ntk2). (ISPs), social-media platforms, and other
Sovereign Immunity, while not speci- such providers from lawsuits that could Rogue nonexistent investigations, unauthor-
fied in the U.S. Constitution, is a legal ized signatures (exigent letters), and a
otherwise arise (RCReader.com/y/ntk4). National Security Letters are admin-
construct underpinned by the curious host of other unlawful liberties in issuing
While Section 230 is not without relevant istrative subpoenas, and arguably fall
principle that governments cannot be NSLs. The audit found that in 2002, the
controversy, it errs on the side of the First outside the U.S. Constitution in viola-
sued by courts whose powers were cre- FBI (under the supervision of Robert
Amendment and an open Internet that tion of the Fourth Amendment. (Court
ated by government in the first place. Mueller, whose authority as director is
would otherwise be arguably compro- challenges have argued the constitution-
This inference mirrors “English common expressly required for each NSL) issued
mised by the CDA itself, seen by many as ality of NSLs as applied to both the First
law legal maxim rex non potest peccare,” approximately 8,500 NSLs, but by 2004,
codified First Amendment infringement Amendment and the Fourth Amend-
meaning “The King can do no wrong.” issuance had risen to approximately
(RCReader.com/y/ntk5). ment.) NSLs originated with Congress
Basically, the federal government, states, 56,000. Over the three-year period, more
However, when the same ISPs and and the Bush Administration after 9/11
and various public-sector entities cannot than 152,000 NSLs were issued, with an
social-media companies purposefully as part of the U.S. Patriot Act. NSLs
be sued without first consenting to it, estimate of 7,000 being improperly or
engage in subjective censorship of require telephone companies, Internet
except for a few very specific statutes that illegally let. According to the Electronic
content, they violate the very condition service providers, banks, credit bureaus,
waive immunity. Frontier Foundation who also provided
of immunity that protects them. These and other businesses to produce highly
There are two categories of Sovereign a comprehensive study, Patterns of
monopolies don’t get to have it both personal records of their customers and
Immunity: “Absolute immunity: When Misconduct: FBI Intelligence Violations
ways. Either they operate as neutral subscribers without a judge’s approval.
absolute immunity applies a government From 2001 – 2008, on abuse of power by
platforms, allowing all content without Furthermore, any disclosure to custom-
actor may not be sued for the allegedly the FBI, the average time lag between a
subjective cherry-picking, and enjoy- ers/subscribers that their records have
wrongful act, even if that person acted violation/abuse and its reporting is two-
ing immunity form user lawsuits, or been turned over is forbidden on threat
maliciously or in bad faith; and Qualified and-a-half years. While this information
they don’t. If they act as gatekeepers for of felony charges (RCReader.com/y/
immunity: When qualified immunity was based on misconduct that occurred
preferred content, then they should by ntk6).
applies the government actor is shielded more than 10 years ago, history matters
default also lose any protection from The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled
from liability only if specific conditions more than ever, as Americans awaken to
consumer lawsuits. Claiming neutral- that certain data seized by the FBI via
are met, as specified in statute or case our government’s increasing departure
ity while violating certain users’ First NSLs is not constitutionally protected
law.” If it can be demonstrated that the from the rule of law (RCReader.com/y/
Amendment rights via subjective because there is no “reasonable expecta-
government acted in bad faith, then it ntk8).
censorship, yet continuing to enjoy tion of privacy,” especially if the person
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

The Short-Term Plan Behind Democratic Fundraising
A
couple of years ago, a little more than As I’ve told you before, the Rock Island The local committees are also being strongly Pritzker is just the first round. More party-
1,400 voters took Democratic primary Democratic Party Chairman is Doug House, encouraged to hire a part-time or full-time building money is coming.
ballots in sparsely populated Warren who also runs the Illinois Democratic County administrator, depending on their size. By contrast, as of last week, Governor Bruce
County, which is about an hour west of Peoria. Chairs’ Association. Because state campaign Some counties will reportedly receive Rauner’s campaign had given a total of about
Almost twice that many took Republican finance laws allow unlimited contributions money to send direct mail and run ads on $33,000 divided between nine county and
ballots. between county-level party organizations, local radio stations and on cable TV. They’re township Republican organizations since
The Warren County Democratic Central the JB Pritzker campaign gave House’s Rock supposed to establish a social-media presence the March primary. The Illinois Republican
Committee is not exactly a campaign pow- Island Democrats $1 million earlier this year and recruit specific numbers of volunteers for Party chipped in another $25,000 during the
erhouse. The organization officially opened as the first installment on its “Blue Wave phone-banking and door-to-door canvasses, same time period for a handful of county
its PAC with $923.72 in June of 2016. By June Illinois 2018” program. among other things. They’re also supposed to organizations.
30 of this year, the county party reported The idea is to finally try to build the party put together a get-out-the-vote program for JB Pritzker’s campaign has contributed
having $917.72 in the bank. I couldn’t find any up at the local level after years of neglect by the final month. This is all new stuff for many $5.7 million to various Democratic groups
records showing how that $6 was spent. the top. The Democratic Party of Illinois, local parties. and candidates since the primary, including
But last week, the county organization run by House Speaker Michael Madigan, has Several county parties, particularly Down- big bucks to several suburban and Chicago
received a $5,000 check from the Rock Island reported raising more than $80 million since state, have few actual precinct committee-per- political organizations. Pritzker’s campaign
County Democratic Party. Warren is one of 1999, but it has spent precious few dollars to sons. In Chicago and suburban Cook, precinct gave the St. Clair County Democrats $200,000
14 counties that received a total of more than help local parties. Basically, the only time captains are appointed by local township and during the primary and it paid off big. Pritz-
$200,000 from the Rock Island Dems last DPI has bothered to work with local party ward committeemen. They don’t have to live ker won St. Clair with 76 percent of the vote.
week. organizations in the past is when they could in the precincts assigned to them. Every- It’s not like the Democrats are expecting
Warren’s check tied with Effingham be helpful with the handful of competitive where else, committee-persons are elected in to win all that many Downstate counties this
County’s for being the smallest. The Kankakee state legislative races scattered here and their precincts – and it’s not easy convincing year. In the short-term anyway, I think the
County Democrats received about $28,000. there – particularly Speaker Madigan’s House people to run for that office, particularly in plan is simply to try to lose those counties by
Kane County’s Dems received about $20K. races. And even then, the object wasn’t really overwhelmingly Republican areas. However, fewer votes than they have in the past, which
Williamson County got about $14K. The to make local parties viable, but to extract those county chairs can fill vacancies, and the will still help the overall effort.
Metro East’s Madison County Democrats whatever human and other resources they had appointed committee-persons don’t have to
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
have so far received the largest check in this in order to assist Madigan’s campaigns. live in the precincts they represent, so a big
initial round: $45,495. The Carroll County Chairman House has, along with the Pritz- push is on to get counties to a minimum level political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
Democrats have raised an average of about ker campaign, established a grant program. of 75-percent coverage. New Column Published
$3,000 a year for the past 18 years, but they County-party organizations can qualify for Some local party officials have also been
received $7,523.50 last week. money by, for instance, opening an office. told that the million-dollar contribution from Weekly at RCReader.com
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THEATRE By Madeline Dudziak

ABBAcadabra! : Mamma Mia!, at the Circa ’21 Din-
Vol. 25 · No. 952
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I
grew up listening to ABBA’s Gold:
AUGUST 2018 Greatest Hits (thanks, Mom!), so I felt
right at home at the opening-night
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a “Dancing Queen” that is an excellent a percussive excitement as they danced.
KNOW MORE. tribute to this perennial school-dance Jeff Brown’s lighting design also made
the number particularly memorable.
Mamma Mia! runs at the Circa ’21
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plenty of sexual innuendos, the genius Rarely do I find myself dazzled by a
production’s lighting effects, but Brown
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more information and tickets are avail-
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they were having the time of their lives. out ever once turning the stage into a
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VISUAL ARTS
from across the globe and right here in our Quad Cities; information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Community College, St. Ambrose University and Western
Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 4pm Illinois University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Thu Aug 16 Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
Openings & Gallery Events call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Aug 4 Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a for… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Aug 18 Sun Aug 12
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, on
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- Saturdays and Sundays; join our knowledgeable docents Azubuike Urban Exposure, the Urban Exposure Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak:
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, for a free guided tour through current exhibits; for program provides a creative channel allowing kids to The Memorial Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, 50
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Aug 2 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 express themselves constructively, non-violently and Reasons, the exhibition celebrates Sendak’s career,
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm with increased confidence; the program will showcase including original illustrations as well as drawings
TASK Party, a TASK Party is an experimental art party Sat Aug 4 thru Sun Aug 12 their films, which were created based on the practice made for friends and fans featuring characters from
created by artist Oliver Herring; create tasks for the that storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of “Where the Wild Things Are,””Little Bear,” and “In the
TASK pool, grab a task for yourself to interpret using Scholar Talk for Rufino Tamayo Exhibit, communication; 5pm reception, 6pm film festival; free; Night Kitchen,” among other books; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
the provided materials, and use your imagination; for this grouping of seven prints is an outstanding for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 representation of Tamayo’s large graphic works, gifted 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis L. and Patricia Thu Aug 23 Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Thu Aug 2 A. Miller, well-known supporters of Quad City Arts, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Aug 12
Ballet Quad Cities, and many other organizations; for Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest, on 2nd Street
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 between Perry Street and Pershing Avenue, featuring… Dean Kugler: Relics and Erik Ohrn: Momentarily
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Downtown Davenport, noon Sat Aug 25 and Sun Aug Present, exhibits of sculptures by Kugler and
are invited to experience the current exhibitions Thu Aug 9 26 paintings… Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Aug 17
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- Scholar Talk: Dr. Monica Bravo, Bravo will present Bids, Bites and Bloody Marys: Art Off the Wall, Figge Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924,
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, a lecture on Mexican modernist photography, as part donors at the $125 Benefactor level and above are view the landmark painting by O’Keeffe, on view in
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Aug 2 thru Thu Aug 23 of the Figge’s examination of Mexican artists during invited to the 3rd Art Off the Wall event; socialize with the American Scene Gallery, on loan from the Whitney
the exhibition “Rufino Tamayo,” a tribute to Dennis fellow friends over mimosas and delicious appetizers, Museum of American Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
Facing Difference: A Live Conversation with Arno and Pat Miller; Bravo is a lecturer for the History of Art while bidding on a selection of art, antiques and 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
Michaelis, the co-founder of Serve 2 Unite and author and Ethnicity, Race and Migration at Yale University’s collectibles donated by area artists and collectors; $40; admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
of “The Gift of Our Wounds” will share his journey from Department of the History of Art; for information, for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
skinhead to social-justice advocate; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Fri Aug 24
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug 9 11am Sun Aug 26
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Sat Aug 4 Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic
Art in the Garden, annual event featuring food Contemplations, New York-based Austrian artist
Free Family Day, families and fans alike will dive trucks, live music, a Kids Creativity Corner,… Quad City Exhibits & Shows Kronschlaeger combines weaving, sculpting, and
into the current exhibitions with special activities Botanical Center, 10am Sat Aug 11 painting in intricate sculptures whose geometries and
throughout the museum; this family day will also Universal Declaration of Human Rights Exhibit, colors appear to change as the viewer moves through
celebrate the opening of a special “Students Rebuild” Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will be the traveling exhibit features posters from film… the gallery; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
exhibit in Studio 1; free; for information, call 563-326- filled with local art, hand-crafted… Skeleton Key Art and Davenport Public Library - Main, thru Sun Aug 5 noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Antiques, noon Sat Aug 11 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Aug 4 College Invitational at the Figge, 10th annual W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Figge Art Museum Book Sale, flip through used exhibit featuring works by college students from eight Wed Aug 29
Opening Celebration for Students Rebuild: books about art and art history at the Figge’s first used area colleges and universities including Augustana
Facing Difference, a collaboration with Students book sale; the books include past catalogues, as well College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community Chris Clark, exhibit of art quilting; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-
Rebuild showcasing a collection of student self-portraits as books donated by generous museum members; for College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott 5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail

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MUSIC
info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd Hand Lettering 101 with Hannah Eddy, a hands- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, thru Wed Aug 29 on workshop series teaching a variety of book arts… FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Aug 18
Davenport Public Library - Main, 4:30pm Wed Aug 8
Colonel Davenport House Exhibits, the new hands- Relief Printing Linocut, a hands-on workshop series Concerts
on interactive touchscreen allows visitors… Colonel Sew Much Fun: Placemats, participants may bring teaching a variety of book arts… Davenport Public
George Davenport House, noon thru Wed Aug 29 their own machine; free; for information, call… Rock Library - Main, 4:30pm Wed Aug 22 Bix Porch Party: Don Estes & the Prairie Ramblers,
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu featuring a performance by Don Estes & the Prairie
I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality Aug 9 Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler; Ramblers, hot dogs… Davenport Public Library - Main,
Experience, through a creative collaboration, the Iowa after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art 11am Thu Aug 2
DOT… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Wed Aug 29 Figge Docent Class, Tuesdays thru Sept. 25; join the Academy, 6pm Wed Aug 22
next class of candidate docents; for information, call 563- Doug Brundies Big Acoutic Show, an event in the
Jessica Teckemeyer, exhibit of sculpture and mixed 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport Call for Entry Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Concert Series;…
media; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for information, call IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Tue Aug 14 Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Aug 2
563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, Midcoast at Call for Artists: Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest,
Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. Platter Up! Kiln-fired Clay, in this satisfyingly creative enter the competition (with over $1,500 in prizes Moeller Nights: Rayland Baxter, concert with the
2nd St., Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, thru Wed Aug 29 workshop, artist Karen Brinson will teach students how awarded) for… Downtown Davenport, thru Fri Aug 10 alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee;
to hand-build a platter step-by-step. Students will learn $15-20… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order, Iowa City artist how to roll out raw clay, slump it over a mold to create 7pm Thu Aug 2
Farrin mixes elements of hard edge painting with the form, and how to shape and securely attach handles;
references to pop culture in her humorous paintings, $40-50; for information and to register, call 563-326-
drawings and videos; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Wed Aug 29

