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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Gregg Johnson for Illinois State Senate 36th District

A
s I have shared in the past, every that potential, Illinois needs to invest in
now and then I have the privilege its people and put everyday families first”
(and, yes, personal indulgence) (www.greggfor36.com/why-im-running).
to write about people near and dear to Gregg promises to bring together
my heart. Such is the case with Gregg coalitions of public and private expertise
Johnson and his candidacy for the Illinois to build on the economic strengths of
State Senate’s 36th District. And in the Illinois, which, when including a highly
spirit of full disclosure, he is my favorite trained manufacturing workforce, are
boy cousin on my mother’s side. considerable. Rock Island County alone
Gregg’s dad Gary was my mother’s boasts a Port of Authority at the Quad
little brother who lived next door to my City Municipal Airport, a primary cross-
grandparents for a lot of our growing country transportation artery with US
up. Our families were together for every Interstate 80, river transportation via
holiday and special events, usually gob- the great Mississippi, and perhaps most
bling our Grandma’s Swedish Hash and valuable of all, the finest grade soil in the
pushing the envelope relative to noise and world. And that’s just the west side – our
mayhem. side – of the state. Add to that established
We were a typical Midwestern clan, vocational and higher education facilities
with parents, grandparents, aunts, and for training and retraining and we are
uncles who indelibly influenced us in pro- Gregg Johnson favorably positioned to execute new syn-
foundly positive ways, most especially by ergetic ideas for future economic growth.
their examples of hard word, respect for open to reasonable compromise, having new industries that compliment Illinois Gregg further emphasized, “My addi-
others, kindness as the first response, grit, wisdom enough to know what hills to die resources. Most politicians talk about tional personal priorities are restoring
fight rather than flight, and insistence on on, and checking ego at the door for the such things, but rarely have substantive programs for autism and mental health
using our heads. Somewhere in there we sake of real solutions that work. ideas. And bureaucrats rarely have such care – we shamefully closed multiple
also developed a reverence for our coun- He has sensible ideas for government know-how. mental-health-care facilities throughout
try – a deeply patriotic connection with reform, such as term limits for congres- Gregg is breaking that mold with Illinois over the last decade but did noth-
self-determination, civics, and a passion sional leadership, redistricting reform, out-of-the box thinking that has legs ing to replace this much-needed care after
for problem solving to make things better. and innovative economic development if developed properly, such as public those closures.”
That’s why it came as no surprise when policies that include retraining of an private collaborations with entrepreneurs His resolve to care for seniors was
Gregg announced his candidacy to run already talented workforce. who know their crafts best. He wants to cemented after Gregg sat on the citizen
for the Illinois State Senate’s 36th District Gregg’s work experience and volunteer crush the age-old adversarial relation- volunteer advisory board of the Hope
(covering 70 percent of Rock Island service has provided him with a rock ship between government and business, Creek Nursing home. He was concerned
County and Whiteside County). One of solid grasp of how government bureau- and fuel a collective effort that results in that seniors there weren’t getting the
his best qualities is that what you see is cracy works from the jump, making Illinois thriving as a whole. quality of care they deserve. The facility
what you get. He is every bit the smart, his learning curve significantly less. Attracting sound private investment had been plagued with poor manage-
loving guy he has always been, fiercely He understands public-sector budgets not only for high-paying jobs, but also ment and oversight, which led to some
loyal, and protective of his family and and the bureaucratic pecking order that that contributes fairly, substantially, and patients receiving a lower quality of care,
friends – and now his constituency. must be followed. And arguably most consistently to our Illinois’ tax base, can including exposure to harm from others.
It is apparent that, after 32 years in important of all, Gregg comes to the reduce the financial strain on Illinois As a board member, Gregg spent years
management with the East Moline Cor- party well-versed in the serious financial quickly, simultaneously putting the working to mend this system. He led the
rections Center (EMCC), Gregg has mas- problems that plague Illinois, specifically brakes on increasing debt while providing charge to oust Hope Creek’s management
tered a specific set of skills uniquely suited the $1.2 billion in unfunded liabilities; stable, long-term economic benefits for because it failed its residents. That experi-
to leadership in the political arena, such $8.1 billion backlog of unpaid bills; $142 both private and public sectors. ence contributed mightily to Gregg’s
as his ability to negotiate solutions by billion in long-term debt; and $130 billion No one knows better than Gregg that commitment to reform public systems to
stepping into the other party’s shoes and in unfunded public pension obligations most of the old ways don’t work anymore, provide better care for our seniors.
finding common ground to work from. (www.tinyurl.com/IL-budget-2019; www. that new energy is required. As he says, “I Education propels Gregg, too, specifi-
Or navigating different agendas that are tinyurl.com/bills-outstanding). am fighting to keep our community and cally the inequities of resource allocation
sometimes inherently adversarial in a Gregg acknowledges that increased our way of life alive with innovative eco- in districts across the state. “To give you
corrections environment while maintain- taxation that has characterized decades nomic proposals to create good-paying some idea, there are schools in my district
ing safety and stability without sacrificing of leadership by the Illinois legislature’s jobs in growing industries like advanced who still don’t have access to the Internet.
human dignity and respect. And Gregg career politicians can’t solve its mas- manufacturing, renewable energy, and How are these kids supposed to compete
has an uncanny knack for prioritizing sive budget problems. “Spending,” he medical care. where such critical deficiencies exist? This
that gets results. explains, “has to more adequately be “The economic opportunities that has to be resolved now,” he emphatically
“I honestly believe we all basically want addressed, and creative economic devel- our community needs aren’t just about states.
the same things,” Gregg has said. “We opment solutions need to be explored, as money; they’re about a way of life. And For my part, being in media for 25
just differ on how to get there. Focusing well. We also have to deal with duplicity that middle-class way of life – hard work, years and counting, I’ve known dozens
on our common goals allows us to see the of services, and contract revision to find family, and a responsibility to look out for of politicians, most of whom are all hat
field more clearly and find solutions that savings.” each other – is worth fighting for. and no cattle. They go along to get along,
get results that satisfy all interests.” To this end, Gregg brings another “There’s tremendous potential in have a derelict grasp of the issues for
Those of us who know Gregg see lead- valuable attribute to the table: an entre- Western Illinois. We have one of the best- which they are stewards, and forget who
ership qualities in him that include being preneurial spirit, strongly advocating trained, most experienced manufacturing
economic revitalization by exploring workforces in the world. But to realize Continued On Page 27
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Plenty of Conflict, but Little Substance, in First
Gubernatorial Debate
T
he first gubernatorial debate of the to deliver put-downs and what was supposed when he was actually born in Wisconsin. match. Also, how about talking about your
2018 general election was almost all to pass for homespun wisdom. And the governor kept telling that lie after own characters, gentlemen?
heat and no light. Instead of talking McCann talked about how he’d watched he was publicly called out on it. Every single As to who “won,” I would say nobody lost.
about where they want to take the state, the TV news in his Chicago hotel room the night thing he says has to be fact-checked, starting You could say that nobody losing means the
candidates focused mainly on delivering before and was shocked at the coverage of with whether or not he spoke on the phone governor actually lost because he’s so far
rehearsed zingers at other people in the race. all the crime – as if this was his first visit to with House Speaker Michael Madigan on behind in the polls. But this isn’t like a presi-
Governor Bruce Rauner and Senator Sam the state’s largest city. I frankly can’t tell if election night four years ago. (He said he did, dential debate, where half the country tunes
McCann, the Conservative Party candidate, the man is even running a campaign. If he’s but he didn’t.) in. It was on one TV channel in one part of
crafted some of the better put-downs, so they making speeches out on the hustings, there’s Libertarian Kash Jackson was the least the state, not all of them everywhere. Most
dominated the news coverage. News cover- been practically no coverage. He appears to offensive, but to say he has no chance would people will either get their information from
age always follows conflict, and that debate have one job and only one job and he did that be insulting the concept of chance. post-debate news coverage or social media or
was definitely chock full of conflict. job at the debate. Anyway, while the debate should’ve been they won’t get any information at all.
Rauner is convinced that JB Pritzker is a Pritzker also stuck closely to his script and about Illinois, it was all about the candidates. The big impact will be advertising. We’ll
tool of the machine and that the machine dodged and weaved around legitimate ques- I don’t care if they think their opponents have to see if the campaigns can pull any
is out to get him. The machine is most tions about his disconnected toilets in his are the worst people in the world. I get the particularly damaging clips from the debate
definitely out to get him, but he came off as unused mansion that got him a property-tax politics of it, but I still don’t care. Rauner is so to use in TV ads, as the Rauner campaign did
undignified and angry. Maybe I’m just way break, and what he wants to do about gradu- unpopular that he has to bring Pritzker down with Jeanne Ives in the primary. Most people
out of touch, but I’d like to see a grown-up as ated income tax rates. to his level. Pritzker isn’t beloved, so he has thought she won the Tribune-editorial-board
governor. Instead, it was one nasty wisecrack Pritzker faithfully stayed on his cam- to keep his boot on Rauner’s political throat. debate, but she ended up being the big loser
after another from Rauner. Every word paign’s game plan of making sure everyone McCann’s job is to attack Rauner from his because her soft words about Speaker Madi-
seemed to be drenched in bile. in Illinois knows that Rauner is a liar and a right flank. gan were used by Rauner to great effect.
Senator McCann, who Rauner rightly failure. Calling Rauner a liar is a clever way They all say this campaign is about the
noted was, um, helped into the race by allies of deflecting Rauner’s claims about Pritzker: “character” of their opponents. Fine. It’s Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
of House Speaker Michael Madigan to draw You can’t believe Rauner’s attacks because their money (literally, in the case of Rauner political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
conservative and Downstate votes away from he’s a liar. And hey, it’s not like Pritzker’s and Pritzker). But the moderator of the next
the incumbent, interrupted both Rauner and all wrong.  Rauner even lied about his own debate needs to make sure we don’t again New Column Published
Democratic nominee Pritzker time and again grandfather, claiming he was born in Sweden get the equivalent of a professional wrestling Weekly at RCReader.com
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THEATRE By Mark Ruebling

