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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Need to Knowtes: Privacy Piracy
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals surrender their expectation of privacy including access to their reports by over violate the rules governing their opera-
issued a landmark decision (Naperville in information by voluntarily sharing 350 different agencies without warrants tion as neutral platforms for dissemina-
Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naper- it with a third party. Translation: while (https://www.wired.com/story/supreme- tion of information, including exemption
ville) on behalf of all Americans by deter- accessing services via devices, the con- courts-cell-phone-tracking-case-could- from consumer lawsuits.
mining that the Fourth Amendment nectivity is provided by third parties. hurt-privacy). As digital technology gets more
protects smart-meter data collected by Therefore all data generated (coming When consumers first began using cell sophisticated, the applications do, too.
energy companies from being searched into and going out of) devices via said phones two decades ago, the expecta- Information can be highly selective in
or seized by government without prob- connectivity essentially belongs to third- tion of privacy was no different than that ways that defy sensibilities. Combine
able cause and/or appropriate warrants. party providers. This begs the question: of their land-line usage. Over time, as digital delivery systems (smart phones)
The Fourth Amendment of the US Why did this doctrine never apply to technology allowed for ever-increasing with behavior modification or “nudg-
Constitution states: “The right of the land-line phone connectivity, even capture and retention of personal data ing” (defined in ex-President Barack
people to be secure in their persons, though it, too, occurred via phone lines generated during use, there still existed Obama’s September 15, 2015, executive
houses, papers, and effects, against provided by third-party providers? a sizable gap in consumer awareness of order “Using Behavioral Science Insights
unreasonable searches and seizures, shall Carpenter v. United States ruled just how excessive such data collection To Better Serve The American People,”
not be violated, and no Warrants shall that law enforcement will now need to had become. But even as the magnitude establishing a behavioral science direc-
issue, but upon probable cause, supported show probable cause to secure a war- of this intrusion emerges, consumers tive inside every executive agency to
by Oath or affirmation, and particularly rant before accessing Cell Site Location provide their silent consent, continuing favorably influence public opinion
describing the place to be searched, and relative to federal programming and
the persons or things to be seized.” “nudging” approval/acceptance) and
Article I, Section 6 of the Illinois State The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution states: “The right suddenly our collective dependence on
Constitution more specifically states: of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and smart phones isn’t so easily dismissed
“the right to be secure in their persons, (https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/
houses, papers and other possessions effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be the-press-office/2015/09/15/executive-
against unreasonable searches, seizures, violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, order-using-behavioral-science-insights-
invasions of privacy or interceptions of better-serve-american).
communication by eavesdropping devices supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the As Robert Epstein, research psycholo-
or other means.” place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” gist at the American Institute of Behav-
The Court held that because smart ioral Research accurately observed in a
meters collect energy-usage patterns recent interview about tech giants: “Con-
much more frequently than traditional Information (CSLI) from cell-service to willingly surrender their privacy for tent no longer matters, only the filtering
meters (at 15-minute intervals), such carriers. Today, there are over 300,000 the ease, convenience, and accessibility and ordering of content matters.”
data – called “load signatures” because CSLIs (towers) nationwide, and in 2017 the technology provides. Perhaps a case could be made for tech
different appliances, lighting, televisions, alone, law enforcement made 125,000 Which essentially means they have not giants’ violation of anti-trust laws to
etc., all have their own energy patterns CSLI requests to AT&T and Verizon for reached their threshold of moral outrage potentially derail their increasing control
or signatures – can tell a great deal about criminal investigation and prosecution – yet. over personal information. When pur-
people’s activities while inside their without warrants. A recent study by Vanderbilt Univer- chasing an Android device, there is no
homes, potentially violating privacy Hopefully, both of these this recent sity professor Douglas Schmidt exposes option other than Android’s Google-cen-
rights if improperly accessed, especially rulings will open the door to revisit other a far greater degree of covert monitoring tric connectivity for Androids’s basic on-
for prosecutorial purposes. Therefore any egregious court rulings that dismiss and data mining by Google via Android’s board apps, which can’t be easily deleted,
attempts to access this data, must dem- these same Forth Amendment protec- operating system – 50 times more per- if at all, and third-party apps that sync
onstrate probable cause and/or require a tions. In 1976, United States v. Miller sonal data is exported back to Google, with Google in their operation. This lack
warrant (https://www.eff.org/document/ challenged government access to bank during active usage and passive nonuse, of choice is arguably monopolistic, or
naperville-smart-meter-association-v- records without a warrant – an arguably using Google Chrome than occurs using at least oligopolistic, because the only
naperville-seventh-circuit-decision). unconstitutional authority provided for Safari on iPhones, mostly unbeknownst comparable competitor is iPhone, which
According to Technocracy News, in the Banking Secrecy Act, regardless to users of these devices. And while engages in the same privacy piracy, just
nearly 40 percent of American homes the third-party doctrine prevailed. Three Google claims the information gathered not as severely … that is, if you’re count-
now have smart meters, with a prediction years later, the court cited United States is anonymous, it doesn’t stay that way ing gigabytes.
that by 2020, that percentage will reach v. Miller to apply the same third-party- for long as Google deploys sophisticated These regular intervals of active and
80 percent (https://www.technocracy. doctrine rationale for its wrongheaded methods to de-anonymize the data it passive covert sweeping of personal data
news/win-landmark-seventh-circuit- ruling in Smith v. Maryland, claim- collects (https://digitalcontentnext.org/ by Google resident on the device, as well
decision-says-fourth-amendment- ing cell-phone records (numbers and wp-content/uploads/2018/08/DCN- as through synched Android apps, is a
applies-to-smart-meter-data). texts) were also not protected by the Google-Data-Collection-Paper.pdf). serious breach of privacy. It’s pretty safe
Interestingly, the Seventh District Fourth Amendment, so do not require a The longterm ramifications of this to bet that users aren’t consenting to this
Court cited SCOTUS’ recent decision warrant. unfathomable amount of personal data magnitude of piracy of their privacy.
in Carpenter v. United States, which The consequences for these misguided collection is beginning to wake and But then again, as the breaches surface,
rejected the “third party doctrine” decisions is the creation of massive shake consumers up, especially consider- you don’t find many smart phones in the
commonly used by cell phone service surveillance dragnets by government. ing the lack of accountability the tech trashcan. Never underestimate people’s
carriers, Internet Service Providers, and The Treasury Department boasts that the giants enjoy. Algorithms that dictate willingness to look the other way if it
too often law enforcement, to capture Banking Secrecy Act, coupled with these search results, shadow banning, and interferes with their comfort zone. That
and/or access unprecedented amounts of unfortunate court rulings, has justified targeting content for blatant censorship nugget of truth has likely been affirmed
personal data without due process. the accumulation of over 190 million not only violate individual rights under in stone via some algorithm.
The doctrine claims that users records, with 30,000 searches per day, the First and Fourth Amendments, but
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Pritzker Smiles While Rauner Attacks
I
f you were wondering whether the latest He may very well go down in flames this him come November, but he didn’t behave to what’s happening in and around the
NBC/Marist poll showing Governor Bruce November, but he and his people have long as if he was in hostile territory. The man has White House, people are probably gonna
Rauner trailing JB Pritzker by 16 points made it clear that Pritzker’s win won’t come skills. vote no matter what. Things can always
was enough to take the wind out of the without a steep price. He appears ready to In person, Pritzker comes across as change, but this trend shows no signs of
incumbent, you only had to look to an event battle all the way through, even if he isn’t genuine and accessible, two traits you don’t abating soon.
last week for an answer. thrilled about the billionaire Pritzker’s abil- usually associate with billionaires who are Pritzker’s candidacy is basically billed as
Rauner, along with other major statewide ity to outspend him. allegedly tied at the hip to a corrupt political the antidote to Raunerism and a protective
candidates, spoke to the Illinois Agricultural Rauner admitted during the Illinois State machine. He just doesn’t match up with the wall against President Trump. And that’s not
Legislative Roundtable near Normal. It’s a Fair that Pritzker is out-spending him three governor’s negative hype. a bad idea when every poll including this last
rite of passage for statewide hopefuls. They to one. The dollar margin may narrow a bit, He parried Rauner’s attacks with a believ- one has Rauner doing worse than Trump.
speak and take questions under a large, but I doubt that the overall gap will ever be able smile and got in some solid jabs of his But a win also has to have some meaning
open-sided tent next to a corn field. The closed. He’ll have to make up for the cash own as he recounted pieces of the now- outside of “I’m not him.” If he does win, he’ll
event is not easy to get to and even more disadvantage by going over the top with his familiar story of the years-long governmen- have to govern.
difficult to endure because the August heat is negative attacks. tal impasse. He admitted his ignorance on Pritzker has to show legislators that he
rarely kind. Rauner’s tenure as governor and the certain topics instead of trying to bluff his took some risks with policy ideas so that
But the context and conditions didn’t national political climate have combined way through and promised to listen and they will, too. Otherwise, they’ll behave in
seem to faze Rauner. “Everything is on the to just about destroy his reputation (his learn, which are not things the governor does Springfield next year the way he’s been on
line in this election,” he told attendees. And unfavorable rating is twice as high as his on a regular basis. the campaign trail this year and stick to only
as he has for months on end, Rauner warned favorable rating in that NBC/Marist poll). It’s One concern I’ve heard since the last poll poll-tested ideas that won’t rock the boat.
of JB Pritzker’s ties to Chicago’s “corruption” far too late and the national headwinds are came out is about voter complacency. If the
and Speaker Madigan, which are basically far too strong to totally rehabilitate his image polling continues to show large Pritzker Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
two sides of the same coin to this governor. It with the general public. So Rauner’s best leads, will his campaign lay back and will political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
was as clear as ever that he truly believes this path to victory appears to be to drag Pritzker Democratic voters stay home?
stuff. He’s the good guy on the white horse down as far as he possibly can. I don’t think the campaign will let up.
(or motorcycle, if you prefer) who was born By contrast, “this guy Pritzker,” as the To illustrate my point, Pritzker’s campaign New Column Published
to save the state from the “evil” machine. governor likes to refer to him, came across manager tweeted in all caps the night the Weekly at rcreader.com
Rauner also unveiled a new TV ad last last week as a happy warrior when it was his NBC/Marist poll was published: “DON’T
week with the tag line: “JB Pritzker and Mike turn to speak. Few in that heavily Republi- GET COMPLACENT, PEOPLE.” And in a
Madigan. Higher taxes. More Corruption.” can Farm Bureau audience will be voting for year like this, defined mainly by opposition

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THEATRE By Mark Ruebling

Calls of the Wild: Dead Man’s Cell Phone, at the
Vol. 25 · No. 953
QC Theatre Workshop through September 9
“W
hen something rings, you
SEPTEMBER 2018 have to answer it. Don’t you?”
pleads Jean (Jessica Taylor),
River Cities’ Reader the mousy, bespectacled protagonist
532 W. 3rd St. of the QC Theatre Workshop’s wildly
Davenport IA 52801 imaginative production of Dead Man’s
RiverCitiesReader.com Cell Phone. This Sarah Ruhl play serves as
(563)324-0049 (phone) a commentary on how modern technol-
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ogy both isolates us and connects us. Or
at least, that’s what Wikipedia would like
Publishing Since 1993 us to believe … .
The River Cities’Reader is an independently owned publication and
website, dedicated to providing readers and members the “keys to the Immediately upon entering the theatre
Quad Cities’culture.” on August 25, I was struck by a slight
NOW PRINTED MONTHLY feeling of vertigo in director Thomas
Newly printed complimentary editions are available monthly Alan Taylor’s unique seating/staging
at select locations in the region. For a complete list, visit arrangement. Multi-level diagonal plat-
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was placed at a 45-degree angle from the Jessica Taylor, Josh Kahn, and Susan Perrin-Sallak in Dead Man’s Cell Phone
coverage of What’s Happenin’ staff picks; new weekly columns stage, with additional seating both facing
from Rich Miller, Amy Alkon, movie and theatre reviews, guest the stage and at a right angle to it – giving on-stage dry heaves I’ve ever heard. me reaching for my chest to double-check
commentaries, crosswords, cartoons and horoscopes; weekly
e-newsletters; continually updated event and live music calendars; the entire production a surreal feel and Meanwhile, Harriet’s younger and my own ticker. As it turns out, Gordon is
all event descriptions, venue and ticket info, maps and notification allowing for more visually stimulating much less important son Dwight – at one not exactly the angel that Jean imagined
services from the Reader Calendar; and the satisfaction from
supporting a key to the Quad Cities’ culture! staging. point, his mother had to be reminded him to be, and his juicy rationalization
Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens in a small that she hadn’t lost her only son – takes for the business he was involved in was
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Visit QCAdvertising.com for full publishing calendar, several times for Gordon to answer his stationery.). lighting was especially effective during
monthly edition themes, sponsorship opportunities,
sizes and pricing. constantly ringing phone, Jean hesitantly During the course of the perfor- Gordon’s monologue, punctuating the
decides to answer it for him, not realiz- mance, Taylor’s Jean evolves from merely simple blocking with single pools of
PUBLISHER ing, until after taking a message, that he’s comforting Gordon’s loved ones – doing light.)
Todd McGreevy • todd@admospheres.com
no longer among the living. She feels a so through acts that include bring- As for ensemble members Abbie Car-
EDITOR & BUSINESS MANAGER sudden compassion for the man, decides ing inappropriate gifts and making penter and Jake Pecaut, they were more
Kathleen McCarthy • km@rcreader.com to keep his cell, and prays for the strength up imaginary love letters – to righting than just stagehands silently placing and
ARTS & CALENDAR EDITOR to comfort his loved ones and help keep Gordon’s wrongs, culminating in a craft- striking set pieces and props in director
Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com his memory alive. ily choreographed fight scene between Taylor’s production, often reacting to
Susan Perrin-Sallak portrays Gordon’s Jean and the physically imposing Other cast members or, in one case, donning a
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mother Harriet Gottlieb with a WASP- Woman (Antoinette Holman-Nebinger). spy’s trench coat and sunglasses to mimic
ish, condescending superiority even With gleeful sassiness, Holman-Nebinger Jean’s appearance and her role in a scene
DISTRIBUTION & OFFICE MANAGER while deeply mourning her loss. During dominated the stage in her scenes, all the change. Plus, they handled the confetti.
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IT-SYSMIN plain about people who answer the phone way a chicken hawk might eye a field In the end, perhaps the Workshop’s
William Reveal while quietly urinating, and after Harriet mouse as a potential after-dinner snack. latest isn’t so much about whether tech-
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finding out the connection between Jean score beautifully enhanced the varying of grabbing onto love with both hands
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS and her son. moods throughout. In the first scene, for and hanging on as if your life depended
Amy Alkon, Rochelle Arnold, Jeff Ashcraft, Rob Brezsny,
Max Cannon, Madeline Dudziak, Michael Helke, My favorite entrance of the night had example, Bernas alternated the Muzak of on it. But don’t take my word for it. With
Rich Miller, Mark Ruebling to be the one in which Dwight (Joshua a small café with the annoying, jarring its exceptional cast and smart direction,
PRINT COPY DISTRIBUTORS Kahn) stumbled, struggling, onto the tones of an unanswered cell phone to Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a call you’ll
Ingalls Family, Cheri DeLay, Greg FitzPatrick, stage with three dining room chairs, comic effect. Later, a simple and elegant want to take for yourself.
N. A. Rice, Jay Strickland
eventually setting them for the dinner ascending progression that framed a

KNOW MORE. with Harriet, Jean, and Gordon’s widow
Hermia (Maggie Woolley). A not-so-
blossoming love suddenly switched to
ominous overtones as Gordon silently
Dead Man’s Cell Phone runs at the QC
Theatre Workshop (1730 Wilkes Avenue,

DO MORE. grieving widow, Woolley’s Hermia
radiates sensual tension, and later, during
entered to close the first act.
The dead man opened the second act
Davenport) through September 9, and
more information and tickets are avail-
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fantasies to a visibly uncomfortable Jean, including a very physical description of QCTheatreWorkshop.org.
punctuating it with one of the funniest the widow-maker heart attack that had
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MORE THAN 400 FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS IN THE KWQC FAMILY FUN GUIDE STARTING ON PAGE 34

2018 FALL CALENDAR
FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS: Page 6 THEATRE Page 20 MOVIES Page 25 COURSES Page 32
VISUAL ARTS Page 6 DANCE Page 22 SPORTS Page 25 MEETINGS Page 32
MUSIC Page 11 COMEDY Page 22 OTHER EVENTS Page 28 HEALTH Page 32
LITERARY ARTS Page 17 MUSEUMS Page 24 LECTURES Page 30 SENIORS Page 33

FESTIVALS & MAJOR Quad Cities Marathon, annual 26.2-mile marathon combined, on the same stage for one night only; $42-62; 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
covering five races, four cities, three bridges,… TaxSlayer for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Aug 30

EVENTS Center, 7am Sun Sep 23 St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 20
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events,
All Senses Festival 2018, held at the Figge Art Ray LaMontagne, concert with the Grammy- demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424-
August & September Museum, RIBCO, and Rozz-Tox… Tue Sep 25 thru Sun nominated folk singer/songwriter on his “Just Passing 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Aug 31
Sep 30 Through” acoustic tour; $39.50-79.50; for tickets, call
Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes, this all-new 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers,… TaxSlayer IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Oct 24 Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the…
Center, 7pm Fri Aug 31 thru Sun Sep 2 October Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat Sep 1 thru Sun Sep 30
Craig Ferguson, an evening with the Grammy-
Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of fine art Primus, concert with the Grammy-nominated nominated, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a
and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, children’s experimental rockers; $25-59.50; for tickets, call 800- comedian, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum
activities, and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; 745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326-
free; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@gmail. AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Oct 3 Fri Oct 26 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 West Second St., FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Sep 6
Davenport IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, Sat Sep 8 and Sun French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, the Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, TV’s “Long
Sep 9 exhibition celebrates Sendak’s career, including original Island Medium” will share personal stories about her Living Proof Exhibition Opening & Reception,
illustrations as well as drawings made for friends and life… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27 held in conjunction with the exhibit that features
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 31st-annual fans featuring characters from “Where the Wild Things more than 50 pieces of art created by cancer survivors
showcase of works by more than 100 artists from Are,””Little Bear,” and “In the Night Kitchen,” among Straight No Chaser, performance with the touring a in the tri-State area; 5:30pm reception, 6:30pm
throughout North America, featuring a children’s art other books; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, cappella group presented in the Broadway at the Adler exhibit opening; for information, call 563-326-7804,
tent, wine tasting, gourmet food, and live regional music Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for series; $35-55; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, and for more Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
booked by the River Music Experience; Sat. 10am-5pm, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 information, call 563-326-8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E. FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Sep 6
Sun. 10am-4pm; for information, call 563-424-1210, W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Tue Oct Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat
Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport 9 thru Thu Nov 29 Oct 27 Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
IA, MidCoast.org, 10am Sat Sep 15 and Sun Sep 16 discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
Rodney Carrington, an evening with the comedian, are invited to experience the current exhibitions
Paris En Pointe, Ballet Quad Cities and the St. Ambrose actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record November and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
Music Department partner… Galvin Fine Arts Center, Sat label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies; Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
Sep 15 and Sun Sep 1 $44.75-179.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band, an evening of 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, gospel music, laughter, and encouragement with the FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Sep 6 thru Thu Sep 27
Something Rotten!, Tony-winning Elizabethan 7pm Fri Oct 12 multiple Grammy winner and his ensemble; $26.50-
musical comedy presented in the Broadway at the 72.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of fine art
Adler series; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, and for more Alabama, concert with the chart-topping country E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Sat and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, children’s
information, call 563-326-8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E. musicians; $35-125; for tickets, call… TaxSlayer Center, Nov 10 activities, and more; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm;
Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat 8pm Sat Oct 13 free; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@gmail.
Sep 22 The Cranjis McBasketball World Tour, an com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 West Second St.,
The Drifters - Cornell Gunter’s Coasters - The evening with the New York-based comedy troupe The Davenport IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, Sat Sep 8 and Sun
Platters, three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends, Tenderloins,… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Mon Nov 19 Sep 9
with more than 94 charted records and 45 top 10 hits
Kwik Star Festival of Trees, annual Quad City Arts Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will be
fundraiser featuring more… Davenport RiverCenter, Sat filled with local art, hand-crafted… Skeleton Key Art and
Nov 17 thru Sun Nov 25 Antiques, noon Sat Sep 8

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Morrissey Gallery Q&A: Flourishing Habits, held
Concert, at 2 & 7:30pm; these Quad City Symphony in conjunction with the exhibit of works by artists…
Orchestra concerts feature “Harry Potter & the Chamber Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
of Secrets” in high-definition while a live orchestra University, 4pm Wed Sep 12
performs John Williams’ otherworldly score; for tickets
and information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Morrissey Gallery Reception: Flourishing Habits,
Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Nov 17 held in conjunction with the exhibit of works by artists…
Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
University, 5pm Wed Sep 12

VISUAL ARTS Teacher Appreciation Open House, the Figge
welcomes all educators from the area; for information,
Openings & Gallery Events call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 3:30pm Thu Sep 13
August & September
Good Makers Market, held at the Cedar County Fair,
Panel Discussion: Remembering John and Isabel 1195 210th Tipton, Iowa… Downtown Tipton, Fri Sep 14
Bloom, executive Director Tim Schiffer will introduce and Sat Sep 15
the exhibition “John Bloom: Close to Home” and lead a
panel discussion with community artists about the work Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 31st-annual
and lives of John and Isabel Bloom; free; for information, showcase of works by more than 100 artists from
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., throughout North America, featuring a children’s art
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug tent, wine tasting, gourmet food, and live regional music
30 booked by the River Music Experience; Sat. 10am-5pm,
Sun. 10am-4pm; for information, call 563-424-1210,
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests IA, MidCoast.org, 10am Sat Sep 15 and Sun Sep 16
are invited to experience the current exhibitions
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the SEW Much Fun: Table Runner, a do-it-yourself
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- sewing craft; limited registration due to sewing machine
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Raj and Bacon @ Baked Beer and Bread Co. – September 20 availability; free; for information, call 309-732-7302, Rock
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Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., the gallery; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Sep noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
20 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
2018 Great River Quilt Show, sponsored by Sun Sep 16
the Mississippi Valley Quilters… Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, 9am Fri Sep 21 and Sat Sep 22 Students Rebuild: Facing Difference, a
collaboration with Students Rebuild showcasing a
Catich Gallery Q&A: Destroyed Cities and Sinking collection of student self-portraits from across the
Ships, held in conjunction with the exhibit of works by globe and right here in our Quad Cities; Tue.-Sat.
Anita Jung and Yannick Meurice; free; for information, 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@ $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Mon Sep 17
4pm Thu Sep 27
Flourishing Habits, exhibit of works by artists from
Catich Gallery Reception: Destroyed Cities and Blick… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St.
Sinking Ships, held in conjunction with the exhibit Ambrose University, thru Fri Sep 21
of works by Anita Jung and Yannick Meurice; free; for
information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333- River Monsters, exhibit of nature photography by
6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose Trent Foltz;… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, thru
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/ Fri Sep 28
catich-gallery, 5pm Thu Sep 27
Jessica Teckemeyer, exhibit of sculpture and mixed
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, media; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for information, call
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, Midcoast at
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Sep 28 Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E.
2nd St., Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, thru Sat Sep 29

October Mamma Mia! @ Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse – through September 15 Chris Clark - Joel Erickson, works by fiber artist Clark
and sculptor/potter Erickson; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm;
Artist Roundtable for for Five Alumni: Continuing free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@
to Create, held in conjunction with the exhibit of works Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library held in conjunction with the new exhibit; free; for midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave.,
by Augustana alumni Audrey Brown (‘92), Mark Hansen for… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Oct 20 information,… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, thru Sun Sep 30
(‘00), justin carl hurty (‘05,) Drew Starenko (‘83), and John 4pm Tue Nov 6
Vande Walle (‘06.); 6:30pm reception, 7pm roundtable; Rock Island to Concareneau: Midwest Women George J. Schlenker Photography, the exhibition
free; for information, call 309-794-7469, Augustana Moderns in Brittany, in conjunction with the Figge SEW Much Fun: Business Card Holder, a do-it- samples 25 years of George Schlenker’s photography,
College Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Art Museum exhibit “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, yourself sewing craft; limited registration due to sewing especially of birds; Mon.-Fri. 6am-7:30pm, Sat. 8am-
Island IL, Augustana.edu/artmuseum, 7pm Mon Oct 1 1850-1950,” learn about Quad City artists studying at machine availability; free; for information, call 309-732- 5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-
French art colonies in the modern era; art historian 7302, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Artist Reception: Dr. Portmantheau’s Galorium Cynthia Wiedemann Empen, Ph.D, will speak about early 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Moline IL, MidCoast.org, thru Sun Sep 30
Emporium, held in conjunction with the exhibit modern women artists who were drawn to French art Thu Nov 8
of collaborative mixed media… Black Hawk College colonies for training and inspirationfree; for information, Carol Hamilton: Breathe & Matt Pulford: The
ArtSpace Gallery, 4pm Tue Oct 2 call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library Grayed Air, featuring encaustic pieces by Hamilton of
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. for… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Nov 17 Harvard,… Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Oct 12
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a org, 6pm Wed Oct 24
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum Morrissey Gallery Q&A: Chicago Paintings, held Colonel Davenport House Exhibits, the new hands-
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- Meditation and Creative Painting with Dana in conjunction with the exhibit of sharing works by… on interactive touchscreen allows visitors… Colonel
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Keaton, held in conjunction with the “Living Proof” Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose George Davenport House, noon thru Sat Oct 27
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Oct 4 exhibit that features more than 50 pieces of art University, 4pm Wed Nov 28
created by cancer survivors in the tri-state area; for Five Alumni: Continuing to Create, exhibit of works
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, information, e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail.com, Morrissey Gallery Reception: Chicago Paintings, by Augustana alumni Audrey Brown (‘92), Mark Hansen
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, held in conjunction with the exhibit of sharing works (‘00), justin carl hurty (‘05,) Drew Starenko (‘83), and
are invited to experience the current exhibitions LivingProofExhibit.org, 6pm Thu Oct 25 by… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. John Vande Walle (‘06.); Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm and by
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Ambrose University, 5pm Wed Nov 28 appointment; free; for information, call 309-794-7469,
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/artmuseum, thru
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Oct 26 Exhibits & Shows Sat Oct 27

Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on Scott & Rock Island Counties I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality
Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the… November Experience, through a creative collaboration, the Iowa
Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat Oct 6 thru Sun Oct 28 Currently on Display DOT… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Thu Nov 29
Catich Gallery Q&A: 42,000 Years on the Same
Morrissey Gallery Q&A: Paul Lange, Drawing for Block, held in conjunction with the exhibit of pictures by Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest, in a visual John Bloom: Close to Home, exhibition on the
Inspiration, free; for information, contact Christopher Marty Harris; free; for information, contact Christopher mash-up of the familiar icons of art history and the TV renowned area artist; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-
Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu… Morrissey Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery shows, comic books and movies of his youth, Banks’s 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, constructions acknowledge, for better and worse, the for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
4pm Wed Oct 10 SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, 4pm Thu Nov 1 mass media’s headlock-like influence on our tastes; Tue.- 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free Thu Nov 29
Morrissey Gallery Reception: Paul Lange, Catich Gallery Reception: 42,000 Years on the with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-
Drawing for Inspiration, free; for information, contact Same Block, held in conjunction with the exhibit of 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an
Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu… pictures by Marty Harris; free; for information, contact IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Sep 2 outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic
Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, works, gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis
University, 5pm Wed Oct 10 Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order, Iowa City artist L. and Patricia A. Miller, well-known supporters of
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, 5pm Thu Farrin mixes elements of hard edge painting with Quad City Arts, Ballet Quad Cities, and many other
SEW Much Fun: Tablet Case, a do-it-yourself sewing Nov 1 references to pop culture in her humorous paintings, organizations; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
craft; limited registration due to sewing machine drawings and videos; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
availability; free; for information, call 309-732-7302, Rock Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 11 Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Thu Nov 29
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Sun Sep 9
Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will be FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Nov 1
filled with local art, hand-crafted… Skeleton Key Art and 2018 Faculty and Staff Exhibition, exhibit of works Opening This Fall
Antiques, noon Sat Oct 13 Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, by Kathryn Anderson, Kristin Quinn, Alison Filley,
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Joseph Lappie, Randy Richmond, Renee Meyer Ernst, Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope,
DIY Pet Toy Craft, attendees will use up-cycled are invited to experience the current exhibitions Christopher Reno, Heidi Hernandez, and Les Bell; Mon.- exhibit features more than 50 pieces of art created
materials to create fun and unique toys for pets; and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information, by cancer survivors in the tri-State area; Tue.-Sat.
participants will also have the opportunity to make Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@ 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free
toys to donate to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
in Milan; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 29 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, 563-326-7804 or e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail.
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 thru Sun Sep 16 com, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on LivingProofExhibit.org, Thu Sep 6 thru Thu Nov 29
2pm Thu Oct 18 Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the… Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic
Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat Nov 3 thru Sun Nov 25 Contemplations, New York-based Austrian artist Destroyed Cities and Sinking Ships, exhibit of
Opening Reception: Filley & Terry, gallery show Kronschlaeger combines weaving, sculpting, and works by Anita Jung and Yannick Meurice; Mon.-Fri.
opening featuring paintings and photography; free; for Artist Reception: Recent Works by Jason painting in intricate sculptures whose geometries and 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information, contact
information,… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Oct 19 Frank and David Zahn: Drawings & Ceramics, colors appear to change as the viewer moves through Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu,
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By Bruce Walters VISUAL ARTS / Exhibits & Shows / Scott & Museum Gallery; for… Muscatine Art Center, thru Fri
Rock Island Counties / Opening This Fall Sep 21

Art in Plain Sight: Genesis Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, Fri Sep 21
Art of Beth Van Hoesen, exhibition in the Musser
Museum Gallery; for… Muscatine Art Center, thru Sun
Sep 30