Pat Bereskin - Matt Moyer - Robert Reeves,
paintings by Bereskin of Bettendorf and Reeves of…
Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport, thru Wed Aug 29

Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an
outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic
works, gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis
L. and Patricia A. Miller, well-known supporters of
Quad City Arts, Ballet Quad Cities, and many other
organizations; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Wed Aug 29

Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest, in a visual
mash-up of the familiar icons of art history and the TV
shows, comic books and movies of his youth, Banks’s
constructions acknowledge, for better and worse, the
mass media’s headlock-like influence on our tastes; Tue.-
Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-
326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wed Aug 29

Students Rebuild: Facing Difference, a
collaboration with Students Rebuild showcasing a
collection of student self-portraits from across the globe
and right here in our Quad Cities; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, Sat Aug 4 thru Wed Aug 29

John Bloom: Close to Home, exhibition on the
renowned area artist; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
Aug 25 thru Wed Aug 29

Classes
Wine & Art: When the Circus Came to Town, with
Gloria Burlingame; enjoy interesting, fun studio art
activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres,
and great conversation; featuring a different art medium
each month, you’ll create finished art works to display in
your home in these cool, casual studio sessions; $20; for
information, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-326-7804
ext. 2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Aug 2

Approaches to Watercolor Application, Saturdays
thru Aug. 25, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class…
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 9am Sat Aug 4

Crafting with Jenn: Stenciled Wood Signs, Jenn
Voss will teach us how to create stenciled wooden…
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Aug 4

Exploring Abstractions in Pastel, learn to develop
and create abstractions… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 9am Sat Aug 4 and Sun Aug 5

Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler;
after years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 6pm Tue Aug 7
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Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip, psychedelic rock

CONTINUED
MUSIC / Concerts musicians in concert; $10 adv / $12 day of… The
Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Aug 10

Moeller Nights: Sammy Brue, concert with the
Moonshine Bandits, concert with the country-rap 15-year-old singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set
musicians, featuring opening sets by Michael… The by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
Redstone Room, 8pm Thu Aug 2 Fri Aug 10

Reckless Ruby & the Fire, outdoor event in the Moline The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 2 Fri Aug 10

Toby Keith, country star performs a Mississippi Valley Ya Maka My Weekend: Rude Punch (4pm) - Irie
Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi Valley Trinity (5pm) - Tropixplosion (7:30pm) - INDIKA
Fairgrounds, 8pm Thu Aug 2 (10pm), the “Original District Festival” celebrates
Caribbean culture with ethnic foods, live… Great River
2018 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival; Plaza, 4pm Sat Aug 11
annual celebration of the area-born jazz-trumpet
legend, featuring more than two dozen concert sets at Moeller Nights: Tristen, concert with singer/
the Rhythm City Casino (Aug. 2-4) and Putnam Museum songwriter and instrumentalist Tristen Gaspadarek;
(Aug. 2); for information, call 563-324-7170, Rhythm City $12-17… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, BixSociety.org, Sun Aug 12
Thu Aug 2 thru Sat Aug 4
North of 40, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert
Kidstock Session II Concert, camp-ending concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug 12
for the students who took part in workshops… The
Redstone Room, 6pm Fri Aug 3 All Sweat Productions Presents: Michael Jackson
II, a tribute to the King of Pop performed by area… The
Theory of a Deadman, Canadian rockers perform a Redstone Room, 7pm Tue Aug 14
Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand concert; available…
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 8pm Fri Aug 3 Moeller Nights: Timmy the Teeth, concert with
country-folk singer/songwriter Timothy George,
Big Top Circus Band Concert, enjoy this whimsical featuring an opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
music from the era when the circus… German American Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Aug 16
Heritage Center, 2pm Sat Aug 4
Old Salt Union, concert with the touring bluegrass
Billy Currington, country star performs a Mississippi musicians; $10 adv / $12… The Redstone Room, 7:30pm
Valley Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi Thu Aug 16
Valley Fairgrounds, 8pm Sat Aug 4
The Tailfins, outdoor event in the Moline Centre
Moeller Nights: Israel Nash, concert with singer, Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing
songwriter, and guitarist Israel Nash Gripka, featuring… Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 16
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat
Aug 4 Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival:
Metropolitan Youth Program - The Curtis
17th Annual Jazz Service, held in conjunction with Hawkins Band - George Rankin & the Cats (5pm),
the Bix Beiderbecke festival; with a… Church of Peace Polyrhythms presents the annual festival that celebrates
United Church of Christ, 10:30am Sun Aug 5 the… Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5pm Fri
Aug 17
Justin Moore, country star performs a Mississippi
Valley Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi Moeller Nights: Timmy the Teeth, concert with the
Valley Fairgrounds, 8pm Sun Aug 5 alternative indie rockers; $10-15… Triple Crown Whiskey
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Aug 17
Moeller Nights: Los Colognes, concert with the
Nashville-based rockers; $12-17… Triple Crown Whiskey Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival:
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Aug 5 Manny Lopez Septet - BEEs - Funktastic Five -
Alysha Monique (noon), Polyrhythms presents the
Moonshine Run, an outdoor event in the Summer annual festival that celebrates the… Martin Luther King
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug Jr. Community Center, noon Sat Aug 18
5
Moeller Nights: Har-Di-Har, concert with art-pop
Summer Hausmusik Zither Concert, hear the duo Julie and Andrew Thoreen; $10-15… Triple Crown
soothing sounds of this traditional German instrument, Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Aug 18
and… German American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun
Aug 5 Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops: Pet
Sounds Live – A Beach Boys Celebration, annual
Moeller Nights: Kate Blood, concert with the indie summer concert with the Quad City Symphony
rockers, featuring an opening set by… Triple Crown Orchestra; this set list of good vibrations includes the
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Aug 6 entire history-making album “Pet Sounds” plus other
favorite Beach Boys tunes; the evening closes with our
The Melvins, concert with the touring sludge-metal traditional, rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s “1812
and hardcore-punk musicians, featuring an… RIBCO, Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars & Stripes Forever” set to a
8pm Mon Aug 6 brilliant fireworks display; featuring guest conductor
Jeffry Reed and a 6:30pm pre-show with the Youth
An Evening with Gaelic Storm, concert with the Symphony Orchestra; $5-25; for tickets and information,
touring Celtic-rock musicians; $25-30; for tickets and… call 563-322-7276, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr.,
The Redstone Room, 7:30pm Wed Aug 8 Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Aug 18

Moeller Nights: Lilly Hiatt & The Greyhounds, Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
concert with the Nashville-based singer/songwriter and played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
the Austin, Texas-based duo… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Aug 18
& Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Aug 8
Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival:
Minus Six, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s Songbird Quartet - James Culver & Friends - Frank
Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Russell Quintet (3pm), Polyrhythms presents the
Aug 9 annual festival that celebrates the… The Redstone
Room, 3pm Sun Aug 19
The Stone Flowers, outdoor event in the Moline
Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Smooth Groove, an outdoor event in the Summer
Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 9 Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug
19
Caroline Says & Jessica Risker, the indie pop and
psych-folk singer/songwriters perform in support of Moeller Nights: Pedro the Lion, concert with the
their… Rozz-Tox, 9pm Fri Aug 10 indie rock band from Seattle, Washington; $25… Triple
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Aug 20
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MUSIC
An Evening with Gaelic Storm
Wednesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
@ The Redstone Room, 129 Main Street, Davenport, IA

W ith the band having opened for the likes of
Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, the Zac Brown
Band, and the Goo Goo Dolls, Davenport’s Red-
stone Room hosts an August 8 concert with the
Celtic-rock talents of Gaelic Storm, an assemblage
of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists lauded by
the Examiner for their “high energy, consistent
interaction with the audience, and exceptional
musical performance.”
Based in California, Gaelic Storm had its
Dr. Dog @ Adler Theatre – August 25 beginnings in 1996, when co-founders Patrick
Murphy and Steve Wehmeyer joined with Steve
An Evening with Gaelic Storm
Twigger and Uillean piper Brian Walsh to perform @ the Redstone Room – August 8
The Candymakers, outdoor event in the Moline See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many…
Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, at O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Monica, where Murphy was the manager. This led to a
Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 23 6:30pm Wed Aug 8 number of area pub performances over the next years, and in 1997, Gaelic Storm appeared in Titanic
as the doomed ship’s steerage band, performing such numbers as the “Blarney Pilgrim” jig and “John
Dr. Dog, the Philadelphia-based rockers perform as Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions Ryan’s Polka.” With those songs included on the second Titanic soundtrack album and James Cameron’s
headliners in the 2019 Alternating Currents festival; of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies… Davenport
$33-43; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 Public Library - Main, 6pm Mon Aug 13
movie becoming (at the time) the high-grossing film in history, Gaelic Storm was catapulted into the
E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat touring scene, and also released a self-titled debut in 1998 that SputnikMusic.com called a “stunning
Aug 25 Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating album which does not have a single weak point in it.”
yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Street Performing an energetic mix of traditional Irish and Scottish fare, rock hits and ballads, drinking songs,
Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty, concert with Library, 10am Mon Aug 13 and playful original material, Gaelic Storm has consequently released a dozen additional albums, with
the tribute musicians; $20 plus fees, Rhythm City Casino
2004’s How Are We Getting Home debuting at number three on Billboard’s World Music charts, 2006’s
Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Aug 25 of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… Bring Yer Wellies debuting at number two, and every release since – including last year’s Go Climb a Tree –
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Aug 13 making it all the way to Billboard’s top position. With musicians and vocalists Steve Twigger, Ryan Lacey,
Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller, concert with Peter Purvis, and Katie Grennan currently performing alongside co-founder Murphy, the ensemble
musicians from the multi-platinum-selling Rusted Root, The German Girl, enjoy a cocktail or two while talking averages roughly 125 tour stops annually and continues to amass critical praise, IrishCentral.com raving,
as part… The Redstone Room, Sat Aug 25 about Armando Lucas… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Aug 21 “Gaelic Storm blends indie folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for 15
Moeller Nights: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, concert True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch rounds of pugilistic, poultry-pounding sounds.”
with the experimental rock band; $12-17… Triple Crown Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount Gaelic Storm’s August 8 concert at the Redstone Room starts at 7:30 p.m., admission is $25-30, and
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Aug 26 Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Aug 21 more information and tickets are available by calling (563)326-1333 or visiting RiverMusicExperience.org.

Pocket Change, an outdoor event in the Summer Half Broke Horses, a discussion of Jeannette Walls’

THEATRE
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library,
26 6:30pm Wed Aug 22

The Beach Boys, concert with the legendary surf-pop Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light
musicians, featuring Jimmy Buffett tribute band… refreshments will be paired with good conversation;
TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sun Aug 26 books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Aug 27 The Mississippi Bend Players’ Beginner’s Luck
Moeller Nights: Me Like Bees, concert with the The Beak of A Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our
Missouri-based alternative rockers, featuring an opening Time, a discussion of Jonathan Weiner’s book with the Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 12 @ Augustana College’s
set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm Tue Aug 28 Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Tue Aug 28

Calls for Entry & Events Workshops & Classes C oncluding their 2018 season with a world premiere
at Augustana College, the Mississippi Bend Players
will, from August 3 through 12, stage a collaboration
Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
designed to provide the opportunity to share… group for all past and present military personnel; free; between an Emmy-nominated writer/producer and a
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Aug 16 for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@ Broadway-veteran director: the pitfalls-of-show-busi-
midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center, Rock ness comedy Beginner’s Luck, written by noted sitcom
Black Hawk College Community Symphonic Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, MWCQC. scribe P.J. Lasker (The Golden Girls, Barney Miller) and
Orchestra, local musicians are invited to join the Black org, 1pm Thu Aug 2 directed by the Great White Way’s Philip Wm. McKinley
Hawk College… Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Boy from Oz).
6:30pm Mon Aug 20 Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Set in present-day Hollywood, Beginner’s Luck finds a
month; listen to area writers’ works and brings works to former child star down on his luck in his 20s and trying, Megan Clarke, Tristan Odenkirk, Keenan Oden-
Black Hawk College Community Band, local share; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail
musicians are invited to join the Black Hawk College… mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing
and failing, to deal with his loss of fame. Dropped by his kirk, and Marjorie Gast in the Mississippi Bend
agent, disliked by his ex-wife, and bemoaning his lack Players’ Beginner’s Luck – August 3 through 12
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6:30pm Tue Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Aug 21 Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Aug 4 and Sat Aug 18 of confidence, the young has-been attempts to cope
through questionable plans for a comeback and fast-
Black Hawk College Community Chorale, local Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays paced conversations … which the actor, Harold, has with his alternate self, Harry.
musicians are invited to join the Black Hawk College… of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library - Enjoying its first-ever theatrical staging, Beginner’s Luck is an original work by Lasker, a “Best Comedy Series”
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6:30pm Thu Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Aug 6 and Mon nominee for co-producing the TV classic The Golden Girls whose other Hollywood credits include scripts for Barney
Aug 23 Aug 20 Miller, Mama’s Family, and the feature film The Man from Elysian Fields. McKinley, who serves as the Mississippi Bend
Players’ Executive Artistic Director and helmed the 2017 company debut Zombie Prom, directed Hugh Jackman to a
Tony Award in The Boy from Oz and boasts Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Most Happy Fella among additional
LITERARY ARTS THEATRE New York credits.
Portraying the yin/yang team of Harold and Harry are real-life brothers Keenan and Tristan Odenkirk, both of
Readings & Discussions Performances whom appeared in the Mississippi Bend Players’ season-opening production of Big River. Keenan, who recently
graduated from Augustana, also co-starred in the MBP’s The Glass Menagerie and Zombie Prom, while Tristan,
Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes Oliver!, Tony-winning musical version of Charles entering his junior year at Augustana, portrayed Eugene Jerome in last summer’s Neil Simon comedy Brighton Beach
a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,… Clinton Area Memoirs. Also featured in Beginner’s Luck are area actors Lora Adams (the Black Box Theatre’s Murderers), Megan
Library, 6:30pm Thu Aug 2 Showboat Theatre, Thu Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 5 Clarke (the MBP’s Brighton Beach Memoirs), Mark Ruebling (Quad City Music Guild’s Curtains), Reader employee Mike
Schulz (the MBP’s Wait Until Dark), and an ensemble composed of Madeline Fer, Melina Herman, Noel Huntley, Ellie
RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason Fiddler on the Roof, Tony-winning musical classic Larson, Kira Rangel, and Jaryd Whitmore.
from the… 6pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 about the family of Russian milkman Tevye;… Timber Beginner’s Luck will be performed at Augustana’s Brunner Theatre Center on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
Lake Playhouse, Thu Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 12 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with the August 3 and 4 performances immediately followed by talk-back sessions
with author Lasker, director McKinley, and members of the show’s cast and crew. Admission is $15-20, and more
information and tickets are available by calling (309)794-7306 or visiting MississippiBendPlayers.com.
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COMEDY Richmond Hill Players’ 50th Anniversary