Because They’re Goin’ to the Chapel
Vol. 26 · No. 954
and She’s Gonna Get Married
OCTOBER 2018 Mama Won’t Fly, at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse through November 3

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in her bra, Autumn O’Ryan’s jilted wife,
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Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue,
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VISUAL ARTS Artist Reception: Dr. Portmantheau’s Galorium $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, DIY Pet Toy Craft, attendees will use up-cycled
Emporium, held in conjunction with the exhibit Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, materials to create fun and unique… Rock Island Public
of collaborative mixed media… Black Hawk College FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Oct 7 thru Sun Oct Library - Southwest Branch, 2pm Thu Oct 18
Openings & Gallery Events ArtSpace Gallery, 4pm Tue Oct 2 21
Opening Reception: Filley & Terry, gallery show
Catich Gallery Q&A: Destroyed Cities and Sinking Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a Curator Talk: Lisa Small, join Small, senior curator of opening featuring paintings and photography; free; for
Ships, held in conjunction with the exhibit of works by 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum European art at the Brooklyn Museum and co-curator information,… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Oct 19
Anita Jung and Yannick Meurice; free; for information, Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- of “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950,”
contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@ 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, for an introduction to the exhibition followed by time Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library
sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Oct 4 to explore the gallery; free with $4-7 admission; for for… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Oct 20
Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
4pm Thu Sep 27 William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm From Patronage to Nazi Plunder: French Modern
Curator Talk, with Andrew Wallace; held in conjunction Thu Oct 11 Art and the Jews: A Complicated History, join Dr.
Catich Gallery Reception: Destroyed Cities and with the exhibit featuring 52 of Hawkins’ most important Jonathan Petropoulos for cocktails and dinner, followed
Sinking Ships, held in conjunction with the exhibit paintings and covering all of Hawkins’s favorite subject SEW Much Fun: Tablet Case, a do-it-yourself sewing by his presentation; $35; for information, call 563-326-
of works by Anita Jung and Yannick Meurice; free; for matter, including cityscapes, landscapes, exotic craft; limited registration due to sewing machine… Rock 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333- places, animals, current events, historic scenes, and Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Sun Oct 21
6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose religious scenes; for information, call 563-326-7804, Oct 11
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/ Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Rock Island to Concareneau: Midwest Women
catich-gallery, 5pm Thu Sep 27 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Oct 4 Crepe Breakfast with Brooklyn Museum Curator Moderns in Brittany, in conjunction with the Figge Art
Lisa Small, Lisa Small, senior curator of European Museum exhibit “French Moderns:… Rock Island Public
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, art, Brooklyn Museum, and co-curator of the “French Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Oct 24
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Moderns” exhibition, will discuss the selection of works,
are invited to experience the current exhibitions are invited to experience the current exhibitions and how they tell the story of the changes in French Artist Talk: Mary Miss, artist Miss is interested in how
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the art, and in society; $30; for information, call 563-326- artists can play a more central role in addressing the
Museum Store; tonight --The Roedelius Cells and Cinema Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, complex issues of our times; free with $4-7 admission; for
at the Figge; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 8am Fri Oct 12 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Sep 27 Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will be Thu Oct 25
Plein Air Exhibition: Opening Reception, with filled with local art, hand-crafted… Skeleton Key Art and
Final Friday: Storytellers & Poets, planned by Gary works by 33 artists residing between Minneapolis and Antiques, noon Sat Oct 13 Meditation and Creative Painting with Dana
Burlingame; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or… Chicago;… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Fri Keaton, held in conjunction with the “Living Proof”
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Sep 28 Oct 5 Rock Island Artists’ Market, held in the parking lot; exhibit that features more than 50 pieces of art
free; for information, call 563-424-1210… Skeleton Key created by cancer survivors in the tri-state area; for
Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, enjoy Figge Member Brunch with Ballet Quad Art and Antiques, noon Sat Oct 13 information, e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail.com,
a docent-led tour through the galleries; free with Cities, enjoy delicious French-inspired cuisine and Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
$4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, a performance by the Ballet Quad Cities of its own Brunch Program with Dr. Marni Kessler, learn how LivingProofExhibit.org, 6pm Thu Oct 25
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, creation, “Paris en Pointe: Bolero,” featuring the classic and why 19th Century Paris was a center of innovation
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Sep 30 music of Ravel; $20-40; for information call 563-326- in science, medicine, art, music, and literature; $35; for Portfolio Day: High School Students, visit one-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 on-one with professors from area colleges and receive
Artist Roundtable for Five Alumni: Continuing to FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sun Oct 7 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am feedback and tips on your portfolio; representatives
Create, held in conjunction with the exhibit of works by Sun Oct 14 from several colleges and universities will be available;
Augustana… Augustana College Teaching Museum of Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, enjoy free, but registration required; for information, call 563-
Art, 7pm Mon Oct 1 a docent-led tour through the galleries; free with 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9:30am Thu Oct 25

Artoberfest Final Friday, with a eer and root beer
tasting and chili cook-off;… Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 6pm Fri Oct 26

Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events,
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424-
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Oct 26

French Friday at the Figge, enjoy Figge exhibitions
and activities until 9pm; free with $4-7 admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am
Fri Oct 26

Day of the Dead Free Family Fiesta, annual
celebration of Dia de los Muertos; experience
displays, performances, films, hands-on activities and
authentic foods throughout the museum, including
our collection of Catrinas and a traditional altar; free
with $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Sun Oct 28

John Bloom: Close to Home @ Figge Art Museum -- through January 13
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Exhibits & Shows Bob Zeidler; Bob breaks… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 9am Sat Oct 6
Earth Wind & Fire, exhibit of works by Dean Kugler,
Bill… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru Fri Sep 28 Oil Painting – French Modern Style, Tuesdays thru
Oct. 30; with instructor Emily Majeski; the focus ill be on
River Monsters, exhibit of nature photography by the styles of artists Degas, Monet, Matisse, and Vuillard;
Trent Foltz;… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, thru students will create pieces inspired by the works of these
Fri Sep 28 masters; $80-95; for information and to register, contact
Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
Jessica Teckemeyer, exhibit of sculpture and mixed figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
media; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for information, call Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Tue Oct 9
563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, Midcoast at
Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. Small Halloween Treat Box, a Southwest Craft Night
2nd St., Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, thru Sat Sep 29 event; free; for information, call 309-732-7338… Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Oct 9
Chris Clark - Joel Erickson, works by fiber artist Clark
and sculptor/potter Erickson; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; Day Starting Methods for Portrait in Oil: Painting
free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@ Beginners in Iowa, thru Oct. 14 with Tina Garrett;
midcoast.org, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave., students will learn to… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy,
Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, thru Sun Sep 30 9am Fri Oct 12