Medical Center Fountains
thru Sat Oct 27
Regional Artists from the MAC Collection,
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography, exhibition in the Musser Museum Gallery; for…
the exhibit will include 52 of Hawkins’s most important Muscatine Art Center, thru Sun Oct 28

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paintings and cover all of Hawkins’s favorite subject
uring the First World War, construc- matter, including cityscapes, landscapes, exotic places, Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
tion began on St. Luke’s Hospital animals, current events, historic scenes and religious vessels,… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Nov 29
scenes; the exhibition also will include one of his rare
at 1227 East Rusholme Street in Dav- freestanding sculptural assemblages; Tue.-Sat. 10am- Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the
enport. The hospital has been renovated 5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists
several times in the intervening century, museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, inspired… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Nov
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 29
but never as impressively as the $150 mil- FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Sep 22 thru Thu Nov 29
lion renovation and construction project Gerb’s Gadgets by Steve Gerberich, exhibition in
Paul Lange, Drawing for Inspiration, Mon.-Fri. 9am- the Stanley Gallery; for information,… Muscatine Art
– the largest in Quad Cities history when 5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for information,… Morrissey Center, thru Thu Nov 29
it was announced in 2013 – that has Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University,
Fri Sep 28 thru Sat Nov 3 Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon,the
been recently completed. The hospital, installation reflects the depth of the… Cedar Rapids
renamed Genesis Medical Center, is at Dr. Portmantheau’s Galorium Emporium, exhibit Museum of Art, thru Thu Nov 29
of collaborative mixed media works by… Black Hawk
the center of a beautiful campus that also College ArtSpace Gallery, Mon Oct 1 thru Fri Nov 2 Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery
includes the Genesis Heart Institute and exhibition that serves as an… Cedar Rapids Museum of
medical office buildings. David Hast - Lori Miller, exhibit of ink and mixed Art, thru Thu Nov 29
media; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; free; for information,
At the hospital’s main entrance is call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic
Tempest Ballet, a stainless-steel sculpture Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, takes on the venerated Iowa City… Cedar Rapids
Mon Oct 1 thru Thu Nov 29 Museum of Art, thru Thu Nov 29
that spirals upward. Nearly 10 feet in
height, the sculpture was created by Amie Emma Farber - Barbara Toner, exhibit of paintings
Jacobsen, a remarkably multi-faceted and fused glass; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for Classes
information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.
artist and designer who lives in Kansas org, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for August & September
City. Jacobsen earned her MFA in illus- the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, Mon
Oct 1 thru Thu Nov 29 Russian Leaves through Kirkwood Community
tration at the Savannah College of Art College, with instructor Karen Kubby; use your peyote
and Design, where she also taught in the Glen Lowry, exhibit of serigraphs; Mon -Fri, skills to learn… Beadology Iowa, 5:30pm Fri Aug 31
6am-7:30pm, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for
foundations, illustration, and e-learning information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast. Bonnstetter 3D Purple Aster, local artist Bonnstetter
departments. Her current work includes org, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, will teach us how to make a… LeClaire Community
Moline IL, MidCoast.org, Mon Oct 1 thru Thu Nov 29 Library, 11am Sat Sep 1
metal sculptures, artisan furniture, décor,
and painting. French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, the Oil Painting Saturdays, with instructor Dave
exhibition celebrates Sendak’s career, including original Anderson; learn to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin
Jacobsen wrote that the sculpture’s title illustrations as well as drawings made for friends and Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Sep 1 thru Sat Sep
was “inspired by the form itself. I thought fans featuring characters from “Where the Wild Things 29
it reminded me of the wind swirling, like Are,””Little Bear,” and “In the Night Kitchen,” among
other books; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Figure Drawing, Tuesdays thru Sept. 25; with artist
in a storm, which is where ‘tempest’ came Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for Paul Lange; class will start with a study of the human
from. But it’s also graceful and coordi- information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 figure and figural proportions, followed by discussion
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Tue Oct of composition, value, balance, line, shadow and light;
nated, like a dance.” 9 thru Thu Nov 29 students will learn how to draw successful figure
The sculpture’s design included the studies with charcoal on paper using additive and
42,000 Years on the Same Block, exhibit of pictures by reductive methods; $90-105; for information and to
jet of water that sprays upward through Marty Harris; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 or
its center. She also wrote that “the for information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333- haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
water adds movement to the piece, and 6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/ 5:30pm Tue Sep 4
also enhance the shiny, glittery quality. I catich-gallery, Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 29
choose the center of the fountain because Stained Glass - Beginning, Copper Foil, Tuesdays
Recent Works by Jason Frank and David Zahn: thru Oct. 2; $65; for information and to register,… Black
the piece was designed to swirl around it.” Drawings & Ceramics, free; for information, contact Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6pm Tue Sep 4
To the north of the main entrance is a Zaiga Thorson at 309-796-5469… Black Hawk College
ArtSpace Gallery, Mon Nov 5 thru Thu Nov 29 Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners,
waterfall. The water begins overhead from Tuesdays thru Sept. 25; $39; for information and to
twin sources in a stone formation, flows Chicago Paintings, sharing works by Carla Markwart; register,… Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm,… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine noon Tue Sep 4
under a walkway, cascades down a water- Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, Fri Nov 9 thru Thu
fall, descends over stone slabs and passes Nov 29 French Impressionism: Drawing & Painting,
through massive blocks of stone before Wednesdays thru Oct. 24; with instructor Patricia
Kwik Star Festival of Trees, annual Quad City Arts Bereskin; discover the… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy,
gently pooling at the bottom. The water fundraiser featuring more… Davenport RiverCenter, Sat 9:30am Wed Sep 5
descends about a dozen feet as its travels Nov 17 thru Sun Nov 25
Political Cartooning, Wednesdays thru Sept. 26;
the fountain’s 100-foot length. Surround- with Jason Platt; students will learn drawing and inking
ing the stone fountain are landscaped Outlying Areas techniques used by comic artists as well as how to
pinpoint an idea to share a specific viewpoint through
beds of flowers and plants. Currently on Display bold, imaginative imagery and targeted text; $80-95; for
Leo Bressanelli, first president and information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson
CEO of the Genesis Health System, wrote Elks Chanters, exhibition in the Musser Museum at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org
Gallery; for… Muscatine Art Center, thru Sun Sep 2 or Lynn Gingras-Taylor at 563-345-6635 or lgtaylor@
that the waterfall enhances the beauty of figgeartmuseum.org., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
the campus. It is “sensitive to the “neigh- In the Spirit of Louise Noun, an exhibit of art selected Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Wed Sep 5
from Noun’s… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun Sep 2
borhood” nature of our location” yet Watercolor Painting – Summer’s Farewell,
also complements a very modern facility Sterling Ruby: Ceramics, the first museum show to Wednesdays thru Oct. 3; artist Raphael Iaccarino will
investigate Ruby’s… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun teach students the basics of color and color mixing,
design. Sep 9 watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-
dry, dry brush, salt texture and more; $95-110; for
information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson
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Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
VISUAL ARTS / Exhibits & Shows / Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 11
Outlying Areas / Currently on Display
Abstract Painting, wear your painting clothes and we
will create a masterpiece… LeClaire Community Library,
at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org 10:30am Fri Sep 14
or Lynn Gingras-Taylor at 563-345-6635 or lgtaylor@
figgeartmuseum.org., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Life Drawing, with facilitator Evanny Henningsence;
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Wed Sep 5 bring your own materials; $15 per… Bereskin Gallery &
Art Academy, 1pm Sun Sep 16
Impressions of Landscape – Acrylic, Thursdays
thru Sept. 27; with instructor Brad Bisbey; explore Adult D.I.Y.: String Art Craft Night, String Art Craft
landscape… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am Thu of your choice from several designs; materials… Silvis
Sep 6 Public Library, 6pm Mon Sep 17

Wine & Art: Acrylic Painting – Dreamscapes, with Guided Paint Class, Rebecca will be leading an acrylic
instructor Allen Holloway; experiment with ways to paint painting class; she will… LeClaire Community Library,
the horizons in your mind, paint from a photo you bring 4pm Mon Sep 17
of a landscape that’s special to you or use notes you’ve
made about your dreams for inspiration in this open
painting experience; a studio class paired with a glass October
of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and socializing; $20; for
information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson Oil Pastels – Tuesdays with Renoir, Tuesdays thru
at 563-326-7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum. Oct. 23; artist Gloria Burlingame will share oil pastel
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, techniques with students as they create artwork in the
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Sep 6 “soft-focus” Impressionist style; students will begin
with small studies of selected Renoir images to get a
Fall Leaf Mobile, a Southwest Craft Night event; free; feel for his style then work directly from observation to
for information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public create original Impressionistic works of art; $80-95; for
information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson Ron Gallo @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – November 3

at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum. Small Halloween Treat Box, a Southwest Craft
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Night event; free; for information, call 309-732-7338,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Tue Oct 2 Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
Figurative Impressions in Landscape: Part 1, 6pm Tue Oct 9
Thursdays thru Oct. 25; with instructor Brad Bisbey;
working from… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am Watercolor Basics, with instructor Bob Zeidler; after
Thu Oct 4 years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 5pm Tue Oct 16
Wine & Art: Primitive Art – Expressions in
Color, with instructor Lori Miller; students will enjoy Drawing – Sketch Book Workshop, Cara Burns
a tour of the William L. Hawkins exhibition then use shares a series of drawing prompts and activities that will
a wide variety of materials, including paint, fabric, help you put pencil to paper in the privacy of your own
wood, metal, and more to create visually rich, exciting sketchbook; discuss tips for feeling more confident in
artworks of their own; a studio class paired with a glass your artistic skills and get your creative juices flowing in
of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and socializing; $20; for this beginner-friendly class; $20-35; for information and
information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson to register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630
at 563-326-7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum. or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Oct 4 10am Sat Oct 20

Painting – Watercolor Basics and Beyond, Fridays Figure Drawing for High School Students – Build
thru Oct. 26; artist David Zahn will share ways that basic Your Portfolio, Saturdays thru Nov. 3; artist Kristin
watercolor techniques can be applied when painting Quinn will teach students how to deal with proportion,
objects in a still life, landscapes, or in other situations; form, shape, value and line as they learn to draw that
basic drawing skills helpful but not required for students most difficult of subjects, the human body; $15; for
to make the most of this watercolor experience; information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson
$80-95; for information and to register, contact at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.
Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@ org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 20
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Fri Oct 5
Life Drawing, with facilitator Evanny Henningsence;
Bargue Drawing Course, Saturdays thru Nov. 24; bring your own materials; $15 per… Bereskin Gallery &
with instructor Evanny Henningsen; students will be… Art Academy, 1pm Sun Oct 21
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Oct 6
Acrylic Painting – French Landscapes, Wednesdays
Card Making with Donna Banta, join us in making thru Nov. 14; artist Allen Holloway will take students on
homemade greeting cards; each participant will… a journey into French landscape painting in the style
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Oct 6 of modernists such as Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne,
Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot and Edgar Degas;
Sight-Size Cast Drawing in Charcoal, Saturdays students will explore the pure-color painting method
thru Nov. 24; with instructor Evanny Henningsen; cast of the Pointillists, the thick, tasty brush strokes of the
drawing is… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 1pm Sat impasto technique and discover how to capture the
Oct 6 exquisite light characteristic of French landscape
painting; $85-90; for information and to register, contact
Watercolor: Basic Approaches to Paint Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
Applications, Saturdays thru Oct. 27; with instructor figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Bob Zeidler; Bob breaks… Bereskin Gallery & Art Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Wed Oct 24
Academy, 9am Sat Oct 6
Creative Sessions: Beautiful Writing with
Oil Painting Saturdays, with instructor Dave Calligraphy, Living Proof Exhibit and the Figge
Anderson; learn to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin Art Museum would like to invite all who have been
Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 27 touched by cancer, including cancer survivors,
families, friends and caregivers, to learn the art of
Oil Painting – French Modern Style, Tuesdays thru calligraphy with artist and calligrapher Dana Keeton; for
Oct. 30; with instructor Emily Majeski; the focus of our information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson
French Modern class will be on the styles of artists Degas, at 563-326-7804 x2045, lgtaylor@figgeartmuseum.
Monet, Matisse, and Vuillard; students will create pieces org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
inspired by the gure drawings and landscapes painted FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Oct 25
by these masters; themes will include topics from dance
to drama and interior spaces; $80-95; for information and Art-to-Go with the Figge, free; for information, call
to register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat Oct 27
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm
Tue Oct 9
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Illustration: Let’s Do Dinosaurs, Wednesdays thru
Nov. 28 (no class Nov. 21); with instructor… Bereskin
Gallery & Art Academy, 6pm Wed Oct 31
MUSIC
Concerts
ART
November Scott & Rock Island Counties
Five Alumni: Continuing to Create
Figurative Impressions in Landscape: Part 2, August & September Thursday, August 30, through Saturday, October 27 @ Augustana Teaching
Thursdays thru Nov. 29 (no class on Thanksgiving); with Museum of Art, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island, IL
instructor… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am Thu Soul Storm, outdoor event in the Moline Centre

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Nov 1 Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing
Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 30
or the first exhibition in the college’s 2018-19
Wine & Art: From France with Love, artist Amy academic year, the Augustana Teaching
Nielsen will take the class into the exhibition “French Strange Neighbors Reunion Show, the band Museum of Art will showcase works by artists
Moderns from 1850-1950” and discuss different art draws on rock, reggae, funk, blues and bluegrass… The who honed their skills at Augustana itself,
techniques used in creating some of these timeless Redstone Room, 8:30pm Fri Aug 31 with Five Alumni: Continuing to Create, through
pieces; following the gallery discussion, class will head
back to the studio to create beautiful postcard designs Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, the rocker and his ensemble October 27, presenting beautiful, fascinating, and
using paint, pen and ink, fabric, and more; a studio play the 97X 40th Anniversary… RIBCO, 7pm Sat Sep 1 resonant works by a quintet of the school’s most
class paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres gifted graduates.
and socializing; $20; for information and to register, Gary Allan, concert with the chart-topping country- With its invited artists selected by members
contact Heather Aaronson at 563-326-7804 x2045 or music superstar; $35-70; for tickets, call 563-328-8000,
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore
of the Augustana art faculty, Five Alumni:
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Continuing to Create will boast pieces by former
Thu Nov 1 Sep 1 students whose Augustana tenures range from
the late-1970s to the mid-aughts: Drew Starenko Drew Starenko artwork in Five Alumni:
Card Making with Donna Banta, Banta will show Moeller Nights: Muddy Ruckus, concert with the (class of ‘83), Audrey Brown (class of ‘92), Mark
us how to craft cards with a… Silvis Public Library, 1pm indie-folk and blues rock duo, featuring an… Triple Continuing to Create @ Augustana Teaching
Sat Nov 3 Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Sep 1 Hansen (class of ‘00), justin carl hurty (class of ‘05), Museum of Art -- through October 27
and John Vande Walle (call of ‘06). Their works
Crafting with Jenn: File Folder Mini-Flip Album, Dani Lynn Howe Band, an outdoor event in the covering a vast array of artistic mediums, the exhibit will feature examples of oil on canvas, oil on panel,
Jenn Voss will teach us how to make mini folding… Summer Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm acrylics, ceramics, material installation, graphite, and audio and video. Exploring the ways in which the
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Nov 3 Sun Sep 2
five alumni view, interpret, and interact with the world around them, the artists draw upon their variety
Oil Painting Saturdays, with instructor Dave Sumac, concert with the American/Canadian post- of mediums to reflect the depth and discipline instilled in graduates of Augustana’s art program.
Anderson; learn to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin metal band, featuring sets by Infernal… RIBCO, 8pm “Viewing the work these artists have created in the years since graduating offers an invaluable
Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Nov 3 thru Sat Nov Sun Sep 2 learning opportunity for our current art, art-history, and graphic-design students,” said Rowen
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Schusshem Anderson, Augustana’s professor of art and graphic design. “The range and reach of these
EmiSunshine, concert with the 14-year-old country-
Basic Cartooning, Mondays thru Nov. 26; with music singer/songwriter from Madisonville, Tennessee; visual artists, and their diverse viewpoints, will reveal a distinctive body of work that represents some
instructor Paul Lange; learn how… Bereskin Gallery & Art $15-22.50;… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6:45pm Thu Sep 6 of the most innovative art in the region and beyond.”
Academy, 6pm Mon Nov 5 Related fall programming for Five Alumni: Continuing to Create will include an artist roundtable
Moeller Nights: The Moondoggies, concert with discussion at 7 p.m. on October 1 and a musical performance by hurty at 7 p.m. on October 2. Museum
Watercolor: Basic Approaches to Paint the Washington-based rock quintet; $10… Triple Crown
Applications, thru Nov. 8; with instructor Bob Zeidler; Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Sep 6 hours are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment, admission is free, and
Bob breaks down… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, more information on the venue’s exhibits and events is available by calling (309)794-7469 or visiting
3pm Mon Nov 5 2018 Blues Cruise: Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Augustana.edu/artmuseum.
Souls, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents a
What I’m Thankful For Leaf Hanging, a Southwest concert with the… Celebration River Cruises, 6pm Fri
Craft Night event; free; for information, call 309-732- Sep 7
7338, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Hot ‘n’ Cole: the Music of Cole Porter, part of the
org, 6pm Tue Nov 13 library’s Noon Day Concert Series; free; for… Moline
Public Library, noon Fri Sep 7
Watercolor Basics, with instructor Bob Zeidler; after
years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art Musicfest, nine bands perform free concert sets…
Academy, 2pm Wed Nov 14 Durant Community Center, 5:30pm Fri Sep 7 and Sat
Sep 8

Summer Rhapsody, an outdoor event in the Summer
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Black Belt Eagle Scout, concert with Katherine Paul in
support of her debut album “Mother… Village Theatre,
Sat Sep 22

Moeller Nights: Illuminati Hotties, concert with the
indie-pop musicians, featuring opening sets by Yoya…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat
Sep 22

Moeller Nights: Bat House, concert with the Boston-
based rockers; $8-12… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Sep 23

John Popper, concert with the blues-rock harmonica
players, featuring an opening set… The Redstone Room,
7pm Mon Sep 24

Moeller Nights: Frankie & the Witch Fingers,
concert with the West Coast-based alternative rockers,
featuring an opening… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Sep 24

Moeller Nights: Sam Morrow, concert with the
touring folk singer/songwriter; $8… Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Sep 26

Facs, the All Senses Festival presents a concert with the
Chicago-based… RIBCO, 7:30pm Fri Sep 28

Still, by James Romig, PhD, Composer; a Casual Classics
concert; free;… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 5pm Fri Sep 28

Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
Straight No Chaser @ Adler Theatre – October 27 played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
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big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm with the Chicago-based… RIBCO, 7:30pm Sat Sep 29
Fri Sep 14 Avon Dale CD Release Show, concert with the
Sarah McQuaid, free; for information, call 309-524- Memphis-based roots rockers; $10; for tickets and… The
2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Sep 10 Blues Beatles from Brazil, Beatles songs performed Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Sep 21 October
in blues stylings by Marcos Viana, Flavio Naves, Lancaster
Moeller Nights: Naia Izumi, concert with the Los Ferreira, Bruno Falcão, and Fred Barley, $15; for tickets Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Wes Wells, free; Turtle Island Quartet, an informal performance and
Angeles-based indie singer/songwriter; $12-17… Triple and information, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City Casino for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Q&A with the touring string quartet… Butterworth
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Tue Sep 11 Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Center, 3pm Mon Oct 1
RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Sep 15 noon Fri Sep 21
Marbin, concert with the progressive jazz-rock band Turtle Island Quartet Concert, a concert with the
based in Chicago; $8 adv /… The Redstone Room, Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show chamber musicians and Quad City Arts… Moline Public
7:30pm Thu Sep 13 Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 1
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room, Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Sep 21
Moeller Nights: Chicago Farmer, concert with the 3pm Sun Sep 16 justin carl hurty, held in conjunction with the “Five
folk singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff, featuring an Davenport Zither Ensemble, part of IL Reads and the Alumni: Continuing to Create” exhibition; free; for
opening… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, Moeller Nights: The Yawpers, concert with the popular Noon Day Series;… Moline Public Library, noon information, call 309-794-7469, Augustana College
7pm Thu Sep 13 three-piece rock band from Denver, featuring an… Triple Fri Sep 21 Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Sep 19 Augustana.edu/artmuseum, 7pm Tue Oct 2
Moeller Nights: Campdogzz - Star Parks, concert Moeller Nights: Jared & the Mill, concert with the
with the Chicago-based indie quintet, featuring opening Moeller Nights: Sean Rowe & The Nude Party, Western indie rock band from Phoenix, featuring… Moeller Nights: Jakubi, concert with the alternative
sets by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, concerts with the alternative folk singer/songwriter Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri indie rockers; $12… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
7pm Fri Sep 14 and the New York-based… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Sep 21 Motel, 7pm Wed Oct 3
Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Sep 20
The Brat Pack, concert with the touring ‘80s tribute Shiner, concert with the touring post-hardcore rockers, Primus, concert with the Grammy-nominated
musicians; for information, call… RIBCO, 9pm Fri Sep 14 Raj & Bacon, hip-hop meets Hindustani violin with the featuring sets by The… RIBCO, 9pm Fri Sep 21 experimental rockers; $25-59.50; for tickets, call 800-
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MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island featuring opening sets by Charlie… RIBCO, 9pm Sat
Counties / October Oct 13

Koffin Kats - The Goddamn Gallows - Gutter
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, Demons, an evening with three hard-rock ensembles;
AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Oct 3 $15; for information, call… RIBCO, 7:30pm Sun Oct 14

Turtle Island Quartet, public performance with the Out of Darkness, Into Light, the professional vocal
touring string quartet and Quad City Arts Visiting Artists ensemble Nova Singers presents an inspirational
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 6:30pm Wed program that first explores life’s darkest moments,
Oct 3 then offers the uplifting powers of hope, love and light;
under the direction of Dr. Laura L. Lane; $15-18, students
Kiss the Sky: The Definitive Jimi Hendrix Tribute free; for information and tickets, call 309-341-7038, St.
Experience, concert tribute with virtuoso guitarist Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport, IA,
and former Columbia recording artist… Circa ‘21 Dinner NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Sun Oct 14
Playhouse, 7:15pm Thu Oct 4
Moeller Nights: Alex Clare, concert with the British
Lauren Anderson, concert with the blues/soul alternative-rock singer/songwriter; $13-18… The
musician and the Midwest Music Awards’… The Stardust, 7pm Mon Oct 15
Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Oct 5
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show
Moeller Nights: Jade Bird, concert with the British featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and…
singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set by… Triple Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Oct 19
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Oct 5
Moeller Nights: Titus Andronicus, concert with
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks I: the punk/indie rock band formed in Glen Rock,… Triple
French Moderns, our tribute to the French Modern Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Oct 20
aesthetic opens with Debussy’s sensual and evanescent
tone poem “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” The Drifters - Cornell Gunter’s Coasters - The
followed by his atmospheric and fluid “Nocturnes”; Platters, three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends,
QCSO Principal Flute Jessica Warren takes center stage with more than 94 charted records and 45 top 10 hits
for Debussy’s haunting “Syrinx” for solo flute before we combined, on the same stage for one night only; $42-62;
begin our promenade through the changing tableaux for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third
of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”; with Handel St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 20
Oratorio Society & Augustana Choral Artists, Jon Hurty,
director; $10-64; for tickets and information, call 563-322- Moeller Nights: Mannequin Pussy, concert with the
7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO. Philadelphia-based rockers; $10… Triple Crown Whiskey
org, 8pm Sat Oct 6 Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Oct 21

Turtle Island Quartet, the touring string quartet and Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists… Rock Island High School, Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
7pm Sat Oct 6 Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
3pm Sun Oct 21
Amy Helm, concert with the Americana, country, blues,
and gospel singer/songwriter; $22 adv /… The Redstone Moeller Nights: Desert Noises, concert with the
Room, 7pm Sun Oct 7 indie rock band from the Provo, Utah… Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Oct 22
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks I:
French Moderns, our tribute to the French Modern Moeller Nights: Oxymorons, concert with the
aesthetic opens with Debussy’s sensual and evanescent Washington-based dance band, featuring an opening
tone poem “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
followed by his atmospheric and fluid “Nocturnes”; Wed Oct 24
QCSO Principal Flute Jessica Warren takes center stage
for Debussy’s haunting “Syrinx” for solo flute before we Ray LaMontagne, concert with the Grammy-
begin our promenade through the changing tableaux nominated folk singer/songwriter on his “Just Passing
of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”; with Handel Through” acoustic tour; $39.50-79.50; for tickets, call
Oratorio Society & Augustana Choral Artists, Jon Hurty, 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport
director; $10-41; for tickets and information, call 563-322- IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Oct 24
7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Oct 7 Yonder Mountain String Band, concert with the
progressive-bluegrass musicians, featuring an opening
Moeller Nights: Laura Stevenson, concert with the set by… The Redstone Room, 8pm Wed Oct 24
singer/songwriter based on Long Island, New York;…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Gaudete Brass Quintet, at 3 & 7pm; informal
Oct 8 performances & Q&A with the brass quintet and…
Butterworth Center, Thu Oct 25
Moeller Nights: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers,
concert with the country-music quartet, featuring an SAU Music Department Fall Vocal Choirs Concert,
opening set by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon for information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin Fine Arts
Motel, 7pm Tue Oct 9 Center, 7:30pm Fri Oct 26

Eric Gales, concert with the touring blues-rock The Ballroom Thieves, concert with the neo-folk trio;
guitarist; $15 adv / $18 day… The Redstone Room, 8pm $15 adv / $18 day… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Oct 26
Thu Oct 11
Gaudete Brass Quintet, performance with the brass
Brown Bag Lunch Concert, free; for information, call quintet and Quad City Arts Visiting… First Presbyterian
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Church of Davenport, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27
Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Oct 12
Moeller Nights: Anna Tivel, concert with the
Moeller Nights: Valley Queen, concert with the folk Portland-based folk singer/songwriter, featuring an
and country musicians led by Natalie… Triple Crown opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Oct 12 Motel, 7pm Sat Oct 27

The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece SAU Music Department STAMVOJA/Jazz
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm Ensemble Fall Concert, for information, call 563-333-
Fri Oct 12 6251..., Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 7:30pm
Sat Oct 27
Whiskey’s Gone: A Zac Brown Tribute Band,
concert with the Peoria-based country musicians; $10 Signature Soirée: Fantaisie Française, enjoy an
adv / $12 day… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Oct 12 elegant evening among the Figge’s “French Moderns”
exhibit complete with 5:15pm cocktails and hors
Alabama, concert with the chart-topping country d’oeuvres, a 6pm dinner, a performance, and a live
musicians; $35-125; for tickets, call… TaxSlayer Center, auction to benefit the QCSO’s programs with Maestro
8pm Sat Oct 13 Mark Russell Smith as your auctioneer; featuring Naha
Greenholtz on violin, Hannah Holman on cello, and
Lillian Lau on harp; $102; for tickets and information,
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call 563-322-7276, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27 big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Fri Nov 9
Straight No Chaser, performance with the touring a
cappella group presented in the Broadway at the Adler Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band, an evening of
series; $35-55; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, and for more gospel music, laughter, and encouragement with the
information, call 563-326-8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E. multiple Grammy winner and his ensemble; $26.50-
Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat 72.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136
Oct 27 E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Sat
Nov 10

November The Way Down Wanderers, concert with the touring
bluegrass musicians, featuring an opening set… The
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, an Redstone Room, 8pm Sat Nov 10
all-ages concert on the rockers’ 2018 Midwest Takeover
Tour;… RIBCO, 8pm Fri Nov 2 Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Concert,
concert with the student singers in grades 3-8; for
Moeller Nights: Low Cut Connie, concert with the information,… Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park
Philadelphia-based rockers; $15-20… Triple Crown Auditorium, 2pm Sun Nov 11
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Nov 2
Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble Concert, free;
SAU Music Department Fall Instrumental for information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at crockette@
Concert, for information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin bhc.edu or… Black Hawk College Theatre - Building 1,
Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm Fri Nov 2 Room 306, 7:30pm Thu Nov 15

‘90s Alternative Night: Brett Newski & the No Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival: No. 4, Moeller
Tomorrow and Pleezer, concert with the touring Nights sponsors performances with dozens of… Village
alternative rockers and the Weezer tribute… The of East Davenport, Thu Nov 15 thru Sat Nov 17
Redstone Room, 7:30pm Fri Nov 2
Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble Concert, free;
Moeller Nights: Ron Gallo and Low Cut Connie, for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public
concerts with the garage-punk rocker and the Library, noon Fri Nov 16
Philadelphia-based rockers; $16… Triple Crown Whiskey
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Nov 3
Avon Dale @ The Redstone Room – September 21 Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and…
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II: Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Nov 16
Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, in salute to Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II: QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Nov 4
our 104th Season, the concert commences with Haydn’s Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, in salute to Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
exuberant and surprising “London Symphony,” No. our 104th Season, the concert commences with Haydn’s Musical Theatre Coffee Shop Cabaret, for played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
104; we then travel to the Coast of Suffolk for Britten’s exuberant and surprising “London Symphony,” No. information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin Fine Arts Center, Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 16
surging and unrelenting “Four Sea Interludes” from his 104; we then travel to the Coast of Suffolk for Britten’s 7:30pm Thu Nov 8
opera “Peter Grimes,” before pianist Wei Luo shows off surging and unrelenting “Four Sea Interludes” from his Chris Janson, concert with the breakout country-music
her brilliance in scaling the technical Mount Everest opera “Peter Grimes,” before pianist Wei Luo shows off From Monet to Matisse: A Vocal Canvas Concert star; $30-60; for tickets and information, call 844-852-
of Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”; $10-64; for her brilliance in scaling the technical Mount Everest by Claudia Hommel, free; for information, call 309- 4FUN, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, of Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”; $10-41; for 524-2440… Moline Public Library, noon Fri Nov 9 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm
136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Nov 3 tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial Sat Nov 17
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MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island singer/songwriter; $25-85; for tickets… Englert Theatre,
Counties / November 8pm Fri Sep 21