CONTINUED
THEATRE / Performances Celebration, for all current and past RHP members;
a potluck and… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 1pm Sun
Aug 12
Miranda Sings Live … No Offense Beginner’s Luck, the Mississippi Bend Players present
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.
@ Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport, IA
PJ Lasker’s debuting comedy about a former child star,
directed by Philip Wm. McKinley; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. DANCE
2pm; $15-20; for tickets and information, call 309-794-
7306, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,

D escribed by Broadway World as “a very unique 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Aug 3 thru Sun Aug 12 Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of
and original concept devised by a very cre- Dance, Thu Aug 2 thru Wed Aug 29
ative imagination,” YouTube sensation Miranda Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical adventure
Sings – the fictional creation of actor/comedian based on the animated-comedy smash; Thu.-Sat. Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through
Colleen Balinger – strides upon the Adler The- 7:30pm,… Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Ballet, on Thursdays; Ballet Quad Cities is offering this
atre stage in the August 4 touring presentation Auditorium, Fri Aug 3 thru Sun Aug 12 fun, interactive program for people of all ages which
Miranda Sings Live … No Offense, a blend of gut- encourages reading through the vehicle of dance;
Mamma Mia!, Broadway musical smash inspired by imaginations come to life as we read stories, turn on the
busting comedy and intentionally terrible singing the pop songs of ABBA,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri music, grab a costume and learn the choreography; free;
that Real Detroit Weekly called “delightfully hilari- Aug 3 thru Wed Aug 29 for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
ous” and that the Irish Independent praised for its 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
“endearing sweetness.” Thesmophoriazusae, Genesius Guild’s presentation 10:30am Thu Aug 2
Ever since 2008, Ballinger has recorded videos Miranda Sings Live … No Offense of Aristophanes’ ancient-Greek comedy, adapted by
of her comically talentless Miranda Sings on her @ Adler Theatre – August 4 Guild… Lincoln Park, 8pm Sat Aug 4 and Sun Aug 5 Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Polka Dance:
Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty (1:30pm), polkas,
YouTube channel. In these videos, the eccentric, narcissistic, yet sweet-natured character sings and Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical- waltzes, fox trots and more; $10; for information, call 563-
dances badly, gives inept “tutorials,” recounts her daily activities, discusses current events that she comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash … 284-5060… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun Aug 26
often misunderstands, and rants about her critics, oftentimes reading examples of her hate mail and Timber Lake Playhouse, 2pm Tue Aug 7 thru Sat Aug 11
responding to them with her catchphrase “Haters Back Off!” Ballinger created the character as a satire of
COMEDY
bad but arrogant singers who believe that posting their videos on YouTube will lead to them breaking Next to Normal, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning
dysfunctional-family musical by Brian Yorkey and… The
into show business, and the Miranda Sings YouTube channel has had more than 1.7 billion views and
Black Box Theatre, Thu Aug 9 thru Sat Aug 18
nine million subscribers, with Miranda herself boasting six million Instagram followers. ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
Since 2009, in addition to her Internet videos, Ballinger has regularly presented live comedy acts Tuesdays with Morrie, two-character stage with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm
in character as Miranda, performing at theaters throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and adaptation of Mitch Albom’s dramatic memoir; Thu.-Sat. Fri Aug 3 thru Sat Aug 25
Australia. Her touring show features Miranda’s signature off-key singing of pop hits and show tunes 7:30pm,… Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Thu Aug 9
interspersed with bits of the character’s personal history, and Miranda Sings Live incorporates audience thru Sat Aug 18 The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
interaction including voice lessons and song duets. Ballinger’s creation guest-starred with Jerry Seinfeld California Suite, four comedy vignettes by Neil Simon, Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 3
on a recent episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy directed by Dana Skiles;… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre,
Fallon, and in 2015, she released the New York Times number-one best-seller Self-Help. Miranda was also Thu Aug 16 thru Sun Aug 26 Miranda Sings Live ... No Offense, an evening with
listed as the seventh-most-popular YouTube personality by the Daily American in 2015 and made Forbes actor, comedian, vocalist, writer, and executive producer
magazine’s 2017 list of top entertainment influencers, and her most popular YouTube video – a parody Forever Plaid, off-Broadway musical smash about Colleen Ballinger, star of the Netflix series “Haters Back
cover of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” – received more than 55 million views. a ‘50s a cappella quartet; Tue.-Sat.… Timber Lake Off”; $39.50-83; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Playhouse, Thu Aug 16 thru Sun Aug 26 Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. Miranda Sings Live... No Offense performance on August 4 are $39.50-83, and 7:30pm Sat Aug 4
available by calling (800)745-3000 or visiting AdlerTheatre.com. Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl’s off-Broadway
comedy hit, directed by Thomas Alan Taylor… QC The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy

ART
Theatre Workshop, Fri Aug 24 thru Sun Aug 26 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug 4

Auditions & Calls for Entry Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Aug 5
Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order Call for Directorial Staff: 42nd Street / Beauty &
the Beast / Jesus Christ Superstar / Sister Act, all
thru Sun Aug 26

applications are welcomed for Director, Music… Quad Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by
Thursday, August 2, through Sunday, September 9 City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, thru Wed Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944…
@ Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport, IA Aug 29 Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27

N ew works by a prominent Iowa City artist are Scapin / Escanaba in da Moonlight, auditions for Bill Butchers Hook Comedy w/ Ryan Proctor, on
Irwin’s and Mark O’Donnell’s comedy “Scapin,” running Tuesdays; a stand-up-comedy open mic night; for
currently on display in the Figge Art Museum’s October… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 2pm Sat Aug 4 information… Meat Market, 9pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue
Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order, a collection – thru Sun Aug 5 Aug 28
showcased through September 9 – of abstract,
geometric, and frequently humorous images by a Henry VIII / Macbeth, auditions for the Prenzie The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch
talent widely praised in publications including the Players’ productions of Shakespeare’s historical drama… comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
QC Theatre Workshop, 6pm Thu Aug 9 thru Sat Aug 11 The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 10
Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and Time Out NY.
Splitting her time between Iowa City and Pete’s Grand Plan: A Musical, auditions for QC Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for
New York City, Farrin mixes elements of hard- United’s high-energy family production running adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the…
edge painting with references to pop culture in November 3… The Center, Fri Aug 10 thru Sat Aug 11 The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Aug 11
her paintings, drawings, and videos. By pulling
inspiration and techniques from various sources,
Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order @ Figge
Farrin explores how viewers relate to abstract Art Museum – through September 9
forms. Farrin’s paintings confound the viewer with visual riddles, contradictions, and comic juxtapositions,
all the while convincing the viewer to feel sympathy for abstract shapes.
In Farrin’s work, geometric forms take on a humanlike presence while performing Sisyphean tasks.
Some of these struggles are documented in videos that show the assemblages being thrust into motion by
the wind. The same breeze that allowed these figures to move inevitably thwarts their struggle by blowing
them over, leading to an endless cycle of fruitless gestures. Similar abstract figures inhabit seemingly
empty frames in Farrin’s paintings. When these frames are combined they seem to form a comic strip that
the viewer must piece together. Viewers are led to believe that if the frames are assembled correctly, the
punchline to the joke will be revealed – if one even exists.
Laurel Farrin is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of Art and Art History at
the University of Iowa. She received a BFA from Ohio University-Athens and an MFA from the University
of Maryland, and has oftentimes served as an artist-in-residence: at the Roswell Museum and Art Center
in Roswell, New Mexico; at New York’s Millay Colony for the Arts; and at the Virginia Center for the Creative
Arts. Farrin also received an individual artist grant from the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts &
Humanities.
Regular museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on
Thursdays) and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., and for more information on Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order
and other Figge exhibits, programs, and events, call (563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org. Pokey LaFarge @ Codfish Hollow Barn – August 9
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complete with a roaming baby dinosaur, dino-themed
COMEDY activities, movies on the big screen, and more; don’t
forget to try out the newest dinosaur augmented reality
that puts dinosaurs right in the room with you; Fri & Sat.
noon-6pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $10-13; for information, call
The Late Nite Shows: True Story, sketch comedy 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, noon Fri Aug 10
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug 11 thru Sun Aug 12

Jim Gaffigan, three-time Grammy-nominated Second Saturdays at the German American
comedian, actor, writer, producer, New York Times best- Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
selling… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Wed Aug 15 are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
10am Sat Aug 11
The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Best of the Wurst Cook-Off, sample sausage from
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 17 local vendors, purchase delicious food, enjoy live…
German American Heritage Center, noon Sat Aug 25
The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug 18
MOVIES
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians Sailor Moon R & S: The Movies, presented by Fathom
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Aug 24 Events, VIZ Media, and Toei Animation, Naoko… Rave
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Sat Aug 4 thru
The Late Nite Shows: Movie the Musical, sketch Mon Aug 6
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 24 Coffee & a Movie, join us for coffee, rolls, and a movie;
free; for… East Moline Public Library, 11am Mon Aug 6
All You Care To Eat: A Comedy Thingy Podcast
Live Recording, a monthly-recurring sketch comedy Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and watch a
series performed in the style of… The Black Box Theatre, movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library, 1:30pm
7:30pm Sat Aug 25 Mon Aug 6

The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase, Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; free; for information,… Davenport Public Library -
$5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug 25 Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Aug 10

Topaze, a Classic Film Society screening starring John

MUSEUMS Barrymore, Myrna Loy, and… Marycrest Senior Campus,
6:30pm Sat Aug 11

Sound Mind Sound Body: Turnverein Traditions Coffee and a Movie Morning: Black Panther, join
Exhibit, focused on physical education, acrobatics, and us for a cup of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public
exercising… German American Heritage Center, thru Library - Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Aug 13
Wed Aug 29
Blood Fest, Owen Egerton’s horror film follows fans
Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels, who flock to a… Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
the exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of… German IMAX, 7:30pm Tue Aug 14
American Heritage Center, thru Wed Aug 29
Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Aug 14
Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, the first North American
traveling exhibit for… Family Museum, thru Wed Aug 29 Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return
to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library -
Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Aug 15
bring some fun outdoor activities for… Emeis Park, 10am
Fri Aug 3 The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, an animated comedy
about one epic night in Kyoto by director… Rave
Historic Walking Tours of Davenport, on Saturdays; Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7pm Tue Aug 21
enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about… thru Wed Aug 22
German American Heritage Center, 10:30am Sat Aug 4
thru Sat Aug 25 Azuibike Urban Exposure Film Festival, the Urban
Exposure program provides a creative channel allowing
Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will kids to express themselves constructively, non-violently
bring some fun outdoor activities for… Marquette Park, and with increased confidence; the program will
10am Fri Aug 10 showcase their films, which were created based on the
practice that storytelling is one of the most powerful
Dino Days, this family-friendly event is great for all forms of communication; sponsored by Quad City Arts’
ages, and guests can expect a prehistoric experience Arts Dollar$ Grant; 5pm reception, 6pm festival; for

Justin Moore @ Mississippi Valley Fair – August 5
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information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 “Hey Bear” Trivia, on Wednesdays; for information,
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm call 309-797-3049… Bier Stube Moline, 8pm Wed Aug 8
Thu Aug 23 thru Wed Aug 29

Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Aug 28 open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Aug
8 thru Wed Aug 29