George J. Schlenker Photography, the exhibition Watercolor Basics, with instructor Bob Zeidler; after
samples 25 years of George Schlenker’s photography, years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
especially of birds; Mon.-Fri. 6am-7:30pm, Sat. 8am- Academy, 5pm Tue Oct 16
5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-
424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Drawing – Sketch Book Workshop, Cara Burns
Moline IL, MidCoast.org, thru Sun Sep 30 shares a series of drawing prompts and activities that
will help you put pencil to paper in the privacy of
The Crazy Heads Story Art Show & Sale, the show/ your own sketchbook; discuss tips for feeling more
sale will feature original works by… Rozz-Tox, thru Sun confident in your artistic skills in this beginner-friendly
Sep 30 class; $20-35; for information and to register, contact
Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
Carol Hamilton: Breathe & Matt Pulford: The figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Grayed Air, featuring encaustic pieces by Hamilton of Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 20
Harvard,… Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Oct 12
Figure Drawing for High School Students – Build
Colonel Davenport House Exhibits, the new hands- Your Portfolio, Saturdays thru Nov. 3; Kristin Quinn will
on interactive touchscreen allows visitors… Colonel teach students how to deal with proportion, form, shape,
George Davenport House, noon thru Sat Oct 27 value and line as they learn to draw that most difficult of
subjects, the human body; $15; for information and to
Destroyed Cities and Sinking Ships, exhibit of CW Stoneking @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel -- October 19 register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-345-6630 or
works by Anita Jung and Yannick Meurice; Mon.-Fri. haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information, contact 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru techniques with students as they create artwork 10am Sat Oct 20
Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Wed Oct 31 in the “soft-focus” Impressionist style; $80-95; for
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/art/catich-gallery, thru Sat Oct information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson Life Drawing, with facilitator Evanny Henningsence;
27 Paul Lange, Drawing for Inspiration, Mon.-Fri. 9am- at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum. bring your own materials; $15 per… Bereskin Gallery &
5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for information,… Morrissey org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Art Academy, 1pm Sun Oct 21
Five Alumni: Continuing to Create, exhibit of works Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Tue Oct 2
by Augustana alumni Audrey… Augustana College Fri Sep 28 thru Wed Oct 31 Acrylic Painting – French Landscapes, Wednesdays
Teaching Museum of Art, thru Sat Oct 27 Watercolor Painting: Reflections, Shadows, thru Nov. 14; artist Allen Holloway will take students on
David Hast - Lori Miller, exhibit of ink and mixed Puddles, and Other Techniques, Thursdays thru Oct. a journey into French landscape painting in the style of
I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality media; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; free; for information, 23; $39; for information and to register,… Black Hawk modernists such as Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Henri
Experience, through a creative collaboration, the Iowa call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org, MidCoast College - Quad City Campus, noon Tue Oct 2 Matisse, Berthe Morisot and Edgar Degas; $85-90; for
DOT… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Wed Oct 31 Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson
Mon Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 31 Figurative Impressions in Landscape: Part 1, at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.
John Bloom: Close to Home, exhibition on the Thursdays thru Oct. 25; with instructor Brad Bisbey; org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
renowned area artist; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- Dr. Portmantheau’s Galorium Emporium, exhibit working from… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Wed Oct 24
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; of collaborative mixed media works by… Black Hawk Thu Oct 4
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, College ArtSpace Gallery, Mon Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 31 Pinterest, join us for our monthly Pinterest crafts
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wine & Art: Primitive Art – Expressions in Color, ranging from wreaths,… East Moline Public Library, 6pm
Wed Oct 31 Emma Farber Cunningham - Barbara Toner, with instructor Lori Miller; students will enjoy a tour Wed Oct 24
exhibit of paintings and fused glass; Wed.-Sat. 11am- of the Hawkins exhibition then use a wide variety of
Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope, 6pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail materials to create visually rich, exciting artworks; Creative Sessions: Beautiful Writing with
exhibit features more than 50 pieces of art created info@midcoast.org, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, a studio class paired with wine, light hors d’oeuvres Calligraphy, Living Proof Exhibit and the Figge
by cancer survivors in the tri-State area; Tue.-Sat. Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport and socializing; $20; for information and to register, Art Museum invite all who have been touched by
10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free IA, MidCoast.org, Mon Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 31 contact Heather Aaronson at 563-326-7804 x2045 or cancer, including cancer survivors, families, friends
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, and caregivers, to learn the art of calligraphy with
563-326-7804 or e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail. Glen Lowry, exhibit of serigraphs; Mon -Fri, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm artist and calligrapher Dana Keeton; for information
com, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 6am-7:30pm, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for Thu Oct 4 and to register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-
LivingProofExhibit.org, thru Wed Oct 31 information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast. 326-7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.
org, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Painting – Watercolor Basics and Beyond, Fridays org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Lori Miller - Janis Wunderlich - Paul Scott Page, Moline IL, MidCoast.org, Mon Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 31 thru Oct. 26; artist David Zahn will share ways that basic FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Oct 25
exhibit of mosaic compositions by Miller, figurative watercolor techniques can be applied when painting
sculptures, drawings, and etchings by Wunderlich, Plein Air Exhibition, exhibit of works by 33 artists objects in a still life, landscapes, or in other situations; Art-to-Go with the Figge, free; for information, call
and color photographs by Page; $1 for parking; for residing… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, Tue Oct 2 basic drawing skills helpful but not required; $80-95; for 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309- thru Fri Oct 26 information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat Oct 27
793-1213 X108 or dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com, Quad at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.
City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, an org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Illustration: Let’s Do Dinosaurs, Wednesdays thru
IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Wed Oct 31 exhibit featuring 59 works drawn from the collection of FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Fri Oct 5 Nov. 28 (no class Nov. 21); with instructor… Bereskin
the Brooklyn Museum that chronicles one of the most Gallery & Art Academy, 6pm Wed Oct 31
Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an dynamic and beloved eras in the history of art; Tue.-Sat. Baroque Drawing Course, Saturdays thru Nov. 24;
outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with with instructor Evanny Henningsen; students will be…
works, gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis L. $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Oct 6 Call For Entry
and Patricia A. Miller; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; FiggeArtMuseum.org, Tue Oct 9 thru Wed Oct 31 Card Making with Donna Banta, join us in making Call for Artists: Exhibitions at MidCoast Galleries,
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, homemade greeting cards; each participant will… artists will be considered for exhibitions at the
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Oct 6 Bucktown MidCoast Gallery in Davenport, Gallery West
Wed Oct 31 Classes in Rock Island and Moline Centre Station; exhibiting
Sight-Size Cast Drawing in Charcoal, Saturdays opportunities for original art are open to artists residing
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography, Oil Painting Saturdays, with instructor Dave thru Nov. 24; with instructor Evanny Henningsen; cast within a 90-mile radius of the Quad Citie; group shows
the exhibit will include 52 of Hawkins’s most important Anderson; learn to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin drawing is… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 1pm Sat are eligible; artists are responsible for transit and
paintings and cover all of Hawkins’s favorite subject Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Sep 29 thru Sat Oct 6 insurance; for information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast.
matter, and will also include one of his rare freestanding Oct 27 org thru Wed Oct 3
sculptural assemblages; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- Watercolor: Basic Approaches to Paint
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; Oil Pastels – Tuesday s with Renoir, Tuesdays thru Applications, Saturdays thru Oct. 27; with instructor
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Oct. 23; artist Gloria Burlingame will share oil pastel
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THEATRE MUSIC Moeller Nights: Jade Bird, concert with the British
singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set by… Triple
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Oct 5
Rumors Concerts
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks I:
Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 7 @ St. Ambrose University’s Moeller Nights: Graveyard Proving Grounds, French Moderns, our tribute to the French Modern
concert with the independent rockers; $8… Triple Crown aesthetic opens with Debussy’s… Adler Theatre, 8pm
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 North Gaines Street, Davenport, IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Sep 27 Sat Oct 6

O n August 26, theatre, film, and television
scribe Neil Simon, at age 91, passed
away after a legendary career that found him
Facs, the All Senses Festival presents a concert with the
Chicago-based… RIBCO, 7:30pm Fri Sep 28
Turtle Island Quartet, the touring string quartet and
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists… Rock Island High School,
7pm Sat Oct 6
Moeller Nights: Rezinator, concert with the
the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, four Tony independent rockers, featuring opening sets by At… Amy Helm, concert with the Americana, country, blues,
Awards, the Mark Twain Prize for American Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri and gospel singer/songwriter; $22 adv /… The Redstone
Humor, and more combined Tony and Oscar Sep 28 Room, 7pm Sun Oct 7
nominations than any other writer in history. Robert Randolph & the Family Band, rock, funk, Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks I:
And from October 5 through 7, St. Ambrose soul, and jazz with the family musicians; $35 adv… The French Moderns, our tribute to the French Modern
University will celebrate the man’s extraor- Redstone Room, 9pm Fri Sep 28 aesthetic opens with Debussy’s… Centennial Hall,
dinary career with its staging of Rumors, Augustana College, 2pm Sun Oct 7
Garp 2018: Nathaniel Rateliff - Matthew Logan
Simon’s Tony-winning slapstick farce that the New York Post deemed “light, frothy, and fun.” Vasquez - Cactus Blossoms - Miles Nielsen & the Moeller Nights: Laura Steveson, concert with the
In Rumors, Charlie and Myra Brock are celebrating their 10th anniversary and have invited Rusted Hearts - Small Houses - Emma Blue Book singer/songwriter based on Long Island, New York;…
their best friends to the party. Chris and Ken Gorman are the first to arrive, showing up only to - Bad Licks - Vera Sola - Kyle Emerson, weekend Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon
find that Myra is missing and Charlie, the Deputy Mayor of New York, has “accidentally” shot him- celebration of touring indie musicians; $25-60… Codfish Oct 8
Hollow Barn, 5:45pm Fri Sep 28
self in the ear. Hoping to avoid a scandal, Ken and Chris begin to cover up what they assume to Moeller Nights: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers,
be the truth of the situation. But as the rest of the guests arrive – Claire and Len Ganz, Ernie and Still, by James Romig, PhD, Composer; a Casual Classics concert with the country-music quartet, featuring an
Cookie Cusack, and Cassie and Glenn Cooper – the story of Charlie and Myra’s anniversary- concert; free;… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 5pm Fri Sep 28 opening set by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
evening-gone-awry grows and develops. Eventually, all the party guests become complicit in Motel, 7pm Tue Oct 9
Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
a cover-up that no one even really understands, leading to the sorts of verbal jousts, physical played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 Eric Gales, concert with the touring blues-rock
slapstick, and memorable characters that led the New York Times’ Walter Kerr to call Simon Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Sep 28 guitarist, featuring an opening set… The Redstone
“one of the finest writers of comedy in American literary history.” Room, 8pm Thu Oct 11
Directing Rumors is St. Ambrose theatre professor Corinne Johnson, who is no stranger to Bongripper, the All Senses Festival presents a concert
with the Chicago-based… RIBCO, 7:30pm Sat Sep 29 Moeller Nights: The Heligoats, concert with the
Simon, having directed his Tony-winning Brighton Beach Memoirs both at St. Ambrose and, last indie rockers, featuring opening sets by Micah… Triple
year, for the Mississippi Bend Players. Johnson’s other recent directorial credits have included Cruise into Fall Concert: Coup de Ville, with car Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Oct 11
productions of Cabaret and Picasso at the Lapin Agile for SAU and The Glass Menagerie for the displays, a 50/50 raffle, $5 lunch baskets, snacks…
MBP, and 10 current St. Ambrose students composer her Rumors cast: Abbie Carpenter, Sarah Stephens Square, 11am Sat Sep 29 Brown Bag Lunch Concert, free; for information, call
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Goodall, TJ Green, Jeffrey Harper, Tyler Hughes, Allison Hutson, Anna Ladehoff, Ellie Larson, The Candymakers, concert with the 2011 Iowa Blues Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Oct 12
Joe Lasher, and Luke Peterson. Challenge winners; $10-12; for… The Spotlight Theatre,
Rumors will be presented October 5 through 7 at St. Ambrose’s Galvin Fine Arts Center, with 7pm Sat Sep 29 Moeller Nights: Valley Queen, concert with the folk
performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is $9-13, and and country musicians led by Natalie… Triple Crown
Garp 2018: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Oct 12
more information and tickets are available by calling (563)333-6251 or visiting SAU.edu/theatre. - Texas Gentlemen - Okey Dokey - Campdogzz -
Kirby Brown - Sam Evian - Katie Von Schleicher The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece

ART
- Jess Parsons - Joe Sampson - The Dawn, weekend big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
celebration of touring indie musicians; $25-60… Codfish Fri Oct 12
Hollow Barn, 1:45pm Sat Sep 29
Whiskey’s Gone: A Zac Brown Tribute Band,
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950 Heartache Tonight, concert with the Eagles tribute
band; $20; for tickets and… Timber Lake Playhouse, 7pm
concert with the Peoria-based country musicians; $10
adv / $12 day… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Oct 12
Tuesday, October 9, through Sunday, January 6 @ Figge Art Museum, Sat Sep 29
Out of Darkness, Into Light, the professional vocal
225 West Second Street, Davenport, IA Moeller Nights: Alex Schaaf, concert with the singer/ ensemble Nova Singers presents an inspirational
songwriter in support of his new release… Triple Crown program… Knox College’s Kresge Recital Hall, 7:30pm

O ne of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions
in the Figge Art Museum’s history will be on
display from October 9 through January 6, as the
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Sep 30

Turtle Island Quartet, an informal performance and
Sat Oct 13

Alabama, concert with the chart-topping country
Q&A with the touring string quartet… Butterworth musicians; $35-125; for tickets, call… TaxSlayer Center,
Davenport venue hosts the touring French Mod-
Center, 3pm Mon Oct 1 8pm Sat Oct 13
erns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950, an exhibit
featuring 59 works drawn from the collection of the Turtle Island Quartet Concert, a concert with the Chamber Music Quad Cities: First Works, this
Brooklyn Museum that chronicles one of the most chamber musicians and Quad City Arts… Moline Public concert features two ‘first works’: Beethoven’s first
dynamic and beloved eras in the history of art. Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 1 sonata for… Unitarian Church of Davenport, 7:30pm Sat
Divided by subject into four themes – Land- Oct 13
scape, Still Life, Portraits and Figures, and the Cocordion, concert with the Denver-based indie-rock
Nude – French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – trio; donation based, all ages;… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Tue Oct 2 Demun Jones, concert with the country-rap artist,
Claude Monet’s Rising Tide at Pourville featuring opening sets by Charlie… RIBCO, 9pm Sat
1950 shows how the basic conception of art-making
justin carl hurty, held in conjunction with the “Five Oct 13
changed over the course of a century. It begins with the academic painters, such as Jean-Léon Gérôme and Alumni: Continuing to Create”… Augustana College
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, whose meticulous realism and traditional subjects conformed to the artistic Teaching Museum of Art, 7pm Tue Oct 2 Moeller Nights: Eric Dodd - The Host Country
canons of the 19th Century. It includes the generation of painters, such as Jean-François Millet and Eugène - The Fuss - Sister Wife, concerts with the country-
Boudin, who used looser brushwork to depict less conventional subjects, among them the beaches of Nor- Moeller Nights: Jakubi, concert with the alternative music singer/songwriter and the independent rockers
mandy and peasants and their flocks in the environs of Paris. Meanwhile, the Impressionists, led by Claude indie rockers; $12… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon $12… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 6pm
Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, and Ėdouard Manet, exploded the conventions of both Motel, 7pm Wed Oct 3 Sat Oct 13
subject matter and style, depicting everyday scenes with bright color and expressive brushstrokes. While
their work was initially met with hostility and scorn, they are now among the best-known artists of all time. Primus, concert with the Grammy-nominated Koffin Kats - The Goddamn Gallows - Gutter
experimental rockers, featuring an opening set… Adler Demons, an evening with three hard-rock ensembles;
The generation that followed the Impressionists pushed the boundaries of art even further, allowing Theatre, 8pm Wed Oct 3 $15; for information, call… RIBCO, 7:30pm Sun Oct 14
color, form, and brushstroke to take precedence over subject matter as the focus of their art. With works by
Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Marc Chagall, and many others who were drawn to Paris in the early 20th Turtle Island Quartet, public performance with the Moeller Nights: The Smokey Brights, concert with
Century, the Figge’s French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 - 1950 exhibition shows how expressionist touring string quartet and Quad City Arts... Rogalski the indie musicians led by usband and wife duo… Triple
and non-objective art evolved from the experiments of the 19th Century. In addition, works by Auguste Center - St. Ambrose University, 6:30pm Wed Oct 3 Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Oct 14
Rodin, Edgar Degas, and other artists show how the freeing of form in painting extended into sculpture
as well. Kiss the Sky: The Definitive Jimi Hendrix Tribute Out of Darkness, Into Light, the professional vocal
Programming related to French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 - 1950 will include a Curator Talk with Experience, concert tribute with virtuoso guitarist ensemble Nova Singers presents an inspirational
and former Columbia recording artist… Circa ‘21 Dinner program… St. Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport, 4pm
Lisa Small of the Brooklyn Museum (October 11, 7 p.m.), a brunch program on 19th Century Paris with Dr. Playhouse, 7:15pm Thu Oct 4 Sun Oct 14
Marni Kessler (October 14, 10 a.m.), and a Tour de Cuisine (October 17, 5:30 p.m.) in which the Figge and
Rhythm City Casino invite guests to celebrate the joys of French cooking. Lauren Anderson, concert with the blues/soul Kali Yuga Improvisation Ensemble, Dr. Randall
Regular museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on musician and the Midwest Music Awards’… The B. Hall, Augustana College associate professor
Thursdays) and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., admission is $4-7, and more information on this and other Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Oct 5 and musician, along with Augustana’s Kali Yuga
Figge exhibits, programs, and events is available by calling (563)326-7804 or visiting FiggeArtMuseum.org. Improvisation Ensemble, will explore the acoustic
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possibilities of the Figge; free with $4-7 admission; for Gaudete Brass Quintet, performance with the brass
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 quintet and Quad City Arts Visiting… First Presbyterian
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Church of Davenport, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27
Thu Oct 18
Moeller Nights: Blue Water Highway, concerts with
Moeller Nights: Babe Club, concert with the the alternative-country musicians; $12… Triple Crown
Charleston-based indie rockers, featuring an opening Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Oct 27
set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
Thu Oct 18 SAU Music Department STAMVOJA/Jazz
Ensemble Fall Concert, for information, call 563-333-
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show 6251, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, W. High
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27
Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Oct 19
Signature Soirée: Fantaisie Française, an elegant
Moeller Nights: C.W. Stoneking, concert with the evening among the “French Moderns” exhibit with
Australian blues singer/songwriter, guitarist, and banjo 5:15pm cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a 6pm dinner, a
player.,… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, performance, and a live auction to benefit the QCSO’s
7pm Fri Oct 19 programs with Maestro Mark Russell Smith as your
auctioneer; featuring Naha Greenholtz on violin, Hannah
Riley Richard, Great Sounds Promotions presents an Holman on cello, and Lillian Lau on harp; $102; for tickets
evening with the acclaimed jazz… The Redstone Room, and information, call 563-322-7276, Figge Art Museum,
8pm Fri Oct 19 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat
Oct 27
Moeller Nights: Bud Bronson & the Good Timers
- Titus Andronicus - Ted Leo - Horse Feathers, Colter Wall, concert with the country/Western singer/
concert with the touring independent musicians; $25… songwriter from Swift Current, Saskatchewan; food…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Sat Oct 27
Oct 20
Yonder Mountain String Band @ The Redstone Room -- October 24 Straight No Chaser, performance with the touring
The Drifters - Cornell Gunter’s Coasters - The a cappella group presented in the… Adler Theatre,
Platters, three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends, with 7:30pm Sat Oct 27
more… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Oct 20 Moeller Nights: Desert Noises, concert with the Gaudete Brass Quintet, 3 & 7pm informal
indie rock band from the Provo, Utah… Triple Crown performances & Q&As with the brass quintet and… Moeller Nights: Anna Tivel, concert with the
Moeller Nights: Mannequin Pussy, concert with the Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Oct 22 Butterworth Center, Thu Oct 25 Portland-based folk-Americana singer/songwriter,
Philadelphia-based rockers; $10… Triple Crown Whiskey featuring an opening set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Oct 21 Moeller Nights: Oxymorons, concert with the SAU Music Department Fall Vocal Choirs Concert, Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Oct 28
Washington-based dance band, featuring an opening for information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin Fine Arts
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & set… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Center, 7:30pm Fri Oct 26 Moeller Nights: The Body, concert with
Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying Wed Oct 24 experimental-metal duo Chip King and Lee Buford,
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room, The Ballroom Thieves, concert with the neo-folk trio, featuring… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
3pm Sun Oct 21 Ray LaMontagne, concert with the Grammy- featuring an opening set by… The Redstone Room, 8pm 7pm Sun Oct 28
nominated folk singer/songwriter on his “Just Passing Fri Oct 26
The Golden Tones, the men’s and women’s choir will Through”… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Wed Oct 24 QC Flutes Unlimited 2018 Fall Concert: Flutes In
share a number of… Grace Lutheran Church, 3pm Sun Condor & Jaybird - The Golden Fleece - Gramps the Forest, fall concert under the direction of under the
Oct 21 Yonder Mountain String Band, concert with the the Vamp - The Fantastic Plastics, concert with four direction of… Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery,
progressive-bluegrass musicians, featuring an opening ensembles of psych-rock musicians; $12 adv / $15… The 3pm Sun Oct 28
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Banned Books Week, thru Sept. 29; adults will choose
CONTINUED

MUSIC / Concerts a book based only… Silvis Public Library, thru Sat Sep
29

Banned Books Week, thru Sept. 29; look for fun
The Head Banga Tour: Tank & the Bangas - The activities, displays, and guess… East Moline Public
Naughty Professor, concert with funk & soul Library, thru Sat Sep 29
musicians Tank & the Bangas… Codfish Hollow Barn,
7pm Tue Oct 30 SPECTRA @ All Senses Festival, featuring readings
by Matt Mauch, Kyle McCord, and Jennifer Colville…
Halloween Show: The Dawn as The Who - Rozz-Tox, 7pm Fri Sep 28
Winterland as The Grateful Dead - The Tripp
Brothers as Daft Punk, area musicians impersonate SPECTRA @ All Senses Festival, featuring readings
musical heroes in the annual Halloween show… The by Sara Wainscott, Becca Klaver, and Chad Simpson…
Redstone Room, 7pm Wed Oct 31 Rozz-Tox, 7:30pm Sat Sep 29