Rabbit Hole Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in
Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles, an
evening with the touring tribute musicians; $25-30; for
Concert, at 2 & 7:30pm; these Quad City Symphony information… Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Sep 22
Thursday, September 6, through Saturday, September 8 @ St. Ambrose Orchestra concerts feature “Harry Potter & the Chamber
University’s Studio Theatre, 2101 North Gaines Street, Davenport, IA of Secrets” in high-definition while a live orchestra Mark Erelli, concert with the singer/songwriter;
performs John Williams’ otherworldly score; for tickets $15; for information, contact Bill Beneke… Princeton

W inner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Sep 22
Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Nov 17
and a 2006 Tony Award for star Cynthia
Harmonic Brass, the German American Heritage
Nixon, David Lindsay- Abaire’s moving, haunting, Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Center presents a concert with the… Lincoln Park -
unexpectedly funny family drama Rabbit Hole Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying DeWitt, 6pm Tue Sep 25
enjoys a September 6 through 8 staging at St. Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
Ambrose University’s Studio Theatre, the New York 3pm Sun Nov 18 The Philadelphia Orchestra, concert with one of the
Times praising the work for its “honesty, accuracy, world’s preeminent orchestras; $20-95; for information
Third Sunday at Grace: Glenview Middle School and tickets, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141
and humor” while adding that the show “inspires Mariachi Band, typical instruments played by the East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
such copious weeping among its audience that Mariachi band members are violin,… Grace Lutheran Tue Sep 25
you wonder early on if you should have taken a Church, 3pm Sun Nov 18
life jacket.” Keb’ Mo’, concert with the blues and jazz legend;
Rabbit Hole @ St. Ambrose University -- Black Hawk College Student Vocal Recital, $41.50-149; for tickets… Englert Theatre, 8pm Wed Sep
Rabbit Hole concerns Becca and Howie Corbett,
a pair of young marrieds who shared a picture- September 6 through 8 voice students will present a variety of songs from the 26
Renaissance through the early 20th Century; free; for
perfect suburban existence in New York until a random, tragic accident took the life of their four-year old information, contact Jon Palomaki at palomakij@bhc. Jake Shimabukuro, concert with the pop, rock, and
son. While the couple tries to move on in the face of their tragedy, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister edu or 309-796-5478, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 world musician; $35; for… Englert Theatre, 8pm Fri Sep
Izzy announces that she’s pregnant, and as Becca and Howie grow further and further apart, Becca’s 11th Ave., Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon Nov 26 28
mother Nat badgers Becca about how she’s handling the grieving process. Meanwhile, Jason, the young
driver who killed their son, shows up to ask forgiveness, and together, Lindsay-Abaire’s characters find Blue Christmas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Heartache Tonight, concert with the Eagles tribute
Extravagana, at 1 & 7:15pm; Elvis Presley hits and band; $20; for tickets and… Timber Lake Playhouse, 7pm
themselves on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity
holiday favorites performed by Robert Shaw… Circa ‘21 Sat Sep 29
of a family navigating deep trauma and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart, Dinner Playhouse, Thu Nov 29
with Variety magazine deeming the work “an intensely emotional examination of grief laced with wit, Randy Bachman, concert with the classic-rock
insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty.” The Smoking Popes, concert with the touring musician from the Guess Who and… Englert Theatre,
Directing St. Ambrose’s first studio production of the academic year is SAU junior Jessica Karolczak, pop-punk musicians, featuring an opening set… The 8pm Sat Sep 29
whose acting credits include roles in Cinderella, The Tempest, and Catch Me If You Can. Sophomore Ellie Redstone Room, 7:30pm Thu Nov 29
The Sixties Sound, concert starring Micky Dolenz of
Larson portays Becca, her recent stage credits including St. Ambrose’s Cabaret and the Mississippi Bend The Monkees, former lead singer… Riverside Casino
Players’ world-premiere presentation of Beginner’s Luck, with Howie played by junior T.J. Green, a recent Outlying Areas Event Center, 8pm Sat Sep 29
performer in Quad City Music Guild’s Shrek: The Musical and the QC Theatre Workshop’s Reefer Madness.
Rounding out Rabbit Hole’s cast are fellow students Sarah Goodall (A View from the Bridge) as Nat, Rebecca August & September
Moews (Richard III) as Izzie, and Jeffrey Harper as Jason. October
Rabbit Hole runs September 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and September 8 at 3 p.m., with performances in St. Younger - Otros Outros - Anthony Worden,
Summer of the Arts presents a family-friendly event in Turtle Island Quartet, public performance with the
Ambrose’s Studio Theatre in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. Admission is $6, and more information and the 2018… Downtown Iowa City, 6:30pm Fri Aug 31 touring string quartet and Quad City… Wesley United
tickets are available by calling (563)333-6251 or visiting SAU.edu/rabbit-hole. Methodist Church, 2pm Wed Oct 3
The Rough & Tumble, all-ages, family-friendly concert
with the touring golk musicians; 6pm potluck,… Ca The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, concert
D’Zan, 6pm Sun Sep 2 with the acclaimed big-band touring musicians; $22-27;
for tickets… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
Lake Street Dive, concert with jazz, neo-soul, and pop 7pm Thu Oct 4
musicians; $45; for tickets… Englert Theatre, 7pm Mon
Sep 3 Manhu from China, laying the hulusheng, a mouth
organ made from dried gourds,… University of
The Corridor Record Project, concert with the funk, Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Fri Oct 5
rock, and soul musicians; $12-15; for… Englert Theatre,
8pm Fri Sep 7 Chanticleer, the San Francisco based Grammy award-
winning, 12-voice ensemble Chanticleer celebrates…
2018 Iowa Blues Challange, weather permitting, University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Sat
the challenge will take place in the Prairie… Des Moines Oct 6
Social Club, 4:30pm Sat Sep 8
William Elliott Whitmore, concert with the alt-
An Evening With Dawes, concert with the Los country and folk singer/songwriter; $25; for tickets…
Angeles-based folk rockers touring in support… Codfish Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Oct 6
Hollow Barn, 8pm Sat Sep 8
Jesse Elliott & Rachel Ries: The Green Room,
Dessa: The Green Room, concert and presentation concert and presentation with the singer/songwriters;
with the singer/songwriter and rap artist; free;… Englert free; for information, call… Englert Theatre, 7pm Mon
Theatre, 7pm Mon Sep 10 Oct 8

Dinosaur Jr., concert with the Massachusetts-based Emerson String Quartet, concert with violinists
rockers; food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic… Codfish Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence
Hollow Barn, 8pm Mon Sep 10 Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins; $10-55; for information
and tickets, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141
Bold as Brass Chamber Showcase, members of East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
Orchestra Iowa perform Ewazen’s “Pastorale,” Poulenc’s Thu Oct 11
“Trio for… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
7:30pm Wed Sep 12 Granger Smith, concert with the chart-topping
country-music trailblazer and his comical country boy…
Elizabeth Moen, concert with the indie-folk and Riverside Casino Event Center, 8pm Fri Oct 12
indie-rock singer/songwriter; $12-15; for tickets… Englert
Theatre, 8pm Fri Sep 14 Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven, join Orchestra
Iowa’s world-renown guest artist Biss for an
Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass band that helped exhilarating… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
Steve Martin and Martin Short open the new Hancher 7:30pm Fri Oct 12
Auditorium returns for a free outdoor concert; free; for
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141 Keith Urban, concert with the Grammy Award-winning
East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7pm Fri country-music superstar in his “Graffiti… Peoria Civic
Sep 14 Center, 7:30pm Fri Oct 12

Anderson East, concert with Georgia-based R&B Billy F Gibbons featuring Matt Sorum & Austin
musician Michael Cameron Anderson, featuring an… Hanks, concert with the ZZ Top guitarist and his
Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Tue Sep 18 ensemble; $35-65;… Riverside Casino Event Center, 8pm
Sat Oct 13
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Out of Darkness, Into Light, the professional vocal
ensemble Nova Singers presents an inspirational
program that first explores life’s darkest moments, then
offers the uplifting powers of hope, love and light; under
the direction of Dr. Laura L. Lane; $15-18, students free;
for information and tickets, call 309-341-7038, Knox
College’s Kresge Recital Hall, 2 East South St., Galesburg,
IL, NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 13

Rufus Reid: Quiet Pride – A Celebration of
Elizabeth Catlett, jazz bassist and composer Rufus
Reid’s most recent project for big band celebrates
the life, art, and accomplishments of the first African
American to receive an MFA from the University of Iowa;
$10-45; for information and tickets, call 319-335-1160,
Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA,
Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Sat Oct 13

Eric Hutchinson & the Believers, concert with the
neo-soul and pop ensemble; $26.50; for tickets… Englert
Theatre, 8pm Tue Oct 23

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn, concert with the
contemporary-folk singer/songwriter; $36-56.50; for
tickets and information,… Englert Theatre, 8pm Thu
Oct 25

An Evening with Lonestar, known for merging their
country roots with strong melodies and… University of
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 8pm Fri Oct 26

Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin, concert with the singer/
songwriters; $15; for information, contact Bill Beneke… The Ballroom Thieves @ The Redstone Room – October 26
Princeton Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27

Colter Wall, concert with the country/Western singer/ information and tickets, call 319-335-1160, Hancher tickets, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks II, join QCSO
songwriter from Swift Current, Saskatchewan; food… Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher. Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Sat Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of
Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Sat Oct 27 UIowa.edu, Sat Nov 3 Nov 17 the weekend’s Masterworks programs; 4:45pm doors,
cash bar available; free; for information, call 563-322-
The Head Banga Tour: Tank & the Bangas, concert Mandy Harvey, performance with the Quad City The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport IA,
with funk & soul musicians Tank & the Bangas… Codfish Arts Visiting Artist and jazz singer… Central DeWitt 6 – Celebrating the Holidays (5pm), two iconic vocal QCSO.org, 4:45pm Thu Nov 1
Hollow Barn, 7pm Tue Oct 30 Performing Arts Center, 7pm Sat Nov 3 groups who have won a combined total of 20 Grammy
Awards come together to sing their greatest hits as well Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks II, held immediately
Kamasi Washington, concert with the avant-garde Marc Cohn, concert with the alt-country and folk-rock as holiday favorites; $10-75; for information and tickets, after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle
jazz saxophone player; $15-41.50; for tickets… Englert singer/songwriter; $36.50-56.50; for tickets… Englert call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., with conductor Mark Russell Smith and musicians from
Theatre, 8pm Wed Oct 31 Theatre, 8pm Wed Nov 7 Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 5pm Sun Nov 25 the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; cash bar available;
free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk,
Mandy Harvey, informal performance with the The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Jason Vieaux, public concert with the Grammy Award- 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 9:30pm Sat Nov 3
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist and jazz… Frances Banta the ensemble is is composed of some of America’s winning classical guitarist and Quad… Wesley United
Waggoner Community Library, 4pm Wed Oct 31 top brass… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Methodist Church, 7pm Mon Nov 26 Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks II,
7:30pm Fri Nov 9 QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
concert conversations to hear about the works being
November Soweto Gospel Choir, sporting colorful costumes Special Events presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
from their South African home, the members of the call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
Gregory Alan Isakov, concert with the indie-folk Grammy- and Emmy-winning choir blend their voices Artability Music Sessions, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Nov 3
singer/songwriter; $32.50; for tickets and information,… to create one unimaginably stirring sound; $10-45; for for patrons with developmental disabilities; free; for
Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Nov 3 information and tickets, call 319-335-1160, Hancher information,… Moline Public Library, 10:30am Tue Sep 4 Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks II,
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher. thru Thu Sep 27 QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand, at 6:30 & 9pm; clarinetist UIowa.edu, 4pm Sun Nov 11 concert conversations to hear about the works being
Azmeh and the CityBand quartet include guitar, bass, Trax from the Stax: Reandy Leasman presents presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
and percussion and explore jazz, classical music, and Alsarah & the Nubatones, concert with the East George Harrison, free; for information, call 563-344- call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
traditional music of Syria; at 6:30 & 9pm; $10-25; for African retro-pop musicians; $10-35; for information and 4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Nov 4
Public Library, 7pm Thu Sep 20
Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks I, join QCSO designed to provide the opportunity to share…
Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Nov 15
the weekend’s Masterworks programs; 4:45pm doors,
cash bar available; free; for information, call 563-322- Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks III, join QCSO
7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport IA, Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of
QCSO.org, 4:45pm Thu Oct 4 the weekend’s Masterworks programs; 4:45pm doors,
cash bar available; free; for information, call 563-322-
Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks I, held immediately 7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport IA,
after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle QCSO.org, 4:45pm Thu Nov 29
with conductor Mark Russell Smith and musicians from
the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; cash bar available;
free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk,
200 E. 3rd St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 9:30pm Sat Oct 6 LITERARY ARTS
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I, Readings & Discussions
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
concert conversations to hear about the works being August & September
presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Story Show: Epic Festival Tales, step up to the
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Oct 6 microphone to share your stories based… Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 6pm Thu Aug 30
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I,
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre- The Late Show, a discussion of Michael Connelly’s
concert conversations to hear about the works being book with the Book ‘Em… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm
presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, Thu Aug 30
call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Oct 7 Olivia Gatwood, Moeller Nights presents and evening
wioth the poet and spoken-word… The Stardust, 7pm
Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program Fri Aug 31
designed to provide the opportunity to share…
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Oct 18 Caroline Fraser, presentation with the 2018 Pulitzer
Prize winner for “Prairie Fires: The… Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, 2pm Mon Sep 3
Chicago Farmer @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – September 13
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Read Local: Jim Pransky, free; for information, call
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LITERARY ARTS / Readings & Discussions 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
/ August & September Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Wed Oct 10

See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many…
Pageturners Book Discussion Group, free; for Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 10
6:30pm Tue Sep 4
Blackout: A Pete Fernandez Mystery, a discussion
RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason of Alex Segura’s novel with the Mystery Book…
from the… 6pm Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27 Bettendorf Public Library, 9:30am Sat Oct 13

Art of Beatrix Potter, a discussion of Emily Zach’s book Sidewalks, a discussion of Valeria Luiselli’s book; free;
with the Art Lover’s Book Club; each program includes a for information, call… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm
short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and Mon Oct 15
group discussion; bring a brown bag lunch if desired;
for information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16
Wed Sep 5
We Are All Shipwrecks, enjoy a cocktail or two while
Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes talking about Kelly Grey… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Oct 16
a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street
Library, 6:30pm Thu Sep 6 West End Book Club, adult fiction book club that
meets the third Tuesday of… Fairmount Street Library,
IL Reads 2018: Kathleen Rooney & Martin Seay, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16
Authors in Conversation, meet the bestselling authors;
free; for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
Library, 3pm Sat Sep 8 and the Birth of the FBI, a discussion of David Grann’s
novel with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public
IQ, a discussion of Joe Ide’s novel with the Mystery Library, 1pm Wed Oct 17
Book… Bettendorf Public Library, 9:30am Sat Sep 8
My Name is Lucy Barton, a discussion of Elizabeth
Jacqueline Woodson, the author of the National Book Strout’s book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for
Award winning “Brown Girl… Englert Theatre, 1pm Sat information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Sep 8 Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Oct 17
Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions
of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies… Davenport The Coffee Trader, a discussion of David Liss’ novel
Public Library - Main, 6pm Mon Sep 10 with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public
Library, 7pm Wed Oct 17
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S.
Street Library, 10am Mon Sep 10 Heartland, with author Cynthia Clampitt; free; for
information, call 563-289-4242 or… LeClaire Community
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a discussion of Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 18
Arundhati Roy’s book with the Alpha Book Club; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Sumac @ RIBCO – September 2 Jason Tanamor Book Signing, author signs his book
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, “Moo Moo the Serial Killer Cat” in… Rock Island County
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Sep 10 Banned Books Week, adults will choose a book based Animal Care & Control, noon Sat Oct 20
only… Silvis Public Library, Sun Sep 23 thru Sat Sep 29 October
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction Windfall: The Booming Business of Global
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… All Iowa Reads: Ghost, a discussion of Jason Reynolds’ The Roundhouse, a discussion of Louise Erdrich’s book Warming, a discussion of McKenzie Funk’s book with
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Sep 10 book; free; for information, call… LeClaire Community with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call 309- the Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm Tue Oct 23
Library, 4pm Mon Sep 24 732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Get Lit: Homegoing, a discussion of Yaa Gyasi’s novel; 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm And Then There Were None, a discussion of
free; for information, call… Bettendorf Public Library, Gospel of Loki, a discussion of Joanne Harris’ book Mon Oct 1 Agatha Christie’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire
7pm Tue Sep 11 with the Last Monday Book… Silvis Public Library, Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 24
6:30pm Mon Sep 24 Pageturners Book Discussion Group, free; for
See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many… information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light 6:30pm Tue Oct 2 call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu
6:30pm Wed Sep 12 refreshments will be paired with good conversation; Oct 25
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Sep 24 IL Reads 2018: History of the Circus with Joe
This is My Brave, the mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is Colossa, the bestselling author of “Church of Marvels” Time to Ship Another Steer, with author Bill Mueller;
to… Englert Theatre, 2pm Sun Sep 16 The Impossible Fortress, a discussion of Jason visits the library;… Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or… LeClaire
Rekulak’s book with the Southwest Branch Book Club; Oct 3 Community Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 25
The Other Einstein, enjoy a cocktail or two while free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
talking about Marie Benedict’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light
Sep 18 Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 25 & Breakthroughs in Modern Art, a discussion of refreshments will be paired with good conversation;
Sebastian Smee’s book with the Art Lover’s Book books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 29
True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch The Rural Life, a discussion of Verlyn Klinkenborg’s Club; each program includes a short introduction,
Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount book with the Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion;
Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Sep 18 Tue Sep 25 bring a brown bag lunch if desired; for information, November
contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
West End Book Club, adult fiction book club that Local History Book Club Discussion, the club is figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes
meets the third Tuesday of… Fairmount Street Library, sponsored by the Colonel Davenport Foundation, and… Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed Oct 3 a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street
6:30pm Tue Sep 18 7pm Tue Sep 25 Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 1
Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes
Good Poems for Hard Times, a discussion of Banned Books Week Reading & Celebration, a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street News of the World, a discussion of Paulette Jiles’ book
Garrison Keillor’s book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; local librarians, educators, and literature aficionados Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 4 with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call 309-
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public read passages from their favorite books that have either 732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, faced outright bans or challenges; come to read or just Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Sep 19 listen; free refreshments and Banned Books Week swag of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies… Davenport Mon Nov 5
giveaways; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Public Library - Main, 6pm Mon Oct 8
So Big, a discussion of Edna Ferber’s novel with the Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Pageturners Book Discussion Group, free; for
Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 26 Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library,
Wed Sep 19 yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount 6:30pm Tue Nov 6
The Boys in the Bunkhouse, a discussion of Dan Street Library, 10am Mon Oct 8
The Coffee Trader, a discussion of David Liss’ novel Barry’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race
with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Sep 26 Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, a
Library, 1pm Wed Sep 19 of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… discussion of Joshua Hammer’s book with the Art Lover’s
Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information, Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Oct 8 Book Club; each program includes a short introduction,
Geeky F@b Five, mother/daughter author duo appear call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion;
at the library; free; for information,… Moline Public Sep 27 Get Lit: The Best We Could Do, an Illustrated bring a brown bag lunch if desired; for information,
Library, 2pm Sat Sep 22 Memoir, a discussion of Thi Bui’s book; free; for contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
information, call… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Oct 9 Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed Nov 7
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Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Sep 3 thru Mon
LITERARY ARTS / Nov 19
Readings & Discussions / November
USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
group for all past and present military personnel; free;
Spider Woman’s Daughter, a discussion of Anne for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
Hillerman’s novel with the Mystery Book… Bettendorf midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center, Rock
Public Library, 9:30am Sat Nov 10 Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.
org, 1pm Thu Sep 6
Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions
of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies… Davenport Combining History, Imagination, and Truth:
Public Library - Main, 6pm Mon Nov 12 Writing the Well-Researched Novel, held in the Koning
Chapel; a presentation on the intersection… Ridgecrest
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating Village, 2pm Sun Sep 9
yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Street
Library, 10am Mon Nov 12 The Cailiffs of Bagdad, Georgia, with Mary Helen
Stefaniak; this Q&A will separate imagination and…
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction Ridgecrest Village, 3pm Sun Sep 9
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,…
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Nov 12 Turning Your Memories into a Memoir, Darrell
Lietz will be teaching the skills necessary to begin…
Get Lit: The Master Butchers Singing Club, a Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
discussion of Louise Erdrich’s novel; free; for information, 1:30pm Tue Sep 11
call… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Nov 13
Living Proof Writing Session w/ Ryan Collins,
See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many… held in conjunction with the “Living Proof” exhibit
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, that features more than 50 pieces of art created by
6:30pm Wed Nov 14 cancer survivors in the tri-state area; participants
will use the artwork in the exhibition as inspiration;
A Land More Kind Than Home, enjoy a cocktail or for information, e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail.
two while talking about Wiley Cash’s… Icons Martini, com, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
7pm Tue Nov 20 LivingProofExhibit.org, 6pm Thu Sep 13

True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch Zine Workshops, free; for information, contact Leslie
Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount Ross at rosslesliem@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University
Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 20 Library, 7pm Tue Sep 25

West End Book Club, adult fiction book club that USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
meets the third Tuesday of… Fairmount Street Library, group for all past and present military personnel; free;
6:30pm Tue Nov 20 for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center, Rock
A Man Called Ove, a discussion of Fredrik Backman’s Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.
book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for information, call org, 1pm Thu Oct 4
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Zine Workshops, free; for information, contact Leslie
6:30pm Wed Nov 21 Ross at rosslesliem@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University
Library, 7pm Tue Oct 23
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light
refreshments will be paired with good conversation; USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Nov 26 group for all past and present military personnel; free;
for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center, Rock
Puddles to the Sea, a discussion of Tristan Gooley’s Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.
book with the Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm org, 1pm Thu Nov 1
Tue Nov 27
Zine Workshops, free; for information, contact Leslie
Lilac Girls, a discussion of Martha Hall Kelly’s book Ross at rosslesliem@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University
with the Southwest Branch Book Club; free; for Library, 7pm Tue Nov 27
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Nov 27
THEATRE
Local History Book Club Discussion, the club is
sponsored by the Colonel Davenport Foundation, and… Performances
7pm Tue Nov 27
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
and the Birth of the FBI, a discussion of David Grann’s Now Playing
novel with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public
Library, 7pm Wed Nov 28 Mamma Mia!, Broadway musical smash inspired by the
pop songs of ABBA,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, thru
The Marriage of Opposites, a discussion of Alice Sat Sep 15
Hoffman’s novel with the Contemporary Books
Discussion… Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Wed Nov Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of
28 missed and made connections, directed by Thomas
Alan Taylor; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what it’s
The Union Quilters, a discussion of Jennifer worth” ticket pricing; for information and tickets, call
Chiaverini’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire 563-823-8893, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave.,
Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 28 Davenport IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Aug 31 thru
Sun Sep 9
Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information,
call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu
Nov 29 Opening in September
Rabbit Hole, Thu. & Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 3pm; David
Workshops & Classes Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize winning family drama …
St. Ambrose University Studio Theatre, Thu Sep 6 thru
Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Sat Sep 8
month; listen to area writers’ works and brings works to
share; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom’s dramatic
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing memoir co-written by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Jeff
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Ashcraft; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 1 thru Sat Nov 17 and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn
Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri
Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays Sep 14 thru Sun Sep 23
of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library -
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The Frog & the Princess, children’s-theatre
adaptation of the classic fairytale; for tickets and
information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center,
Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/tickets, Sat Sep 15 and Sun Sep 16

Mama Won’t Fly, Southern-themed road-trip comedy
by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas… Circa ‘21
Dinner Playhouse, Wed Sep 19 thru Sat Nov 3

Something Rotten!, Tony-winning Elizabethan
musical comedy presented in the Broadway at the
Adler series; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, and for more
information, call 563-326-8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat
Sep 22

Speech & Debate, Stephen Karam’s teen drama
presented in the Barn Owl series, directed by Max
Moline; $5-8; for information, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL,
Playcrafters.com, 7:30pm Fri Sep 28 thru Sat Sep 29

Elegies for Angels, Punks, & Raging Queens, song
cycle with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional
text by Bill Russell, directed by Shelley Cooper; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; for information and tickets,
call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre,
Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/tickets, Fri Sep 28 thru Sun Sep 30

Opening in October Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Griffin Theatre with Letters Home @ St. Ambrose University – November 4
Rumors, Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun 3pm; Neil Simon’s Tony-
winning, door-slamming farce… Galvin Fine Arts Center,
Fri Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 7 Charlotte’s Web, student-performed adaptation of Marjorie Prime, New Ground Theatre presents Jordan Battle Creek, a reading of Emmy Palmersheim’s play;
the E.B. White classic by playwright Joseph Robinette; Harrison’s science-fiction drama, directed by… Village free, but tickets required;… University of Iowa Theatre
Henry VIII, the Prenzie Players present Shakespeare’s Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call Theatre, Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18 Building - Room 172, 8pm Fri Sep 14
historical drama, directed by Alaina Pascarella; Thu.- 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm; for tickets and information, call Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Pinocchio, family-musical adaptation of the fairytale Puppet Slam, a Puppet Slam is an opportunity to
563-484-4210 or e-mail tickets@prenzieplayers.com, Oct 13 thru Sun Oct 21 classic; with an 11am brunch… Circa ‘21 Dinner perform and watch… Puebla Mexican Restaurant,
QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport IA, Playhouse, noon Fri Nov 23 thru Sun Nov 25 8:30pm Fri Sep 14
PrenziePlayers.com, Fri Oct 5 thru Sat Oct 13 The Rocky Horror Show, do “the Time Warp” again
with the interactive cult musical;… The Circa ‘21 West Liberty Children’s Festival and Puppet Mini
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, new stage musical, Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Oct 19 thru Sat Oct 27 Outlying Areas Fest, the 22nd annual festival will feature five puppet
with songs from Disney’s animated film, based… performances by… Downtown West Liberty, 10am Sat
Spotlight Theatre & Event Center, Fri Oct 5 thru Sun Opening in September Sep 15
Oct 14 Opening in November
4 Minutes and 28 Seconds, a reading of Sydney A Cat Found God, Ben Sulzberger’s presentation in
A Grand Night for Singing, a fundraising Letters Home, Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artists series Kuhel’s play, directed by Ashlynn Dale;… University of the Workshop Series, directed by Nicole… Theatre B -
performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical presents the Griffin Theatre… Galvin Fine Arts Center, Iowa Theatre Building - Room 172, 8pm Fri Sep 7 University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Sep 21 and Sat Sep 22
revue… Prospect Park Auditorium, Sat Oct 6 thru Sun 3pm Sun Nov 4
Oct 7 Kazoo, Young Footliters Youth Theatre presents the Marjorie Prime, Dreamwell Theatre presents presents
Annie, Tony-winning family musical based on the “Little world-premiere production by local… Coralville Center Jordan Harrison’s science-fiction drama, directed by
The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s drama about the Salem Orphan Annie” comic… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, for the Performing Arts, Fri Sep 7 thru Sun Sep 9 Jen… Public Space One, 7:30pm Fri Sep 21 thru Sat
witch trials, directed by Jennifer Popple; Fri. & Sat. 7:45pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28 Sep 29
7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; for tickets and information, call Beehive: The ‘60s Musical, musical tribute female
309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana A Wrinkle in Time, James Sie’s adaptation of icons of the ‘60s, with songs by… Timber Lake Playhouse, Messenger, Gwyneth Forsythe’s presentation in
College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/ Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved sci-fi novel, directed by Fri Sep 7 thru Sun Sep 16 the Workshop Series, directed by Clara… Theatre B -
tickets, Fri Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 21 Jacque Cohoon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Sep 28 and Sat Sep 29
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters The Cake, drama by “This Is Us” writer Bekah
The Laramie Project, ensemble drama about the Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Brunstetter about a baker… Riverside Theatre, Fri Sep 7 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-
Matthew Shepard killing by Moises Kaufman and Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18 thru Sun Sep 30 Time, City Circle Acting Company of Coralville’s
members of the Tectonic Theater Project, directed by presentation of Simon Stephens’… Coralville Center for
Cynthia Safford; half of the proceeds witll go to benefit Lives of the Saints: Five One-Acts, short comedic Global Express, a collaboration between the the Performing Arts, Fri Sep 28 thru Sun Sep 30
both the Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Project works by Tony-nominated playwright David Ives, University of Iowa Department of Theatre… Theatre B -
of the Quad Cities; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $15; for directed by… Scott Community College’s Black Box University of Iowa, 8pm Thu Sep 13
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Theatre, Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Great Plains Puppet Train, thru Sept. 16; this Regional
Fri Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 14 Festival through Puppeteers of America… Downtown
West Liberty, Thu Sep 13 thru Sun Sep 16
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Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale, Young Footliters Youth
Opening in October Theatre presents a family… Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, Fri Oct 19 thru Sun Oct 21
Scapin, Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s comedy adapted
from Moliere, directed… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, Pastoral Play, a presentation in the Workshop Series
Thu Oct 4 thru Sun Oct 14 written and directed by… Theatre B - University of Iowa,
8pm Fri Oct 26 and Sat Oct 27
The Odd Couple, the Ohnward Fine Arts Center and
Peace Pipe Players present… Ohnward Fine Arts Center, The Price, Arthur Miller’s family-drama classic; $30;
Fri Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 7 Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $30;… Riverside Theatre, Fri
Oct 26 thru Sun Nov 18
Northanger Abbey, world-premiere adaptation of
Jane Austen’s first novel by Carol MacVey and… The The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts, intricately
University of Iowa’s E. C. Mabie Theatre, Fri Oct 5 thru carved and masterfully manipulated, the marionettes
Sat Oct 13 of Joseph Cashore bring to life crystalline moments
of melancholy and joy; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 3pm; $10-25; for
Robot Theatre, students from the first-year seminar information and tickets, call 319-335-1160, Hancher
course, A Synthetic Performance: Adventures… Theatre Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.
B - University of Iowa, 8pm Sat Oct 6 UIowa.edu, Sat Oct 27 and Sun Oct 28