SPORTS 2018 Iowa State Fair, annual outdoor fair with
contests, games, rides, pageants, food and crafts
vendors, and nightly grandstand concerts; 7am-1am
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton grounds, 9am-9pm buildings, 10am-midnight midway;
LumberKings, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; $4-12, ages 5 & under free, extra fees for grandstand
for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern acts; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB. Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave.,
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm thru Fri Aug 3 Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 9 thru Sun
Aug 19
Learn to Skate, six-week courses on Thursdays and
Saturdays; for information, call 563-328-7275… River’s 2018 Tug Fest, annual tug-of-war over the Mississippi
Edge Complex, Thu Aug 9 thru Sat Aug 25 River at the LeClaire and Port Byron levees… Thu Aug 9
thru Sat Aug 11
Advanced Hockey, on Saturdays; improve those
hockey skills and get more instructed… River’s Edge Mercado on Fifth, with The Dawn and the WIU
Complex, 11:15am Sat Aug 11 Equestrian Club with their… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri
Aug 10
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Old Salt Union @ The Redstone Room – August 16
Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; Sat. 6:35pm, La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for
Sun. 5:15pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, call information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am

OTHER EVENTS
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion, Sun Aug 12 thru Sun Aug 26
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Sat Aug 11 on Fridays at 1 & 2:30pm; 45-minute docent-led tours,
and Sun Aug 12 with… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Fri Aug 3 thru Mercado on Fifth, with La Sombra with DJ Guerrero on
2018 Mississippi Valley Fair, annual outdoor fair Fri Aug 24 LULAC Night; $10… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Aug 17
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County with contests, games, pageants,… Mississippi Valley
Cougars, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for Fairgrounds, Thu Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 5 Heartland British Auto Fest, this 31st-annual car Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern show displays some of the area’s best… LeClaire Levee, performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB. Meditation Garden, open for prayer 24/7; for 9am Sat Aug 4 tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Aug 17
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Aug 15 thru Fri information, call… Meditation Garden, thru Wed Aug
Aug 17 29 QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru Courage Ride for Sarcoma Cancer, bicyclists will
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity travel on 7 different paved routes throughout the…
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Class First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail FoodForest, 10am Sat Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 25 Kalona, 6:30am Sat Aug 18
A minor-league baseball; Sat. 6:35pm, Sun. 5:15pm, sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
Mon. 6:35pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, call 5pm Fri Aug 3 Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, on Saturdays & Floatzilla 2018, River Action’s ninth-annual paddle-
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Sundays; one-hour tours at 10am & 2pm… Mississippi sports festival with live music, a trophy… Sunset Park,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Sat Aug 18 Mercado on Fifth, with Frankie Joe & Kinfolk and River Visitor Center, Sat Aug 4 thru Sun Aug 26 7am Sat Aug 18
thru Mon Aug 20 opener Los Mocambos; an… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri
Aug 3
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COVER STORY By Wendy Jean Saathoff

Art Makes Us Happy A Summer 2018 Figge Art Museum Perspective
Close-up of Bro Kin, featured in Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest at the Figge Art Museum

I
do understand why museums intimidate lines visibly present as I stepped from piece artist cleverly paints purposeful colors on In my case, inactivity and an absence of
us: We feel as if we won’t “get” what is to piece. The multi-media exhibit featured each side of the tiny balsa wood frames, motion were very welcome. While visitors
meant to be gotten. But well-curated pre-Wild Things pencil drawings for a interwining shapes within shapes. The study and side-step from piece to piece,
museums provide a broader experience Medievally themed book, early illustra- effect challenges the viewer to bend and shuffling from gallery to gallery, there is a
than we often allow ourselves to have. tions of our favorite monsters and Max, move around each sculpture to see which lack of furrowed brows that we’ve become
What if we allowed our own interpretation and sculptures from admiring artists, as suspenseful illusion emerges. Like the so accustomed to seeing. Museums such
to be the main goal? When there’s nothing well as drawings made for friends and fans. Figge building itself, these sculptures are as the Figge bury our anxieties and offer a
to “get” other than our own perspective, The play station that mimics the book’s stark and linear at first glance, but open world we deserve – a calm and authentic
a museum visit can uncover a simple con- iconic tents sparked a kid-ish charm in all up worlds of possibilities within their space effective for simply existing.
tentment, peace of mind, and happiness. ages that were immersed in the Sendak interiors. Kronschlaeger’s Contemplations After enjoying the sweeping riverfront
On a recent, typical July afternoon that universe. Toddlers were running and showcases how art can alter our reality, views from within this multi-story Zen-
reached upwards of 100 degrees, I had the giggling, college-age students were wide- and how art is the champion and winner zone, it was time to see the original pur-
pleasure of pacing myself through the cool eyed with curiosity, and baby boomers of all medals in regards to escapism – for pose for my visit: Steve Banks: Pop Culture
(both temperature- and aesthetics-wise) were reunited with their youth. Maurice which we’re all due a bit more. Palimpsest (on view through September 2).
Figge Art Museum in downtown Daven- Sendak, meanwhile, remains undefeated in Walking in between the galleries you Those coming off the elevator to the
port. The building itself is a work of art reuniting us with our imagination. can experience one of the best Missis- fourth-floor gallery are roundly greeted
worth seeing. While the Figge’s sheer exte- sippi River views any downtown build- by a 14-foot-tall rendition of Mr. Peanut
rior is disciplined and daunting to some, “My work deals with … how ing has to offer. Sinking into the seating tipping his top hat, holding his cane out
the layout and galleries are kind, open, and a space can be a combination I was able to really dial open my ears to in gesture. This iconic advertising pitch
invite wonder. First-time visitors will be the stillness that surrounded me. While peanut is elevated to museum status
wowed by the clean, crisp infrastructure of both interior and exte- the traditional purpose of an art museum within the gallery foyer, despite being
and grand galleries, lobbies, and landings. rior.” – Alois Kronschlaeger is for art to reside and breathe, it’s also a created from wood scraps, fabric, chicken
From the entrance to the top floor, the staff place to take in what you’re not used to. wire, cardboard, and expanding foam.
Walking into the third-floor gallery,
was eager to assist, and after a quick map
a certain mellowness takes over. Alois
pick-up, I was ready to explore.
Kronschlaeger’s Figge-specific sculpture
“Children do live in fantasy exhibition titled Polychromatic Contempla-
tions (on view through September 16) was
and reality; they move back tranquil and settling. Each one of the free-
and forth very easily in a way standing assemblages was dramatically
we no longer remember how and subtly lit from above. Early stages of
skyscrapers come to mind, and one can
to do.” – Maurice Sendak walk freely amidst the dense grid of floor-
Highly anticipating Where the Wild mounted pieces – some only knee-high,
Things Are Maurice Sendak: The Memorial others 12-plus feet in the air. Kronsch-
Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons laeger (born in Austria in 1966, currently
(on view through August 7), I started residing in Brooklyn, New York) erects
in the Katz Gallery on the second floor. geometric see-through labyrinths of thin
Child’s play, I tell you. Talk about taking wood strips, some adorned with string art
a stroll back into a playful and creative and woven fabric, and others invaded by
mind space. I felt like I shrunk down to my cloud-shaped metal mesh. There are sev-
seven-year-old self, adorned in my favorite eral nods to the Figge building’s exterior,
patent-leather shoes and sparkly red cos- invoking architect David Chipperfield,
tume dress. “Let the wild rumpus start!” and some of the pieces were mounted atop
was on the tip of my tongue and laugh a honeycomb-like stacking of pavers also Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic Contemplations at the Figge Art Museum
used for the Figge’s exterior grounds. The
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Take the Winter Garden stairs to the top you can get lost in the intricately designed
floor, and your first view in the exhibit is adventure maps.
Mr. Peanut’s hollow posterior body cavity, Palimpsest is reference to an ancient
revealing Banks’ nutty craftsmanship. method of reusing parchment that left
Banks, who lives and has a studio prior layers salvagable. This layering, or
mere blocks from the Figge, extends an revealing of iterations, is most refreshingly
invitation to take a closer look at our understood in the title cards, where the
homegrown relationship with media and prior titles of the piece are hand-written in
pop-culture. We all recognize Mr Peanut, and crossed out. Art is a living and breath-
but why? The answer is a whimsical jungle ing entity, and it grows and changes just
gym that explores how and why mass- like everything else. When that matura-
consumption messaging vies to shape tion process is recognized effectively, as
our identities. A proper primer is in the in the title cards, the work generates even
posted exhibit introduction by Marshall more connections.
McLuhan: “The medium is the message, The exhibit’s centerpiece, titled Proces-
the medium is the mess age, the Medium is sionalization: Power Lunch with the Tasa-
the Massage.” day, is a 20-foot-wide mural resembling
The exhibition holds close to 30 pieces, both rusty metal and clay, and outlining
including four sculptures, utilizing a wide a relief storyboard inside five panels.
variety of mediums: hot glue, fabric, card- Blanketing the wood floor directly below
board, cement, liquid nails, plastic toys, the mural from end to end is an avalanche
carved wood, hand-built ceramics includ- of hand-built ceramic detritus. From
ing tiny bricks, metal, canvas, old bill- Dagwood-style sandwiches to classical
board material … and cigarette butts. The ionic pillars, and from tribal masks to
result is provocative, enticing, and playful suction-pod groupings, this pile of pottery
imagery. While his work boasts heavily shards is also Banks’ ceramic boneyard for
on recycled materials, his concepts shout the elements.
originality. Banks is a draftsman, painter, This sepia toned mural and ceramic
and textile artist, literally and figuratively tsunami is flanked by two towering mixed-
providing powerful starting points for sift- media sculptures. One is a mostly wooden
ing through a meaningful process. figure astride a rearing horse with lance
Some Are Not Spangled featured in Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest at the Figge Art Museum
The complexity of textures, deft political extended high in the air. Ostensibly, this
parody, and layers of recognizable carica- Quioxtian figure is here because of the with Steve the narrative I had formed however you’d like. I walk away feeling
tures brought forth by consumerism all 20-foot-tall windmill amidst the paint- behind the mural and ceramics instal- victorious.
kick-start a right-brain-versus-left-brain ings on the other side of the gallery. The lation. Learning Steve’s inspiration and It’s with exhibits such as these three that
battle – an army of creativity, feelings, and other piece flanking the mural is an aqua objective behind his allegorical ode to a we realize art does make us happy. Disarm
imagination confronting logic, strategy, blue Statue of Liberty proudly astride a lost tribe in the Philipines stands tall in conventional expectations about art
and analytic reasoning. The exhibit is waist-high pedestal. Lady Liberty’s dress this Figge visit. It was comforting to be museums, and allow yourself to genuinely
grandiose in size, content, and color, and is corrugated cardboard, but the paint job validated for a perspective differing from appreciate the entire experience. There’s no
many of the paintings are encompassed and gluing medium give it a carved wet- the artist. Banks wants the audience to excuses through August 12, as admittance
with elaborate wooden frames made up clay feel. She has a sly optimism about her form and enjoy their own personal experi- (normally $7/adult and $4/child) is free,
of words, landscapes, and characters, as she gazes down at visitors beneath her ences. Life’s many facets tell us what we’re and it’s always free after 5pm on Thurs-
all meticulously carved with legions of oversize crown. doing right or wrong. Here, in this space, days. For more information, call (563)326-
Dremel tools. Just within the frame itself, After standing and processing, I shared you can unapologetically think and feel 7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org

Processionalization: Power Lunch with the Tasaday featured in Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest at the Figge Art Museum
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OTHER EVENTS fundraising event featuring a variety of beer, wine,…
Niabi Zoo, 6pm Fri Aug 24

Alternating Currents 2018, second-annual area
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy festival celebrating live music,… Downtown Davenport,
Club, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, M11 (Wild Fri Aug 24 and Sat Aug 25
Duck Cluster), Albireo… Niabi Zoo, 7:30pm Sat Aug 18
Basement to Attic Sale, purchase clothes, home
Star Party, starts at dusk; St. Ambrose opens its décor, toys and… East Moline Public Library, 11am Fri
observatory to the… St. Ambrose Menke Observatory, Aug 24 and Sat Aug 25
7pm Sat Aug 18
Vettes on the River, an all-Corvette car show with
QC Cancer Awareness Ride, Gilda’s Club of the Quad proceeds donated to local Quad… LeClaire Levee, 8am
Cities’ annual motorcycle-ride fundraiser previously… Sat Aug 25
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 9am Sun Aug 19

LECTURES
Eating Your Way through the Gospel of St. Luke,
the guest speakers are the Rev. Bob Miller, from the… St.
Alphonsus Catholic Church, 8am Tue Aug 21
Restoring Floodplains for People and Nature,
River Action Field Trip to Dubuque, this guided River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Olivia
tour will cover the Bee Branch Watershed Flood… River Dorothy,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Thu Aug 2
Action, 8am Thu Aug 23 Great River Tug Fest @ LeClaire and Port Byron Levees – August 9 through 11
Behind Closed Doors: Putnam Museum’s
Mercado on Fifth, with The Silver Cliffs and STEM Artifacts, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with
activities with the Putnam… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Christina Kastell and… River Action, 9am Sat Aug 4
COURSES
Anthony Heddlesten… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am
Aug 24 Tue Aug 7 and Thu Aug 9
Operations and Maintenance of the Nation’s
Waterways, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Downtown Rock Island: Still Rock Solid, River African-American Genealogy: Tracing the
Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Miles Brainard, Subsets of Your History, explore specific areas of
Urban… River Action, 6:30pm Wed Aug 8 your genealogy and ancestral story; $10;… Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 1:30pm Thu Aug 2
Homeschooling 101 with Carrie Homann, Carrie
Homann, homeschooling mom of two boys in 6th and… Hispanic Genealogy: Tracing the Subsets of Your
Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Aug 9 History, explore specific areas of your genealogy and
ancestral story; $10;… Black Hawk College - Quad City
Life of the Jaguar: Studying and Saving the Campus, 1:30pm Thu Aug 9
Americas’ Largest Felid, researcher and PhD
candidate Allison Devlin will present her current… Niabi Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
Zoo, 6:30pm Thu Aug 9 individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Aug 10
Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting,
free; for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@ Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
aol.com or 563-332-7259… Bettendorf Public Library, individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
6:30pm Thu Aug 9 Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Aug 17