SPECTRA @ All Senses Festival, join Matt Hart at the
Workshops & Special Events Lowland Block Party for Poetry… Rozz-Tox, 11am Sun
Sep 30
Artability Art Series, on Thursdays; a four-part visual-
creation series for adult patrons with… Moline Public The Roundhouse, a discussion of Louise Erdrich’s
Library, 10:30am Thu Sep 27 book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Oct 1
Bible Institute Class Music Workshop, with Rev.
Joseph D. Williamson III; for information, call 309-788- Pageturners Book Discussion Group, free; for
5028… Second Baptist Church, 5:30pm Mon Oct 1 information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library,
6:30pm Tue Oct 2
Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks I, join QCSO
Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration... IL Reads 2018: History of the Circus with Joe Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Gaudete Brass @ First Presbyterian Church -- October 27
Hotel Blackhawk, 4:45pm Thu Oct 4 Colossa, the bestselling author of “Church of Marvels”
visits the library;… Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed
Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks I, held immediately Oct 3 Get Lit: The Best We Could Do, an Illustrated The Coffee Trader, a discussion of David Liss’ novel
after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre... Hotel Memoir, a discussion of Thi Bui’s book; free; for with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public
Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Oct 6 Mystery Book Club Discussion, for ages 18 & up; join information, call… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Library, 7pm Wed Oct 17
us in reading popular… East Moline Public Library, 6pm Oct 9
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I, Wed Oct 3 Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S.
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre- Blackout: A Pete Fernandez Mystery, a discussion Heartland, with author Cynthia Clampitt; free; for
concert conversations to… Adler Theatre, 7pm Sat Oct 6 The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, of Alex Segura’s novel with the Mystery Book… information, call 563-289-4242 or… LeClaire Community
& Breakthroughs in Modern Art, a discussion of Bettendorf Public Library, 9:30am Sat Oct 13 Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 18
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I, Sebastian Smee’s book with the Art Lover’s Book
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre- Club; each program includes a short introduction, Sidewalks, a discussion of Valeria Luiselli’s book; free; Jason Tanamor Book Signing, author signs his book
concert conversations to… Centennial Hall, Augustana discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion; for information, call… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm “Moo Moo the Serial Killer Cat” in… Rock Island County
College, 1pm Sun Oct 7 bring a brown bag lunch if desired; for information, Mon Oct 15 Animal Care & Control, noon Sat Oct 20
contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch Windfall: The Booming Business of Global
designed to provide the opportunity to share… Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed Oct 3 Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount Warming, a discussion of McKenzie Funk’s book with
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Oct 18 Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16 the Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm Tue Oct 23
Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes
a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street We Are All Shipwrecks, enjoy a cocktail or two while And Then There Were None, a discussion of

LITERARY ARTS Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 4 talking about Kelly Grey… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Oct 16 Agatha Christie’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire
Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 24
Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions West End Book Club, adult fiction book club that
Readings & Discussions of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies… Davenport meets the third Tuesday of… Fairmount Street Library, Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information,
Public Library - Main, 6pm Mon Oct 8 6:30pm Tue Oct 16 call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu
Anne Prinz, an evening with the author of “Living Your Oct 25
Exclamation Point… German American Heritage Center, Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
6pm Thu Sep 27 yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount and the Birth of the FBI, a discussion of David Grann’s Fundraiser Gala: Celebration of the Literary
Street Library, 10am Mon Oct 8 novel with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public Arts, this fundraiser for the Midwest Writing Center will
Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information, Library, 1pm Wed Oct 17 include a… CityView Celebrations, 5:30pm Thu Oct 25
call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
Sep 27 of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… My Name is Lucy Barton, a discussion of Elizabeth Time to Ship Another Steer, with author Bill Mueller;
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Oct 8 Strout’s book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or… LeClaire
Library - 30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed Oct 17 Community Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 25

GUEST DANCE REVIEW By Leslie Bell

Dear Members of Ballet Quad Cities
Y
esterday, I had the great pleasure sensibility; handsome costumes (I and near-narrative build-up to hap- transcendent experience and that’s the
of hearing my colleague at St. particularly liked the women’s stocking- pily unpredictable movements that was gift you—Courtney and Emily—gave
Ambrose University, Marian Lee shorts that reminded me of “swimming impressive. The complexity of the music to your audience via your beautiful
and her musical cohort pound out some costumes of the 19 th century”), appro- called out for an equal complexity in company.
fantastic French music—sophisticated, priate and informative lighting etc. One the dance and it was there throughout All the best to Joedy Cook, Marga-
complex and still relevant. Interpreting second I was thinking of Stravinsky and the concert and any time you see the ret King and everyone else that made
that music, your dancers were absolutely Diagalev in a Russian context; the next I human body do something you’ve never this concert possible. I look forward to
impressive—detailed, crisp, up-beat, was remembering that they were there in witnessed before, you’re a very lucky more transformative experiences in the
easily avoiding any camp in the rompier Paris influencing and being influenced! witness. presence of your creativity. Thank you
moments and conveying some pro- Sometimes it’s hard for me to sepa- My hat is off to Courtney Lyon and for making this difficult, complex and
foundly human material with their silent rate choreographer from dancer since Emily Kate Long. I’m beyond impressed. highly successful experience available to
bodies. I’m in love with them! without the physical actuality of a body, I was genuinely stirred emotionally me and to the rest of the Quad Cities. I’m
The program was engrossing for choreography remains an invisible idea. time and time again as the dances (and still hypnotized!
me—art historical references right and But especially in the second half of the dancers) unfolded and told their abstract
left (lots of Madame X in the Boldini program, the choreography was some of stories. A beautifully trained body is one Leslie Bell, Art Professor Emeritus,
number); other avant-garde musics the most subtle and inventive I’ve ever thing. But that body moving searchingly St. Ambrose University.
fi ltered through a Parisian, fin de siècle seen. There was a fluidity, continuity through four dimensions is a rare and
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Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Dance: Barry
refreshments will be paired with good conversation; Boyce Band (1:30pm), with the musicians from Omaha,
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 29 Nebraska; $10/person, ages 21 &… Walcott Coliseum,
1:30pm Sun Oct 14

Workshops & Classes Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities performs a stage adaptation
of Bram Stoker’s… The Spotlight Theatre, 8pm Fri Oct 19
Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays thru Sat Oct 20
of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library -
Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Oct 1 and Mon Dinner with Dracula, the Ballet Quad Cities fundraiser
Oct 15 will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails,… The Spotlight
Theatre, 5pm Sat Oct 20
USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing
Center, 1pm Thu Oct 4
COMEDY
Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the
month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Oct 6 Inspire Laughter, Inspire Comedy, join Volunteers
and Sat Oct 20 for Symphony for an evening of improv comedy… The
Establishment, 6pm Thu Sep 27
Zine Workshops, free; for information, contact Leslie
Ross at rosslesliem@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University ComedySportz: Harry Potter, Fri. & Sat. 7pm;
Library, 7pm Tue Oct 23 Potter-themed interactive comedy with the area’s long-
running… The Establishment, 7pm Fri Sep 28 and Sat
Sep 29

THEATRE The Late Nite Shows: Critical Hit – Harry Potter,
Potter-themed sketch comedy and improvisational
Performances games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm
Fri Sep 28
Speech & Debate, Stephen Karam’s teen drama
presented in the Barn Owl series,… Playcrafters Barn Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Challenge:
Theatre, 7:30pm Thu Sept 27 thru Sat Sep 29 Finals, some of the best comedians from across the
Midwest and… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 29
Elegies for Angels, Punks, & Raging Queens, a
dramatic musical composed of free-verse poems and The Late Nite Shows: Slumber Party – Harry
songs reflecting... Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre, Potter, Potter-themed sketch comedy and
Thu Sep 27 thru Sun Sep 30 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Sep 29
Mama Won’t Fly, Southern-themed road-trip comedy
by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas… Circa ‘21 Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
Dinner Playhouse, Fri Sep 28 thru Wed Oct 31 information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Sep
30
Scapin, Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s comedy adapted
from Moliere, directed… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by
Thu Oct 4 thru Sun Oct 14 Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944…
Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
Rumors, Neil Simon’s Tony-winning, door-slamming
farce, directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri.… Galvin Fine Butchers Hook Comedy w/ Ryan Proctor, on
Arts Center, Fri Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 7 Tuesdays; a stand-up-comedy open mic night; for
information, call… Meat Market, 9pm Tue Oct 2 thru FIGGE ART MUSEUM MAJOR EXHIBITION
Henry VIII: All is True, the Prenzie Players present Tue Oct 30
Shakespeare’s historical drama, directed by Alaina… QC
Theatre Workshop, Fri Oct 5 thru Sat Oct 13

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, new stage musical,
ComedySportz Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive
comedy with the area’s long-running… The
Establishment, 7pm Fri Oct 5 thru Sat Oct 27
French Moderns
with songs from Disney’s animated film, based… The
Spotlight Theatre, Fri Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 14 The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Sudden Theatre, New Ground Theatre presents Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 5 OCTOBER 9, 2018–JANUARY 6, 2019
original shorts plays in with the… Village Theatre, Organized by the Brooklyn Museum
7:00pm Sat Oct 6 Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for
adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the…
A Grand Night for Singing, a fundraising The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Oct 6
performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical
revue… Prospect Park Auditorium, Sat Oct 6 thru Sun The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy
Oct 7 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 6
War of the Worlds: A Radio Play, radio-drama
staging of the classic H.G. Welles novel... The Black Box Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
Theatre, Thu Oct 11 thru Sun Oct 21 information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Oct 7
thru Sun Oct 28
The Laramie Project, ensemble drama about
the Matthew Shepard killing by Moises Kaufman… Rodney Carrington, an evening with the comedian,
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Fri Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 14 actor, and writer who has… Adler Theatre, 7pm Fri Oct
12
The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s drama about the Salem
witch trials, directed by… Brunner Theatre Center, The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch
Augustana College, Fri Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 21 comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The presentation of this exhibition at the Figge is made possible by
The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 12 the donors to the Major Exhibitions Endowment, and the following:
Charlotte’s Web, student-performed adaptation of
the E.B. White classic by playwright Joseph Robinette;… The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy The Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation
Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat Oct 13 thru Sun Oct 21 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 13 Genesis Health System
The Rocky Horror Show, 7 & 11pm performances of Arconic Foundation
the interactive cult musical… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, Guys in Ties, improv comedy with the nationally
8pm Fri Oct 19 thru Sat Oct 27 touring comedians who combine wit,… The Black Box John Deere Foundation • Twin Shores
Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Oct 19 BITCO Insurance Companies