HIR, Taylor Mac’s presentation in the Gallery Series,
directed by Sarah… Theatre B - University of Iowa, Thu Opening in November
Oct 11 thru Sun Oct 14
Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee,
Love Bird, K.T. Peterson’s presentation in the Gallery Lisa Schlesinger’s adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigenia
Series, directed by Erica… Theatre B - University of Iowa, plays and ancient Greek… The University of Iowa’s David
Thu Oct 18 thru Sun Oct 21 Thayer Theatre, Thu Nov 1 thru Sun Nov 11

Freud’s Last Session, an imaginary meeting between L.A. Theatre Works: Steel Magnolias, a radio
Freud, the father of psychology, and… Babka Theatre - theatre-style performance of Robert Harling’s classic
University of Dubuque, Fri Oct 19 play; $10-45; for information and tickets, call 319-335- Ballet Quad Cities presents Dracula @ Spotlight Theatre and Event Center – October 19 and 20

1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, DANCE
Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri Nov 2
Performances
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Alice Birch’s
presentation in the Gallery Series, directed by Lila… Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, performing for
Theatre B - University of Iowa, Thu Nov 8 thru Sun Nov Mercado on Fifth, an outdoor night market featuring
11 live… Mercado on Fifth, 8pm Fri Aug 31

Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight, Michigan-set hunting Paris En Pointe, Ballet Quad Cities and the St. Ambrose
comedy by Jeff Daniels, directed by Gregg Neulieb;… Music Department partner… Galvin Fine Arts Center, Sat
Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, Thu Nov 8 thru Sun Nov 18 Sep 15 and Sun Sep 16

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Eulenspiegel Puppet Chicago Dance Crash: The Bricklayers of Oz, with
Theatre presents a fun version of the old… Owl Glass breakdancing and hip-hop for all ages, Crash tells the…
Puppetry Center, Sat Nov 10 University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Fri
Sep 21
The Sleeping Beauty, musical adaptation from
the original story by Charles Perrault… University of Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities performs a stage adaptation
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Nov 11 of Bram Stoker’s… Spotlight Theatre & Event Center,
8pm Fri Oct 19 thru Sat Oct 20
The End of Carousels, Kaylyn Kluck’s presentation
in the Workshop Series, directed by Brian… Theatre B - Momix: Opus Cactus, the energetically physical dance
University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Nov 16 and Sat Nov 17 company presents a much-loved work grounded in the
teeming life and landscape of the American southwest;
The Homecoming, Dreamwell Theatre presents $10-45; for information and tickets, call 319-335-1160,
Harold Pinter’s family drama, directed by Meg… Public Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA,
Space One, 7:30pm Fri Nov 16 and Sat Nov 17 Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed Oct 24

Ailey II, a company of 12 on their-way-to-the-top
Auditions & Calls For Entry dancers and a repertory… Englert Theatre, 6pm Sun
Nov 4
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, the City Circle Acting
Company of Coralville presents auditions for… Coralville
Public Library, Fri Sep 7 thru Sat Sep 8 Classes & Events
Call for Directorial Staff: 42nd Street, thru Sept. 19; Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
all applications are welcomed for Director, Music… Quad offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, thru Sep 19 Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of
Dance, Thu Aug 30 thru Wed Nov 28
Call for Directorial Staff: Disney’s Beauty and the
Beast, thru Sept. 19; all applications are welcomed for The Nutcracker Auditions: Ages 7-11, auditions for
Director, Music… Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Ballet Quad Cities December 8 - 10 production… Ballet
Auditorium, thru Web Sep 19 Quad Cities Studio, Sat Sep 8

Call for Directorial Staff: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Nutcracker Auditions: Ages 12 & Up, auditions
thru Sept. 19; all applications are welcomed for for Ballet Quad Cities December 8 - 10 production…
Director, Music… Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Ballet Quad Cities Studio, Tue Sep 11
Auditorium, thru Wed Sep 19
Dinner with Dracula, the Ballet Quad Cities fundraiser
Call for Directorial Staff: Sister Act, thru Sept. 19; all will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails,… Spotlight
applications are welcomed for Director, Music… Quad Theatre & Event Center, 5pm Sat Oct 20
City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, thru Wed
Sep 19

Miracle in Bedford Falls, auditions for the musical COMEDY
adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life”… Quad City Music
Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, Fri Sep 21 thru Sun Weekly
Sep 23
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm
Fri Aug 31 thru Sat Nov 24
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Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Sep 2 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
thru Sun Nov 25 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Sep 21 and Fri Sep 28

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for
Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944… adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the…
Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Nov 26 The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 22

Butchers Hook Comedy w/ Ryan Proctor, on The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
Tuesdays; a stand-up-comedy open mic night; for and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
information, call… Meat Market, 9pm Tue Sep 4 thru Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Sep 22 and Sat Sep 29
Tue Nov 27
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Challenge:
Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up, Finals, some of the best comedians from across the
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363- Midwest and… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 29
0606… Penguin’s Comedy Club, 7:30pm Wed Sep 5 thru
Wed Nov 28
October
August & September Henry Rollins, join Rollins for an intimate evening as he
tells the… Englert Theatre, 8pm Wed Oct 3
Guys in Ties, improv comedy with the nationally
touring comedians who combine wit,… The Black Box The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Aug 31 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 5
The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 31 adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the…
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Oct 6
The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Sep 1 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 6
The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… Rodney Carrington, an evening with the comedian,
The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Sep 7 actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record
label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies;
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Challenge: $44.75-179.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Round 1, some of the best comedians from across the Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
Midwest and… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 8 7pm Fri Oct 12

The Late Nite Shows: True Story, sketch comedy The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Sep 8 The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 12

The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Sep 14 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 13

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Challenge: The Capitol Steps, an evening of political sketch
Round 2, some of the best comedians from across the comedy and songs; $36.50-48.50; for… Englert Theatre,
Midwest and… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 15 7pm Tue Oct 16

The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and Guys in Ties, improv comedy with the nationally
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The touring comedians who combine wit,… The Black Box
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Sep 15 Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Oct 19

Guys in Ties, improv comedy with the nationally The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
touring comedians who combine wit,… The Black Box and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Sep 21 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 19

Rodney Carrington @ Adler Theatre – October 12
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COMEDY / October and social media superstar… Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat
Nov 17

Breathe and The Grayed Air The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and
The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 17
Thursday, August 30, through Friday, October 12 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 20
@ Quad City Arts Center, 1715 Second Avenue, Rock Island, IL The Cranjis McBasketball World Tour, an
Craig Ferguson, an evening with the Grammy- evening with the New York-based comedy troupe The

E ncaustic pieces and mixed-media works by artists nominated, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Tenderloins,… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Mon Nov 19
from both sides of the Mississippi River will be comedian, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and
on display in Rock Island through October 12, as the Fri Oct 26 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Quad City Arts Center presents Breathe, a collection of Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 23
works by Carol Hamilton of Harvard, Illinois, and The The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and
Grayed Air, a creative assemblage by the Davenport- improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
based Matt Pulford. Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 26 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
The encuastic works in Hamilton’s Breathe are Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 24
inspired by the artist’s practice of mediation, with The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
each of the elements in Hamilton’s work symbolizing and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Pimprov, an evening of improv with the Chicago
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 27 touring comedians; $12-15;… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy,
or representing an element of the meditation Carol Hamilton’s Portal in Breathe exhibit @ Quad City 8pm Sat Nov 24
experience. The horizontals in Hamilton’s pieces
Arts Center -- through October 12
symbolize balance and/or clarity, and the artist’s November
MUSEUMS
luminous work, which invites close examination of its details, contrasts deep textural and sculptural treatment
of the wax with extremely smooth, glossy surfaces. Saturated colors and the ability to see layers provide The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
additional treats for the viewer. As Hamilton shares in her Artist Statement at CarolJHamiltonArtist.com: “It is the and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
plasticity and luminosity of the wax that draws me to it. The marks an artist makes on the canvas are a type of Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 2 Sound Mind Sound Body: Turnverein Traditions
journey, and at the same time, a historical record of that journey. Working with beeswax and pigments evolved Exhibit, focused on physical education, acrobatics, and
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for exercising… German American Heritage Center, The
out of my love of process and materials and nature. I work in encaustic because there is nothing I want to say adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the… Aug 30 thru Sat Sep 15
that I can’t say with it.” The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Nov 3
The Grayed Air exhibit delivers new works by Pulford, a mixed-media artist and Moline native whose interest Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels,
in painting and installation work is inspired by the great outdoors. In Pulford’s Artist Statement at MattPulford. The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy the exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of… German
com, he writes: “There is not a more dominant inspiration behind my work than the open, expansive landscape. and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The American Heritage Center, Thu Aug 30 thru Sun Oct 21
I long for escapes from our modern, cluttered everyday, seeking wide-open areas where I immerse myself Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 3
within the sensory stimuli of natural light, sound, and other such ephemera. My yearning for these experiences Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely,
manifests itself in dissimilar yet intertwining styles of work. There are whimsical abstractions where elements The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, the first North American
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… traveling exhibit for… Family Museum, Thu Aug 30 thru
such as quilts and trees fly through the sky, and there are darker narratives touching on ritual, lore, and death.” The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 9 Sun Sep 9
Both Hamilton and Pulford are concerned with the senses and the way we experience our environments.
Whether they involve actual texture in the form of beeswax or implied movement within abstract The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa
environments, the pieces encourage viewers to become aware of, and appreciate, the objects and spaces and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Farming, thru Oct. 28; this exhibition will look at crops,
around them. Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 10 conservation,… Herbert Hoover Presidential Library &
The Quad City Art Center’s gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays Museum, Thu Aug 30 thru Sun Oct 28
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call (309)793-1213 or visit QuadCityArts.com. Guys in Ties, improv comedy with the nationally
touring comedians who combine wit,… The Black Box State Historical Society of Iowa’s Mobile Museum,
Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Nov 16 the 300-square-foot museum is housed in a… Mt.
Pleasant, Thu Aug 30 thru Mon Sep 3
The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The German American Heritage Center 8th Annual
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 16 Fall Frolic Gala, events will include a cocktail hour and
a silent auction… Davenport Outing Club, 5pm Fri Sep 7
The Wonder Bread Years, a fresh and funny salute
to Americana starring Pat Hazell, the… University of Second Saturdays at the German American
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Fri Nov 16 Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour, standup 10am Sat Sep 8 thru Sat Nov 10
comedy and country music with the youngest-ever
inductee in… Riverside Casino Event Center, 7pm Sat
Nov 17

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From Humble Stew to Elegant Kaffee, with Antje
Petty from the Max Kade Institute in Madison,… German
American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Sep 9

Murder and Mayhem in Scott County, local author
and historian John Brassard Jr. leads you down…
German American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Sep 23

Special Needs Night, the museum will open its doors
after hours for an… Family Museum, 5:30pm Fri Oct 12

MOVIES
September
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, a Classic
Film Society screening starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy,
Melvin… Marycrest Senior Campus, 6:30pm Sat Sep 8

Avengers: Infinity War, a screening of the Marvel hit
in the Monday Movie… LeClaire Community Library,
1:30pm Mon Sep 10

Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup of
coffee and a free movie showing from our extensive
move collection; movies are intended for adults for 18
and up, with ratings starting at PG; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 9:30am Mon Sep 10

Raiders of the Lost Ark, a screening of the 1981
Impractical Jokers @ TaxSlayer Center – November 19
hit in the “Coffee And a Movie Morning” series; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Classic Movie, on the 4th Tue. of the month; $2-5; for Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return Movie Matinee, on the 2nd Tue. of the month; $2-5;
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Mon Sep 10 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library - for information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Seniors), 1pm Tue Sep 25 Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Oct 17 Tue Nov 13
Movie Matinee, on the 2nd Tue. of the month; $2-5;
for information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Classic Movie, on the 4th Tue. of the month; $2-5; for Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return
Tue Sep 11 October information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library -
Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct 23 Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Nov 21
Marvel Movie Night, we’ll be showing a relatively new Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup of
release movie based on the bestselling comic “Thor: coffee and a free movie showing from our extensive Friday Feature, free; for information, call 563-344-4175
Ragnarok” enjoy free popcorn, plus pick up a guide to move collection; movies are intended for adults for 18 November or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
the Marvel Cinematic Universe; free; for information, call and up, with ratings starting at PG; free; for information, Public Library, 10:30am Fri Nov 23
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Double Feature, featuring
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. “Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku”… Rave Classic Movie, on the 4th Tue. of the month; $2-5; for
org, 5pm Thu Sep 13 org, 9:30am Mon Oct 8 Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Sat Nov 3 thru information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Mon Nov 5 Seniors), 1pm Tue Nov 27
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Valkyrie, a screening of the 2008 hit in the “Coffee
free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - And a Movie Morning” series; free; for information, call Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Sep 14 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
free; for information,… Davenport Public Library -
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Nov 9 SPORTS
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super org, 9:30am Mon Oct 8
Saiyan, in addition to the fully remastered with English Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup of Learn to Skate, six-week courses on Thursdays and
dub anime… Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Movie Matinee, on the 2nd Tue. of the month; $2-5; coffee and a free movie showing from our extensive Saturdays; for information, call 563-328-7275… River’s
Sat Sep 15 thru Mon Sep 17 for information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm move collection; movies are intended for adults for 18 Edge Complex, Thu Aug 30 thru Sat Nov 24
Tue Oct 9 and up, with ratings starting at PG; free; for information,
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs,
to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library - The Ghost Army, screening of the documentary about Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Sep 19 a secret U.S. Army unit… Orpheum Theatre, 7pm Thu org, 9:30am Mon Nov 12 information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park,
Oct 11 Davenport IA, Sat Sep 1 thru Mon Sep 3
Gleason, a documentary screening in the “Visio Divina Solo: A Star Wars Story, a screening of the
through Film” series;… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, Halloweenapalooza 2018, Prescribed Films, an summertime hit in the “Coffee And a Movie Morning” Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Show, there
5pm Wed Sep 19 independent film group located in… Hotel Ottumwa, Fri series; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock will be open arena from 8-9am with warm-up sessions…
Oct 12 and Sat Oct 13 Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Black Hawk College East Campus, 8am Sun Sep 2
Digimon Adventure tri.: Future, the third in a three- Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Mon Nov
title series adapted from the popular Digimon… Rave Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; 12 Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Show, there
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7:30pm Thu Sep 20 free; for information,… Davenport Public Library - will be open arena from 8-9am with warm-up sessions…
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Oct 12 Black Hawk College East Campus, 8am Sat Sep 8
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MUSIC By Michael Helke

All Senses Engaged: Year Two
FACS

I
n 2017, the last three days of September latter courtesy of the Midwest Writing and the straight-up, no-muggles doom- progressive edge, but “once I involved
and the first of October brought an Center) with RIBCO. Friday evening, metal of Chicago’s Bongripper, flogging other people” – particularly Josh Ford, who
unexpected surprise. The All Senses Rozz-Tox will host the electronic-jazz their July release Terminal. organizes the Thursday-night film-series
Festival debuted its multi-media enterprise act Jack Lion (composer/bassist/pianist Sunday will feature the open-air Low- screenings at the Figge Art Museum (225
last year with more than 20 artistic perfor- Drew Morton and trumpeter/drummer/ land Block Party, which will be held in the West Second Street, Davenport), and Ryan
mances and was held at Rozz-Tox, the Rock mixer Brian Smith, from Iowa City); a jam green space adjacent to Rozz-Tox (you can’t Collins with the Midwest Writing Center
Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), and session featuring guitarists Bill MacKay miss it) and feature Matt Hart (class of (401 19th Street, Rock Island) handling
the Figge Art Museum. Though smaller in and Douglas McCombs (of Brokeback, ‘17) hosting Poetry Church; an antique flea the readings – “it kind of changed the
scale compared to other regional festivals, Tortoise, and Eleventh Dream Day fame), market and art fair; a punk-rock yard sale; direction of what we were looking for,
in particular Iowa City’s Mission Creek, All and drummer Charles Rumback; and the live music from NEVERNEW, Chrash, [though we were] still wanting to do things
Senses had, judging by the number of the enticing mixture of psychedelia, noise, and Morton Wa Byombe, Randy Leasman, that aren’t necessarily featured at other
acts, its own Homeric air to it. free jazz that is The Crown Larks. and Sean Ryan (The Dawn); Djing, cour- festivals.” Herington still wanted to feature
For 2018 – specifically, Tuesday, Meanwhile, at RIBCO, Sinner Frenz tesy of Just Let Go; new and used records; psych, prog, jazz, experimental, “and more
September 25, through Saturday, Sep- (Luke Tweedy and Brendan Lee Spen- food vendors; tarot readings; and whatever fringe-based-type stuff.” But he noticed the
tember 30 – the fest has updated its roster gler, from Lone Tree, Iowa) bring their else occurs to them ahead of the initial scope of the fest expanding after involving
and expanded its reach. The Figge will “electronic music for people that listen to release of their flier. other people such as Jason Parris (who with
kick off festivities again, this time with rock music and hi-fi dance music for noise And with that, the event will fade into brother Justen manages WAKE Brewing at
composer Tim Story’s installation The punks”; the singer-songwriter Emma history, a memory filled with bands, 2529 Fifth Avenue in Rock Island), who has
Röedelius Cells, an “immersive audio Ruth Rundle, from Los Angeles, who is poetry, film, and food – but mostly music. booked metal and punk acts for RIBCO
touring behind her forthcoming On Dark (1817 Second Avenue, Rock Island), broad-
Horses album (due September 18); and the ening the artistic palate that much more.
minimalist post-punk of FACS, featuring
What the Area Needed Herington also connoted a lack of enthu-
guitarist/singer Brian Case and drummer siasm for the festivals he attended – they
Benjamin Fawks, the owner of Rozz-Tox
Noah Leger (from the immolated Chicago betrayed a sameness of format in their
(2108 Third Avenue, Rock Island), was an
band Disappears) and bassist Alianna approaches, be they, say, straight indie or
early and avid participant in what became
Kalaba (who hitherto drummed for Cat alt-country acts. “There’s a lot of psych
the All Senses Festival, saying, “It’s what
Power and We Raggazi), who released fests, too, around the country,” Herington
the area needed, really – something it
Negative Houses in March. said. And “psych” as an identifier has suf-
hadn’t seen in a long while.” Fawks lays
Saturday at Rozz-Tox will feature the fered from overuse, as “a lot of the bands
credit for the fest with Bob Herington, the
synthesizer compositions of Brendan that use the term ‘psych,’ I think, seem to
owner of Ragged Records (418 East Second
Wells, originally from Des Moines; the be influenced by Sixties [rock],” though the
Street, Davenport).
dark, dancy soundtracks of Nathaniel genre is not synonymous with everything
In turn, Herington claimed his original
David Utesch, a.k.a. Metavari, from Fort derived from that acid-dropping era.
vision as having a heavier psychedelic/
Wayne, Indiana; the Chicago quintet
Emma Ruth Rundle Dos Santos, who play a bewitching brew
of traditional Latin music, jazz, cumbia,
experience” involving the piano works of salsa, and punk, and are promoting their
Hans-Joachim Röedelius (see sidebar). In June album Logos; and Snooty & the Snout
addition to Story’s closing talk about Cells, Pouch, which takes the psychedelic pop of
Thursday will feature a short-film program the Rock Island-based Condor & Jaybird
with live-score performances by Brian Barr and the brooding/theatric atmospherics
(of Abseethe), Jason Horas (Archeress), and of Peoria’s The Golden Fleece and smacks
Emma Ruth Rundle. The Figge will also them together headlong. (Which is to say:
host that day Ford Photography presenta- Be ready for anything.)
tion “Cinema at the Figge, Volume 12: RIBCO will feature the stoner-doom
Guitar & Drums,” with the feature film metal of Telekinetic Yeti, from Dubuque;
being Milford Graves Full Mantis, a profile Nest Egg, from Asheville, North Carolina,
of the legendary percussionist. who define their sound as “mood music
On Friday and Saturday, Rozz-Tox will for nihilists” and are touring behind their
Telekinetic Yeti
split music and poetry performances (the April release Nothingness is Not a Curse;
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Herington wanted to feature more elec- Sound people understand drums, bass, those inroads and take different [musi-
tronic acts this time around, such as Sinner guitars, vocals. When a couple of guys cal] approaches. I’ve never been a purist
Frenz, while endeavoring to retain the show up with massive module rigs and four of one style of music; I always like to mix
mind-bending element of psych and prog Direct Inputs, they are sometimes not sure things. [My music] was drawing from a lot
acts – thus giving All Senses its eclectic what to do. It can yield some interesting of different sources, and coming here was
character. results, but not always the way we plan it.” interesting because at first I was looking
Given the array of talent secured for this Also, says Tweedy, “[We] bring our to start a more rock-oriented band and
year’s fest, one of the more felicitous pos- Salvation Sound System. It allows us much wasn’t really hooking up with the people
sibilities is local venues broadening their more control over the sound, and generally [for that] very well, and since I improvised,
selection of artists, too. Elevating artistic is what we intend for the audience to hear. I gravitated to various jazz circles and got
vitality could attract fans who’d otherwise The entire goal of that is not necessarily involved with a lot of people through the
gone to ground culturally, attract acts volume, but clarity. I want it to sound crisp Velvet Lounge … .
from further afield geographically, and without being strident. I don’t want sizzle, “But my material was still in line with
encourage an outward-spiraling, econom- but want definition.” Plus, there’s “the full what I would have written for a rock- or
ically-reinforcing effect locally. That said, audio and visual set up. We have a video folk-oriented band. I started to make some
Herington has an aversion to repetitive- synth that we hook to the audio synth, so interesting early waves. But yeah, it’s been
ness, wishing to minimize the presence of the sounds can be seen, not just heard. We a long and interesting trajectory. It seemed
acts who’ve played one of the All Senses- only bring that to certain shows, as it is long and incremental, but then you have
participating venues within months of the
event or are just coming off other festivals
a big production, and a lot more to move
around, but when we do, people dig it. I
those jumps. You jump to a new plateau
sometimes.” The Life of Cells:
– though Iowa City-based bands, such as
Frenz, aren’t dismissed out of hand because
know I certainly do.” A prolific and creative artist, MacKay
released two albums in 2017, both released Tim Story Waxes
Röedelius
of their participation in their own local on Drag City Records: the solo Esker, and
fests. “Something that always kind of bugs Spiderbeetle, his collaboration with fellow
me,” Herington said, “is when clubs in guitarist Ryley Walker from Rockford. By Michael Helke
town just keep booking the same things
over and over and over again, because they Tim Story found his true calling while
did okay the first time: ‘Let’s have this band enrolled at the University of Toledo
play again for the seventh time in four in the late Seventies as an English
years!’ I think that kind of gets old.” Literature major. Upon graduating in
1980, he began recording ambient

Speaking for Themselves music, starting with 1981’s Threads.
His collaborations with the German
The preservation of a youthful perspec- musician Hans-Joachim Röedelius
tive is the paradoxical promise that stands Sinner Frenz began with 2000’s Persistence of
at the center of artistically-adventurous Memory. It continues with their
enterprises – and music is no exception. Last year, Bill MacKay played an Bill MacKay recent installation, The Röedelius Cells,
The following are a selection of performers improvised solo-guitar set at Rozz-Tox that showing at the Figge Art Museum
with whom I spoke in anticipation of their was, according to his audience, not just from September 25 through 27. Story
appearance at All Senses Fest, Year Two. some guy futzing around on guitar, but I caught Alex Chávez on a break with cordially consented to explain their
Sinner Frenz has just started out this really beautiful. This time around, MacKay Dos Santos, en route to Atlanta. (“Total project.
year, and this will be the duo’s first show returns with Charles Rumback, a longtime metal van life” is how he puts their circum-
in the Quad Cities. “People see the set-up Chicago fixture who’s divided his work stances.) They debúted in 2013, and have TS: [The Röedelius Cells] was created
and are always intrigued,” said Luke between jazz and folk-rock, and Douglas been racking up accolades ever since with
out of thousands of bits of samples
Tweedy. “[Our act] is knobs, wires, and McCombs, renowned for his work with their culturally-diverse sound, mixing
flashing lights. There is no computer, yet of Joachim’s [piano] playing. Some of
Tortoise and Eleventh Day Dream. They Latin music (Mexican folk, cumbia, salsa)
it is clearly electronic music, made by a with American R&B, jazz, punk, and them are an entire phase, like eight or
have gigged together various times around
couple of guys steeped in rock.” Interest- Chicago within the past two years; their psychedelia. They were a featured artist nine seconds repeated; some are as
ingly, Tweedy and his partner, Brendan Lee Rozz-Tox set on September 28 will be their at 2015’s South-by-SouthWest festival in short as a third of a second; and it’s the
Spengler, approach their format “with very first-ever out-of-town gig. Austin, Texas, and awarded that same year addition of all these together. If you
little knowledge and no real background Originally from Pittsburgh, MacKay “Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist” in The stood still in the middle [of the floor],
in electronic, techno, EDM, or any of the relocated to Chicago in 1998. “Chicago’s Deli magazine’s Readers Poll. you would have sort of a Surround
other genres people are normally making been great,” MacKay said. “I’ve met so Originally from Texas, Chávez, who experience: You would hear all these
with these things. I don’t listen to that many wonderful musicians here, and it’s provides guitar, keyboards, and vocals, has parts coming [from eight different
stuff, and do not seek it out. I don’t want it something where there’s continually new lived in Chicago for the past eight years. speakers]. It’s made to be moved
to influence my choices. I like rock music, things brewing in new combinations, Drummer Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo
around in because the composition
so I am kind of trying to figure out how to I think, you know, an openness of a lot migrated to the city from Panama 20 years
make that, with these insane instruments. definitely changes when you get closer
of players to doing things outside their ago. Bassist Jaime Garza lived a bi-cultural
It is all just me and Brendan trying to have normal scope, [which] has led to a lot of life, growing up dividing his time between to the individual speakers. This sort of
fun, and seeing who wants to come along exciting new things.” Chicago and Mexico; percussionist Peter connective tissue of the piece falls away
for the ride.” MacKay feels his trio work comes out “Maestro” Vale divided his between the and you’re exposed to just the little bits
Thus far, Tweedy – who got his start in of that artistically heterogeneous setting. Windy City and Puerto Rico. Nathan that make it up.
Iowa City’s The Shadow Government in “We’re familiar with each other,” MacKay Karagianis, another Chicagoan, is of Greek
the previous decade – and Spengler have said, “but also there’s sub-circles through- descent. Of the quintet, Chávez is the rela-
got their on-stage science down to a magic. out these circles [of activity].” Starting out tive newcomer.
One form it takes is “we show up with our fresh was challenging but rewarding: “It “We all met from different music scenes Read the full interview online at
modular rigs … . Those are generally first- was that classic thing of just getting to a in the city,” Chávez said, “and when you
slot-of-the-night-type gigs. I love them, place where you’re not particularly known RCReader.com/y/timstory2018
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Tour, hosted by River Action; the tours will utilize
SPORTS existing riverfront… River Action, 11:30am Thu Sep 6

First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… TaxSlayer 5pm Fri Sep 7
Center, 7:10pm Sat Oct 20
Mercado on Fifth, with Sunset Salsa Group, rankie Joe
Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Show, there & Kinfolk, and the WIU… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Sep 7
will be open arena from 8-9am with warm-up sessions…
Black Hawk College East Campus, 8am Sat Oct 20 Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets…
Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Sep 7
hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… TaxSlayer
Center, 7:10pm Fri Oct 26 Our Big Fat Greek Festival, annual weekend event
that shares the culture, food, and traditions… St. George
IHSA Western Horse Shows, support the Black Hawk Greek Orthodox Church, Fri Sep 7 and Sat Sep 8
College IHSA… Black Hawk College East Campus, 10am
Sat Oct 27 and Sun Oct 28 Show Your RME Ticket: Free Bowling, show your
River Music Experience ticket the day of the… Blackhawk
Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league Bowl & Martini Lounge, 11am Fri Sep 7
hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… TaxSlayer
Center, 7:10pm Sat Nov 3 Nick Teddy 5K, on Main Street and Great River Trail;
annual fundraiser for… Downtown Port Byron, 9am Sat
Quad City Storm vs. Birmingham Bulls, minor- Sep 8
league hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364…
TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Nov 9 thru Sat Nov 10 QC Brewery Excursion, join Brendan from altSTATES
Travel in our 12-passenger van for an outing to three
IHSA Western Horse Shows, Nov. 17 & 18; support breweries in the Quad Cities; hear the stories of how
the Black Hawk College IHSA… Black Hawk College East these locals breweries got started, learn about the
Campus, 10am Sat Nov 17 and Sun Nov 18 brewing process, try some great beers, and discover
the area’s brewing history; $49 excursion price includes
Quad City Storm vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers, minor- a brewery tour, a pint at each brewery, transportation
league hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… between breweries, and more; for information, call 563-
TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Nov 23 thru Sat Nov 24 265-3191, Great River Brewery, 332 E. 2nd St., Davenport
IA, AltStatesTravel.com/beer, 1pm Sat Sep 8

OTHER EVENTS VIVA Quad Cities 25th-Anniversary Celebration,
a fun-packed fiesta highlighting Latino culture, music,
dance, food…LeClaire Park, Davenport IA, noon Sat
Scott & Rock Island Counties Sep 8

August & September Annual Ronald Reagan BBQ, with guest speakers,
fundraising, games, outdoor family fun, and more;…
Meditation Garden, open for prayer sunrise to sunset; Pinnacle Country Club, 2pm Sun Sep 9
walk… Meditation Garden, thru Fri Aug 31 thru Wed
Oct 31 La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for
information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am
Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion, Sun Sep 9 thru Sun Sep 23
on Fridays at 1 & 2:30pm; 45-minute docent-led tours,
with… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Fri Aug 31 thru Pet Memorial Day, for information, call 563-324-
Fri Nov 16 5121… Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Mon Sep 10

Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes, this all-new Ethnic Food Shopping Excursion, discover the
show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers,… TaxSlayer sights and smells of some of the unique… Black Hawk
Center, 7pm Fri Aug 31 thru Sun Sep 2 College Outreach Center, 7am Tue Sep 11

Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Alex and Quad Cities Ballet Mercado on Fifth, with Glenview Mariachi Band and
Folklorico performing at… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri LULAC Night; an outdoor night… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
Aug 31 Fri Sep 14

Show Your RME Ticket: Free Bowling, show your Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, held
River Music Experience ticket the day of the… Blackhawk annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the
Bowl & Martini Lounge, 11am Fri Aug 31 Alzheimer’s… TaxSlayer Center, 8am Sat Sep 15

Beth Calabotta Swim Challenge, a fundraiser Annual Chamber of Commerce Riverboat Twilight
for metastatic breast cancer open to swimmers of… Dinner Cruise, … Celebration Belle Landing, Sat Sep
Davenport West High School, 7am Sat Sep 1 15

Winery Tour, start the outing in the Village of East Eastern Neighborhood Party, help us celebrate
Davenport with… Wide River Winery Tasting Room - Library Card Sign-Up Month with games, food,…
Village of East Davenport, 1pm Sat Sep 1 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 1pm
Sat Sep 15
Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, one-hour tours at
10am & 2pm… Mississippi River Visitor Center, Sat Sep 1 Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy
and Sun Sep 2 Club, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Neptune,
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy), NGC457… Niabi Zoo, 7:30pm
Rock Island Grand Prix, the largest and safest go-kart Sat Sep 15
racing event… The District of Rock Island, 8am Sat Sep
1 and Sun Sep 2 River Action’s 13th Annual Taming of the Slough
Mississippi River Adventure Race, hosted by River
Village of East Davenport Walking Tour, on Action; paddle, mountain bike, and run your… Sylvan
Saturdays; tour-goers will get to learn about what used Island, 7am Sat Sep 15
to and… Village of East Davenport, 10am Sat Sep 1 thru
Sat Sep 8 Victorian Walk, for information, call 563-324-5121…
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Sat Sep 15
QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity Sixth Annual Fall Belgian Festival, with live music
FoodForest, 10am Sat Sep 1 thru Sat Sep 29 by the Happy Belgians, Lily De Taeye,… Stephens Park,
noon Sun Sep 16
Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Sep iHeart Bridal Fair, annual event with over 60 vendors
5 thru Wed Sep 26 in participation ranging from… TaxSlayer Center, 10am
Sun Sep 16
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Clue: A Life-Size Board Game, he classic mystery
game with life size pieces and you… McGehee Center in
Schadt Park, 6pm Sat Oct 20

Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy
Club, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune,
Gamma Andromedae (yellow & blue… Niabi Zoo, 6pm
Sat Oct 20

Mercado on Fifth, with a Dia de los Muertos trunk or
treat and… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Oct 26

Fall Fun Day, after the parade, stop by the Main library;
we’ll play… Davenport Public Library - Main, 2:30pm
Sat Oct 27

Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation
OverFlow Booksale, all items 25 cents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library,
10am Sat Oct 27

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, TV’s “Long
Island Medium” will share personal stories about her
life… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27

November
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
5pm Fri Nov 2

Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
Primus @ Adler Theatre – October 3 performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 2

A Walking Tour through Riverside Cemetery, take QC CROP Hunger Walk Fundraiser, for every slice Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Chuy; an outdoor night Knit/Crochet Circle, on Wednesdays; free; for
a guided tour with Cemeteries Division Manager Todd sold, Antonella’s II will donate $1 to… Antonella’s II market featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library,
Slater… Riverside Cemetery, 5pm Thu Sep 20 Sicilian Pizzeria, 11am Sat Sep 29 Fri Oct 12 5:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 14

Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire, 11am- Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2… The Circa ‘21 6pm; annual Medieval experience with jousting, live with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Nov
Speakeasy, Thu Sep 20 performances, strolling acts,… Credit Island Park, 11am Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Oct 13 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Sat Sep 29 and Sun Sep 30
Manscape Male Burlesque Revue, trip-teasing with Knit/Crochet Circle, on Wednesdays; free; for TableTop Game Day, drop in and play something from
the touring male performers; $12-15; for tickets and… Bags & Brews, annual fundraising event features beer information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, our collection of games,… Davenport Public Library -
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Sep 21 from local breweries and a… The Stardust, Sun Sep 30 5:30pm Wed Oct 17 thru Wed Oct 31 Eastern Avenue Branch, 1pm Fri Nov 9

Mercado on Fifth, with Sonora Sazon de Antano; an Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Guerrero; an outdoor night Black Hawk College 5K Hustle, run or walk the
outdoor night market featuring… Mercado on Fifth, October market featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm rolling hills and scenic roads of… Black Hawk College -
5pm Fri Sep 21 Fri Oct 19 Quad City Campus, 8am Sat Nov 10
Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
2018 NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley, a fun, open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Oct Saturday Night Live Trivia, an entire fundraising Bob’s Burgers Party, a party in the theme of “Bob’s
family-friendly 5K walk with proceeds used to provide… 3 thru Wed Oct 31 event dedicated to SNL trivia; $80/table of… Knights of Burgers”; costumes welcome;… Davenport Public
Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport IA, 8am Sat Sep 22 Columbus - Davenport, 7pm Fri Oct 19 Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat Nov 10
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
Chess Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire, Chess Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or Gourmet Shopping for the Holidays, discover the
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public 5pm Fri Oct 5 e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public sights and smells of some of the unique… Black Hawk
Library, 11:30am Sat Sep 22 Library, 11:30am Sat Oct 20 College Outreach Center, 7am Thu Nov 15
Mercado on Fifth, with Crooked Cactus Band, Frankie
September Staycation, an all-new, family-friendly Joe & Kinfolk, and pumpkin… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
event to encourage Rock Islanders to get… Great River Fri Oct 5
Plaza, Sat Sep 22
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person; performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
Mulligans and refreshments available… LeClaire Civic tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Oct 5
Center, 6:30pm Sat Sep 22
Astronomy Night, learn about space and observe
Quad Cities Marathon, annual 26.2-mile marathon stars and planets with the Popular Astronomy Club
covering five races, four cities, three bridges,… TaxSlayer using high-powered telescopes and the club’s mobile
Center, 7am Sun Sep 23 observatory; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Show Your RME Ticket: Free Bowling, show your Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7:30pm Sat Oct 6
River Music Experience ticket the day of the… Blackhawk
Bowl & Martini Lounge, 11am Mon Sep 24 Nate Staniforth, an evening with the magician,
performer, writer, traveler, and former… The Stardust,
All Senses Festival 2018, held at the Figge Art 7pm Sat Oct 6
Museum, RIBCO, and Rozz-Tox… Tue Sep 25 thru Sun
Sep 30 Quad Cities Archives Crawl, join Quad Cities cultural
and historical organizations to learn more… Davenport
Diamonds & Divas, annual fundraising event featuring Public Library - Main, 10am Sat Oct 6
a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, a… Jumer’s Casino
& Hotel, 5:30pm Thu Sep 27 47th Annual Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk,
registration begins at 1pm; help raise money to fight
Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Menos; an outdoor night hunger locally and globally while enjoying a picturesque
market featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm walk, Freight House Farmer’s Market, 421 W River Dr,
Fri Sep 28 Davenport IA, Facebook.com/qccropwalk, 2pm Sun
Oct 7
Quad City Hot Air Balloon Festival, there will be
tethered rides for… Quad Cities Balloon Festival, 4pm Fri La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for
Sep 28 and Sat Sep 29 information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am
Sun Oct 7 thru Sun Oct 21
Local Author Book Sale, there will be books for every
reader, including fiction, romance,… Davenport Public Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Sat Sep 29 information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2… The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, Thu Oct 11 Demun Jones @ RIBCO – October 13
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OTHER EVENTS / for the arts, local celebrities will serve your lunch and October & November the Tri Cities, a Black Hawk College Lifelong Learner
Scott & Rock Island Counties / November perform dazzling feats of talent to help raise money Lunch; lunch at 11:30am with… Quad City Botanical
for a good cause; 11am holiday cheer hour, noon lunch; Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar, crafts and baked Center, 11:30am Wed Sep 12
$45-50; for information, call 309-793-1213, Radisson goods will be available for purchase and… New Era
Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Cheers! Beer & Wine Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Lutheran Church, 11am Wed Oct 3 Creating Your Exclamation Point Life! 3 Keys to
Tasting Party, with live entertainment and food QCFestivalOfTrees.com, 11am Wed Nov 21 Generating New Results, a Quad Cities Institute of
and spirits from local distributors;… RME (River Music Welcome to Night Vale w/ Erin McKeown, a twice- Noetic Sciences meeting with Anne… Bettendorf Public
Experience), 5:30pm Thu Nov 15 Cookie Exchange, bakers old and young are monthly podcast in the style of community updates Library, 6:30pm Thu Sep 13
encouraged to bring two dozen… Silvis Public Library, for… Downtown Iowa City, Thu Oct 4
Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for 1pm Sat Nov 24 History Talk on Douglas Park, learn about the park’s
information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2… The Circa ‘21 Cirque Éloize: Hotel, a new work co-commissioned connection to the NFL, who the… Hauberg Civic Center
Speakeasy, Thu Nov 15 Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Family Day, thru Nov. by Hancher, “Hotel” features the perfect blend of the Mansion, 7pm Thu Sep 13
25; annual Quad City Arts fundraiser featuring more… company’s exceptional circus skills and distinctive
Festival of Trees: Grand Premiere Party, Davenport RiverCenter, 9am Sat Nov 24 sensibility; $10-45; for information and tickets, call 319- Prehistoric Quad Cities with Ferrel Anderson,
celebrate the opening of Festival of Trees; $60-70; for 335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa journey through time as Ferrel Anderson of the Quad
information,… Davenport RiverCenter, 6:30pm Fri Nov City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri Oct 5 Cities Archeological Society discusses prehistoric Quad
16 Outlying Areas Cities area mound builders and the Spirit Path; free;
Witching Hour 2018, presented by The Englert for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Silver Bell Social, September Theatre and… Downtown Iowa City, Fri Oct 12 and Sat Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
party dedicated to our senior friends age 55 and over;… Oct 13 RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Sep 17
Davenport RiverCenter, 9am Fri Nov 16 Geneseo Farmer’s Market, on Pearl Street; with
vendors selling locally grown seasonal… Geneseo City Haunted Illusions, master illusionist David Caserta World Affairs Council: Introduction to Sikhism,
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Park, 8am Sat Sep 1 thru Wed Oct 31 has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing… free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Tue bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Nov 17 Lectio Divina through Current Writers, with Linda Oct 23 Tue Sep 18
Clewell, Oblate of St. Benedict; the Book for… Our Lady
Chess Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or of the Prairie Retreat, 6pm Thu Sep 6 Miss Blackhawk Valley Scholarship Pageant, the Community Connections: Historical Breweries of
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public pageant will be celebrating 70 years as an official… the Quad City Ares, free; for information, call 563-344-
Library, 11:30am Sat Nov 17 Women of Scripture Leading the Way, thru Sept. 15, Rockridge High School Auditorium, 7pm Sat Nov 3 4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
with Barbara Reid, OP, Scripture scholar. DVD… Our Lady Public Library, 1:30pm Thu Sep 20
Festival of Trees: Holiday Parade, the event will of the Prairie Retreat, 5pm Sun Sep 9

LECTURES
be broadcast live by KWQC-TV6; for information,… Dan Lerner: The Green Room, an evening with the
Downtown Davenport, 10am Sat Nov 17 Witching Hour 2018 Fundraiser, he evening will speaker, teacher, and strengths-based performance
include food provided by Devotay, drinks from… coach;… Englert Theatre, 7pm Mon Sep 24
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy Downtown Iowa City, 5pm Wed Sep 12 August & September
Club, Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Eta Creative Collective, participants are asked to
Cassiopiae (yellow & orange… Niabi Zoo, 4:30pm Sat Menke Observatory Public Star Party, beginning Building a Bridge for the Future: The I-74 volunteer to teach the rest of… Davenport Public Library
Nov 17 at sunset, St. Ambrose University opens its observatory Mississippi River Bridge Project, River Action - Main, 6:30pm Tue Sep 25
to… Wapsi River Environmental Center, 8pm Sat Sep 15 hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Danielle Mulholland,…
Puzzle Exchange, bring in your gently used puzzles Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Thu Aug 30 Genealogical Perspectives: Hard Drive
(with no missing pieces,… Silvis Public Library, 2pm Sat Weaving our Generations through Song, with Liz Organization, Part 1 & 2, learn about a proven way
Nov 17 Rog; whether you’re a terrified or confident singer,… Best Management Practices within an Urban / to improve your computer’s hard… Davenport Public
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, noon Sun Sep 16 Riparian Interface, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk Library - Main, 6:30pm Tue Sep 25
Kwik Star Festival of Trees, annual Quad City Arts with Brittany Ackerland, City… River Action, 9am Sat
fundraiser featuring more… Davenport RiverCenter, Sat Tuning into our Inner and Outer Guidance as Sep 1 How Fake News Might Save Journalism, join us
Nov 17 thru Sun Nov 25 We Move Forward in Life, with Cynthia Huffman, for a discussion led by Dr. David Schwartz, professor of
SoulCollage facilitator; learn the basics and explore… 100 Years of the National Park Service, journalism and media at Augustana College; take a look
Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Military Day, thru Nov. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Tue Sep 18 accomplished cultural geographer Norman Moline at the current media climate in an interactive discussion
25; annual Quad City Arts fundraiser featuring more… will present highlights of NPS history and then focus about fake news vs. credible news, and how to tell the
Davenport RiverCenter, 10am Sun Nov 18 Come to the Quiet: Praying in Sound, with Pat Shea; on sites in Illinois and adjacent states; his remarks will difference; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
the geese honking, the chimes singing, the… Our Lady also describe the important influence of the NPS on Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St.,
Festival of Trees: Sizzlin’ Soiree, 10th Anniversary of the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Wed Sep 19 the development of state parks in the U.S.; free; for Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 25
event featuring shopping, dinner, a fashion show, an… information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Golden Leaf Banquet & Convention Center, 5pm Mon Harvest Native Seeds For Prairie Restoration, the Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Fall Harvest of Horticulture Workshop, presented
Nov 19 National Park Service is looking for volunteers to help… RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Sep 6 by University of Illinois Extension; with Martha Smith
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 9am Sat Sep 22 on… Blackhawk Bank & Trust - Aledo, 9am Sat Sep 29
Festival of Trees: Sugar Plum Ball, an evening of How Do We Know Which Animals Need Our Help?,
dinner, dancing, entertainment, and magical moments “Putting Food By” the Old-Fashioned Way, with an led by Dr. Kira Mileham; we will look at how… Niabi Zoo,
for… Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 6pm abundance of tomatoes and green beans, it’s time… Our 6:30pm Thu Sep 6 October
Tue Nov 20 Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Wed Sep 26
Backyard Bees, find out how many bees are in a hive, Kathy Eldon: The Green Room, an evening with
which… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue the teacher, journalist, author, and film and… Englert
Branch, 2pm Sat Sep 8 Theatre, 7pm Mon Oct 1

Small Business and Non-Profit Website I Am Historical!; LGBTQ History and Queer World
Strategies, Andy Shearouse will share some of the Making 1880-1920, Caroline Radesky will talk about
strategies that Augustana’s EDGE Center has built over her research for her dissertation… Davenport Public
more than 20 years of web development for local small Library - Main, 6pm Tue Oct 2
businesses and non-profits; from communication
strategies to figuring out the puzzle of search engine The Government Bridge: A History, an informative
optimization, this program will cover a number of narrative of one of the Quad Cities’ bridges;… Moline
strategies for creating or improving a business/ Public Library, noon Fri Oct 5
organization website; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, Community Connections: Fourth Wall Films’
401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Axman, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or
Tue Sep 11 e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
Library, 12:30pm Tue Oct 9
Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, a presentation in the
library’s chronological examination of World War I by Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference:
Army Sustainment Command historian George Eaton; Gender, Narrative, and Justice – Sharing Stories,
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Seeking Solutions, featuring 10am, 11am, & 1pm
Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock workshops, a noon lunch roundtable, 2pm keynote
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 12 speaker Elizabeth Acevedo... Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 9:30am Wed Oct 10
Our Neighbors, the Amish, presented by Don &
Dianne Kramer of Dyersville; learn about… LeClaire Country School: One Room - One Nation, a Black
Community Library, 5:30pm Wed Sep 12 Hawk College Lifelong Learner Lunch; lunch at 11:30am
with… Quad City Botanical Center, 11:30am Thu Oct 11
Cokie Roberts: An Insider’s View of Washington
D.C., the political commentator and bestselling author Remote Viewing, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic
will offer her unique perspective on the goings-on in the Sciences meeting with Joe… Bettendorf Public Library,
nation’s capital; free; for information, call 319-335-1160, 6:30pm Thu Oct 11
Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA,
Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed Sep 12 Mysterious Creatures of Illinois: From Bigfoot to
Vampires, free; for information, call 309-524-2440…
Amy Helm @ The Redstone Room – October 7 Moline Public Library, noon Fri Oct 12
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Casey Gerald: The Green Room, an evening with Renewable Energy: Greener Earth Means
the author of “There Will Be No… Englert Theatre, 7pm Green in Your Pocket, geared toward business,
Mon Oct 15 municipalities, school districts, and the general public;
designed to build a momentum toward sustainability
Hunting for Elusive Creatures with Paranormal in the Quad Cities region, provide general knowledge
Investigator Chad Lewis, this presentation focuses about renewable energy, and highlight the businesses,
on Chad’s travels in search of the… LeClaire Community cities, and schools that are already doing exciting
Library, noon Sat Oct 20 things; with a keynote speaker, a panel presentation,
highlights of plans in the works, vendors, a roundtable
Pop Culture U: Comics, Gaming, Entertainment, discussion, and more; 8:30am registration, 9am-12:30pm
free and family friendly… St. Ambrose University Library, presentations, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
10am Sat Oct 20 Avenue Rock Island IL, PACGQC.org, 9am Fri Nov 9

21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern 21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern
Lives, Dr. Emily Cranford, visiting assistant professor Lives, Dr. Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana
of French, discussing Ourika, an 1823 novella by Teaching Museum of Art , speaking on “Our Moderns:
Claire de Duras; held in conjunction with the Figge Världen är liten: Modern Swedish & American Works
Art Museum exhibition “French Moderns: Monet to from the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art”; held
Matisse, 1850-1950,” on display through January 6; free; in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum exhibition
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950,” on
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, display through January 6; free; for information, call 309-
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Oct 23 732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm
Creative Collective, participants are asked to Tue Nov 13
volunteer to teach the rest of… Davenport Public Library
- Main, 6:30pm Tue Oct 23 Armistice, The Russian Expedition, and Occupation
of Germany, a presentation in the library’s chronological
World Affairs Council: Mass Shootings in America examination of World War I by Army Sustainment
– Causes & Solutions, free; for information, call Command historian George Eaton; free; for information,
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Oct 23 Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 2pm Wed Nov 14
21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern Lives,
Dr. Kiki Kosnick, assistant professor of French, speaking
Alabama @ TaxSlayer Center – October 13 Community Connections: Rock Island Arsenal
on Guy de Maupassant; held in conjunction with the During World War I, free; for information, call 563-
Figge Art Museum exhibition “French Moderns: Monet 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown 344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
to Matisse, 1850-1950,” on display through January 6; Hanukkah, Ramadan and Christmas, a Black Hawk Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Bettendorf Public Library, 1:30pm Thu Nov 15
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island College Lifelong Learner Lunch; lunch at 11:30am with… org, 2pm Tue Nov 6
Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 11:30am Mon Creative Collective, participants are asked to
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Oct 30 Nov 5 Legends of Scott County, presented by the “Kitchen volunteer to teach the rest of… Davenport Public Library
Table” historian John Brassard, who will… LeClaire - Main, 6:30pm Tue Nov 27
21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern Lives, Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 7
November Dr. Taddy R. Kalas, professor of French, speaking on Émile World Affairs Council: Hollywood & the CIA,
Zola, the French novelist, critic, and political activist; held Near-Death Experience, a Quad Cities Institute of free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Snap Judgment Live, the storytelling phenomena in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum exhibition Noetic Sciences meeting with Dr.… Bettendorf Public bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm
electrifying audiences nationwide, created by Glynn “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950,” on Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 8 Tue Nov 27
Washington;… Englert Theatre, 7pm Thu Nov 1 display through January 6; free; for information, call
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COURSES
August & September
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Aug 31

American Sign Language: Beginning, Tuesdays
thru Oct. 23; $159; for information and to register,…
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6pm Tue Sep 4

Resume Creation Lab, free; for information, call
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Sat Sep 8

Survive the 9 to 5, free; for information, call 563-344-
4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
Public Library, 5pm Mon Sep 10

Technology Open Lab, on Fridays; if you have a tech
question, get individualized assistance with questions
about personal devices, social media, email, internet,
general questions, etc; help provided on a drop-in,
first come, first served basis; if your question is about
a personal device, please bring it; if it is about email or
social media, make sure you know your user name and
password; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Fri Sep 14
thru Fri Sep 28

Buon Appetito! Italian Cuisine with Vanessa,
native Italian Vanessa Jasper will teach us how to make…
Theresa Caputo @ TaxSlayer Center – October 27
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Sep 22
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Sep 2 thru
Black Hawk College’s 47th Annual College Night, Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Sun Nov 25 QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
in the gym in Building 3; students can visit with… Black RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Sun Oct 28 Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 5pm Thu Sep 27 Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16
FAFSA Workshop with Illinois Student Assistance get individualized assistance with questions about - Rock Island, 6pm Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Nov 26
Commission, learn all you need to know and set up a… personal devices, social media, email, internet, general AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope
Silvis Public Library, 10am Sat Sep 29 questions, etc; help provided on a drop-in, first come, Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; bring whatever craft with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get
first served basis; if your question is about a personal you are working on, from… River Valley District Library, useful information about resources in the Quad Cities;
Focus on Fall Master Gardeners Conference, device, please bring it; if it is about email or social media, 5pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28 this support group is geared towards the concerns of
featuring more than 20 breakout sessions on topics make sure you know your user name and password; free; adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due
important to… Scott Community College, 8am Sat Sep for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public to the topics that our group attendees may need to
29 Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, September address, children are not permitted at these meetings,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Fri Nov 9 Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL,
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm
October & November Immigration and Citizenship Drop-In Workshop, featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners Sat Oct 20
free; for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Sep 3
Device Advice, if you want to learn how to download Library, 10am Sat Nov 10
ebooks, eaudiobooks, music… Fairmount Street Library, AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, learn November
2pm Sat Oct 6 Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, how other adults cope with their AD/HD, share your
get individualized assistance with questions about experiences… Pizza Ranch, noon Wed Sep 12 Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a
Device Advice, if you want to learn how to download personal devices, social media, email, internet, general featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners
ebooks, eaudiobooks, music… Davenport Public Library questions, etc; help provided on a drop-in, first come, Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Nov 5
- Main, 2pm Tue Oct 9 first served basis; if your question is about a personal selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
device, please bring it; if it is about email or social media, Library, 5:30pm Mon Sep 17 AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, on the 2nd.
Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, make sure you know your user name and password; free; Wed of the month; learn how other… Pizza Ranch, noon
get individualized assistance with questions about for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) Wed Nov 14
personal devices, social media, email, internet, general Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
questions, etc; help provided on a drop-in, first come, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Fri Nov 16 Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope
first served basis; if your question is about a personal Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Sep 18 with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get
device, please bring it; if it is about email or social media, useful information about resources in the Quad Cities;

MEETINGS
make sure you know your user name and password; free; AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope this support group is geared towards the concerns of
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, useful information about resources in the Quad Cities; to the topics that our group attendees may need to
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Fri Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 28 Weekly & Bi-Weekly this support group is geared towards the concerns of address, children are not permitted at these meetings,
adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL,
Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family to the topics that our group attendees may need to Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm
get individualized assistance with questions about Services), on the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; lunchtime address, children are not permitted at these meetings, Sat Nov 17
personal devices, social media, email, internet, general discussions on… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Sep 1 Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL,
questions, etc; help provided on a drop-in, first come, thru Sat Nov 17 Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
first served basis; if your question is about a personal Sat Sep 22 selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
device, please bring it; if it is about email or social media, Ecumenical Fellowship Church, on the 1st & 3rd Sat. Library, 5:30pm Mon Nov 19
make sure you know your user name and password; free; of the month; lunchtime discussions on… Rock’s Anchor Introduction to a Miss America Pageant, meet
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Cafe, noon Sat Sep 1 thru Sat Nov 17 present and some former titleholders, and there will QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, be… Butterworth Center, 1pm Sat Sep 22 Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Thu Oct 18 Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Luncheon, on the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; lunchtime Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 20
Survive the 9 to 5, free; for information, call 563-344- discussions on… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Sep 1 October
4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf thru Sat Nov 17

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Public Library, 3pm Sat Oct 20 Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a
Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners
Resume Creation Lab, free; for information, call Meeting, on the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; lunchtime SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Oct 1
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… discussions on… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Sep 1 Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Bettendorf Public Library, 4pm Mon Oct 22 thru Sat Nov 17 AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, learn
how other adults cope with their AD/HD, share your Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at
Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, Ecumenical Fellowship Church Outdoor Worship, experiences,… Pizza Ranch, noon Wed Oct 10 your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire,
get individualized assistance with questions about on Sundays, with a potluck or cookout following; 10am Thu Aug 30 thru Tue Nov 20
personal devices, social media, email, internet, general locations TBD;… 11am Sun Sep 2 thru Sun Nov 25 Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
questions, etc; help provided on a drop-in, first come, selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729-
first served basis; if your question is about a personal Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible Library, 5:30pm Mon Oct 15 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Aug
device, please bring it; if it is about email or social media, Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and 30 thru Thu Nov 15
make sure you know your user name and password; free;
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Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel: 1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm Thu body, and to bring awareness to the present moment; bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27
Aug 30 thru Thu Nov 15 meditations will be led by experienced meditation W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for Sun Nov 18 Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats,
Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel: scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for
Pain, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; Tue. 9:30am, bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 Grief Support Group, held in the library; for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27
Fri. 10am; $50 once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
Avenue, 10am Fri Aug 31 thru Thu Nov 27 Sun Oct 7 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Nov 20 Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Yoga in the Village: All Levels, with Johanna Lifestyle Medicine, an event in the “How Not to Die” Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27
Welzenbach-Hilliard; Mon. 5pm, Wed. 5:30pm; $50 once
a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Sep 3
discussion series; with Dr. Cheryl True, MD; details on
how this emerging field helps you find your best health; SENIORS Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for
thru Wed Nov 28 True leads a community-based health improvement information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
class(CHIP) with physical therapist Beth Bryant that Weekly & Bi-Weekly Seniors), 8:30am Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27
Café Therapy, on the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month; a teaches the tenets of lifestyle medicine, and how
judgement-free zone where people can openly discuss certain lifestyle choices affect chronic diseases; free; Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on
their personal… The Center, 6:30pm Wed Sep 5 thru for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Thu Aug 30 Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Wed Nov 28 Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, thru Wed Nov 28 (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue Sep 4 thru Tue
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Oct 8 Nov 27
Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information,
month; for information, call 309-314-5605… First Quad Cities Eating Disorders Conference, with call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for
Presbyterian Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Sep 11 keynote speaker Jenni Schaefer, author of “Life Without 12:45pm Thu Aug 30 thru Thu Nov 22 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
thru Tue Sep 25 Ed”… Stoney Creek Inn Convention Center, 8am Sat Seniors), 1pm Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27
Oct 13 Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for
September How Not to Diet, the Relationship Between Food 2:30pm Thu Aug 30 thru Thu Nov 22 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
& Chronic Disease, an event in the “How Not to Die” Seniors), 8am Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27
Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, discussion series; with Beth Bryant, DPT; a Quad City New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for
practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and physical therapist for almost 35 years, Bryant leads a information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Trinity Foot Clinic, on the 1st Wed of the month; $25,
body, and to bring awareness to the present moment; community-based health improvement class (CHIP) Seniors), 12:30pm Thu Aug 30 thru Thu Nov 22 reservations required; for information… CASI (Center for
meditations will be led by experienced meditation with Dr. Cheryl True that teaches the tenets of lifestyle Active Seniors), 1pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 7
practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for medicine, and how certain lifestyle choices affect Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel: chronic disease; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th Thu Aug 30 thru Thu Nov 22 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Oct Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
Sun Sep 2 15 Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25
&… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Aug 31 Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, free; for information, call How to Be a Whole Food Plat Based Athlete, and thru Fri Nov 23 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Eating Healthy on the Road, an event in the “How Seniors), 2pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Wed Sep 5 Not to Die” discussion series; with speakers Teri and Del Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call
Preston; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
Mindfulness Meditation, Wednesdays thru Sept. Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Aug 31 thru Fri Nov 23 early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
26; $35; for information and to register,… Black Hawk Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Oct 22 Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
College - Quad City Campus, 6pm Wed Sep 5 Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for
Whole Foods Plant Based Cooking 101 with information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Yoga for Beginners, Wednesdays thru Sept. 26; Demo, an event in the “How Not to Die” discussion Seniors), 9am Fri Aug 31 thru Fri Nov 23 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
$50; for information and to register,… Indigo Wellness series; a talk and demonstration by Whole Foods Plant Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
Moline, 3pm Wed Sep 5 Based (WFPB) cooking instructor Anne Haring, the owner Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays;
of Recipe for Life and a whole foods plant based cooking $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Active Endeavors Health & Fitness Expo, the instructor; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri Aug 31 thru Fri Nov 23 Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
Expo brings together athletes, family members, sports Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Sep 5 thru
enthusiasts, and… TaxSlayer Center, 9am Sat Sep 22 Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Oct 29 Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- Wed Nov 28
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Aug 31
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for thru Fri Nov 23 TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
October & November information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Nov 6 Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, free; for information, call call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, 12:30pm Fri Aug 31 thru Mon Nov 26 T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Wed Oct 3 practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
body, and to bring awareness to the present moment; Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for Seniors), 10:25am Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
meditations will be led by experienced meditation information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9:30am Fri Aug 31 thru Mon Nov 26 Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Nov 28
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9am Fri Aug 31 thru Wed Nov 28 Genesis Foot Clinic, on the 1st Thu. of the month;
from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm; $22… CASI (Center for Active
CASI/RSVP Silver Linings Bell Choir, on Mondays; Seniors), Thu Sep 6 thru Thu Nov 1
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Sep 24 Senior Bingo, on the 1st Thu. of the month; for
information… East Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Sep
iPad/iPhone Clinic, on the 1st & 3rd Mon. of the 6 thru Thu Nov 1
month, $2-5; for information… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9am Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Nov 19 CASI Book Club, on the 1st Fri. of the month; $2-5; for
information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call Sep 7 thru Fri Nov 2
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm
Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Nov 26 Movie Matinee, on the 2nd Tue. of the month; $2-5; for
information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience Sep 11 thru Tue Nov 13
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Nov 26 Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
month; donations… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for 9:30am Wed Sep 12 thru Wed Nov 28
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Sep 3 thru Mon Nov 26 Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Check, on the 3rd Thu. of the month; free; for
Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for Thu Sep 20 thru Thu Nov 15
Active Seniors), Mon Sep 3 thru Tue Nov 27
Classic Movie, on the 4th Tue. of the month; $2-5; for
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563- information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Seniors), 1pm Tue Sep 25 thru Tue Nov 27
Sep 4 thru Tue Nov 27