Downtown Rock Island: Still Rock Solid, River Technology Open Lab, if have a tech question, get
Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Miles Brainard, individualized assistance with questions… Rock Island
Urban… River Action, 9am Sat Aug 11 Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Aug 24

River Landscape Mosaic, River Action hosts a
Channel Cat Talk with Dr. Norm… Riverbend Commons
Dock, 9am Tue Aug 14 and Thu Aug 16 MEETINGS
A Look at Black Hawk State Historic Site through InternQC Networking Express, join community
the Years, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with leaders, business owners and other young professionals
Elizabeth Carvey, Historian,… River Action, 6:30pm Wed as… Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 7:30am
Aug 15 Thu Aug 2

The CCC in Northeastern Iowa with author Linda Introduction to a Miss America Pageant., meet
McCann, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a present and some former titleholders, and there will
federal program created… LeClaire Community Library, be… Butterworth Center, 1pm Sat Aug 4
11am Sat Aug 18
Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family
A Look at Black Hawk State Historic Site through Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third
the Years, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Aug 4
Elizabeth Carvey, Historian,… River Action, 9am Sat and Sat Aug 18
Aug 18
Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime
The History of Fort Armstrong and the Arsenal discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
Island, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Gena Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Aug 4 and Sat Aug 18
Schantz,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Aug 21
and Thu Aug 23 Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly
Luncheon, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Moline Riverfront Development: 25 Years and Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Aug 4
Counting, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Jeff and Sat Aug 18
Anderson, Urban… River Action, 6:30pm Wed Aug 22
Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association
Moline Riverfront Development: 25 Years and Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Counting, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Jeff Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Aug 4
Anderson, Urban… River Action, 9am Sat Aug 25 and Sat Aug 18

Building a Bridge for the Future: The I-74 Ecumenical Fellowship Church Outdoor Worship,
Mississippi River Bridge Project, River Action hosts a on Sundays, with a potluck or cookout following;
Channel Cat Talk with Danielle Mulholland,… Riverbend locations TBD;… 11am Sun Aug 5 thru Sun Aug 26
Commons Dock, 9am Tue Aug 28
Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible
Creative Collective, participants are asked to Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and
volunteer to teach the rest of… Davenport Public Library directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Aug 5 thru
- Main, 6:30pm Tue Aug 28 Sun Aug 26

Best Management Practices within an Urban / Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a
Riparian Interface, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners
with Brittany Ackerland, City… River Action, 6:30pm SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Aug 6
Wed Aug 29
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Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group
based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27
Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Mondays, with
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Aug 6 thru Mon
Aug 27
MUSIC
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; bring whatever craft
you are working on, from… River Valley District Library, Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic
The Melvins
5pm Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29 Pain, on Tuesdays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard;
$50 once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 9:30am
Monday, August 6, 8 p.m.
Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 @ Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island, IL
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public

L
Library, 5:30pm Mon Aug 20 Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Wednesdays, with ed by rock legend Buzz Osborne, who has been
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5:30pm Wed Aug 8 thru
touring with his band for 35 years, the sludge-
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on Wed Aug 29 metal and hardcore-punk musicians of The Melvins
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf make a return appearance at the Rock Island Brew-
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Aug 21 Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for ing Company on August 6, with AllMusic.com writ-
information, call 563-386-7477 … CASI (Center for Active ing of the iconic group, “Their ability to combine
Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting + Business, Seniors), 9:30am Wed Aug 8 punk with a strong Black Sabbath influence had a
Innovation & Leadership Sessions, the Quad Cities
Chamber Business, Innovation & Leadership Sessions Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people major impact on everything from grunge to alterna-
brings… TaxSlayer Center, 11am Thu Aug 23 can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church, tive metal to doom metal and stoner rock.”
6:30pm Fri Aug 10 Ranked number two on Metal Injection’s list of
AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope “10 Heaviest Grunge Bands,” The Melvins were
with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get Grief Support Group, held in the library; for formed in early 1983 by guitarist Osborne, bassist The Melvins @ RIBCO – August 6
useful information about resources in the Quad Cities; information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
Matt Lukin, and drummer Mike Dillard, all of whom
this support group is geared towards the concerns of Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Aug 14
adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due attended Montesano Jr. and Sr. High School in Montesano, Washington. Though they initially played covers
to the topics that our group attendees may need to Yoga for Core Strength and Balance, with Johanna by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Cream, original music was recorded for the Melvins’ 1986 EP debut Six Songs,
address, children are not permitted at these meetings, Welzenbach-Hilliard; $45; call or text Johanna at 563-726- and in December of that year, the group recorded its first full-length album Gluey Porch Treatments for
Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL, 2623 or e-mail… Above the Barre Dance Academy, Fri California’s Alchemy Records. By the early 1990s, the Melvins had begun to tour internationally in between
Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm Aug 17 and Sat Aug 18 recording albums such as 1991’s Bullhead and 1992’s Lysol. And when Nirvana’s Nevermind became an
Sat Aug 25
unexpectedly massive success, the Melvins were one of many groups to benefit from Nirvana’s support,
Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for
information, call 563-386-7477 … CASI (Center for Active having been an early inspiration for a young Kurt Cobain. They were consequently signed by Altnatic
Records, and their first major label release, 1993’s Houdini, entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at
HEALTH Seniors), 9:30am Wed Aug 22
number 29.
Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people To date, the Melvins’ extraordinary musical legacy and longevity have resulted in 21 studio albums, seven
Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729- can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church, live albums, eight compilation albums, and six EPs, with the band’s most recent recording – Pinkus Abortion
1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm thru Thu 6:30pm Fri Aug 24
Aug 23
Technician, released on April 20 – inspiring MetalNexus.net to rave that “everything they put out is binge-
Yoga at the Figge, the session will feature a relaxing worthy material,” with the artists themselves described as “the godfathers of sludge as well as grunge.”
Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna routine led by a local instructor; all experience levels, Last year’s A Walk with Love & Death, meanwhile, was cited in a River Cities’ Reader article by Max Allison as
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; from beginner to advanced, are welcome; space is an album that “exemplifies the elements that keep fans coming back for more: the capacity to lose oneself
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm thru limited with 90 spots available for the adult class (age 13 in the thrill of their riffs and to headbang in the pit, juxtaposed against the need to take a step back, scratch
Thu Aug 23 or older) and 18 spots available for the children’s class your head, and follow along with their strange, nearly illogical decisions to confound and experiment.”
(age 5-12); for information and to register, call 563-345-
Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at 6638 or yoga@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, The Melvins perform on August 6 with an opening set by Jon Spencer, tickets to the all-ages 8 p.m. show
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, are $20, and more information is available by calling (309)793-1999 or visiting RIBCO.com.
10am thru Tue Aug 28 10:30am Sat Aug 25

Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic
Pain, on Fridays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50
once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 10am Fri
Aug 3 thru Fri Aug 24
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Aug 28
ART
Pat Beréskin, Matt Moyer, and Robert Reeves Exhibits
SENIORS
Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729-1296…
Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Aug 4 thru
Sat Aug 25 Thursday, August 2, through Wednesday, August 29
Weekly & Bi-Weekly @ Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL
Yoga: All Levels, on Saturdays, with Johanna

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Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, aintings, sculptures, and works by a prominent
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Aug 4 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Quad Cities gallery owner are on display through
thru Sat Aug 25 2:30pm thru Thu Aug 23
August 29 at the Quad City International Airport, as
Quad City Arts presents a trio of new exhibitions by
Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for
practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Des Moines painter Robert Reeves, sculptor Matt
body, and to bring awareness to the present moment; Seniors), 12:30pm thru Thu Aug 23 Moyer from Columbia, Missouri, and Bettendorf’s Pat
meditations will be led by experienced meditation Beréskin, owner and operator of the city’s Beréskin Gal-
practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call lery & Art Academy.
information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel: 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am A prolific painter as well as a dedicated teacher
bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 thru Thu Aug 23 and world traveler, Beréskin’s latest series City Lights
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm delivers a unique view of the architecture of the
Sun Aug 5 Quad Cities and popular destinations worldwide, Pat Beréskin’s Cape Town @ Quad City
including New York, Chicago, and Paris. Her paintings International Airport Art Gallery – through August 29
depict city lights and the way light plays on the
architectural structures, and viewers are sure to sense the vibrations, sounds, and grittiness of the city when they
ponder Beréskin’s paintings. In 2013, the artist opened her first gallery in Davenport, and recently moved to an
8,000-square-foot building in downtown Bettendorf that hosts a gallery, an art academy, and a studio space in
which guests can not only view regional artworks, but watch artists at work creating new ones.
Reeves depicts scenes of urban life, with his oil paintings portraying specific moments in time during the daily
life of average city-dwelling Americans. Drawing from his surroundings and using architectural and figurative
themes as backdrops, he employs his understanding of color and perspective to render everyday locations
and objects from his unique point of view, seeking to draw the viewer into a specific setting and illicit a personal
re-examination of the familiar. Reeves received a BA in Art with honors from the University of Northern Iowa in
1994, and has been creating and exhibiting for more than 20 years – public art, studio work, and commissions for
private collectors and corporate collections.
A Moline native, Missouri’s Moyer presents abstract, welded steel sculptures that represent self-contained
mechanical systems, and using new steel, he works on the surfaces with paints and grinders to achieve the
appearance of something old and worn. His public sculptures have been showcased in the Quad Cities for years
as part of Quad City Arts’ sculpture program, but his latest works will fit inside the glass cases in the airport gallery
and interact with the cityscapes of Bereskin and Reeves. A University of Missouri-Columbia MFA candidate, Moyer
holds a BFA from the University of Iowa, and his pieces can also be found in the permanent collection of Galesburg
Public Waterworks.
The Quad City International Airport Gallery is located opposite the airport’s gift shop and restaurant, there
is a $1 fee for parking, and more information on the Beréskin, Moyer, and Reeves exhibits is available by calling
Frank Russell @ Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz and Heritage Festival – August 17 through 19 (309)793-1213 extension 108 or visiting QuadCityArts.com.
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Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for
CONTINUED

SENIORS / Weekly & Bi-Weekly information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28

Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; 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), 8am Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28
12:45pm thru Fri Aug 24
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am thru Wed Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Aug 29
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
&… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Aug 3 Seniors), 2pm Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
thru Fri Aug 24
Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Aug 3 thru Fri Aug 24
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes @ TaxSlayer Center – August 31 through September 2 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Seniors), 9am Fri Aug 3 thru Fri Aug 24
CASI/RSVP Silver Linings Bell Choir, on Mondays; Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center 1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27 for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Aug 8 thru
for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri Aug 3 thru Fri Aug 24 Wed Aug 29
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats,
Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Aug 3 Mon Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27 Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
thru Fri Aug 24 Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Active Seniors), 8am Mon Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27 Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
12:30pm Fri Aug 3 thru Mon Aug 27 Seniors), 10:25am Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for
Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:15am Mon Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27 Seniors), 8:30am Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Seniors), 9:30am Fri Aug 3 thru Mon Aug 27 Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for 1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Active Seniors), Mon Aug 6 thru Tue Aug 28 (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue Aug 7 thru Tue August
Seniors), 9am Fri Aug 3 thru Wed Aug 29 Aug 28
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563- Genesis Foot Clinic, from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm;
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue $22, reservations required; for information, call… CASI
Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28 (Center for Active Seniors), Thu Aug 2

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Alois Kronschlaeger
Polychromatic
Contemplations
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16

Alois Kronschlaeger, Grid Structure #1:
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Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East 563-333-6474, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Escape Room: Hogwarts Tower, by appointment
Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Aug 2 Davenport IA, SAU.edu/summer-at-sau, 9am Mon Aug 6 only; solve riddles, follow clues, and solve puzzles…
LeClaire Community Library, 5pm Thu Aug 23 July 3 Crossword Answers
CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Engineering Boot Camp, thru Aug. 10; for students
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri Aug 3 entering grades 9-12; $100; for information and to Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
register, call 563-333-5701, St. Ambrose University, 518 learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- W. Locust St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/summer-at-sau, Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Aug 24
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Aug 6 Mon Aug 6
Teen Art Night, for grades 6-12; create a beautiful
Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; scene of birch trees… East Moline Public Library, 5pm
information, call 563-386-7477 … CASI (Center for Active sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Mon Aug 27
Seniors), 9:30am Wed Aug 8 10:30am Tue Aug 7
Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your
Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Teen Volunteer Night, volunteer at the library and library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Aug 14 fulfill needed service hours or… Silvis Public Library, Library, 5:30pm Tue Aug 28
5:30pm Tue Aug 7
Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI Evening Play Group, for ages 3-6, but all welcome; learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
(Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Aug 16 beat the heat with… LeClaire Community Library, Branch, 10:30am Tue Aug 28
6:30pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28
iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Aug 20 Anime/Manga Club, experience the literary and learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
cultural trend that is Anime/Manga; choose… Silvis Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Aug 29
Grief Support Group, donations accepted; for Public Library, 3:30pm Wed Aug 8
information, call 563-386-7477 … CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9:30am Wed Aug 22 Ocean in a Bottle, grades 6 & under make their very
own ocean in… East Moline Public Library, 5pm Wed
Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Aug 8
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Aug 28
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest

KIDS’ STUFF Branch, 10:30am Wed Aug 8

Morning Play Group, for ages 0-3, but all welcome;
Weekly & Bi-Weekly beat the heat with… LeClaire Community Library,
10:30am Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29
Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Fright Night, for grades 6-12; featuring the scary movie
thru Thu Aug 23 of your choice!… East Moline Public Library, 5pm Fri
Aug 10
Lunch at the Library, Mon.-Thu.; the library is again
partnering with Davenport Community Schools… Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
Fairmount Street Library, 12:45pm thru Wed Aug 29 sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 10:30am Fri Aug 10
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street Solar Ovens, grades 6 & under learn how the sun’s
Library, 10am Fri Aug 3 thru Fri Aug 24 natural heat… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Fri Aug
10
Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers,
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public DIY Squishies, for grades 6-12; make an adorable
Library, 10am Sat Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 25 squishy to squeeze your… East Moline Public Library,
2pm Sat Aug 11
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy
stories, music, and movement; free; for information,… Homeschool Mixer, we are inviting all homeschooling
Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon Aug 6 thru Mon families to mingle with library… LeClaire Community
Aug 27 Library, 6:30pm Tue Aug 14

Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27 10:30am Tue Aug 14

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 2:30pm during… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
Wed Aug 8 thru Wed Aug 29 10:30am Tue Aug 14

Tabletop STEM, for grades 6 & under; stop in the Southwest Family Craft Night: Fall Leaf Weaving
Children’s Department… East Moline Public Library, 9am Project, free craft for families and people of all ages;
Mon Aug 20 thru Fri Aug 24 free;… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
6pm Tue Aug 14

August Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Aug 15
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Public Library, 6pm Thu Aug 2 Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Book Club, grades
7 & up help plan cool events, request new… LeClaire
Trolls Party, for grades 6 & under; join us for an Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Aug 16
interactive… East Moline Public Library, noon Thu Aug 2
Escape Room: Hogwarts Tower, by appointment
Teen Library Council Meeting, join us for the only; solve riddles, follow clues, and solve puzzles…
meeting to receive your member card… East Moline LeClaire Community Library, 5pm Thu Aug 16
Public Library, 4pm Fri Aug 3
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Bullet Journaling 101, grades 6-12 get creative and learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library -
organized with a teen-led breakdown… East Moline Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Aug 17
Public Library, 2pm Sat Aug 4
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and
Full STEAM Ahead! Seed Science, learn what it takes share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm
to start your own plants from… Silvis Public Library, Tue Aug 21
11am Sat Aug 4
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Back to School Make It, Take It, grades 6 & under can learning and fun,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
get excited for the new… East Moline Public Library, Branch, 10:30am Tue Aug 21
10:30am Mon Aug 6
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
Digital Film Camp, thru Aug. 8; for students entering during… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
grades 6-8; $45; for information and to register, call 10:30am Wed Aug 22
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Schulz’s Review of
the Latest Movies On Demand

BOOK CLUB
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each fantastic in this aging-friends
comedy, but when they're together,
their stunning, naturalistic rapport
delivers the most pleasurable breath
of fresh air I've experienced in 2018
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DEADPOOL 2
This superhero sequel's employment of
winning, narratively perfect pop songs
made me chuckle at minimum and
roar at maximum – quite a feat when I
ACROSS 79. Finagle: 3 wds. 36. Preminger et al. was already laughing consistently at
1. “Walking Dead” name 81. Chow _ 37. Thither the dialogue, action-packed gags, and
6. First husband 82. A thousand millions, in England 38. Gear: 2 wds. Ryan Reynolds' sublime asides. (Same
10. Leaping insect 84. _ the line (behaved) 39. Cargo vessel
14. Barque 85. Fasteners 40. Follows a meal plan day as home video.)
18. Stand 86. Fateful date 42. Cut back
19. Source of antibodies 87. Mystical card 43. Horse opera
20. Lean
21. Verdi work
89. Curly hairstyle
91. Serf
44. Beginnings
45. High-pitched sound
UPGRADE
22. Pasta shape: 2 wds. 93. Jockey 50. In what way: 2 wds. A bizarre, thrilling hybrid of Ex
24. Unneeded thing: 2 wds. 94. Moped 52. Cat Machina, John Wick, and Hardcore
26. More delayed 97. Acrobatic moves 54. Complains Henry, this sci-fi thriller boasts
27. Expert 99. Noria: 2 wds. 56. Accepts
29. Tibetan terrier 102. _ -de-camp 57. Gutta-percha relative hilarious, marvelously choreographed
30. Monocle 103. Old Roman poet 58. Scrap fight scenes that had me wincing and
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36. Hop kiln 107. Hawaiian goose 63. Automaton an “A.” (Same day as home video.)
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Nuclear Winner
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE –
FALLOUT
Lord knows we don’t need any more
awards for movies and the people who
make them. But after watching the latest
sequel to Mission: Impossible – hell, after
watching its first 10 minutes – I was
actively wishing that someone would at
least fashion an oversize blue ribbon, or
maybe an Edible Arrangements bouquet
of some sort, in recognition of “Best Pre-
Opening-Credits Sequence.” Because
the one that writer/director Christopher
McQuarrie and company have devised
for Mission: Impossible – Fallout is prac-
tically a movie of its own, and an awfully
good one.
At the start of McQuarrie’s prelude,
we’re given the return of Tom Cruise’s
Ethan Hunt, of course, as well as the
traditional “should you choose to accept
it” invitation from his Impossible Mis-
sions Force superior (Alec Baldwin), this Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise, and Ving Rhames in Mission: Impossible – Fallout
particular mission involving potential
nuclear weapons falling into evil hands. plot synopsis as Fallout requires. (In Happy, and more than a little grateful, relatable in ways he’s never been before;
We get reappearances by Hunt’s two- truth, Mission: Impossible – Where’s because Fallout also happens to be the I’m not sure that anything in the fi lm is
man team of franchise favorites Luther the Plutonium? would’ve made for a most unequivocally human of this sum- quite as charming as Cruise’s exhausted
(Ving Rhames) and Benji (Simon Pegg), perfectly apt alternate title.) For those mer’s many, many franchise extenders. eye-roll mid-fight, as if even he couldn’t
plus a requisite car chase, gunfire, and demanding more, this direct sequel to That’s frankly surprising, considering believe, at his age, what he was putting
the sight of a conflicted Hunt having to Rogue Nation – McQuarrie’s M:I entry the 22-year-old M:I fi lm series has rarely his body through.
choose between saving an ally or losing from 2015 – finds Hunt and company shown much interest in people. (When Between Cruise’s heroic portrayal
that friend in service to the greater again attempting to foil a nefarious plot bona-fide acting legends have stolen the and even more heroic stuntwork, the
good. And for a while, it’s all fast-paced by the chaos-driven Syndicate and its show in the past, as Vanessa Redgrave endless twists and turns that McQuar-
and blithely enjoyable – exactly the M:I diabolical Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), did in 1996 and Philip Seymour Hoff- rie delivers as both writer and direc-
opener you’re hoping for. with Jerusalem, Mecca, and the Vatican man did in 2006, it’s been principally tor, the topnotch supporting crew, the
But events quickly take a turn toward all targeted for nuclear annihilation. due to natural talent and charisma – razor-sharp editing, and the numerous
the shocking, as a failure on Hunt’s part Yet even if the narrative details wind up they’ve triumphed over their material set pieces you want to talk about end-
leads to apparent global catastrophe. leaving your brain by the time you reach rather than in it.) But from the soulful lessly – with the climactic helicopter
From the audience’s perspective, the your car, you’ll likely remember the comic relief of Rhames and Pegg to the sequence a masterwork of scary/funny
fi lm begins to appear rather grim. And movie’s incredible set pieces for days and hard-won authority of Baldwin and finesse – Mission: Impossible – Fallout is
then almost nihilistic. And then … kind weeks afterward: Hunt and an unwanted Angela Bassett to the enigmatic depths an almost impossibly good time. After
of funny. Then really funny. Then the assistant (Henry Cavill’s August Walker) of Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hunt demonstrates the creation of the
laughs subside in favor of breathless skydiving through a lightning storm, and the returning Michelle Monaghan, series’ hilariously ludicrous latex masks,
anticipation. And then, at long last, com- their free-fall as excitingly disorient- the performances here are universally Walker asks, with disbelief, “People
poser Lalo Schifrin’s familiar “DUN … ing as anything in Gravity; the brutal strong and the performers genuinely actually fall for this shit?” When it’s
dun dun dun dun DUN … dun dun dun hand-to-hand combat in a gleaming- connected to their material. Even Henry done this well: Yes. We absolutely do.
dun …” theme music kicks in, and the white men’s room; the detonator that Cavill, the stiffest of all cinematic Super-
title cards blast onto the screen. When I gets repeatedly kicked maddeningly out men, is allowed to be witty and life-size. For reviews of Mamma Mia! Here
saw the movie on Friday night, patrons of reach. When McQuarrie’s movie is Best of all, Cruise reminds us that, We Go Again, Ant-Man & the Wasp,
applauded. They would’ve been right really rolling, which is about 90 percent when he puts his mind to it, he can Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vaca-
to clap after seven or eight subsequent of the time, the exhilaration you feel is still be a first-rate actor in addition to a tion, Skyscraper, The First Purge, Won’t
sequences, too, but perhaps couldn’t matched by a deep, nearly giddy amuse- peerless movie star. It should go without You Be My Neighbor, Unfriended: Dark
quite wrest their clenched hands from ment at the sheer chutzpah of its stunts, saying that the man holds the screen Web, Three Identical Strangers, and
their armrests. fights, chases, and cliffhangers. I’d have about as commandingly as anyone other recent releases, visit RCReader.com/
Not long into the fi lm, Luther asks a to go back to Mad Max: Fury Road to alive. Yet his willingness, in Fallout, to movies.
shackled terrorist, “Where the pluto- name an action blockbuster that left me let his 56 years show, even if just a little
nium?”, and that’s probably as much so colossally happy. bit, makes Ethan Hunt empathetic and
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Seize the Meh Understanding that there are steps you can
take to recover from heartbreak might give you
I’m a 31-year-old guy who got really hurt the courage to go for a woman you really love.
after a relationship ended a few years back. Sure, that woman might leave you – caus-
Now I just don’t date women whom I’ll ever ing you big-time pain. But consider that risk
really care about because I don’t ever want to avoidance – such as by being with a woman
feel how I felt when my previous relationship you don’t really care about – isn’t pain avoid-
ended. My friends say I’m being a coward ance. The pain is just different. It’s low-dose
and missing out. But hey – I’m not depressed extended-release – such as frequently expe-
over any chicks. I think I’m being smart riencing the post-sex horror that leads you
in protecting myself. Maybe more people to want to grab your clothes and make a run
should take this approach. for it before the woman next to you wakes up.
– Comfortably Numb And then you remember a couple of essential
These days, your relationships probably points: She’s your wife, not some Tinder rando,
start when you eyeball a woman on the street: and it’s your apartment.
“Whoa! I bet she’d be seriously mediocre in
bed!” Give Pizza a Chance
Next, you discover that she’s a real yawn out I’m a straight 36-year-old woman, and
of the sack, too – and you’re in! I recently lost a lot of weight. My doctor’s
Now it’s possible that you’re way more happy. My girlfriends think I look great.
emotionally sensitive than most people, to the They’re all “How’d you do it?” “You look like
point where a loss that others would eventu- a model!” However, my male friends think
ally recover from hits you like a never-ending I’m too skinny now. Is there a big difference
colonoscopy. (With, um, artisanal anesthesia: in what the sexes consider a good body?
“If you’ll just bite this stick … .”) – Slim
Even if you are super-sensitive, avoiding the
pain comes at a substantial price: living a gray Though women assume that men think
goulash of a life, spending every day with some the ideal female body shape is modeliciously
uninspiring somebody you don’t really care skinny, consider that construction workers
about. But consider that we evolved to be resil- rarely yell out, “Hey, Hot Stuff! Great set of
ient – to heal from emotional injuries as we ribs!”
do physical ones. However, in order for you to In studies exploring men’s and women’s
do this – and to see that you might actually be ideas of the ideal female body weight, women
able to stand the pain of loss – you need to view consistently “perceive men as being attracted
resilience not as some mysterious emotional to thinner female figures than is true in real-
gift but as a practice. ity,” writes social psychologist Viren Swami.
Resilience comes out of what clinical psy- And it isn’t just North American men who like
chologist Salvatore Maddi calls “hardiness.” fleshier women. Swami ran a massive survey
He writes that “hardiness ... provides the cour- – of 7,434 men and women in 26 countries,
age and motivation to do the hard, strategic across 10 world regions – and “men across
work of turning stressful circumstances from all world regions except East Asia selected
potential disasters into growth opportuni- a significantly heavier figure as being most
ties.” His research finds that hardiness is made physically attractive compared to what women
up of three “interrelated attitudes,” which he believed was most attractive to men.”
calls the three Cs: Commitment, Control, and Swami and his colleagues speculate that
Challenge. “women exposed to magazines marketed
Commitment is the desire to engage with to women may form skewed perceptions of
people and life instead of pulling away and what body types are most appealing to men.”
isolating yourself. Control is the motivation to But don’t despair. Swami’s study and others
take action to improve your life “rather than measure the preferences of the “average” man.
sinking into passivity and powerlessness.” There is no such person. Or, as an epidemi-
Challenge is the willingness to face the stress ologist friend of mine often reminds me,
life throws at you and use it as a learning expe- there are “individual differences” – meaning
rience “rather than playing it safe by avoiding individuals’ preferences vary. In other words,
uncertainties and potential threats.” there are men out there who will be seriously
These attitudes might not come naturally into a woman like you – a woman who can do
to you. But you can choose to take them up, amazing feats in the bedroom, like removing
same as you might other “unnatural practices,” a pair of skinny jeans without calling 911 and
like monogamy and wearing deodorant. asking for firemen to come over with the Jaws
of Life.

Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405. E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com,
visit @amyalkon on Twitter, and listen to Amy’s weekly radio show at BlogTalkRadio.com/amyalkon. Order Amy
Alkon’s new book Unf_-ology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018).
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): I predict praying to the gods of luck and fate. I’ll take care the rest? My answer is yes, definitely. And would deeply and think hard about how to diminish
that August will be a Golden Age for of that for you. Your job is to propitiate the gods the arrival of these delights spur you to come up your pain, and then take practical action when
you. That’s mostly very good. Golden of fluid discipline and hard but smart work. To with imaginative solutions to your top two your wisdom shows you what will actually work.
opportunities will arise, and you’ll win the favor of these divine helpers, act on the riddles? I’m pretty sure it would. So I conclude Now is an excellent time to upgrade your
come into possession of lead that can be assumption that you now have the power and this horoscope by recommending that you do commitment to this sacred quest.
transmuted into gold. But it’s also important to the right to ask for more of their assistance than indeed arrange to revel in your equivalent of the
be prudent about your dealings with gold. you have before. Proceed with the understand- delights I named. AQUARIUS (January 20-February
Consider the fable of the golden goose. The ing that they are willing to provide you with the 18): The questions you’ve been asking
bird’s owner grew impatient because it laid only stamina, persistence, and attention to detail you SCORPIO (October 23-November aren’t bad or wrong. But they’re not
one gold egg per day; he foolishly slaughtered will need to accomplish your next 21): “Don’t try to steer the river,” exactly relevant or helpful, either.
his prize animal to get all the gold immediately. breakthrough. writes Deepak Chopra. Most of the That’s why the answers you’ve been receiving
That didn’t work out well. Or consider the fact time, I agree with that idea. It’s aren’t of maximum use. Try these questions
that to the ancient Aztecs, the word teocuitlatl LEO (July 23-August 22): “Some- arrogant to think that we have the power to instead. (1) What experience or information
referred to gold, even though its literally times, I feel the past and the future control the forces of nature or the flow of destiny would you need to heal your divided sense of
translation was “excrement of the gods.” Moral pressing so hard on either side that or the song of creation. Our goal should be to get loyalty? (2) How can you attract an influence
of the story: If handled with care and integrity, there’s no room for the present at all.” an intuitive read on the crazy-making miracle of that would motivate you to make changes you
gold can be a blessing. A character named Julia says that in Evelyn life, and adapt ourselves ingeniously to its can’t quite accomplish under your own power?
Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. I bring it to ever-shifting patterns and rhythms. But wait! (3) Can you ignore or even dismiss the 95
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus your attention as an inspiring irritant, as a prod Set aside everything I just said. An exception to percent of your fear that’s imaginary so you’ll be
socialite Stephen Tennant (1906-1987) to get you motivated. I hope it will mobilize you the usual rule has arrived. Sometimes, when able to focus on the five percent that’s truly
was such an interesting luminary that to rise up and refuse to allow your past and your your personal power is extra flexible and robust worth meditating on? (4) If I assured you that
three major novelists created fictional future to press so hard on either side that there’s – like now, for you – you may indeed be able to you have the intelligence to beautify an ugly part
characters modeled after him. As a boy, when he no room for the present. It’s a favorable time for steer the river a bit. of your world, how would you begin?
was asked what he’d like to be when he grew up, you to fully claim the glory of being right here,
he replied, “I want to be a great beauty.” I’d love right now. SAGITTARIUS (November PISCES (February 19-March 20): A
to hear those words spill out of your mouth, 22-December 21): “Dear Astrologer: scuffle you’ve been waging turns out to
Taurus. What? You say you’re already all grown VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Recently I’ve been weirdly obsessed be the wrong scuffle. It has distracted
up? I doubt it. In my opinion, you’ve still got a I’m not an ascetic who believes all our with wondering how to increase my you from giving your full attention to
lot of stretching and expansion and transforma- valuable lessons emerge from levels of generosity and compassion. Not just a more winnable and worthwhile tussle. My
tion to accomplish during the coming decades. suffering. Nor am I a pop-nihilist who because I know it’s the right thing to do, but also advice? Don’t waste energy feeling remorse
So yes: I hope you can find it in your wild heart sneers at pretty flowers, smiling children, and because I know it will make me healthy and about the energy you’ve wasted. In fact, be
to proclaim, “When I grow up, I want to be a sunny days. On the contrary: I’m devoted to the honest and unflappable. Do you have any sage grateful for the training you’ve received. The
great beauty.” (P.S. Your ability to become hypothesis that life is usually at least 51 percent advice? – Ambitious Sagittarius.” Dear skills you’ve been honing while wrestling with
increasingly beautiful will be at a peak during wonderful. But I dance the rain dance when Ambitious: I’ve noticed that many Sagittarians the misleading complication will serve you well
the next fourteen months.) there’s an emotional drought in my personal are feeling an unprecedented curiosity about when you switch your focus to the more
life, and I dance the pain dance when it’s time to how to enhance their lives by boosting the important issue. So are you ready to shift gears?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Manage deal with difficulties I’ve ignored. How about benevolence they express. Here’s a tip from Start mobilizing your crusade to engage with
with bread and butter until God sends you, Virgo? I suspect that now is one of those astrologer Chani Nicholas: “Source your sense the more winnable and worthwhile tussle.
the honey,” advises a Moroccan times when you need to have compassionate of self from your integrity in every interaction.”
proverb. Let’s analyze how this advice heart-to-heart conversations with your fears, Here’s another tip from Anais Nin: “The worse Homework: What was your last major amaze-
might apply to you. First thing I want to know is, struggles, and aches. the state of the world grows, the more intensely I ment? What do you predict will be the next one?
have you been managing well with bread and try for inner perfection and power. I fight for a Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com
butter? Have you refrained from whining about LIBRA (September 23-October 22): small world of humanity and tenderness.”
your simple provisions, resting content and Do you absolutely need orchids, sweet New column published weekly at
grateful? If you haven’t, I doubt that any honey elixirs, dark chocolate, alluring new CAPRICORN (December 22-Janu- RCReader.com
will arrive, ether from God or any other source. music, dances on soft grass, sensual ary 19): Time does not necessarily
But if you have been celebrating your modest massages, nine hours of sleep per night, and a heal all wounds. If you wait around
Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
gifts, feeling free of greed and displeasure, then I steady stream of soulful conversations? No. Not passively, hoping that the mere
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WEDNESDAY 1
2018/08/01 (Wed) 6 Odd Rats – The Right Now
(6:30pm) – Downtown Iowa City,
– German American Heritage
Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport
Blues Rock It – Parkside Grill &
Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Landing Plaza, Moline IL 51st Annual Willow Music Folk
Festival – Willow United
Andy Schumm & His Gang –
Grumpy’s Saloon, 2120 E 11th St,
Iowa City IA
The Acoustic Project – Chief’s Bar &
IA
Billy Currington – Mississippi Valley
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport FRIDAY
2018/08/10 (Fri)
10 Methodist Church, 6522 S. Willow
Road, Stockton IL
Davenport IA Grill, 1600 Crosstown Ave., Silvis IL Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St, IA Caroline Says – Jessica Risker – Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village
Moeller Nights: Sun Seeker – B i x B e i d e rb e c ke M e m o ri a l Davenport IA Calliope Musicals (6pm) – Kris Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport
Skyway Man – Triple Crown Festival: Dendelion Stompers Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Lager Band (7pm) – Wiley Park, SE Island IL IA
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 (6pm) – Josh Duff ee Orchestra Festival: Bix Youth Band 6th St., Galva IL The Dawn (5pm) – Mercado on Fifth, Butcher Babies (5:30pm) –
E Third St., Davenport IA (7pm) – DB Orchestra (8pm) – (11:30am) – Fats Waller Legacy Easy Rider – Solar Flare Sunset – 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Amoramora – Phantom
Molly Durnin (6:30pm) – The LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Band (12:30pm) – Miss Jubilee Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Death Valley Welcome Center Killer (10pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Davenport IA & the Humdingers (1:30pm) – City IA – Gloom Balloon (6:30pm) – Washington St., Iowa City IA
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA B i x B e i d e rb e c ke M e m o ri a l Benny Goodman Trio (2:30pm) Festival 56 Cabaret – Grace Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) –
Sublime with Rome – Mississippi Jazz Festival: Fats Waller – The Fat Babies (3:30pm) – The Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main Final Mix – Rhythm City Casino Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust Legacy Band (11:30am) – The Wolverines (6pm) – Fats Waller St., Princeton IL Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
St, Davenport IA Wolverines (12:30pm) – The Fat Legacy Band (7pm) – Graystone Justin Moore – Mississippi Valley Eve, Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Tristen – Triple
Yam Haus – Flyin Hot Saucers – Babies (1:30pm) – Miss Jubilee Monarchs (8pm) – Miss Jubilee Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St, Gray Wolf Band – River House, 1510 Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa & the Humdingers (2:30pm) – & the Humdingers (9pm) – The Davenport IA River Dr., Moline IL Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
City IA Bix Youth Band (3:30pm) – Fats Fat Babies (10pm) – Rhythm Moeller Nights: Los Colognes Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo North of 40 (4pm) – Runners Park,
Waller Legacy Band (6pm) – The City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Brewing Company, 102 S. State St., 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL

THURSDAY
2018/08/02 (Thu)
2 Fat Babies (7pm) – Miss Jubilee
& the Humdingers (8pm) –
Davenport IA
Blackstones – The Grape Life Wine
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
Geneseo IL
Jim Swim – Blookah – Strangers of
The RiverCity 6 (2pm) – Bishop Hill
State Historic Site, Bishop Hill IL
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Graystone Monarchs (9pm) – Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Moonshine Run (4pm) – Runners Necessity – Iowa City Yacht Club, Roger Carlson (noon) – Rock Island
Festival: Bix Youth Band (6pm) The Wolverines (10pm) – Rhythm Davenport IA Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Artists’ Market, 520 18th St., Rock
– Fats Waller Legacy Band City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Funktastic Five – River House, 1510 The RiverCity 6 (9:30am) – St. Mark Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip – Island IL
(7pm) – The Wolverines (8pm) Davenport IA River Dr., Moline IL Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
– Benny Goodman Trio (9pm) –
The Fat Babies (10pm) – Rhythm
Craig Michaels Myth – Mississippi
River Distilling Company, 303 N.
Ghost Town Blues Band – Harley
Corin’s, 1708 State St., Bettendorf
W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Summer Hausmusik Zither Concert
Davenport IA
Lewis Knudsen (6pm) – Steventon’s, MONDAY
2018/08/13 (Mon)
13
City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Cody Rd., LeClaire IA IA – German American Heritage 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA Dizzy Bats – Hey Girl Slow Down –
Davenport IA Dirt Road Rockers – River House, Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport Live @ Five: Bees (5pm) – RME Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz 1510 River Dr., Moline IL Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, IA Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., City IA
Festival: Miss Jubilee & the Festival 56 Cabaret – Grace 1228 30th St., Rock Island IL newbo evolve festival: The Pork Davenport IA
Humdingers (3pm) – Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main
St., Princeton IL
Jerry Garcia Birthday Band w/
Winterland – Iowa City Yacht Club,
Tornadoes – Soul Sherpa – Adam
Keith – Four Day Creep – Kevin
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) –
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third TUESDAY
2018/08/14 (Tue)
14
12th St, Davenport IA Fran – Tobacco City – Liv Carrow 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA “B.F.” Burt – Slap N Tickle – Ave., Rock Island IL All Sweat Productions Presents:
Bix Porch Party: Don Estes & – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Kevin Presbrey (4pm) – Mississippi Downtown Cedar Rapids, Cedar Moeller Nights: Sammy Brue – Michael Jackson II – The Redstone
the Prairie Ramblers (11am) – Island IL River Distilling Company, 303 N. Rapids IA Pearl Charles – Triple Crown Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Davenport Public Library - Main, Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – Los Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
321 Main Street, Davenport IA
Doug Brundies Big Acoutic Show
Mocambos (5pm) – Mercado on
Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL
The Knockoff s – Hey Bryan’s, 1140
15th Ave., Moline IL MONDAY
2018/08/06 (Mon)
6 E Third St., Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: Susto Two–Night WEDNESDAY 15
2018/08/15 (Wed)