DANCE The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Still Life with Blue Cup, ca. 1900, oil on canvas, 6 x 13 1/8 in. (15.2 x
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 19 33.3 cm), Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.24.19 (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804
Dance, Mon Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 31 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 20 www.figgeartmuseum.org
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of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library -
COMEDY Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Oct 8

Valkyrie, a screening of the 2008 hit in the “Coffee
Craig Ferguson, an evening with the Grammy- And… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
nominated, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning 9:30am Mon Oct 8
comedian, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
Fri Oct 26 free; for information,… Davenport Public Library -
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Oct 12
The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and
improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Oct 26 to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library -
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Oct 17
The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Oct 27
SPORTS
MUSEUMS Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league
hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… TaxSlayer
Center, 7:10pm Sat Oct 20
Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels,
the exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of… German Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league
American Heritage Center, thru Sun Oct 21 hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… TaxSlayer
Center, 7:10pm Fri Oct 26
The Cow War: Farmer Rebellions in America’s
Heartland, presented by Michael Luick Thrams; explore The Genesis Collegiate Challenge, featuring the
related yet differing agrarian rebellions… German men’s and women’s basketball teams of Augustana and
American Heritage Center, 1pm Sat Sep 29 St. Ambrose... TaxSlayer Center, 2:15pm Sun Oct 28

Toy Story Dance Party, join the Family Museum Dance
Company for a dance party… Family Museum, 11am Sat
Sep 29 OTHER EVENTS
Woody’s Horse Corral Lasso, see if you can lasso a All Senses Festival 2018, music, spoken-word events,
horse in the “Toy… Family Museum, 10am Sat Sep 29 art, and more at the Figge Art Museum, RIBCO, and Rozz-
Tox… thru Sun Sep 30
Researching Your German Ancestors: Genealogy
Workshop, led by Scharlott Goettsh Blevins; this Black Hawk College Outreach Center Open
presentation on researching your… German American House, the community is invited to join Black Hawk
Heritage Center, 1pm Sun Sep 30 College in… Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 3pm
Thu Sep 27
Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tours, on Fridays;
learn about local ghost stories, murders, legends, and Diamonds & Divas, annual fundraising event featuring
the criminal… German American Heritage Center, Fri a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, a… Jumer’s Casino
Oct 5 thru Fri Oct 26 & Hotel, 5:30pm Thu Sep 27

Caine’s Cardboard Challenge, invent, design, and Harvest Moon Banquet, annual fundraiser featuring
construct all using cardboard; included with $5-9… a local and organic farm to fork… Quad City Botanical
Family Museum, 10:30am Sat Oct 6 Center, 6pm Thu Sep 27

Special Needs Night, the museum will open its doors Second Baptist Church Cottage Prayer Service,
after hours for an… Family Museum, 5:30pm Fri Oct 12 with Pastor Joseph D. Williamson III; for information, call
309-788-0677… Second Baptist Church, 6pm Thu Sep 27
Outdoor Art: French Modern Style!, use natural
elements to inspire your paintings and drawings; like… Meditation Garden, open for prayer sunrise to sunset;
Family Museum, Sat Oct 13 walk… Meditation Garden, thru Wed Oct 31

Second Saturdays at the German American Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion, at 1
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID & 2:30pm; 45-minute docent-led tours, with… Hauberg
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center, Civic Center Mansion, Fri Sep 28
10am Sat Oct 13
Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Menos; an outdoor night
“National Parks Adventure” Sensory-Friendly market featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
Screening, changes to the environment and film Fri Sep 28
experience include: dimmed but… Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 2pm Sun Oct 14 Quad City Hot Air Balloon Festival, there will be
tethered rides for… Quad Cities Balloon Festival, 4pm Fri
St. Ambrose Chemistry Department, see some cool Sep 28 and Sat Sep 29
and colorful chemistry experiments presented by the…
Family Museum, 10:30am Sat Oct 20 Autumnal Day of Mindfulness, the day will include
instructions and commentary by Kaira Jewel… Unitarian
Scarecrow Shenanigans, come in costume and Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 9am Sat
celebrate the season! Enjoy a variety… Family Museum, Sep 29
noon Sun Oct 21
Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’: Adult Big Wheel
Races, teams of four will compete in a relay style

MOVIES course… Downtown LeClaire, 2pm Sat Sep 29

Local Author Book Sale, there will be books for every
Cinema at the Figge: Milford Graves Full Mantis, reader, including fiction, romance,… Davenport Public
screening of the 2018 documentary about the renowned Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Sat Sep 29
percussionist presented by Ford Photography; with a
5pm “Reodelius Cells” Gallery Talk, 6pm cocktail hour, QC CROP Hunger Walk Fundraiser, for every slice
7pm Drumming and Feature Film, and 8:45pm Live- sold, Antonella’s II will donate $1 to… Antonella’s II
Scored Short-Film Presentation with guitar solos by Sicilian Pizzeria, 11am Sat Sep 29
Emma Ruth Rundle, Brian Barr, and Jason Horras; free;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity
Thu Sep 27 FoodForest, 10am Sat Sep 29

Coffee & a Movie, for ages 18 & up; join us for coffee, Second Baptist Church Park & Pray, this annual
rolls… East Moline Public Library, 11am Mon Oct 8 event gives anyone an opportunity to stop by… Second
Baptist Church, noon Sat Sep 29
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Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire, two days Second Baptist Church Revival Service, with Rev.
of family fun and… Credit Island Park, 11am Sat Sep 29 Rogers Kirk, Third Missionary Baptist Church, Davenport;
and Sun Sep 30 adult… Second Baptist Church, 7pm Thu Oct 4

21st Annual Thresher’s Meal, chicken ‘n’ noodles & 8th Annual Pink Pajama Party, in the Gold Room;
roast pork loin, all the fixins,… Our Savior Presbyterian fundraiser for Genesis Breast Cancer and the... Hotel
Church, 4pm Sun Sep 30 Blackhawk, 5pm Fri Oct 5

Bags & Brews, annual fundraising event features beer First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
from local breweries and a… The Stardust, Sun Sep 30 sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
5pm Fri Oct 5
Kiwanis Club of East Moline-Silvis Fall Flea
Market, proceeds benefit Children’s Therapy Center, Mercado on Fifth, with Crooked Cactus Band, Frankie
Kiwanis ELIMINATE Project, QC Food… Rock Island Joe & Kinfolk, and pumpkin… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
County Fairgrounds, 8am Sun Sep 30 Fri Oct 5

Vintage Rods’ 47th Annual Car Show, the show Ulmie’s Nest Ribbon Cutting, Ulmie’s Nest strives
highlights more than 400 antique cars, hot rods,… Black to provide safe, nurturing and eco-friendly products…
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 9am Sun Sep 30 Ulmie’s Nest, 5:30pm Fri Oct 5

3rd Annual Lowland Block Party, featuring live Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
music, art, swap and flea markets, tarot readings,… Rozz- performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
Tox, 10am Sun Sep 30 tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Oct 5

Second Baptist Church Revival Service, with Rev. Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion,
Stanley Moore, Progressive Baptist Church, Davenport; on Fridays at 1 & 2:30pm; 45-minute docent-led tours,
adult class… Second Baptist Church, 7pm Tue Oct 2 with… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Fri Oct 5 thru
Fri Oct 26
Second Baptist Church Revival Service, with
Rev. Mason Parks, Pastor New Journey Baptist Church; 6th Annual St. Anthony Church Gala: Bountiful Nate Staniforth @ The Stardust -- October 6
adult… Second Baptist Church, 7pm Wed Oct 3 Harvest, proceeds from this event will go to support
the St.… St. Anthony’s Church, Sat Oct 6
“Hey Bear” Trivia, on Wednesdays; for information, Timber Lake Terror, on Saturdays; $8-10; includes two Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for
call 309-797-3049… Bier Stube Moline, 8pm Wed Oct 3 Astronomy Night, learn about space and observe haunted trails and two indoor… Timber Lake Playhouse, information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2… The Circa ‘21
thru Wed Oct 31 stars and planets with the… Rock Island Public Library - 6:30pm Sat Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 27 Speakeasy, Thu Oct 11
30/31 Branch, 7:30pm Sat Oct 6
Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen Quad Cities Archives Crawl, join Quad Cities cultural Mercado on Fifth, with DJ Chuy; an outdoor night
open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Oct Mr. and Mrs. Habitat Fundraiser, annual fundraiser and historical organizations to learn more… Davenport market featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
3 thru Wed Oct 31 for Habitat for Humanity emceed by comedians from Public Library - Main, 10am Sat Oct 6 Fri Oct 12
Guys in Ties... Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
Rock Island National Cemetery Open House, 5:30pm Sat Oct 6 47th Annual Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk, Hauberg Halloween Mystery Scavenger Hunt,
the second-annual open house will include historical registration begins at 1pm; help raise money to fight bring your friends and work together,… Hauberg Civic
walking tours of the… Rock Island National Cemetery, Nate Staniforth, an evening with the magician, hunger… Freight House Farmer’s Market, 2pm Sun Oct 7 Center Mansion, 6pm Fri Oct 12 and Sat Oct 13
3pm Thu Oct 4 performer, writer, traveler, and former… The Stardust,
7pm Sat Oct 6 La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque
information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The
Sun Oct 7 thru Sun Oct 21 Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Oct 13