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Sesame Street Live @ TaxSlayer Center – October 4

ARTS & CRAFTS Kindercraft, on Mondays; finger painting, paper crafts, Stem Lab, try your hand at Squishy Circuits, create with
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
and more; crafts designed… Fairmount Street Library, Strawbees, and… Davenport Public Library - Main, 4pm 10:30am Tue Oct 9
August & September 3:30pm Mon Sep 10 thru Mon Sep 24 Tue Sep 25
Saturday STEAM-Azing: Dissect Owl Pellets, fun,
Petite Picassos, ages five & under use all of their Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five hands-on projects for grades K-6 in science, technology,
senses during a hands-on experience with a story and and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on art and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on engineering, art, and math; free; for information, call
art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock project and dress for messiness; free; for information, call art project and dress for messiness; free; for information, 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Aug 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. org, 2pm Sat Oct 13
31 10:30am Tue Sep 11 org, 10:30am Fri Sep 28
Creation Studio Drop-In: Frankenstein Crafts!,
Intro to Clay for High Schoolers, Tuesdays thru Sept. Preschool STEAM: Biology Beginnings, for grades free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
25; with instructor Carolyn Krueger; learn the… Bereskin 3-6; Tuesdays thru Oct. 16; with instructors Diane… October bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Gallery & Art Academy, 5pm Tue Sep 4 Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, Tue Sep 11 Mon Oct 15
Creation Studio Drop-In, on Mondays; free;
STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays; Figge Art Program, for elementary-school students; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Mini Makers: Pumpkin Guts, for ages 10 months
free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ free; for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm to three years; sensory play encourages… LeClaire
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Library, 6pm Thu Sep 13 Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 Community Library, 10:30am Wed Oct 17
11:30am Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Sep 25
Drawing for Children, for ages 8-12; Saturdays thru Homeschool Arts, on Mondays; explore a variety of Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages
Crafternoon: Mini Slime!, if you love slime and you Sept. 29 with instructor Pat… Bereskin Gallery & Art arts and crafts utilizing… Davenport Public Library - five and under; use all of your senses during our
want to have some… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Academy, 10am Sat Sep 15 Main, 1pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 hands-on art project and dress for messiness; free; for
Wed Sep 5 information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Chromatography, STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays; - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
Little Makers, on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of chromatography is used every day in professional free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Oct 17
craft supplies and a… Davenport Public Library - Eastern chemistry and biology… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 26 Sep 15 11:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 Pumpkin Painting, if carving pumpkins is too messy
and dangerous for your… LeClaire Community Library,
STEAM: Biology Basics and Beyond, for grades Creation Studio Drop-In: Woven Friendship Crafternoon: DIY Squishies!, these little toys cost on 4pm Fri Oct 19
3-6; Thursdays thru Oct. 11; with instructor Rebecca… Bracelet, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or average $10 so why not… LeClaire Community Library,
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Thu Sep 6 e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public 3pm Wed Oct 3 Figure Drawing for High School Students – Build
Library, 3pm Mon Sep 17 Your Portfolio, Saturdays thru Nov. 3; artist Kristin
DIY Polymer Clay Sculpture, try your hand at STEAM: Biology Basics and Beyond, for grades K-2; Quinn will teach students how to deal with proportion,
creating miniature sculptures to take home… Davenport Make a Pocket Stuffie, for elementary-school Wednesdays thru Nov. 14; with instructor Rebecca… form, shape, value and line as they learn to draw that
Public Library - Main, 3pm Sat Sep 8 students; free; for information, call 309-524-2440… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Wed Oct 3 most difficult of subjects, the human body; $15; for
Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Sep 17 information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson
Monet Impressionism, for grades K-3; Saturdays thru Little Makers, on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org
Sept. 29 with instructor Pat… Bereskin Gallery & Art Teen D.I.Y.: Bulletin Boards, create a personalized craft supplies and a… Davenport Public Library - Eastern or Lynn Gingras-Taylor at 563-345-6635 or lgtaylor@
Academy, 8:30am Sat Sep 8 poster sized (16” x 20”) bulletin board;… Silvis Public Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31 figgeartmuseum.org., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Library, 5:30pm Tue Sep 18 Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 20
Saturday STEAM-Azing: Make Slime, fun, hands- Degas Impressionism, for grades 4-8; Saturdays
on projects for grades K-6 in science, technology, Mini Makers: Coloring on Texture, for ages 10 thru Oct. 27 with instructor Pat… Bereskin Gallery & Art Figge Art Lessons to Go for Kids: French Moderns,
engineering, art, and math; free; for information, call months to three years; sensory play encourages… Academy, 8:30am Sat Oct 6 a special guest from the Figge Art Museum will bring…
309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed Sep 19 Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Oct 20
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
org, 2pm Sat Sep 8 Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Rainbow Paper, after this
five and under; use all of your senses during our rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat five-minute science activity everyone will walk away
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on hands-on art project and dress for messiness; free; for Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 27 with… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat Oct 20
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, Creation Studio Drop-In: Leaf Punch Art, free; Pumpkin Decorating, we will have a few different
Sep 8 thru Sat Sep 29 RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Sep 19 for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ ways to design your… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 22
Creation Studio Drop-In: DIY Squishies, free; Creation Studio Drop-In: Banned Book Buttons, Mon Oct 8
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Spooky Stem, ages 6+ join us for STEM with a
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tinker Lab: Rubber Band Racer!, make your own Halloween twist;… Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu
Mon Sep 10 Mon Sep 24 race car out of mostly recycled materials;… LeClaire Oct 25
Community Library, 4pm Mon Oct 8
Tinker Lab: Parachutes!, make your own skydiver; be Homeschool Arts, on Mondays; explore a variety of
sure you design the best… LeClaire Community Library, arts and crafts utilizing… Davenport Public Library - Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
4pm Mon Sep 10 Main, 1pm Mon Sep 24 and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on art
project and dress for messiness; free; for information, call
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ARTS & CRAFTS / July & August opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Public Library, 6pm Thu Sep 6

Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu
Sep 6

Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and more
for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am Thu
Sep 6 thru Thu Sep 27

Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
Thu Sep 6 thru Thu Sep 27

Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; music, movement
and stories; all ages welcome, but… Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Sep 6 thru
Thu Sep 27

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, and
crafts for preschoolers; free; for… Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Fri Sep 7 thru
Fri Sep 21

Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Fridays; stories, songs,
and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five
and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 7 thru Fri Sep 21
Quad City Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert – November 17 Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Library, 10am Fri Sep 7 thru Fri Sep 28
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Mon Nov 12 thru Mon Nov 19 Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for
ARTS & CRAFTS / October information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail… Bettendorf Bluestem Buddies Book Club, join us to read and
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five Public Library, 10am Tue Sep 4 thru Fri Sep 28 discuss the Bluestem Illinois Children’s Choice book
and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on art nominees for grades 3-5; free; for information, call 309-
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five project and dress for messiness; free; for information, call Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and 732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm
art project and dress for messiness; free; for information, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sat Sep 8
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown 10:30am Tue Nov 13 Sep 26
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563-
org, 10:30am Fri Oct 26 Mini Makers: Feed the Turkeys, for ages 10 months Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; music, 326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue
to three years; sensory play encourages… LeClaire movement and stories; all ages welcome, but… Branch, 10am Sat Sep 8
Community Library, 10:30am Wed Nov 21 Fairmount Street Library, 10am Wed Sep 5 thru Wed
November Sep 26 Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; free; for
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Textile Arts, on Thursdays (not Thanksgiving); easy five and under; use all of your senses during our Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays; free; for bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
sewing and other fiber arts… Davenport Public Library hands-on art project and dress for messiness; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ 6:30pm Mon Sep 10 thru Mon Sep 24
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Thu Nov 1 thru Thu information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
Nov 29 - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, 6:30pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 26 Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Nov 21 stories, music, and movement; free; for information,…
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on Fairmount Street Library, 10am Mon Sep 10 thru Mon
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; Sep 24
rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat
Nov 3 thru Sat Nov 17 STORIES
Creation Studio Drop-In: Kool-Aid Lip Gloss, August & September
free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
Mon Nov 5 and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
Thu Aug 30
Homeschool Arts, on Mondays; explore a variety of
arts and crafts utilizing… Davenport Public Library - Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
Main, 1pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
Library, 10am Fri Aug 31
STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Fridays; stories, songs,
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five
11:30am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Crafternoon: Mandala Painting!, try out this Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
most beautiful and ancient form of creative… LeClaire RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Aug 31
Community Library, 3pm Wed Nov 7
Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays, for ages 2-5, this
Little Makers, on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of storytime will be all… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
craft supplies and a… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 9:30am Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Sep 25
Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
Saturday STEAM-Azing: French Moderns for Kids, are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
kids in grades K-8 are invited to participate in this fun, 6:30pm Tue Sep 4
STEAM-azing art activity provided by an art educator
from the Figge Art Museum; free; for information, call Homeschool Bookclub, on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5;
309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown books will be provided and… Fairmount Street Library,
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. 1pm Tue Sep 4 thru Tue Sep 25
org, 2pm Sat Nov 10
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Tuesdays; stories, songs,
Tinker Lab: Paper Airplanes!, learn to fold many and a craft around a new theme each week for ages
different types of paper airplanes then… LeClaire five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver;
Community Library, 4pm Mon Nov 12 free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island
Creation Studio Drop-In, on Mondays; free; IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep 4 thru Tue
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Sep 25
Wei Luo in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks II – November 3 and 4
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Read to a Dog, on Mondays; QC CAN’s Reading 2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge, teens
Assistance Dogs are specially trained,… Davenport in grade 6-12 can pick up… Mon Oct 1 thru Sat Oct 20
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Sep
10 thru Mon Sep 24 Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays, for ages 2-5, this
storytime will be all… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36 Avenue Branch, 9:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30
months; nurture your baby and… Moline Public Library,
Mon Sep 10 thru Mon Sep 24 Homeschool Bookclub, on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5;
books will be provided and… Fairmount Street Library,
Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three 1pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am
Mon Sep 10 thru Mon Sep 24 Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Tuesdays; stories, songs,
and a craft around a new theme each week for ages
Dance Me a Story: Degas, Ballet Quad Cities presents five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver;
a program in support of the… Moline Public Library, 6pm free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Tue Sep 11 Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities Oct 30
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
6:30pm Tue Sep 11 Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail… Bettendorf
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Wednesdays; stories, Public Library, 10am Tue Oct 2 thru Wed Oct 31
songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for
ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Public Library, 6pm Wed Oct 3
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Sep
12 thru Wed Sep 26 Big/Little Bookclub, on Wednesdays; book club for
kids in 3rd-5th grade and… Davenport Public Library -
Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 31
Sep 13
Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
Big/Little Bookclub, on Wednesdays; book club for activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library
kids in 3rd-5th grade and… Davenport Public Library - - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed
Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Sep 19 thru Wed Oct 31
Sep 26
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Wednesdays; stories,
Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver;
Sep 20 free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Family Storytime, on Thursdays; join us as the library Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Oct
and local organization… Davenport Public Library - 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Main, 10am Thu Sep 20 thru Thu Sep 27
Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays; free; for
Book Explorers: Mock Newbery, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm 6:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Sat Sep 22
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge, thru opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up… Sat Sep 22 Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 4
thru Sun Sep 30
Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd
Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563- grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu
326-7832… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Sep 22 Oct 4

Story Travelers, free; for information, call 563-344- Family Storytime, on Thursdays; join us as the library
4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf and local organization… Davenport Public Library -
Public Library, 2pm Sat Sep 22 Main, 10am Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25

Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library, and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
6:30pm Tue Sep 25 Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25

Rocket into Reading: Sports, for grades K-3; this Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; music, movement
session features fun, sports-themed reading activities and stories; all ages welcome, but… Davenport Public
that help you learn new skills; free; for information, call Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Oct 4 thru
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Thu Oct 25
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Thu Sep 27 Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd Library, 10am Fri Oct 5 thru Fri Oct 26
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu
Sep 27 Book Explorers: Mock Newbery, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
October Sat Oct 6

Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; free; for Teen Writers: Beta Reading Group, bring a piece
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ of your writing of 1500-2000 words and… Davenport
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat Oct 6
6:30pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
The Hate U Give Book Discussion, to celebrate
Read to a Dog, on Mondays; QC CAN’s Reading 2018’s Teen Read Week, Love Girls and the… Davenport
Assistance Dogs are specially trained,… Davenport Public Library - Main, 6pm Tue Oct 9
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Oct
1 thru Mon Oct 29 Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36 6:30pm Tue Oct 9
months; nurture your baby and… Moline Public Library,
Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 Intersession: Firefighter Storytime, for ages 5
& under; join us for firefighter stories, songs, and to
Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three meet a firefighter and look at a real fire truck; free; for
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
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Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island
STORIES / October IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri
Nov 16

Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Oct 10 Library, 10am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 23
Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2
@ TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd Book Explorers: Mock Newbery, free; for
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@

T he ultimate live-action comic book presented in Oct 11 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Sat Nov 3
arena-stage format, Marvel Universe! Live: Age of Intersession: Firefighter Storytime, for ages 5
Heroes blasts its way into Moline’s TaxSlayer Center & under; join us for firefighter stories, songs, and to Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; free; for
August 31 through September 2, treating family meet a firefighter and look at a real fire truck; free; information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
audiences to an exhilarating, stunt-filled produc- for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
tion boasting wondrous visual effects and many of Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, 6:30pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Oct 12
the most heroic and villainous characters found in Read to a Dog, on Mondays; QC CAN’s Reading
the Marvel canon. Bluestem Buddies Book Club, join us to read and Assistance Dogs are specially trained,… Davenport
Arriving on the heels of this summer’s movie discuss the Bluestem Illinois Children’s Choice book Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon
smash Avengers: Infinity War, Field Entertainment’s nominees for grades 3-5; free; for information, call 309- Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes unites Spider- Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes @ 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36
Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy,
TaxSlayer Center – Aug. 31 through Sep. 2 Sat Oct 13 months; nurture your baby and… Moline Public Library,
and Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26
the Wand of Watoomb – an ancient artifact that would allow the nefarious Loki to crown himself ruler of the Children’s Book Discussion, free; for information, call
universe. Employing a cast of aerialists, acrobats, and motorcycle riders to portray the show’s heroes and 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three
Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Oct 13 and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am
villains, Age of Heroes transports audiences through the Savage Land to New York City and beyond, with Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26
the jaw-dropping effects on display including Spider-Man’s web-shooters, the levitation of Doctor Strange Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563-
and Iron Man, and the transformation of Bruce Banner into the Hulk. Thor, Black Panther, Black Widow, and 326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays, for ages 2-5, this
favorite Guardians including Groot and Rocket Raccoon join in the action, with Loki joined in his malicious Branch, 10am Sat Oct 13 storytime will be all… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
quest by costumed antagonists including the Green Goblin, Rhino, Lizard, and Electro. Avenue Branch, 9:30am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27
Jolly Rancher Readers: Open Book Share, share any
TechSavvyMama.com raved, “In an age where it seems like our kids are glued to their screens, Marvel opinions you have about books you’ve read; all… Silvis Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
Universe Live! Age of Heroes is family friendly live entertainment that immerses families in non-stop action. Public Library, 5:30pm Tue Oct 16 are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
With movie-style thrills that keep you on the edge of your seats from start to finish, the vast projection 6:30pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27
mapping, remarkable pyrotechnics and cutting-edge special effects add to the story and enhance every Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd
scene in the live action show.” And according to TheHealthyMouse.com, “With a cast featuring over 25 grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Homeschool Bookclub, on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5;
Oct 18 books will be provided and… Fairmount Street Library,
Marvel characters, you never know who will be coming in to help, or harm, the mission of the Avengers. The 1pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27
excitement never ends, and it even proved to be enough to keep my two-and-a-half year-old daughter rapt Story Travelers, free; for information, call 563-344-
in attention.” 4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36
Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes will be presented at 7 p.m. on August 31; at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Public Library, 2pm Sat Oct 20 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline
Public Library, 6pm Wed Nov 7
on September 1; and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on September 2. Admission is $17-67, and tickets are available by
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
calling (800)745-3000 or visiting TaxSlayerCenter.com. are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library, Big/Little Bookclub, on Wednesdays; book club for
6:30pm Tue Oct 23 kids in 3rd-5th grade and… Davenport Public Library -
Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed
UPCOMING EXHIBITION Together Time Tales: Halloween Party, we will Nov 28
be reading spooky tales, listening and dancing to…

William L. Hawkins
McGehee Center in Schadt Park, 6pm Thu Oct 25 Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library
Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563- - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed

An Imaginative Geography
326-7832… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Oct 27 Nov 28

Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Wednesdays; stories,
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library, songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for
SEPTEMBER 22-DECEMBER 30, 2018 6:30pm Tue Oct 30 ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
November Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Nov
7 thru Wed Nov 28
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays; free; for
Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 1 information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
Family Storytime, on Thursdays; join us as the library 6:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
and local organization… Davenport Public Library -
Main, 10am Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 15 Bluestem Buddies Book Club, join us to read and
discuss the Bluestem Illinois Children’s Choice book
Together Time Tales, on Thursdays; for families with nominees for grades 3-5; free; for information, call 309-
children in 3rd grade and younger; we… Silvis Public 732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Library, 6pm Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 15 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm
Sat Nov 10
Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail… Bettendorf Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563-
Public Library, 10am Thu Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 28 326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue
Branch, 10am Sat Nov 10
Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and more
for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am Thu Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 29 are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
6:30pm Tue Nov 13
Ferris Wheel #3, 1985, enamel on Masonite, Private Collection Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Story Travelers, free; for information, call 563-344-
EXHIBITION SPONSORS: Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 29 4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
Public Library, 2pm Sat Nov 17
Tom and Mary Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; music, movement
Thomas K. Waterman Mark and GLH Galleries
and Jennifer Gma Howze
and stories; all ages welcome, but… Davenport Public Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Tuesdays; stories, songs,
Gildehaus at Bucktown
Figge Endowment Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Nov 1 thru and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five
Thu Nov 29 and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Fridays; stories, songs, Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL,
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804 and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 20 and Tue
www.figgeartmuseum.org and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free; Nov 27
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
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Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Sep
have input on library offerings… Moline Public Library, 24
3:30pm Thu Sep 6
Lego Club, all of the library’s Legos will be out for
Lego Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or anyone… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Mon Sep 24
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
Library, 11:30am Sat Sep 8 Teen Advisory Board Meeting, the meeting will
consist of Moonlight Parade review and regular… Silvis
Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving Public Library, 5:30pm Tue Sep 25
your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library,
5:30pm Mon Sep 10 thru Mon Sep 24 Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games
and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library,
KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your 2:30pm Wed Sep 26
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
10:30am Tue Sep 11 Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; Wed Sep 26
activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Wed Sep 12 Lego Night, play with the library’s thousands of Legos
for an hour… Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu Sep 27
Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games
and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library, Teen Fortnite Party, follow the loot llamas to the
2:30pm Wed Sep 12 Library for food, trivia,… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm
Sat Sep 29
Kid’s Cupcake Challenge, grades K-5 are invited to
put their cupcake decorating skills… Fairmount Street
Library, 4pm Thu Sep 13 October
Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving
snacks, and share your ideas… Fairmount Street Library, your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library,
6:30pm Thu Sep 13 thru Thu Sep 27 5:30pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29

Teen Advisory Board, on Mondays; hang out, eat Teen Advisory Board, on Mondays; hang out, eat
snacks, and share your ideas… Davenport Public Library snacks, and share your ideas… Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Mon Sep 17 and Mon - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon
Sep 24 Oct 29

Colter Wall @ Codfish Hollow Barn – October 27 Junior Explorers: Density, ages 3-7 explore a new Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours
science theme each month; free;… LeClaire Community or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library,
Library, 6:30pm Tue Sep 18 5:30pm Tue Oct 2
Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563- bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
326-7832… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Nov 24 Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 26 Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm 6-12 who… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Tue Oct 2
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; Tue Sep 18 thru Tue Oct 30
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library, explore a new STEAM topic… Moline Public Library, 2pm
6:30pm Tue Nov 27 Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 26 Teen and Tween Gaming Night, video and board Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays, open play and
gaming, on the library’s Wii U, XBox 360, and Wii; try socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; free; games like Pokken Tournament, Rock Band, or some of Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Oct 2 thru

LIBRARY EVENTS for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
our new strategy games; see if you’d survive a journey
on the Oregon Trail, or challenge our gym in Pokemon
Tue Oct 30

2:45pm Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 26 Go; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesdays
August & September Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Sep 18 or… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue
Hug-a-Book: Create, join us for creative projects led gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 3pm Oct 30
by our very own Miss Ranell; each child receives a free Wed Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 26 Banana Party, go bananas at this wacky celebration
Hug-A-Book Create art apron and a free book to take of the yellow fruit;… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; free;
home; for families with children ages two to five; free; Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; Sep 22 for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Wed Sep 5 Anime Night, ages 12 to 18 watch anime online, enjoy Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Aug 30 Japanese snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana
characters; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Lego Club, for ages 5-11; design and build your own Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St.,
masterpiece to… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Thu Aug 30

Lunch at the Library, the library is again partnering
with… Fairmount Street Library, 12:45pm Thu Aug 30

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175 or… Bettendorf Public
Library, 3pm Thu Aug 30

Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours
or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library,
5:30pm Tue Sep 4

Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades
6-12 who… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Tue Sep 4
thru Tue Sep 25

Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays, open play and
socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Sep 4 thru
Tue Sep 25

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesdays
& Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175
or… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Sep 4 thru Thu
Sep 27

Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Sep 5

After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Low Cut Connie @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – November 2
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LIBRARY EVENTS / October friend to surf YouTube for interesting sites on… Silvis free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public
Public Library, 5:30pm Wed Oct 10 Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Nov 6 thru
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Tue Oct 30 Tue Nov 27
Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library, Lego Club, all of the library’s Legos will be out for After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; free;
explore a new STEAM topic… Moline Public Library, 2pm 2:30pm Wed Oct 10 anyone… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Wed Oct 31 for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; free; activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Wed Oct 10 Wed Oct 31 Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades K-5;
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, explore a new STEAM topic… Moline Public Library, 2pm
2:45pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31 Junior Explorers: Leaves, ages 3-7 explore a new Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
science theme each month; free;… LeClaire Community November
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16 Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; free;
gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 3pm Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31 Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and have input on library offerings… Moline Public Library, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm 3:30pm Thu Nov 1 2:45pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Hug-A-Book, Superheroes at Play, superhero Tue Oct 16
learning activities, offered in partnership with the AOK Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesdays Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and
Network, who provide support to families with children Teen and Tween Gaming Night, video and board & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 3pm
ages birth to five years of age; activities include social- gaming, on the library’s Wii U, XBox 360, and Wii; try or… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Thu Nov 1 thru Tue Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
emotional learning, early literacy skills, Super play and games like Pokken Tournament, Rock Band, or some of Nov 27
building fun that supports early learning for kids ages our new strategy games; see if you’d survive a journey Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
2 to 5 and their older siblings; free; for information, call on the Oregon Trail, or challenge our gym in Pokemon Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Go; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island snacks, and share your ideas… Fairmount Street Library, Wed Nov 7
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock 6:30pm Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 29
org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 4 Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 18 KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
Lego Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to Anime Night, ages 12 to 18 watch anime online, enjoy e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public 10:30am Tue Nov 13
have input on library offerings… Moline Public Library, Japanese snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana Library, 2pm Sat Nov 3
3:30pm Thu Oct 4 characters; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Anime-Manga Club: D.I.Y. Tile Coasters, bring
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Teen Afternoon in Paris, teens are invited to spend a friend to create your own set of Tile… Silvis Public
Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Oct 23 an afternoon with the library… Fairmount Street Library, Library, 5:30pm Wed Nov 14
snacks, and share your ideas… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Nov 3
6:30pm Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25 Ghostly Night, free; for information, call 309-524- Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
2440… Moline Public Library, 6pm Tue Oct 23 Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library, Wed Nov 14
sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games 5:30pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library, Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, 2:30pm Wed Oct 24 Teen Advisory Board, on Mondays; hang out, eat and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Oct 5 snacks, and share your ideas… Davenport Public Library 2:30pm Wed Nov 14 thru Wed Nov 28
Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon
Lego Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Nov 26 Magical Escape Room, magical riddles inspired by
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Wed Oct 24 the Harry Potter series determine if you win the game
Library, 11:30am Sat Oct 6 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; and escape the room - or lose; winners earn a prize; free;
Preschool Halloween Party, Wed. 6pm, Thu. 10am; sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Intersession Lego Build, on Mondays; join us for fun free; for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
creating Lego art for display; for preschool and school- Library, Wed Oct 24 and Thu Oct 25 Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Nov 15
age kids; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 6
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Trunk or Treat, businesses and organizations in and Agility Course, practice gross motor skills, and jump
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Mon Oct 8 surrounding the Silvis area will… Silvis Public Library, Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours and zigzag your way… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm
and Mon Oct 15 5:30pm Sat Oct 27 or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library, Fri Nov 16
5:30pm Tue Nov 6
KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your Teen Advisory Board Meeting, the meeting will Spy School, if you’ve ever wondered what it would take
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center, consist of Truck or Treat review and… Silvis Public Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades to be… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Mon Nov 19
10:30am Tue Oct 9 Library, 5:30pm Tue Oct 30 6-12 who… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Tue Nov 6
thru Tue Nov 27 Junior Explorers: Magnets, ages 3-7 explore a new
Teen Halloween Horror, enjoy snacks and a scary science theme each month; free;… LeClaire Community
movie, just in time for Halloween; create a six-second Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 20

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, join us for your
chance to vote on new YA… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm
Tue Nov 20

Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and
share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm
Tue Nov 20

Anime Night, ages 12 to 18 watch anime online, enjoy
Japanese snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana
characters; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Nov
27

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, ages 5-11 design and
build their own masterpieces to display;… Silvis Public
Library, 4pm Tue Nov 27

Teen Gingerbread Challenge, we will have five
teams of four people, and each… Silvis Public Library,
5:30pm Tue Nov 27

Lego Club, all of the library’s Legos will be out for
anyone… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Wed Nov 28

Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Wed Nov 28

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Turtle Island @ Rock Island High School – October 6
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THEATRE
Performances
The Frog & the Princess, children’s-theatre
adaptation of the classic fairytale; for tickets and
information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center,
Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/tickets, Sat Sep 15 and Sun Sep 16

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party, lmo, Abby Cadabby,
Big Bird and more in a brand-new… TaxSlayer Center,
Thu Oct 4

Charlotte’s Web, student-performed adaptation of
the E.B. White classic by playwright Joseph Robinette;
Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat
Oct 13 thru Sun Oct 21

Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale, thru Oct. 21; Young
Footliters Youth Theatre presents a family… Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Oct 19 thru Sun Oct
21

Annie, Tony-winning family musical based on the “Little
Orphan Annie” comic… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
7:45pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28

A Wrinkle in Time, James Sie’s adaptation of
Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved sci-fi novel, directed by
Jacque Cohoon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Laura Jane Grace @ RIBCO – November 2
Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Eulenspiegel Puppet vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with theatricality; $130-150; for information, call 563-888- communication skills in a musical environment; physical
Theatre presents a fun version of the old… Owl Glass performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call 2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., coordination and confidence flourish; no one is required
Puppetry Center, Sat Nov 10 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9:30am to sing a solo (some may be offered), as this class is about
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat Sep 8 building confidence; $130-150; for information, call 563-
The Sleeping Beauty, musical adaptation from Sat Sep 8 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
the original story by Charles Perrault… University of Acting for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Nov. 12; this Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Nov 11 Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Nov. 17; this imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Mon Sep 10
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
Wild Kratts Live: To the Creature Rescue!, PBS Kids’ theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru
animated brothers Martin and Chris come to life in an vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Nov. 12; students explore creative role-play, mime,
all-new stage adventure; $32.75-102.75; for tickets, call performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement, crafts,
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm and games to develop a healthy & physical imagination;
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6:30pm Tue Nov 13 Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Mon Sep 10 $130-150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
11:30am Sat Sep 8 Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
Pinocchio, family-musical adaptation of the fairytale Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Nov. 12; this DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Mon Sep 10
classic; with an 11am brunch… Circa ‘21 Dinner Advanced Broadway for Ages 10+, Saturdays imaginative, high energy environment provides basic
Playhouse, noon Fri Nov 23 thru Sun Nov 25 thru Nov. 17; class focuses on more complicated theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Intermediate Acting for Ages 8-10, Mondays thru
choreography and music, as well as character vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Nov. 12; building on skills learned in previous courses,
development, to continue to challenge and advance performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Intermediate Acting provides a greater learning
Classes actors; $140-160; for information, call 563-888-2227, 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern challenge; physicality, characterization, and vocalization
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm skills are expanded upon; grow your skills and make your
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:45am Sat Sep 8 Mon Sep 10 story larger than life; $130-150; for information, call 563-
Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Nov. 17; this 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Nov. 12; this Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Nov. 17; explore storytelling through song and imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Mon Sep 10
vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with dance; Broadway develops coordination and social theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call skills through exercises, movement, crafts and vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Magic Workshop Series, Mondays thru Oct. 15;
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern games; class concludes with a song onstage; $130- performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call award-winning local magician David Casas will lead
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern this special 6-week magic workshop series; students
11:15am Sat Sep 8 Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, will learn basic slight of hand magic, using everyday
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am Sat Sep 8 4:30pm Mon Sep 10 objects such as cards, coins and rubber bands; $68-
Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Nov. 17; this 85; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Teen Puppetry, Saturdays thru Nov. 17; the class will Broadway for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Nov. Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, expand your knowledge of movement, teamwork and 12; Broadway class develops storytelling and DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:10pm Mon Sep 10
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dance; Broadway develops coordination and social
skills through exercises, movement, crafts and
games; class concludes with a song onstage; $130-
150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Thu Sep 13