(6:30pm) – Faye’s Field, 2850 Havok – Jungle Rot – Extinction Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers Izzy Dunfore – Gabe’s, 330 E. Stand – Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 Jordan Danielsen (6:30pm) – The
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf Ad – Alphabeast – Frontal (10am) – Oakdale Memorial Washington St., Iowa City IA 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
IA Assault (5:30pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Gardens, 2501 Eastern Ave., The Melvins – Jon Spencer – RIBCO, Playlist – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Kevin Presbrey – The J Bar, 4215 Washington St., Iowa City IA Davenport IA 1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL Mound St., Davenport IA The RiverCity 6 (11am) – Celebration
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Jef Spradley featuring Kris Moeller Nights: Israel Nash – Field Moeller Nights: Kate Blood – Spirit Adrift – Morphine Dream Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Moeller Nights: Rayland Baxter Keuning (6pm) – Steventon’s, Division – Patrick Dethlefs Alberta – Triple Crown Whiskey – Artorias – RIBCO, 1815 Second Davenport IA
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
Jerry Garcia Birthday Band w/
Winterland – Iowa City Yacht Club,
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
St., Davenport IA The Stone Flowers – Len Brown’s
North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., THURSDAY
2018/08/16 (Thu)
16
Moonshine Bandits – The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Kidstock Session II Concert (6pm)
The Night People – Rhythm City
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 TUESDAY
2018/08/07 (Tue)
7 Moline IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo
– Harrington’s Pub, 2321
Punk Rock Happy Hour (5pm)
– Now or Never Tour (9pm) –
– The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA
Elmore Eve, Davenport IA
Powell – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
An Evening with After Funk –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa SATURDAY
2018/08/11 (Sat)
11 C u m b e r l a n d S q u a r e D r. ,
Bettendorf IA
Blist Her – Kill the Clock – The Lewis Knudsen Band – The Faithful Mound St., Davenport IA City IA 51st Annual Willow Music Folk Moeller Nights: Timmy the Teeth
Few (10pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – The Convalescence – Semper Festival – Willow United – Kari Arnett – Triple Crown
Washington St., Iowa City IA LeClaire IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Acerbus – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 Methodist Church, 6522 S. Willow Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Reckless Ruby & the Fire – Bass Live @ Five: Kevin Presbrey (5pm) Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA S Linn St, Iowa City IA Road, Stockton IL E Third St., Davenport IA
Street Landing Plaza, Moline IL – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., The Stone Flowers (4pm) – Blues Rock It – 11th Street Precinct, Molly Durnin – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore
The RiverCity 6 (11am) – Celebration
Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA
Smooth Groove – Rhythm City
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds,
2815 W. Locust St, Davenport IA WEDNESDAY 8
2018/08/08 (Wed) 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Chamomile & Whiskey (2pm) –
Ave., Davenport IA
Old Salt Union – The Redstone
Davenport IA Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Ultrasounds – Younger – Starry 3 Men & a Molly – McClellan Bishop Hill Creative Commons, 309 Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Toby Keith – Mississippi Valley Elmore Eve, Davenport IA Nights – Good Habits – Gabe’s, Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St., N Bishop Hill St., Bishop Hill IL The RiverCity 6 (6:30pm) – Vander
Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St, Theory of a Deadman – Mississippi 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Davenport IA Code 415 – Generations Bar & Grill, Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central
Davenport IA Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust newbo evolve festival: Maroon 5 – An Evening with Gaelic Storm – 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL Park, Davenport IA
Uniform – VoidDweller – Rozz-Tox, St, Davenport IA The Shadowboxers – Downtown The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Final Mix – Rhythm City Casino The Tailfins – Bass Street Landing
2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL newbo evolve festival: Kelly Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids IA Davenport IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Plaza, Moline IL
Clarkson – Downtown Cedar Bobby Ray Bunch (6:30pm) – The Eve, Davenport IA

FRIDAY
2018/08/03 (Fri)
3 Rapids, Cedar Rapids IA
SUNDAY
2018/08/05 (Sun)
5 Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Jason Carl (4pm) – Mississippi River
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody FRIDAY
2018/08/17 (Fri)
17
50 Shades of Rock – 11th Street
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., SATURDAY
2018/08/04 (Sat)
4 17th Annual Jazz Service (10:30am)
– Church of Peace United Church of
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Rd., LeClaire IA
Moeller Nights: Susto Two–Night
The Candymakers – The Maytags
(6:30pm) – Downtown Iowa City,
Davenport IA Big Top Circus Band Concert (2pm) Christ, 1114 12th St, Rock Island IL City IA Stand – Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 Iowa City IA
CKY – Slaves – Royal Thunder – 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA The Candymakers – The Maytags
Awaken I Am (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 Patrick Foley (3pm) – Mississippi (10pm) – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
E. Washington St., Iowa City IA River Distilling Company & Cody S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Moeller Nights: Lilly Hiatt & The Road Cocktail House, 303 N. Cody Charlie Kirchen Quartet – Rozz-Tox,
Greyhounds – Triple Crown Rd., LeClaire IA 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Roger Carlson (10am) – Quad City Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz &
E Third St., Davenport IA Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Heritage Festival: Metropolitan
Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) Rock Island IL Youth Program – The Curtis
– Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm) Hawkins Band – George Rankin
W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 & the Cats (5pm) – Martin Luther
30th St., Rock Island IL King Jr. Community Center, 630 7th

THURSDAY
2018/08/09 (Thu)
9 Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Ave., Rock Island IL
Funktastic Five – 11th Street
Jef Spradley – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
Ave., Davenport IA Soul Storm – River House, 1510 River Davenport IA
Minus Six (6:30pm) – Faye’s Field, Dr., Moline IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (5pm)
2850 Learning Campus Dr., Ya Maka My Weekend: Rude – Missipi Brewing Company, 107
Bettendorf IA Punch (4pm) – Irie Trinity (5pm) Iowa Ave., Muscatine IA
Moeller Nights: Pokey LaFarge – Tropixplosion (7:30pm) – Jordan Danie lsen (6 pm) –
– Chicago Farmer – The Cerny INDIKA (10pm) – Great River Plaza, Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
Brothers – Codfish Hollow Barn, The District of the Rock Island, Rock LeClaire IA
5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Island IL La Sombra (5pm) – Mercado on Fifth,
Rational Anthem – Woof – Gabe’s, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL
Caroline Says @ Rozz-Tox - August 10 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
The Stone Flowers – Bass Street SUNDAY
2018/08/12 (Sun)
12 Live @ Five: Jason Carl & the
Whole Damn Band (5pm)
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa SUNDAY
2018/08/26 (Sun)
26
Moeller Nights: Timmy the Teeth City IA Abigail Williams – Ghost Bath
– Kari Arnett – Triple Crown Efrim Manuel Menuck – Archeress – Wolfhammer (6pm) – The
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 – Bob Bucko Jr. – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Scutches (10pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E.
E Third St., Davenport IA Third Ave., Rock Island IL Washington St., Iowa City IA
Sushi Roll – Rhythm City Casino Lewis Knudsen (6:30pm) – The Alternating Currents Festival –
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Downtown Davenport IA
Eve, Davenport IA Cody Rd, LeClaire IA The Beach Boys – The Boat Drunks
Two Peace – Natty Nation – The Tommy Luke Band – Gabe’s, 330 E. – TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Dr,
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Washington St., Iowa City IA Moline IL
Davenport IA Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village
– Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport

SATURDAY
2018/08/18 (Sat)
18 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA IA
Code 415 (4pm) – Parkside Grill &
The Acoustic Project (3pm) – Village
of East Davenport, Davenport IA THURSDAY
2018/08/23 (Thu)
23 Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) –
Bugeye Sprite – Whitetails Saloon, Alternating Currents Festival – Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
1711 165th St., Clarence IL Downtown Davenport IA N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
Code 415 – Harley Corin’s, 1708 State The Candymakers – Bass Street Moeller Nights: Slim Cessna’s Auto
St., Bettendorf IA Landing Plaza, Moline IL Club – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Lewis Knudsen – The J Bar, 4215 & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Heritage Festival: Manny Lopez Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Davenport IA
Septet – BEEs – Funktastic Five – Pocket Change (4pm) – Runners
Alysha Monique (noon) – Martin
Luther King Jr. Community Center, FRIDAY
2018/08/24 (Fri)
24 Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL
Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern
Spirit Adrift @ RIBCO - August 10
630 7th Ave., Rock Island IL 50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube Chapter Polka Dance: Richie
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Yurkovich & Polkarioty (1:30pm)
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., Aaron Kamm & the One Drops – Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
Milan IL (5pm) – RME Courtyard, 129 Main Walcott IA
Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, St, Davenport IA
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Lojo Russo (4pm) – Mississippi River
Alternating Currents Festival –
Downtown Davenport IA MONDAY
2018/08/27 (Mon)
27
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody Bob Dorr & the Limestoners – Origami Ghosts – Rubbur – Gabe’s,
Rd., LeClaire IA Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Minus Six – River House, 1510 River Room, 7077 Elmore Eve, Davenport
Dr., Moline IL
Moeller Nights: Har–Di–Har – Triple
IA
Bobby Ray Bunch (6pm) – TUESDAY
2018/08/28 (Tue)
28
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, Moeller Nights: Me Like Bees –
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA LeClaire IA Carter Hulsey – Triple Crown
Old Sol (8pm) – Freeze & Ice (10pm) The Crane Wives – The Redstone Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
– Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA E Third St., Davenport IA
Iowa City IA Kali Masi – Seven Minutes Til
Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront
Pops: Pet Sounds Live –– A Beach
Midnight – Hot Room – Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA WEDNESDAY 29
2018/08/29 (Wed)

Boys Celebration – LeClaire Park, Roger Carlson (6pm) – Cool Beanz Mark Hestness (6:30pm) – The
400 Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
The RiverCity 6 (10am) – Downtown Island IL Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Wilton, Wilton IA The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm) Moeller Nights: Future Islands –
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Ave., Maquoketa IA
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Rude Punch – 11th Street Precinct, The Nunnery – Maggie5 – Rozz-Tox,
Something in Your Teeth – Don 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Salting – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Shade of Blue (6:30pm) – Downtown
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
City IA
Iowa City, Iowa City IA
The Silver Cliffs (5pm) – Mercado on THURSDAY
2018/08/30 (Thu)
30
Sushi Roll – Rhythm City Casino Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Abandoned by Bears – Light Up the
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Sky – Boys of Fall – Iowa City Yacht
Eve, Davenport IA
Windy City Dueling Pianos – The SATURDAY
2018/08/25 (Sat)
25 Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third 3 Men & a Molly – Doc’s Inn Bar & Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Ave., Rock Island IL Grill, 985 Avenue of the Cities, Soul Storm – Bass Street Landing
Silvis IL Plaza, Moline IL

SUNDAY
2018/08/19 (Sun)
19 Alternating Currents Festival –

Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village
Downtown Davenport IA
Blues Rock It – Generations Bar & FRIDAY
2018/08/31 (Fri)
31
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport Grill, 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL Blues Rock It – Parkside Grill &
IA Brandon Gibbs & Joel Hoekstra Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Fifth Annual Bill Bell Jazz & (6:30pm) – Bob Dorr & the The Britins – Rhythm City Casino
Heritage Festival: Songbird Limestoners (8:30pm) – Rhythm Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Quartet – James Culver & Friends City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, Eve, Davenport IA
– Frank Russell Quintet (3pm) – 7077 Elmore Eve, Davenport IA Cop Circles – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Coporate Rock – 11th Street Precinct, Ave., Rock Island IL
Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Crooked Cactus Band – 11th
The Human Circuit – Big Dill & the Dr. Dog – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St.,
Boys – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Davenport IA Davenport IA
St., Iowa City IA Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty Douglas & Tucker (6pm) –
The RiverCity 6 (5:30pm) – Old – Rhythm City Casino Resort Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
Settler’s Park, Fort Madison IA Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., LeClaire IA
Smooth Groove (4pm) – Runners Davenport IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) –
Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL

MONDAY
2018/08/20 (Mon)
20 LeClaire IA
The Knockoffs – The Corral, 1685
Live @ Five: The Knockoff s (5pm)
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Father Mountain – Gabe’s, 330 E. Grand Ave., Galesburg IL Davenport IA
Washington St., Iowa City IA Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller – Playlist Unplugged (6pm) –
Moeller Nights: Pedro the Lion The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Steeplegate Inn, 100 W 76th St.,
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Davenport IA Davenport IA
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Molly Durnin (4pm) – Mississippi Strange Neighbors Reunion Show
Davenport IA River Distilling Company, 303 N. – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Davenport IA

WEDNESDAY 22
2018/08/22 (Wed) Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Younger – Otros Outros – Anthony
Worden (6:30pm) – Downtown
3 Men & a Molly – McClellan Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Iowa City, Iowa City IA
Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St., Smooth Groove – River House, 1510
Davenport IA River Dr., Moline IL
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics

Michael Glabicki and Dick Miller @ The Redstone Room - August 25

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS – Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th
St, Moline IL
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Anthony Worden DJ Set (Aug. 16) – Open Mic Coffeehouse (Aug. 10) – Open Jam (4pm) – Rico’s Tropical
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa First Lutheran Church Parish House, Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
City IA 1600 20th St., Rock Island IL Davenport IA
Coolzey DJ Set (Aug. 2 & 23) – Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA MONDAYS
MONDAYS

Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
415 15th St, Moline IL
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Saloon, 2120 E. 11th St, Davenport
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Anthony Worden DJ Set (Aug. 25) – IA
Open Jam Night – Rico’s Tropical Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St., City IA E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Davenport IA DJ A to the K (Aug. 4) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Say Anything Karaoke – Gabe’s, 330
Open Mic & More – Uptown Bill’s Washington St., Iowa City IA E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Irish Music Session (Aug. 4, 3pm) –
Iowa City IA
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S.
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, Sixth St., Davenport IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean Breakfast (Aug. 25, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline St., Davenport IA 1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
IL Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill, Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – 114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Island IL
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

DJ Alex (Aug. 31, 5pm) – Mercado on 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (Aug. 15) –
Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – Roadrunners The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 1321 Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., City IA
Fifth Ave., Moline IL Davenport IA Cross Creek Karaoke w/ Jean Reyes
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. – Meat Market, 1629 Washington
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., First St., Long Grove IA St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Sixth St., Davenport IA Moline IL Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Davenport IA
Locust St., Davenport IA Entertainment – Barrel House Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Ukulele Social Club (Aug. 18, 4pm) Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Davenport IA – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Wolf Mixer (Aug. 11) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Ave., Rock Island IL
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Washington St., Iowa City IA Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS 24th St., Rock Island IL
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
First St., Long Grove IA Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, Sunday Jam (Aug. 26, 6pm) – Davenport IA
2814 State St., Bettendorf IA Rock Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh Open Mic Night (5:30pm) – Milltown
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews Ave., Rock Island IL Coffee, 3800 River Dr. #2, Moline IL
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