MUSIC
Primus
Wednesday, October 3, 8 p.m. @ Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street,
Davenport, IA

P erforming in support of its 2017 release The
Desaturating Seven, an album that The A.V.
Club called “a vibrant, knotted work of screwball
fun” that “gets it message across in surprisingly
approachable prog-funk hooks,” the experimen-
tal rockers of Primus play an October 3 concert
at Davenport’s Adler Theatre, sharing the talents
that led MetalStorm.net to deem them “a shining
example for bands who want to succeed on their
own terms.”
Based in San Francisco, Primus is currently
composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool,
guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander – commonly referred to as “the
definitive Primus lineup,” with The Desaturating Seven the trio’s first album of original music since
1995. Formed in 1984, Primus founders Claypool and guitarist Todd Huth were eventually joined by
drummer Jay Lane, though the latter two departed the band at the end of 1988. LaLonde and Alex-
ander subsequently teamed with Claypool, and Primus recorded its self-produced debut Suck on
This in 1989, following it with a quartet of studio albums: 1990’s Frizzle Fry, 1991’s Sailing the Seas of
Cheese, 1993’s Pork Soda, and 1995’s Tales from the Punchbowl (the latter two made it to the top 10
on the Billboard 200 chart.) Primus went on to record the original theme song for the TV show South
Park and two more albums – 1997’s Brown Album and 1999’s Antipop – before declaring a hiatus in
2000, reuniting in 2003 for the EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People and sporadic touring
through 2009.
Characterized by its irreverent, quirky approach to music, Primus consequently brought its experi-
mental stylings to works including 2011’s Green Naughahyde and 2014’s Primus & the Chocolate
Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, leading music journalist Robert Christgau to state, “[Primus is]
quite possibly the strangest top-10 band ever, and good for them.” The trio’s alt/punk/avant-garde/
psychedelic/country attack, along with Claypool’s surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of
rock’s unlikeliest hits, including “Tommy the Cat,” “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver,” and “Wynona’s Big
Brown Beaver,” with The Desaturating Seven based on a dark children’s book by Italian author/artist
Ui de Rico. As The A.V. Club stated: “Claypool has framed The Desaturating Seven as an album about
persistence, stamina, and life – and if ever there were an unlikely candidate for timely protest music,
it’s Primus singing about rainbow-obsessed goblins.”
Primus performs its October 3 concert with an opening set by Crown Lands, admission to the 8 p.m.
show is $25-59.50, and tickets are available by calling (800)745-3000 or visiting AdlerTheatre.com.
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OTHER EVENTS market featuring live music,… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm
Fri Oct 19

Saturday Night Live Trivia, an entire fundraising
Apple Fest on the River, family event that features event dedicated to SNL trivia; $80/table of… Knights of
apples, apple cider and a variety… Downtown LeClaire, Columbus - Davenport, 7pm Fri Oct 19
11am Sun Oct 14
Black Light Trivia, a fundraiser for the Milan Fireworks
Solstice Taize’ Vigil Service, Taize is an ecumenical Display hosted by the Milan… The Camden Centre, 6pm
prayer movement initiated in France; through… Sat Oct 20
Humility of Mary Center, 6:30pm Sun Oct 14
Cars and Coffee on the Levee, bring your favorite
Golden Girls Party, for ages 18 & up; catch the pilot ride to the beautiful riverfront Levee in… LeClaire Levee,
episode, play… East Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon 8am Sat Oct 20
Oct 15
Chess Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or
Knit/Crochet Circle, on Wednesdays; free; for e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, Library, 11:30am Sat Oct 20
5:30pm Wed Oct 17 thru Wed Oct 31
Clue: A Life-Size Board Game, he classic mystery
Margarita Mix-Up, a charity fundraiser for Pete game with life size pieces and you… McGehee Center in
the Purple Bull’s anti-bullying school… Davenport Schadt Park, 6pm Sat Oct 20
RiverCenter, 6pm Thu Oct 18 Cocordion @ Rozz-Tox -- October 2

Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference:
Club, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Gender, Narrative, and Justice -- Sharing Stories,
Gamma Andromedae (yellow & blue… Niabi Zoo, 6pm Seeking Solutions, featuring 10am, 11am, & 1pm
Sat Oct 20 workshops, a noon lunch roundtable... Rogalski Center -
St. Ambrose University, 9:30am Wed Oct 10
Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises, at 11am &
1pm… Celebration Belle Landing, 11am Sat Oct 20 Country School: One Room - One Nation, a Black
Hawk College Lifelong Learner Lunch; lunch at 11:30am
Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person; with… Quad City Botanical Center, 11:30am Thu Oct 11
Mulligans and refreshments available… LeClaire Civic
Center, 6:30pm Sat Oct 20 Country School: One Room - One Nation,
documentarian Kelly Rundle will look at the impact of
Books for Kids Trivia Night, presented by the Lorene America’s… Quad City Botanical Center, 11:30am Thu
Evans Watts Memorial for Children’s Materials… Quad Oct 11
City Botanical Center, 6:30pm Thu Oct 25
Remote Viewing, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic
Mercado on Fifth, with a Dia de los Muertos trunk or Sciences meeting with Joe… Bettendorf Public Library,
treat and… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Oct 26 6:30pm Thu Oct 11

Fall Fun Day, after the parade, stop by the Main library; Tapping into the Quad-Cities Brewing History,
we’ll play… Davenport Public Library - Main, 2:30pm Mike Wenth, a local brewing historian, will walk us
Sat Oct 27 through… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 7pm Thu
Oct 11
Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation
OverFlow Booksale, all items 25 cents; free; for Mysterious Creatures of Illinois: From Bigfoot to
information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, Vampires, free; for information, call 309-524-2440…
10am Sat Oct 27 Moline Public Library, noon Fri Oct 12

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, TV’s “Long Ghost Crier Talk, a talk by Aaron Thompson and
Island Medium” will share personal stories about her other team members of… Rock Island Public Library -
life… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Sat Oct 27 Downtown Library, 5pm Tue Oct 16

Witches’ Walk & Costume Parade, enter to have your Healing, Hope and the Human Spirit, presentation
costume judged or just join the… Downtown LeClaire, with the writer, playwright, retreat leader, and
11:30am Sat Oct 27 conference and seminar… Sacred Heart Cathedral, 7pm
Fri Oct 19

LECTURES Hunting for Elusive Creatures with Paranormal
Investigator Chad Lewis, this presentation focuses
on Chad’s travels in search of the… LeClaire Community
Professional Development Integrative Lifestyle Library, noon Sat Oct 20
Forum, with emcee Rumaisa Khawaja, Life Coach and
Director of Outreach… Davenport RiverCenter, 5pm Pop Culture U: Comics, Gaming, Entertainment,
Thu Sep 27 free and family friendly… St. Ambrose University Library,
10am Sat Oct 20
Investments 101, financial advisor Ryan Biniak from
F3E will help you learn… Davenport Public Library - 21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern
Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Mon Oct 1 Lives, Dr. Emily Cranford, visiting assistant professor of
French, discussing Ourika,… Rock Island Public Library -
I Am Historical!; LGBTQ History and Queer World Downtown Library, 2pm Tue Oct 23
Making 1880-1920, Caroline Radesky will talk about
her research for her dissertation… Davenport Public Creative Collective, participants are asked to
Library - Main, 6pm Tue Oct 2 volunteer to teach the rest of… Davenport Public Library
- Main, 6:30pm Tue Oct 23
Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective,
presentation with Ray Wolf, the Science and Operations World Affairs Council: Mass Shootings in America
Officer for NOAA… Niabi Zoo, 6:30pm Thu Oct 4 -- Causes & Solutions, free; for information, call
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
TEDxSalon: Civility in an Era of Incivility, held Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Oct 23
in Suites 103/104 of Riverfront Hall; the program will
include a series of national speakers... Western Illinois 11th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference,
University - Quad Cities, Riverfront, 5:30pm Thu Oct 4 Oct. 24 & 25, hosted by River Action; themed “Our…
Stoney Creek Inn Convention Center, Wed Oct 24 thru
The Government Bridge: A History, an informative Thu Oct 25
narrative of one of the Quad Cities’ bridges;… Moline
Public Library, noon Fri Oct 5 21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern Lives,
Dr. Kiki Kosnick, assistant professor of French, speaking
Community Connections: Fourth Wall Films’ on Guy… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Axman, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or 2pm Tue Oct 30
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
Library, 12:30pm Tue Oct 9
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COURSES Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a
featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners
SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Oct 1
Black Hawk College’s 47th Annual College Night,
in the gym in Building 3; students can visit with… Black Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 5pm Thu Sep 27 based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
Interview Like a Pro, free; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223… Black Hawk College - Quad Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; bring whatever craft
City Campus, 2pm Thu Sep 27 you are working on, from… River Valley District Library,
5pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Making Your Compost Cook: Fixing the Right
Recipe, Extension Educator Duane Friend will discuss Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family
how to get the… University of Illinois Extension - Milan, Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third
6:30pm Thu Sep 27 Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Oct 6
thru Sat Oct 20
Drop-In Tech Help, free; for information, call 563-
289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov… LeClaire Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime
Community Library, 2pm Fri Sep 28 discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 20
FAFSA Workshop with Illinois Student Assistance
Commission, learn all you need to know and set up a… Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly
Silvis Public Library, 10am Sat Sep 29 Luncheon, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Oct 6
Focus on Fall Master Gardeners Conference, thru Sat Oct 20
featuring more than 20 breakout sessions on topics
important to… Scott Community College, 8am Sat Sep Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association
29 Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Oct 6
Bible Institute Class, thru Oct. 4; with Rev. Joseph D. thru Sat Oct 20
Williamson III; for… Second Baptist Church, 5:45pm Tue
Oct 2 Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public
Facebook Workshop, Oct. 2 & 9; $55; for information Library, 5:30pm Mon Oct 8
and to register,… Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 2pm Tue Oct 2 AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, on the 2nd.
Wed of the month; learn how other… Pizza Ranch, noon
Tarot for Beginners, Tuesdays thru Nov. 6; $55; for Wed Oct 10
information and to register,… Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 5:30pm Tue Oct 2 QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Resource Connection for Persons with Criminal Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Records and Their Families, booths with Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16
representatives from Illinois and Iowa will be available…
Beyond the Baseline, 11am Wed Oct 3 AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope
with their AD/HD, share your experiences... Deere-
Device Advice, if you want to learn how to download Wiman Carriage House, 3:30pm Sat Oct 20
ebooks, eaudiobooks, music… Fairmount Street Library,
2pm Sat Oct 6