Broadway for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru
Nov. 15; Broadway class develops storytelling and
communication skills in a musical environment; physical
coordination and confidence flourish; no one is required
to sing a solo (some may be offered), as this class is about
building confidence; $130-150; for information, call 563-
888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm
Thu Sep 13

Broadway for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Nov.
13; Broadway class develops storytelling and
communication skills in a musical environment; physical
coordination and confidence flourish; no one is required
to sing a solo (some may be offered), as this class is about
building confidence; $130-150; for information, call 563-
888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm
Thu Sep 13

Puppetry Performance for Ages 5-6, Thursdays
thru Nov. 15; students explore the creative, and
fun, world of stage puppetry; through movement,
games and exercises, puppetry builds strong motor
and coordination skills, while developing the bonds
of teamwork with fellow puppeteers; $130-150;
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Mandy Harvey @ Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center – November 3 for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Thu Sep 13
CONTINUED

Broadway for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov. Improv for Ages 10+, Wednesdays thru Nov. 14;
THEATRE / Classes 13; Broadway class develops storytelling and through games and exercises, students develop Teen Acting, Thursdays thru Nov. 15; a great way to get
communication skills in a musical environment; physical ability to think quickly and imaginatively; $130- theatrical training, some onstage experience, and meet
coordination and confidence flourish; no one is required 150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport other teens from around the QCA who share an interest
Puppetry Performance for Ages 10-12, Thursdays to sing a solo (some may be offered), as this class is about Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, in theatre; $130-150; for information, call 563-888-2227,
thru Nov. 15; students explore the creative, and building confidence; $130-150; for information, call 563- DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm Wed Sep 12 Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
fun, world of stage puppetry; through movement, 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:15am Thu Sep 13
games and exercises, puppetry builds strong motor Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm Improv for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Nov. 14;
and coordination skills, while developing the bonds Tue Sep 11 through games and exercises, students develop Theatrical Design for Ages 11+, Thursdays thru Nov.
of teamwork with fellow puppeteers; $130-150; ability to think quickly and imaginatively; $130- 15; learn what it takes to put up a theatrical production,
for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru 150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport including how to program lights, design sound, build
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Nov. 13; students explore creative role-play, mime, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, a set, and collaborate as a designer with a director; this
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Mon Sep 10 imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement, crafts, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Wed Sep 12 class is hands on, exploring all the work that goes behind
and games to develop a healthy & physical imagination; the magic of theatre; $130-150; for information, call 563-
Puppetry Performance for Ages 7-9, Mondays $130-150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Improv for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 14; 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
thru Nov. 12; students explore the creative, and Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, through games and exercises, students develop Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:30pm
fun, world of stage puppetry; through movement, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Tue Sep 11 ability to think quickly and imaginatively; $130- Thu Sep 13
games and exercises, puppetry builds strong motor 150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
and coordination skills, while developing the bonds Intermediate Acting for Ages 11+, Tuesdays thru Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
of teamwork with fellow puppeteers; $130-150;
for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Nov. 13; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater learning
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Wed Sep 12
DANCE
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, challenge; physicality, characterization, and vocalization Acting for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru Nov. 15; this
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm Mon Sep 10 skills are expanded upon; grow your skills and make your imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
story larger than life; $130-150; for information, call 563- theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Nov. 13; this 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Dance, Thu Aug 30 thru Wed Nov 28
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Tue Sep 11 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Dec.
performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Nov. 13; a great way to get Thu Sep 13 8; dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern theatrical training, some onstage experience, and meet as turnout and special awareness; class will include floor
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, other teens from around the QCA who share an interest Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Nov. 15; this stretching, ballet positions and movements across the
4:15pm Tue Sep 11 in theatre; $130-150; for information, call 563-888-2227, imaginative, high energy environment provides basic floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocabulary; $110-130; for information and to register, call
Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov. 13; this IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Tue Sep 11 vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Acting for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Nov. 14; this 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Sat Sep 8
vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Thu
performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Sep 13 Beginning Tap/Jazz for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Dec. 8; students will learn the fundamentals of tap and
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Nov. 15; this jazz dance styles; dancers will work on coordination and
5:45pm Tue Sep 11 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern imaginative, high energy environment provides basic rhythm along with proper execution of basic technique;
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, tap will provide students with practice in leg and foot
Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov. 13; this Wed Sep 12 vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with coordination, timing, and rhythm; with skills derived
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call from ballet technique, Jazz will work on isolations,
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 14; this 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern stretching, and basic steps such as pas de bourres and
vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with imaginative, high energy environment provides basic Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Thu pivot turns; $120-140; for information and to register, call
performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, Sep 13 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm performance of a play; $130-150; for information, call Advanced Acting for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru Nov. 10:10am Sat Sep 8
Tue Sep 11 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern 15; this class deepens the imagination and technique
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm of storytelling, through script analysis, character Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru
Broadway for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov. Wed Sep 12 development, movement, and voice and articulation Dec. 8; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and
13; Broadway class develops storytelling and work; students will be challenged to delve into the dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination,
communication skills in a musical environment; physical Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays creative elements of physical, emotional, and vocal ballet positions, and movements across the floor; $110-
coordination and confidence flourish; no one is required thru Nov. 14; explore storytelling through song presentation; $145-165; for information, call 563-888- 130; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
to sing a solo (some may be offered), as this class is about and dance; Broadway develops coordination and 2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
building confidence; $130-150; for information, call 563- social skills through exercises, movement, crafts and Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat Sep 8
888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., games; class concludes with a song onstage; $130- Thu Sep 13
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm 150; for information, call 563-888-2227, Davenport The Nutcracker Auditions: Ages 7-11, auditions for
Tue Sep 11 Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru Ballet Quad Cities December 8 - 10 production… Ballet
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm Wed Sep 12 Nov. 15; explore storytelling through song and Quad Cities Studio, Sat Sep 8
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Tiny Tappers for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru Dec. on characterization and style within their dances; $140- Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru Anime-Manga Club: Anime Movie, free; for
8; students will learn basic tap steps in the center 160; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Dec. 6; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-
and across the floor. This class develops rhythm, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination, 755-3393… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Wed Sep 12
coordination, and class etiquette while dancing to IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:45pm Tue Sep 11 ballet positions, and movements across the floor; $110-
upbeat music; $110-130; for information and to register, 130; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Marvel Movie Night, we’ll be showing a relatively new
call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 The Nutcracker Auditions: Ages 12 & Up, auditions Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport release movie based on the bestselling comic “Thor:
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre. for Ballet Quad Cities December 8 - 10 production… IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Thu Sep 13 Ragnarok” enjoy free popcorn, plus pick up a guide to
com, 9:10am Sat Sep 8 Ballet Quad Cities Studio, Tue Sep 11 the Marvel Cinematic Universe; free; for information, call
Intermediate & Advanced Tumble, Thursdays thru 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Ballet I, Mondays thru Dec. 3; this class introduces Dance Me a Story: Degas, Ballet Quad Cities presents Dec. 6; tumblers will continue to improve tumbling Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
the formal study of ballet technique; dancers will be a program in support of the… Moline Public Library, basics as they are the foundation for intermediate and org, 5pm Thu Sep 13
introduced to the discipline of dance while having 6pm Tue Sep 11 advanced skills; class will begin with a warm up and
fun learning combinations to music; class will begin stretch session; tumblers will begin to work on tumbling Dinosaurs Unleashed! Interactive Movie Night,
with stretching in the center or at the barre; dancers Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays routines that will be performed at presentations and it’s the 25th anniversary of the original movie based
will begin to strengthen muscles in the legs and feet thru Dec. 5; dancers learn ballet fundamentals and recital; $120-140; for information and to register, call on Michael Crichton’s novel, Jurassic Park; join us for
needed to safely execute steps, through exercises; concepts such as turnout and special awareness; 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern an interactive screening of the movie, plus snacks and
dancers work on jumps, turns, proper turnout and class will include floor stretching, ballet positions Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm trivia; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
posture, and combinations across the floor; $120-140; and movements across the floor; dancers work on Thu Sep 13 Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, developing musicality and ballet vocabulary; $110-130; Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Oct 9
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru Dec.
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Mon Sep 10 Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport 6; students learn coordination and class etiquette; Intersession Movie Morning, join us for a funny,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Wed Sep 12 all classes use floor mats with no use of trampolines family-friendly Halloween movie during Rock Island/
Ballet II, Mondays thru Dec. 3; dancers will continue or bars; tumblers will learn forward and backwards Milan school intersession; free; for information, call
learning new vocabulary and work on proper body Beginning Poms for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru rolls, cartwheels, and more; $110-130; for information 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
alignment; class will begin with stretching then Dec. 5; this will introduce basic arm positions that can and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
extended barre work to further improve proper be used in combinations to create sharp visual effects Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, org, 10:30am Thu Oct 11
execution of technique, counting, and musicality; across in routines; each class will begin with a warm up and DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Thu Sep 13
the floor, dancers will work on pirouette and pique stretching to improve flexibility; dancers will also work School’s Out Movie Matinee, school’s out, so come
turns, spotting, detailed moving combinations, and on their splits, basic turns, leaps, and more; $110-130; to the library and watch a… Fairmount Street Library,
more; $120-140; for information and to register, call 563-
888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport MUSEUMS 1pm Mon Oct 22

Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Wed Sep 12 Solo: A Star Wars Story, a screening of the
Mon Sep 10 summertime hit in the “Coffee And a Movie Morning”
Beginning Poms for Ages 7+, Wednesdays thru Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, series; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Ballet III/IV, Mondays thru Dec. 3; new skills and Dec. 5; this will introduce basic arm positions that can Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, the first North American Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St.,
faster/slower tempos add positive challenges in class; be used in combinations to create sharp visual effects traveling exhibit for… Family Museum, Thu Aug 30 thru Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Mon Nov
dancers continue proper stretching to further improve in routines; each class will begin with a warm up and Sun Sep 9 12
flexibility and body alignment, and longer barre work; stretching to improve flexibility; dancers will also work
harder skills such as double and triple pirouettes, on their splits, basic turns, leaps, and more; $120-140; Wreck This Journal, create your own “Wreck This
jumping combinations to improve stamina, and more
will be introduced and practiced regularly; $140-160;
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Journal,” follow the instructions, and… Family Museum,
10am Sat Sep 8 OTHER EVENTS
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Wed Sep 12
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Toy Story Dance Party, join the Family Museum Teen Anime Day @ the Figge, the Davenport Public
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Mon Sep 10 Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru Dance Company for a dance party… Family Museum, Library invites teen fans of anime & manga for an
Dec. 5; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and 11am Sat Sep 29 afternoon of Japanese culture and art! In addition to
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Dec. dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination, prizes given for drawing, gaming and cosplay, there
3; dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such ballet positions, and movements across the floor; $110- Woody’s Horse Corral Lasso, see if you can lasso a will also be a Japanese Calligraphy contest this year;
as turnout and special awareness; class will include floor 130; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, horse in the “Toy… Family Museum, 10am Sat Sep 29 take a lesson from the artist, Anna Ito, at the event or
stretching, ballet positions and movements across the Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport bring an already created piece of calligraphy from
floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Wed Sep 12 Caine’s Cardboard Challenge, invent, design, and home; What’s That Funk will present a session about
vocabulary; $110-130; for information and to register, call construct all using cardboard; included with $5-9… comics & publishing; Ramen, candy sushi, & tea will
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Intermediate/Advanced Poms, Wednesdays Family Museum, 10:30am Sat Oct 6 be served; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm thru Dec. 5; dancers will challenge themselves with Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Mon Sep 10 intricate combinations, double and triple pirouettes, Special Needs Night, the museum will open its doors DavenportLibrary.com, noon Sat Oct 13
jumps, leaps, and more; $120-140; for information after hours for an… Family Museum, 5:30pm Fri Oct 12
Beginning Ballet for Ages 7+, Mondays thru Dec. 3; and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport 20th Annual Noogiefest, a free Halloween/Fall
dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such as Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Outdoor Art: French Modern Style!, use natural Festival party for children and their families with…
turnout and special awareness; class will include floor DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:20pm Wed Sep 12 elements to inspire your paintings and drawings; like… Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 4pm Sat Oct 20
stretching, ballet positions and movements across the Family Museum, Sat Oct 13
floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet Lyrical Dance for Ages 10+, Wednesdays thru Dec. Festival of Trees: Teddy Bear Tea, tea party for
vocabulary; $120-140; for information and to register, call 5; a combination of ballet, jazz, and modern dance St. Ambrose Chemistry Department, see some cool children and their favorite stuffed animal; $25-30; for
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern with emphasis on fluidity and grace, lyrical focuses and colorful chemistry experiments presented by the… information, call 309-793-1213, Radisson Quad City Plaza
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, on the feeling behind the music and expressing Family Museum, 10:30am Sat Oct 20 Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport IA, QCFestivalOfTrees.
6:15pm Mon Sep 10 emotions through movement; dancers learn to com, 2pm Sun Nov 18
express themselves as artists while dancing to stories Scarecrow Shenanigans, come in costume and
Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru revealed in the lyrics of contemporary music; $120-140; celebrate the season! Enjoy a variety… Family Museum,
Dec. 3; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and
dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination,
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
noon Sun Oct 21
New Crossword Puzzle
Museum Rush Speedway, set your sights on the
and Answers Posted
ballet positions, and movements across the floor; $110- IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Sep 12
130; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, medal and design your own… Family Museum, 10am
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Poms I, Wednesdays thru Dec. 5; dancers continue Sat Nov 3
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Mon Sep 10 their practice in jazz technique and sharp arm
placements; dancers will learn new and more complex Neighborhood Toy Store Day, all Day in The Fox &
Weekly at RCReader.com
Tap/Jazz I, Tuesdays thru Dec. 4; students will learn turns, combinations and arm positions; $120-140; Bee; 15% off for… Family Museum, 10am Sat Nov 10
intermediate to advanced skills in both tap and jazz; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
class will begin with proper stretching and warm
ups for each style then work on technique through
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:10pm Wed Sep 12
Veteran’s Day Project, support those who serve and
protect by helping put together… Family Museum,
Aug 7 Crossword Answers
combinations center and across the floor; $120-140; 10:30am Sat Nov 10
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Beginning Tumble for Ages 5-7, Thursdays thru Dec.
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport 6; all classes use floor mats with no use of trampolines or The Great Gobble-Along!, join us as pro-gobblers
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Tue Sep 11 bars; tumblers will learn basic skills such as cartwheels, help us all gobble together and… Family Museum,
handstands, back bends, and more; class begins with 11:30am Sat Nov 17
Tap/Jazz II, Tuesdays thru Dec. 4; students continue stretching to improve flexibility and warm ups before
progressing in their tap and jazz skills with more working on tumbling skills; $110-130; for information The Great Gobble-Along!: Make Your Turkey
complex and intricate steps and combinations; students and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Gobbler, get your gobble on by crafting your very own
will focus on their body alignment and proper execution Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, turkey… Family Museum, 9:30am Sat Nov 17
of skills; dancers will work on intermediate skills in DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:10pm Thu Sep 13
rhythm, timing, and coordination for both styles; $130-

MOVIES
150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Beginning Tumble for Ages 8+, Thursdays thru Dec.
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport 6; all classes use floor mats with no use of trampolines or
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:20pm Tue Sep 11 bars; tumblers will learn basic skills such as cartwheels,
handstands, back bends, and more; class begins with Avengers: Infinity War, a screening of the Marvel hit
Tap/Jazz III, Tuesdays thru Dec. 4; dancers will work on stretching to improve flexibility and warm ups before in the Monday Movie… LeClaire Community Library,
wings, drawbacks, and more in tap; for jazz, students working on tumbling skills; $110-130; for information 1:30pm Mon Sep 10
will improve their double and triple pirouettes, illusions, and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
leaps, and more; combinations and routines will become Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
more intricate and students will find the fun in working DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:10pm Thu Sep 13
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WORK FARCE · SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
Crossword August 7 Answers: Page 43

ACROSS 91. Ohio players 42. Palindrome ending
1. Word on a card 92. Military trainee 43. Young fish
5. Peels 93. Forward 44. Place
10. A lot 94. Group of eight 47. Palindrome start
15. Apple variety 97. River in Ireland 48. Peace goddess
19. Supreme deity 98. Organic solvent 48. Inches
20. Beethoven’s “Fur _” 101. Silly job title: 3 wds. 50. Ran in neutral
21. Teacher of Aristotle 107. Toward shelter 56. Heavy
22. Song 108. Mr. Simpson 57. Japanese gateway
23. Wacky job title: 3 wds. 109. Means of restraint 58. Mineral
27. Quinn or Burgess 110. _ spumante 59. Stickum
28. English river 111. _ -do-well 60. Place of sacrifice
29. Occasions 112. Port city in Japan 62. Disney princess
30. Abhor 113. Pushover 63. Storage structures
31. Juan _ de Leon 114. Look 64. Pleated fabric for trimming
33. Smack 65. Assyrian god
35. One cubic meter DOWN 66. Kapok
37. Soil component 1. Qty. 67. End
38. Come together 2. Whim 68. Vestibule
42. Speck 3. Handwriting on the wall 69. Verona’s river
43. Tanning material 4. Something loathed 70. Affirmative answers
44. Riyadh native 5. Mescal 71. Fill
45. Garment type: Abbr. 6. Garment shape: Hyph. 73. Does a charwoman’s job
46. Kooky job title: 3 wds. 7. Frosted 74. A plus
51. Wing 8. Second sight 77. Girl in “Peanuts”
52. Tapestry 9. Kind of biscuit 78. Campus area
53. _ ex machina 10. One of Newton’s fortes 79. Monger
54. Duryea and Fogelberg 11. Erupt 80. Join
55. Reed organ 12. Counterweight 81. Long boats
57. Old garments 13. Much-used abbr. 87. Bureau part
59. Simple bed 14. Japanese drama 88. Incantation
61. Stripe 15. Elephant bird, e.g. 89. Teensy- _
62. Used an auger 16. Utah city 90. Pilaster
63. Bundle 17. Common pests 92. Stream
64. Cluster of flowers 18. Vittles 93. Not much at all
67. Largest asteroid 24. Blacken with heat 94. In the twinkling _ _ eye
68. Times of abstinence: 2 wds. 25. French Canadian 95. Cabbage
72. Employs 26. Where Roma is 96. Family diagram
73. Lunchtime destination 31. Cougars 97. Flaubert’s Bovary
74. Artery 32. Gen. Bradley 98. _ _ I cared!
75. Anti-narcotics gp. 33. People 99. Wall St. acronym
76. Loony job title: 3 wds. 34. African streambed 100. Punta del _
82. Nave 35. Fashionista’s concern 102. Pi follower
83. Charlotte _ 36. Of musical sounds 103. John _ Passos
84. American Beauties 37. Earthling 104. Taxing org.
85. Cyma reversa 38. _ belli 105. Bus. bigwig
86. Send out beams 39. Fiber plant 106. Tiny _
88. Creator 40. Hag
89. Becomes smaller 41. Co-founder of Dadaism
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

No, Puppet. No, Puppet.
THE HAPPYTIME
MURDERS
The novelty of puppets – or, in the case
of Team America: World Police, mario-
nettes – cursing and boinking and excret-
ing was already mostly worn out by the
mid-aughts, at which point Crank Yankers
was midway through its five-season run
and Broadway’s Avenue Q a mainstream,
Tony-winning hit. So The Happytime Mur-
ders was probably doomed from the start,
given that its central joke, and only truly
sustained joke, finds humans interacting
with puppets in possession of brazenly
fi lthy mouths, active libidos, and a wild
excess of body fluids. As comic conceits
go, that one’s definitely a yawn. Astound-
ingly, though, and despite its considerable
flaws, the movie itself isn’t terrible – or at
least, nowhere near as terrible as you may
have heard.
Its narrative reminiscent of Who Melissa McCarthy in The Happytime Murders
Framed Roger Rabbit’s, director Brian
Henson’s slapstick noir finds boozy private family name. (His son’s movie has already – one with three eyes and one with one. “They framed you for murder.”) Still, as
eye and disgraced former cop Phil Philips received “worst of the year” acknowledg- Like a lot of The Happytime Murders, the much as you may wince at the violence
(a puppet voiced by Bill Barretta) inves- ment by the likes of Rolling Stone, the sight ain’t pretty. But it’s pretty damned and conversation, this Papillon is easy
tigating a series of puppet killings with Washington Post, and Vanity Fair – and funny. enough to sit through, because while
the aid of his bitter ex-partner Connie it’s only August.) it’s only a so-so prison flick, it’s at least a
Edwards (a human played by Melissa
McCarthy). And unless you’re the type
Here’s the thing, though: I laughed way
more often that I thought I would, and
PAPILLON first-rate buddy-love flick. Rami Malek,
although too physically and vocally man-
that reflexively cackles at the dropping of certainly more often than I feel com- Back in the early ‘80s, the dramatic nered, employs his singular, whizzing-
commonplace expletives, especially when fortable sharing. Every cell of my being thriller Papillon – a 1973 hit for Steve brain focus to make forger Louis Dega’s
they’re coming out of the mouths of char- knows that Henson’s outing is crass, McQueen and Dustin Hoffman that found desperate need for Hunnam’s protector
acters made of felt, you’re almost duty- crude, frequently childish, and not worth two prisoners, in the 1930s, attempting Henri entirely credible. And Hunnam
bound to find director Brian Henson’s the considerable effort extended toward to escape from penal colonies in French himself is, as usual, a low-key marvel, so
gross-out comedy insufferable both for its making it. (The fi lm’s best sequence, in Guiana and Devil’s Island – seemed to magnetic and emotionally present that
out-of-date “edginess” and its profoundly truth, is the end-credits montage showing be on HBO so often that I’m still not he easily pulls off the fi lm’s centerpiece
juvenile gags. Adding to this, the running the hard work behind seemingly simple sure whether I actually saw the movie or acting challenge – a nearly half-hour
motif of puppets being treated as second- effects pulled off through a blend of pup- merely saw its previews every few hours. stretch in which Henri, slowly going mad
class citizens – a sociological metaphor peteer magic and green-screen wizardry.) And if it weren’t for Charlie Hunnam, in solitary confinement, doesn’t utter a
delivered with unbecoming laziness – But to misquote Emily Dickinson – or, the lead in Michael Noer’s new Papillon word. As commanding as he’s been in
grows tiresome long before the halfway more awkwardly, Woody Allen – the remake, I’m not sure I’d remember seeing projects ranging from The Lost City of Z to
point. Scenes involving a puppet porno funny bone wants what it wants, and mine this one, either, a few years down the road. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword to TV’s
shop and a biological explosion of Silly obviously wanted Barretta’s hilariously Unrelentingly grim yet inescapably Sons of Anarchy (with a special shout-out
String last so long that your initial shock dry gumshoe readings, and Maya Rudolph generic, this blandly directed take on for his comic sweetness on Judd Apatow’s
morphs into bored irritation. Middle- as a devoted gal Friday named Bubbles, career criminal Henri Charrière’s memoir short-lived sitcom Undeclared), it feels
school yuks of the “A homo says what?” and Elizabeth Banks as a past-her-prime is like a more brutal Shawshank Redemp- unfair that Hunnam isn’t yet a popular
variety get trotted out with embarrassing pole dancer. As well as, I’m less inclined tion without the uplift and humor or a star given his talents, charisma, and
frequency. Ben Falcone shows up, as he’s to admit, a swinger puppet torn to cottony less pious Unbroken without the aggres- matinée-idol looks. But here’s hoping he
apparently contractually obligated to shreds by a trio of adorable puppies. And sive sanctimony; in other words, just like still might be. Chris Hemsworth can’t play
every time wife McCarthy makes a movie. McCarthy, on a sugar high, beating the numerous other works of its type without Thor forever, right?
Plus, if you still hold an unshakable affec- crap out of a roomful of heat-packing pup- the qualities that, for better or worse,
tion for Sesame Street and The Muppet pets. And Phil Philips trying to wrest his made them distinct. Aaron Guzikowski’s For reviews of Crazy Rich Asians, The
Show the way most adults I know do, you way out of an ice cooler. And a deservedly script, meanwhile, would win some kind Meg, BlacKkKlansman, Christopher
might hate the fi lm all the more for being violent reaction to hearing “That’s What of award if citations were handed out Robin, Alpha, Mile 22, The Spy Who
directed by the son of Muppet pioneer Jim Friends Are For” on the radio. And, most for Most Blatantly Expository Dialogue. Dumped Me, Eighth Grade, and other
Henson, whom one can imagine rolling embarrassingly, the sight of two slow- (“You’re a hell of a safe-cracker.” “I can’t recent releases, visit RCReader.com/
over in his grave at the debasement of the witted children of married puppet cousins believe they gave you a life sentence.” movies.
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And Nesse notes that “mild ‘normal’ agora-
Having It Small phobia seems” to be a reaction akin to “fear
I met somebody online, and we have a of leaving the home range in territorial ani-
real connection, but he is agoraphobic and mals, a situation fraught with danger in the
hasn’t really left his bedroom for 10 years. wild.” However, Nesse explains that extreme
I have a job and a life, so it’s hard to keep agoraphobia – such as that experienced by
up with his barrage of messages. How- your friend – seems to be an over-function-
ever, it seems unfair to bail on dating him ing of a survival mechanism, an excessive
just because he has this condition. What response leading to the avoidance of not just
causes agoraphobia? Is it treatable? meaningful danger but the stuff of normal
– Wondering day-to-day life.
But there is hope for agoraphobics – from
It can be really romantic to spend the research on anxiety disorders. Clinical
entire weekend in bed with a man – but only psychologist Michelle Craske reports that
when you don’t have to spend every other the mind and body can often be success-
day of the month there, too. fully retrained through a form of cognitive-
The term “agoraphobia” starts with behavioral therapy. It’s called exposure
“agora,” the word for the ancient Greek therapy, and it involves a therapist gradually
version of a ginormous open-air shopping and repeatedly exposing a patient to some-
mall and outdoor auditorium. However, thing they’re irrationally afraid of (such as
agoraphobia is not simply a fear of big open spiders, social rejection, or leaving their
spaces. Agoraphobics also fear (and avoid) bedroom).
unfamiliar environments and situations that These experiences can eventually lead
leave them feeling their safety is beyond the patient to see that their fear is unfounded
their control – such as being in a crowd of and, in time, to react more rationally, both
strangers with little room to move. (To an consciously and in their subconscious physi-
agoraphobic, a free pass to Coachella is like cal reactions. So, for example, going to the
a coupon for a free hour of electric shocks at grocery store would eventually give rise to
a CIA black site.) the bodily reactions of any other tedious
Additionally, the “My duvet is my conti- to-do list item – as opposed to the adrenal-
nent!” lifestyle (in severe cases of agorapho- ized reactions that go with being chased
bia) can develop out of a fear of having these down the cereal aisle by a guy with a bloody
dreaded situations trigger a panic attack. ax.
Evolutionary psychologist and psychiatrist The thing is, this is a long process – often
Randolph Nesse explains that panic, a form rife with setbacks – and you aren’t this guy’s
of fear, appears to be an “adaptive” reac- doctor. As for your notion that it’s unfair to
tion – meaning one that evolved to protect nix a relationship with him because of his
us – driving us to flee from “life-threatening condition, you seem to be conflating stick-
danger.” It does this by kicking off a “coor- ing by a person you love – that “in sickness
dinated pattern” of changes in the body, and in health” marriage-vows thing – with
emotions, and behavior. doing it for a person you hope to love.
In the body, panic causes your adrenaline You may also be falling prey to the “sunk
to surge, ramping up your energy. Your cost fallacy.” This is a cognitive bias – an
lung capacity increases,and your blood flow error in reasoning – that leads us to irratio-
gets redirected – away from your brain and nally decide to continue an endeavor based
to your arms and legs, so you can kickbox on how much we’ve already invested (in,
somebody into submission or (if you got a D say, time and energy). But that prior invest-
in ninja school) run for your life. ment is gone. The rational way to assess
Mentally, panic turns you “A-a-ah! whether to continue is to see what we’d get
Lemme outta here!”-centric. As Nesse out of any future investment.
explains it, “The mind becomes focused on In other words, you should only consider
finding escape routes. If none are obvi- this guy a viable prospect for a boyfriend
ous, anxiety rises quickly,” and there’s an if you’re willing to sign on for the day-to-
“overwhelming” motivation to seek shelter day reality – a relationship that takes place
in protective places and be near protective entirely in his bedroom, save for the occa-
people (such as “trusted relatives”). sional exotic vacation to the living room:
If you’re staring down a lion or an angry “Uh, when you get a chance, two more piña
mob, this response will help you survive. coladas … Mom.”

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): In Alice’s CANCER (June 21-July 22): Potential ultimately prove beneficent – and maybe lead you wish that real life unfolded with such clear
Adventures in Wonderland, our new allies are seeking entrance to your to resources that were previously unavailable. dramatic purpose. To have our future so
heroine encounters a talking caterpillar domain. Existing allies aspire to be Here are rituals you could perform that may help well-foreshadowed would make it easier to plan
as he smokes a hookah on top of a tall closer to you. I’m worried you may be a you catalyze the specific kind of relief and release our actions. But that’s not often the case. Many
mushroom. “Who are you?” he asks her. Alice is bit overwhelmed; that you might not exercise you need: (1) Wander around a graveyard and elements pop up in our personal stories that
honest: “I know who I was when I got up this sufficient discrimination. I therefore urge you to sing songs you love. (2) Tie one end of a string ultimately serve no purpose. Except now, that is,
morning, but I think I must have been changed ask yourself these questions about each around your ankle and the other end around an for you Capricorns. I suspect that in the next six
several times since then.” She says this with candidate. (1) Does this person understand what object that symbolizes an influence you want to weeks, plot twists will be telegraphed in advance.
uneasiness. In the last few hours, she has twice it means to respect your boundaries? (2) What banish from your life. Then cut the string and
been shrunken down to a tiny size and twice are his or her motivations for wanting contact bury the object. (3) Say this 10 times: “The end AQUARIUS (January 20-February
grown as big as a giant. All these transformations with you? (3) Do you truly value and need the makes the beginning possible.” 18): Would it be fun to roast
have unnerved her. In contrast to Alice, I’m gifts each person has to give you? (4) Everyone in marshmallows on long sticks over
hoping you’ll have a positive attitude about your the world has a dark side. Can you intuit the SCORPIO (October 23-November scorching volcanic vents? I suppose.
upcoming shifts and mutations, Aries. From nature of each person’s dark side? Is it tolerable? 21): “If a man treats a life artistically, Would it be safe? No! Aside from the possibility
what I can tell, your journey through the Season Is it interesting? his brain is his heart,” wrote Oscar that you could get burned, the sulfuric acid in the
of Metamorphosis should be mostly fun and Wilde. I’ll translate that into a more vapors would make the cooked marshmallows
educational. LEO (July 23-August 22): While a complete version: “If a person of any gender taste terrible, and might cause them to explode.
young man, the future Roman leader treats life artistically, their brain is their heart.” So I advise you to refrain from adventures like
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Juan Julius Caesar was kidnapped by This truth will be especially applicable for you in that. On the other hand, I will love it if you
Villarino has hitchhiked over 2,350 Sicilian pirates. They proposed a the coming weeks. You’ll be wise to treat your life cultivate a playful spirit as you contemplate
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Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

THURSDAY
2018/08/30 (Thu)
30 Fantastic Plastics (3pm) – Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Abandoned by Bears – Light Up the The Britins – Riverside Casino and
Sky – Boys of Fall – Iowa City Yacht Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Riverside IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215 Cinderella’s Tom Keifer – Lava Rock
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock
Smoke N Guns Band – Riverside Island IL
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Gary Allan – Rhythm City Casino
Highway 22, Riverside IA Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore
Soul Storm – Bass Street Landing Ave., Davenport IA
Plaza, 17th St., Moline IL Jacks & Atoms – Kilkenny’s, 300 W.
3rd St., Davenport IA

FRIDAY
2018/08/31 (Fri)
31 Jim Ryan (4pm) – Mississippi River
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
97X Record Release Party – RIBCO, Rd., LeClaire IA
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL The Knockoff s – Sergeant Major’s,
Blues Rock It – Parkside Grill & 213 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL
Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Moeller Nights: Muddy Ruckus
The Britins – Casino Resort – Kirby Brown – Triple Crown
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Davenport IA E Third St., Davenport IA
Cop Circles – Pulsing – Rozz-Tox, The RiverCity Dixie, Racing,
2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Marching Society GoodTime
Crooked Cactus Band – 11th
Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St.,
Brass Band (2pm) – Downtown
Kewanee, , Kewanee IL
DINOSAUR JR. @ CODFISH HOLLOW BARN – SEPTEMBER 10
Davenport IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Douglas & Tucker (6pm) –
Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA MONDAY
2018/09/03 (Mon)
3 6th Annual BrianFest: Jim
Kirkendall – Otar & Friends –
Musicfest: Jimmy Parker (noon &
3:30pm) – Goodtime Dutchmen WEDNESDAY 12
2018/09/12 (Wed)

LeClaire IA Tony Hoeppner & Friends – Green Lake Street Dive – Englert Theatre, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric – (2, 5, & 7:30pm) – Brass Notes (6 & Bold as Brass Chamber Showcase
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., 221 East Washington St., Iowa City Flash in a Pan – The Uniphonics 9pm) – Durant Community Center, – Coralville Center for the
Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, LeClaire IA IA (6pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington 606 5th Ave., Durant IA Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Whiskey High – Rhythm City Casino St., Iowa City IA Musicfest: Malek’s Fishermen Coralville IA
Jacks & Atoms – Kilkenny’s, 300 W.
3rd St., Davenport IA
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA WEDNESDAY 5
2018/09/05 (Wed) Avey/Grouws Duo – Mississippi River
Distilling Company & Cody Road
(12:30, 3, & 6pm) – Barefoot
Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Joaquina Mertz – The Stardust, 218 Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Cocktail House, 303 N. Cody Rd., (1:30, 4:30, & 7:30pm) – The City IA

SUNDAY 2
Iowa St., Davenport IA 2018/09/02 (Sun) The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa LeClaire IA Tailfins (8:30pm) – Durant Jordan Danielsen (6:30pm) – The
Live @ Five: The Knockoff s (5pm) City IA Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge, Community Center Bandshell, 605 Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Lewis Knudsen (6:30pm) – The 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL 5th Ave., Durant IA Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Davenport IA Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N The Corridor Record Project Passion – Riverside Casino and Golf Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm)
The Lonely Goats (5pm) – Wide River IA Cody Rd, LeClaire IA – Englert Theatre, 221 East Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400
Winery - LeClaire, 106 N. Cody Rd., Corey McCauley & the Hip–Hop Washington St., Iowa City IA IA W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA
LeClaire IA Jam – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
THURSDAY
2018/09/06 (Thu)
6 Dallas Hendrix – Rhythm City Casino Past Curfew – Rhythm City Casino
Playlist Unplugged (6pm) –
Steeplegate Inn, 100 W 76th St.,
St., Iowa City IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band (4pm) – Angela Meyer – The J Bar, 4215
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA THURSDAY
2018/09/13 (Thu)
13
Davenport IA Runners Park, 742 15th Ave., East Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Dan Hubbard – The Faithful Pilot Pocket Change – RIBCO, 1815 Second Dan Dimonte – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore
Smoke N Guns Band – Riverside Moline IL EmiSunshine (6:45pm) – The Circa Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, Ave., Rock Island IL Ave., Davenport IA
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Dave Ellis (4pm) – Mississippi River ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., LeClaire IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Marbin – Greek Medallion – The
Highway 22, Riverside IA Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody Rock Island IL Dead Rider – The Commanders – The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Strange Neighbors Reunion Show Rd., LeClaire IA Lucy Wainwright Roche – Lily Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Davenport IA
– Muddy Ruckus – The Redstone Douglas & Tucker (2pm) – Riverside DeTaeye – The Mill, 120 E. City IA Tony Hoeppner & Friends – Tuggers Moeller Nights: Chicago Farmer
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Burlington St., Iowa City IA Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – RIBCO, 1815 Burger Bar & Ale House, 201 N. – Dan Tedesco – Triple Crown
Younger – Otros Outros – Anthony Highway 22, Riverside IA Moeller Nights: The Moondoggies Second Ave., Rock Island IL Main St., Port Byron IL Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Worden (6:30pm) – Downtown Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – The E Third St., Davenport IA
Iowa City, , Iowa City IA
Zig Destroyer – Goatfight –
Driftwood Pub, 1201 E. River Dr.,
Davenport IA
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge,
3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA SUNDAY
2018/09/09 (Sun)
9 Options – Fond Han – Honeygold –
Mountain Swallower – Rozz-Tox,
Douglas Kramer Nye – Gabe’s, Pappa-Razzi (5pm) – Green Tree Vagabond Maurice – Ahzia – Hot ‘n’ Cole: the Music of Cole Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire Eastsiders – SOM Franco – Rozz- Porter (noon) – Moline Public Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport
IA Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Library, 3210 41st St., Moline IL IA
FRIDAY
2018/09/14 (Fri)
14
SATURDAY 1
2018/09/01 (Sat) The Rough & Tumble (6:30pm) – Ca Jef Spradley featuring Kris Chuck Murphy (2pm) – Service

10 of Soul – River House, 1510 River
D’Zan, 411 South Rd., Cambridge IL
Sumac – Infernal Coil – Jon Mueller FRIDAY
2018/09/07 (Fri)
7 Keuning (6pm) – Steventon’s,
1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA
Station Bar & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W.,
West Milan IL
The Brat Pack – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL
Dr., Moline IL – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock 2018 Blues Cruise: Tas Cru & His The Knockoffs – Digs Bar & Grill, Code 415 (1pm) – The Logger House Cherry Gun – Rhythm City Casino
Bloated 3 – The Brokedowns Island IL Band of Tortured Souls (6pm) TBK Spor ts Complex, 4850 Bar & Grill, 256 S. State Ave., Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
– Lipstick Homicide – The – Celebration River Cruises, 2501 Competition Dr., Bettendorf IA Hampton IL Ave., Davenport IA
River Dr., Moline IL Live @ Five: Beaker Brothers Band Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – The Delta Bombers – Interstellar
(5pm) – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Cave Dweller – Iowa City Yacht
St., Davenport IA N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Musicfest: Barefoot Becky & the On the Sun – Gabe’s, 330 E. Elizabeth Moen – Englert Theatre,
Ivanhoe Dutchmen (5:30 & Washington St., Iowa City IA 221 East Washington St., Iowa City
7:30pm) – Country Tradition Summer Rhapsody (2pm) – Runners IA
Band (6:30 & 9:30pm) – Durant Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL Glenview Mariachi Band (5pm) –
Community Center, 606 5th Ave., Mercado on Fifth, 1122 4th Ave.,
Durant IA
Musicfest: Zweifel Bros. Band (5:30 MONDAY
2018/09/10 (Mon)
10 Moline IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo
& 8:30pm) – Mollie B. w/ the Jim Dessa: The Green Room – Englert Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
Busta Band (7 & 10pm) – Durant Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Geneseo IL
Community Center Bandshell, 605 Iowa City IA Jazz After Five: Jarrett Purdy
5th Ave., Durant IA Dinosaur Jr. – Codfish Hollow Barn, Quartet (5pm) – The Mill, 120 E.
Passion – Riverside Casino and Golf 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside Sarah McQuaid (6:30pm) – Moline Jordan Danie lsen (6 pm) –
IA Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
Sunset Salsa Group – Frankie Joe & IL LeClaire IA
Kinfolk (5pm) – Mercado on Fifth, The Knockoffs – Parkside Grill &
1122 4th Ave., Moline IL
TUESDAY
2018/09/11 (Tue)
11 Lounge, 2307 5th Ave., Moline IL
Live @ Five: Class of ‘82 (5pm) –

SATURDAY
2018/09/08 (Sat)
8 Loud Sun – Devata Daun – White
Batzzz – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
An Evening With Dawes – Codfish Rock Island IL The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) –
Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Moeller Nights: Naia Izumi – Triple The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Maquoketa IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Ave., Rock Island IL
Bugeye Sprite – Harley Corin’s, 1708 Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Campdogzz – Star
State St., Bettendorf IA Parks – Blake Brown – Triple
Funktastic Five – River House, Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
1510 River Dr., Moline IL Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
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MUSIC Continued From Page 27 By Michael Helke

Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication All Senses Engaged: Year Two
Soul Sherpa – Tomar & the FCS – The RiverCity 6 (11am) – Celebration Hotel California: A Salute to the
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr, Eagles – Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Davenport IA Davenport IA Kellogg St., Galesburg IL
Steep Canyon Rangers – Hancher War of Ages – Capsize – Ghost Key The Knockoff s – Sergeant Major's,
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa – Dead/Awake – Heavyweight – 213 6th Ave. W., Andaludia IL
City IA Death by Disaster (6pm) – Gabe’s, The Krank Daddies – Short Horn –
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Acoustic Guillotine – RIBCO, 1815

SATURDAY
2018/09/15 (Sat)
15 Second Ave., Rock Island IL

Big Business – Aseethe – In the THURSDAY
2018/09/20 (Thu)
20 Mark Erelli – Princeton Coffeehouse,
25 E. Marion St., Princeton IL
Mouth of Radness – Iowa City Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215 Material Girl – Riverside Casino and
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Blues Beatles from Brazil – Rhythm Moeller Nights: Sean Rowe (7pm) – Riverside IA
City Casino Resort Event Center, The Nude Party (9:30pm) – Triple Moeller Nights: Illuminati Hotties
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon – Yoya – Mountain Swallower
The Brat Pack – Riverside Casino Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Old Salt Union – Gabe’s, 330 E. Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Riverside IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Davenport IA
Cherry Gun – Rhythm City Casino Raj & Bacon (6pm) – Baked Beer MySpace Emo Prom – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Dos Santos
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore & Bread Co., 1113 Mound St., Washington St., Iowa City IA
Ave., Davenport IA Davenport IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – play music in any city, or one with a context not to feel that people like Kevin Shields or
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Tuggers Your Smith – BAUM – The Mill, 120 E. The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini like Chicago, you end up building a com- Shuggie Otis, who started off so incred-
Burger Bar & Ale House, 201 N. Main Burlington St., Iowa City IA Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
St., Port Byron IL South City Revival – The North 41 – munity with all kinds of folks. It was really ibly, held themselves back by overthinking
Johnny Rogers – Ohnward Fine Arts
Center, 1215 E. Platt St., Maquoketa FRIDAY
2018/09/21 (Fri)
21 Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
like a daisy chain: I met Jaime through things. I don’t think complacency leads to
anything good, but you have to have some
IA Amanda Shires – Englert Theatre, traditional Mexican folk-music stuff; our
Moonshine Run – RIBCO, 1815
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
221 East Washington St., Iowa City
IA SUNDAY
2018/09/23 (Sun)
23 previous guitarist knew Daniel doing a
project with him in the past; and then
level of self-acceptance and confidence just
to play.”
Phyllis & the Sharks – River House, Annalibera – Squirrel Flower – Curt Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre,
1510 River Dr., Moline IL Oren – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA Daniel played a couple gigs with … . You He’s also, you should know, not fond
Rooney – Mating Ritual – Halfloves Rock Island IL Ed James (2pm) – Service Station Bar
(6:30pm) – Chachuba – Reggae Avon Dale CD Release Show – The & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL know what I’m saying?” With a laugh, he of the “avant-jazz” label, even though
Rapids – Palindromes (10pm) – Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Moeller Nights: Bat House – Triple said, “It’s a small world.” the press plays it up at every conceivable
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Davenport IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
City IA BB Secrist – Rhythm City Casino Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
Crown Larks vocalist/organist/guitarist corner. “I don’t think we’re a jazz project
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Taylor Phelan – Gabe’s, 330 E. Jack Bouboushian admits that the sounds in any sense. I listen to jazz as much as any
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Ave., Davenport IA Washington St., Iowa City IA
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Wes Whoozdads? (1pm) – Wide River
of his band don’t make them easy to pro- music, and Chicago’s free/out jazz scene
The Undertones – Fargo Lounge, Wells (noon) – Bettendorf Public Winery Tasting Room - Village of mote: “Spotify and such have taken hashtag is the best, but our songs are almost all
4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., East Davenport, 1128 Mound St., pigeonholing to a new level.” Nevertheless, centered around riffs and vocals. I wouldn’t
Whoozdads? (3pm) – Lindsay Park, Bettendorf IA Davenport IA
River Drive and Mound Street, Bucktown Revue – Nighswander “People like our shows, and every record go further than to say this band often uses
Davenport IA
Whoozdads? (8pm) – The Grape Life
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA MONDAY
2018/09/24 (Mon)
24 store that’s played our records has sold jazz-esque textures and leads, and that I
Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Davenport Zither Ensemble (noon) John Popper – Katrina Woolverton them. We’ve made DIY touring work for want to make music that melds individual
Ave., Davenport IA – Moline Public Library, 3210 41st – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, years, and the Chicago scene’s been a huge expression and structure in a way that the
St., Moline IL Davenport IA

SUNDAY 16
2018/09/16 (Sun) Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (5pm) – Moeller Nights: Frankie & the Witch help.” best jazz does best.
Mississipi Brewing Company, 107 Fingers – Stonefield – Triple Bouboushian isn’t shy about singing the
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre, Iowa Ave., Muscatine IA Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA Kind Country – Flash in a Pan – Iowa Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA city’s praises: “Without Chicago’s scene, I
CJ Boyd – Sing Soon – Rozz-Tox, 2108 City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa The RiverCity 6 (6pm) – Ben doubt I would’ve started this band. There
Third Ave., Rock Island IL City IA Butterworth Memorial Parkway,
David G. Smith (2pm) – Wide River Lewis Knudsen (6pm) – Steventon’s, 3000 River Dr., Moline IL are so many people that I consider friends
Winery Tasting Room - Village of 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA and teachers here, like Wei Zhongle,
East Davenport, 1128 Mound St.,
Davenport IA
Live @ Five: Neon Orange (5pm)
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., TUESDAY
2018/09/25 (Tue)
25 Blacker Face, Health & Beauty, Toupee,
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Davenport IA Harmonic Brass (6pm) – Lincoln Park Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay … . The
Tycoga Vineyard & Winery, 2585 Material Girl – Riverside Casino and - DeWitt, , DeWitt IA
195th St., DeWitt IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, The Philadelphia Orchestra –
reason my creativity can weather distrac-
Phyllis & Gary (3pm) – Service Riverside IA Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park tions is because I think of my musical
Station Bar & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W., Moeller Nights: Jared & the Mill – Rd., Iowa City IA heroes, living or dead, and want to carry on
West Milan IL Slaughter Beach – Dog & Gladie
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz
Workshop & Matinee Series –
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., WEDNESDAY 26
2018/09/26 (Wed) their work, because it’s saved my life.”
Together with fellow-vocalist Lorraine
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
Davenport IA Remo Drive – Field Medic – Prince The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Bailey (who also plays keyboards, alto-
Daddy & the Hyena – Gabe’s, 330 City IA saxophone, flute, and synth-bass), percus- Crown Larks
MONDAY
2018/09/17 (Mon)
17 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Shiner – The Last Glimpse –
Diet Cig – Illuminati Hotties – Hot
Tang – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington sionist Bill Miller, and bassist Matt Buhr,
Jacob James Wilton – Magu – Giallows – RIBCO, 1815 Second St., Iowa City IA their collective work is characterized by “A lot of our biggest influences are bands
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Ave., Rock Island IL Keb’ Mo’ – Englert Theatre, 221 East
City IA Sonora Sazon de Antano (5pm) – Washington St., Iowa City IA Bouboushian as “more of a long-term pro- or musicians that we sound nothing like. I
Mercado on Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moeller Nights: Sam Morrow cess. From the start, we wanted to be very love Neil Young and Grace Jones and John
TUESDAY
2018/09/18 (Tue)
18 Moline IL
Whoozdads? (6:30pm) – Lavender
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., collaborative and make room for chance Coltrane, but that love manifests more
Anderson East – Durand Jones & Crest Winery, 5401 US Highway 6, Davenport IA and chaos. Our newer material is a lot as an approach or a personal inspiration
the Indications – Codfish Hollow Colona IL Molly Durnin (6:30pm) – The
Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
more focused than before, partly because than as a specific sound. As far as stuff we
IA
Japanese Breakfast – Ought (8pm) SATURDAY
2018/09/22 (Sat)
22 Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm)
it’s more about rhythms than textures.
But we’re also just better musicians/listen-
do sound like – This Heat, Can, Televi-
sion. So a lot of bands also inspired by free
– The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., 3 Men & a Molly – Doc’s Inn Bar & – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400
Iowa City IA Grill, 985 Avenue of the Cities, W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA ers now. Five years ago, my approach was jazz, Musique concrète, et ceteran, that,
Silvis IL much more ‘throw shit at the wall and see at the end of the day, are punk bands. As
WEDNESDAY 19
2018/09/19 (Wed) BB Secrist – Rhythm City Casino
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore what sticks’ than it is now.” far as contemporaries – Dirty Projectors,
Bobby Ray Bunch (6:30pm) – The Ave., Davenport IA Bouboushian tries not to get hung up on Yonatan Gat, Horse Lords, Boredoms, and,
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Black Belt Eagle Scout – Village
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport project-minded creative end-points, but yeah, a lot of jazz artists like Tatsu Aoki or
Moeller Nights: The Yawpers IA doesn’t get hung up by complacency, either. Jaimie Branch.”
– Ggoolldd – Triple Crown Crooked Cactus – River House, 1510
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, River Dr., Moline IL “My best results have come from letting
304 E Third St., Davenport IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s myself be a channel, and critiquing/editing Michael Helke is a Quad Cities’-based free-
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd.,
Milan IL after the fact,” Bouboushian says. “It’s hard lance writer.
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics

Annalibera @ Rozz-Tox – September 21

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Moline IL

Coolzey DJ Set (Aug. 30) – Gabe’s,
Open Mic Coff eehouse (Sept. 21)
– First Lutheran Church Parish MONDAYS
MONDAYS

330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA House, 1600 20th St., Rock Island IL Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E. Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
415 15th St, Moline IL Washington St., Iowa City IA Saloon, 2120 E. 11th St, Davenport
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s IA
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA
Open Jam Night – Rico’s Tropical SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St., Anthony Worden DJ Set (Sept. 1) – Say Anything Karaoke – Gabe’s, 330
Davenport IA Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Open Mic & More – Uptown Bill’s City IA
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
Iowa City IA
Irish Music Session (Sept. 1, 3pm) –
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Front Bar Karaoke – The Mill, 120 E.
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, Sixth St., Davenport IA Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean Breakfast (Sept. 29, Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
IL Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – 114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock CURRENT EXHIBITION
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Island IL

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Davenport IA

DJ Alex (Aug. 31, 5pm) – Mercado on
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (Sept.
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., 19) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St.,
1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Davenport IA Iowa City IA
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Cross Creek Karaoke w/ Jean Reyes
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., S. First St., Long Grove IA – Meat Market, 1629 Washington
Davenport IA Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – St., Davenport IA
DJ Menos (Sept. 28, 5pm) – Mercado Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
on Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL Moline IL Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Sixth St., Davenport IA Entertainment – Barrel House Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Locust St., Davenport IA Ukulele Social Club (Sept. 15, 4pm) 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Locust St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS Ave., Rock Island IL
Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Sunday Jam (Sept. 23, 6pm) – 24th St., Rock Island IL
Davenport IA Rock Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Ave., Rock Island IL & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
S. First St., Long Grove IA Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night (5:30pm) – Milltown
2814 State St., Bettendorf IA Open Jam (4pm) – Rico’s Tropical Coffee, 3800 River Dr. #2, Moline IL
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews – Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,

JOHN BLOOM:
Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Davenport IA

CLOSE TO HOME
AUGUST 25, 2018-JANUARY 13, 2019

EXHIBITION
Sue Quail The Reeg Group
SPONSORS: at R W Baird
Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the William D. and Shirley J. Homrighausen Endowment
Summer Evening, 1936, oil on Masonite, Private Collection

Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804
www.figgeartmuseum.org
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ART Continued From Page 8 By Bruce Walters

Art in Plain Sight: Genesis Medical Center Fountains

Bressanelli also felt that the fountain of life. The water passes from its fountain Dawn Wohlford, and Joel Ryser of Hot
is a pleasant gathering place for patients, head, over waterfalls, through massive Glass Inc. Like Tempest Ballet, these
visitors, and staff. It provides a respite stones and into a gentle pools – allegori- artworks are intended to inspire. Like the
from the somewhat sterile and technol- cal to childhood, youth, adulthood and waterfall, they also convey the beauty of
ogy laden environs of the medical center. old age. Unseen, the water is cycled back nature.
Water is the central force in Tempest to the fountain’s head.
Ballet and the waterfall. In this sense, Numerous artworks are also displayed Bruce Walters is a professor of art at
each is a fountain. Yet they create differ- throughout the buildings. Paintings Western Illinois University.
ent impressions. Tempest Ballet’s bands of and sculptural works by area artists are This is part of an occasional series
stainless steel seem to spin upward, pro- featured in the main hospital – includ- on the history of public art in the Quad
tecting its central jet of water. The water is ing work by Ellen Wagener, Brad Bisbey, Cities. If there’s a piece of public art that
its life-force, its core of energy. Douglas Rutzen, Jane Chukas, Corrine you’d like to learn more about, e-mail the
Conversely, the waterfall expresses a Smith, Robert Zeidler, Grant William location and a brief description to BD-
sense of journey – perhaps an idealization Thye, Pam Ohnemus, Dena Tollefson, Walters@wiu.edu.

ART MUSIC
A Visualization of Hope The Moondoggies
Thursday, Sep. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 9; Opening Reception: Thursday, Sep. 6, Thursday, September 6, 7 p.m. @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
5:30 p.m.; @ Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport, IA Motel, 304 East Third Street, Davenport, IA

P resented by the area nonprofit Living Proof Exhibit, an
organization that celebrates the creative spirit of those
impacted by cancer, the exhibition A Visualization of Hope
W ith Blurt magazine calling the band’s 2018
album A Love Sleeps Deep “focused and
well-considered” as well as “glorious, dense, and
will bring messages of strength and resilience to Daven-
exhilarating,” the five-piece rock outfit The Moon-
port’s Figge Art Museum September 6 through 9, with Living
Proof’s annual assemblage boasting more than 50 pieces of doggies performs as the headliners for a September
art created by cancer survivors in the tri-state area. 6 Moeller Nights concert, treating fans to what
With Figge patrons invited to view oils, acrylics, Pitchfork described as “a manful, harmony-heavy
watercolors, photography, sculpture, mixed-media, jewelry, brand of Americana rock modeled after fragile
stainless steel, and more, Living Proof Exhibit’s Executive but forceful legends Neil Young, the Band, and the
Director Pamela Crouch says, “This year’s exhibition includes
Grateful Dead.”
a wider variety of mediums than ever before. Our incredibly Mary T. Caravette Shortridge’s Force of Nature in
While attending Cascade High School in Everett,
talented artists show that there are no boundaries when it A Visualization of Hope @ Figge Art Museum --
Washington, guitarist Kevin Murphy started a punk
The Moondoggies @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
comes to expressing the feelings experienced during the September 6 through December 9
cancer journey.” rock outfit called The Familiars with drummer Jon and Raccoon Motel -- September 6
More than two dozen artists affected by cancer will have works showcased in Living Proof Exhibit’s ninth-annual Pontrello and bassist David Brown (who would later be replaced by Robert Terreberry), and singer Jon Parks.
exhibition, among them: Maria Andich of Rock Island (jewelry); Karen Austin of Camanche (photography); Maureen Bardusk The group gained a small following playing around Seattle while still in their late teens, and shortly before
of Galena (fiber); Carrol Brandt of Bettendorf (mosaics, glass on stone); Kent Broadbent of Annawan (cold wax and oil); Gail the band dissolved, Murphy began collaborating and writing with keyboardist Caleb Quick. The two began
Chavenelle of Dubuque (stainless steel); Pamela Crouch of Moline (assemblage, photography); Mary Ellen Cunningham of
performing live while living in Bellingham, Washington, and after a move back to Everett, the duo started The
Rock Island (photography); Bob Esbensen of Hanover (photography); Connie Gross of Marion (acrylic on glass); Meg Guttman
of Chicago (collage); Sharon Harmon of Bettendorf (acrylic painted gourd); Hazel Harris of Rock Island (mixed media); Mary Jo Moondoggies with Terreberry and drummer Carl Dahlen – a fledgling musician who had no previous drum
Hinds of Fort Dodge (oil on canvas); Kay Irelan of Iowa City (acrylic paint on canvas); Gina Kirschbaum of Bettendorf (acrylic, training before joining the band. On August 19 of 2008, The Moondoggies’ debut album Don’t Be A Stranger
mixed media, clay); and Sue Lemmon of Cedar Rapids (mixed media, watercolor, stained papers). was released and earned positive reviews, with Pitchfork stating, “The Moondoggies take their cues from
Also featured in the A Visualization of Hope exhibit: Julie Mariet-Hast of Andalusia (acrylic paint and ink); Tara Moorman Laurel Canyon circa 1970, with lots of harmonies, bits of psychedelic organ, a few country-rock touches, and a
of Cedar Rapids (mixed media, watercolor, stained papers); Gerald Podraza of Apple River (photography); LaNae Ramos of gritty Americana backbone.”
Eldridge (crochet, colored pencil); Terri Reinartz of Davenport (jigsaw puzzle); Mary T. Caravette Shortridge of Huntley (oil,
Over the decade since, with Pontrello joining the group in 2011, The Moondoggies has shared stages with
acrylic, clay); Linda Sykes of Moline (watercolor monotype); Barbara Untiedt of Pleasant Valley (mixed media); Laura Goldman
Weinberg of Fairfield (acrylic); and Barbara Youngquist of Rock Island (weaving, acrylic on watercolor paper). the likes of Blitzen Trapper, Dawes, Quiet Life, and The Head & the Heart, and released follow-up albums
Living Proof Exhibit will also present two future Figge programs associated with the exhibition, both of them free and open in 2010’s Tidelands and 2013’s Adiós, I’m a Ghost. The band’s EP You’ll Find No Answers Here, meanwhile, was
to anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Ryan Collins, executive director of the Midwest Writing Center, will lead released in 2010, the same year that The Moondoggies’ single “What Took So Long” was chosen as NPR
a September 13 writing session from 6 to 8 p.m. in which participants will use the Visualization of Hope artwork as inspiration. Music’s “Song of the Day.” Currently touring in support of their most recent albums, the musicians have been
And on October 25, art therapist Dana Keaton will lead a session of meditation and creative painting from 6 to 8 p.m. earning some of their highest praise fo A Love Sleeps Deep, with City Arts magazine deeming the album “the
An opening reception for A Visualization of Hope will take place on September 6 at 5:30 p.m., and regular museum hours
most energized and intense statement the band has made.”
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.
For more information on the Living Proof exhibition and its related programming, visit LivingProofExhibit.org; for more on The Moondoggies’ September 6 concert at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel starts at 7 p.m.,
additional Figge exhibits, programs, and events, call (563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org. admission is $10, and more information on the evening is available by visiting MoellerNights.com.