Device Advice, if you want to learn how to download HEALTH
ebooks, eaudiobooks, music… Davenport Public Library
- Main, 2pm Tue Oct 9 Allied Health Job Fair, find out what health-care jobs
are available in the area; BHC… Black Hawk College
Plant Pathogenic Viruses, join Diane Plewa, Plant Health Sciences Center, 9:30am Thu Sep 27
Diagnostic Outreach Specialist, to learn about…
University of Illinois Extension - Milan, Tue Oct 9 thru Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at
Thu Oct 11 your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire,
10am Thu Oct 30
Acoustics for Residential, Thursdays thru Nov. 15;
for homeowners who are interested in… Black Hawk Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729-
College Outreach Center, 6pm Thu Oct 11 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Sep
27 thru Thu Oct 25
Explore BHC Day, join Black Hawk College for a tour
of the Quad-Cities… Black Hawk College - Quad City Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna
Campus, 1pm Fri Oct 12 Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass;
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm Thu Sep
Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, 27 thru Thu Oct 25
get individualized assistance with questions… Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Oct 12 Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic
thru Sun Oct 28 Pain, on Fridays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50
once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 10am Fri
Survive the 9 to 5, free; for information, call 563-344- Sep 28 thru Fri Oct 26
4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
Public Library, 3pm Sat Oct 20 Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729-1296…
Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Sep 29 thru
Resume Creation Lab, free; for information, call Sat Oct 27
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Bettendorf Public Library, 4pm Mon Oct 22 Yoga: All Levels, on Saturdays, with Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass;
Flood Resiliency Alliance Workshop, Mike Sutfin of you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Sep 29
the Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance and… Stoney thru Sat Oct 27
Creek Inn Convention Center, 2:30pm Thu Oct 25
Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Mondays, with
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90

MEETINGS twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon
Oct 29

Ecumenical Fellowship Church Outdoor Worship, Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic
on Sundays, with a potluck or cookout following; Pain, on Tuesdays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard;
locations TBD;… 11am Sun Sep 30 $50 once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 9:30am
Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30
Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible
Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, free; for information, call
directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Sep 30 thru 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Sun Oct 28 Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Wed Oct 3
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Whole Foods Plant Based Cooking 101 with Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for
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information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
HEALTH bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 Demo, an event in the “How Not to Die” discussion information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm series;… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, Seniors), 8:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30
Sun Oct 7 6pm Mon Oct 29
Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on
Mindful Eating, Wednesdays thru Oct. 24; $35; for Lifestyle Medicine, an event in the “How Not to Die” Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
information and to register,… Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 1pm Wed Oct 3
discussion series; with… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 6pm Mon Oct 8 SENIORS (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue
Oct 30

Motion is Lotion, a program on staying active to stay Grief Support Group, held in the library; for Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for
mentally and physically… Davenport Public Library - information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Wed Oct 3 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Oct 9 2:30pm thru Thu Oct 25 Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30

Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people Quad Cities Eating Disorders Conference, with New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for
can openly discuss their personal… The Center, 6:30pm keynote speaker Jenni Schaefer, author of “Life Without information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31 Ed”… Stoney Creek Inn Convention Center, 8am Sat Seniors), 12:30pm thru Thu Oct 25 Seniors), 8am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30
Oct 13
Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Wednesdays, with Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required; for
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90 How Not to Diet, the Relationship Between Food 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed & Chronic Disease, an event in the “How Not to thru Thu Oct 25 Seniors), 1pm Wed Oct 3
Oct 31 Die” discussion series;… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 6pm Mon Oct 15 Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Cardio Kickboxing, Thursdays thru Nov. 8; $45; for call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
information and to register,… Black Hawk College - Quad How to Be a Whole Food Plat Based Athlete, and 12:45pm thru Fri Oct 26 Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
City Campus, 7pm Thu Oct 4 Eating Healthy on the Road, an event in the “How Not
to Die” discussion series;… Rock Island Public Library - Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, Downtown Library, 6pm Mon Oct 22 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am thru Wed information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and Oct 31 Seniors), 2pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
body, and to bring awareness to the present moment; Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
meditations will be led by experienced meditation information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25 Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Oct 23 &… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Sep 28 early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
thru Fri Oct 26 Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31

Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Sep 28 thru Fri Oct 26 Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31

Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
Seniors), 9am Fri Sep 28 thru Fri Oct 26 CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Oct 3 thru
Wed Oct 31
Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays;
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri Sep 28 thru Fri Oct 26 Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Sep 28 T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
thru Fri Oct 26 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:25am Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
Fri Sep 28 thru Mon Oct 29 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Genesis Foot Clinic, from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm;
Seniors), 9:30am Fri Sep 28 thru Mon Oct 29 $22, reservations required; for information, call… CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), Thu Oct 4
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Seniors), 9am Fri Sep 28 thru Wed Oct 31 Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Oct 4

iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Oct 1 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri Oct 5

Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct 9
Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience month; donations… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for 9:30am Wed Oct 10 and Wed Oct 24
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Oct 15
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Oct 18
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), Mon Oct 1 thru Tue Oct 30 Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct 23
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563-
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct
2 thru Tue Oct 30
KIDS’ STUFF
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or
1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center Weekly & Bi-Weekly
for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30
2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge, teens
Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats, in grade 6-12 can pick up… Mon Oct 1 thru Sat Oct 20
scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 Homeschool Arts, on Mondays; explore a variety of
arts and crafts utilizing… Davenport Public Library -
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call Main, 1pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue
Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving
your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library,
5:30pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29
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Pre-School Story Time, on Mondays & Thursdays; Little Makers, on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of
enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities… River Valley craft supplies and a… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
District Library, 10am Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31

Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; free; for Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; free;
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
6:30pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 2:45pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31

Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36 Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
months; nurture your baby and… Moline Public Library, activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library
Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed
Oct 31
Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and
Mon Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 29 gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 3pm
Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
Teen Advisory Board, on Mondays; hang out, eat
snacks, and share your ideas… Davenport Public Library Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Wednesdays; stories,
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Mon Oct 1 thru Mon songs, and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public
Oct 29 Library - Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Oct 3 thru
Wed Oct 31
Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays, for ages 2-5, this
storytime will be all… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays; free; for
Avenue Branch, 9:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades 6:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
6-12 who… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Tue Oct 2
thru Tue Oct 30 Family Storytime, on Thursdays; join us as the library
and local organization… Davenport Public Library -
Homeschool Bookclub, on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5; Ray LaMontagne @ Adler Theatre -- October 24 Main, 10am Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25
books will be provided and… Fairmount Street Library,
1pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; free; and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays, open play and and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public Library - for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25
socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Oct 2 thru Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31 Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat
Tue Oct 30 Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesdays snacks, and share your ideas… Fairmount Street Library,
& Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 Big/Little Bookclub, on Wednesdays; book club for 6:30pm Thu Oct 4 thru Thu Oct 25
Melody Makers, on Tuesdays, for ages 2-4 and their or… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Oct 2 thru Tue kids in 3rd-5th grade and… Davenport Public Library -
caregivers; we’ll explore… St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Oct 30 Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; music, movement
Moline, 9am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30 Oct 31 and stories; all ages welcome, but… Davenport Public
Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Oct 4 thru
STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays; information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail… Bettendorf Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; Thu Oct 25
free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Public Library, 10am Tue Oct 2 thru Wed Oct 31 explore a new STEAM topic… Moline Public Library, 2pm
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Wed Oct 3 thru Wed Oct 31
11:30am Tue Oct 2 thru Tue Oct 30

CURRENT EXHIBITION

JOHN BLOOM:
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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MUSIC Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 2, thru Oct. 5, for ages

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KIDS’ STUFF / Weekly & Bi-Weekly 10-13; each of the five… Niabi Zoo, 1:30pm Mon Oct 1

Turtle Island Quartet Creation Studio Drop-In, free; for information, call
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Public Concert: Sat, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. @ Rock Island High School, 1400 25th Ave, Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 1
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street
Rock Island IL; Area Appearances: Mon, Oct. 1, & Wed, Oct. 3; Various Area Locations Library, 10am Fri Oct 5 thru Fri Oct 26 Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours
or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library,

W ith the Washington Post praising their “ability
to create the best rock, jazz, bluegrass, and
the rest in sonorities that are rich, transparent, bal-
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome;
rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat
5:30pm Tue Oct 2

Crafternoon: DIY Squishies!, these little toys cost on
anced, and, blessedly, lightly aplified,” the Grammy- Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 27 average $10 so why not… LeClaire Community Library,
3pm Wed Oct 3
winning, genre-hopping chamber musicians of the
Turtle Island Quartet serve as the latest guests in September & October STEAM: Biology Basics and Beyond, for grades K-2;
Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artists series, their October Wednesdays thru Nov. 14; with instructor Rebecca…
6 concert at Rock Island High School sure to dem- Family Storytime, on Thursdays; join us as the library Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Wed Oct 3
onstrate why the San Francisco Examiner hailed and local organization… Davenport Public Library -
their “zest, imagination, and brilliant technique.” Main, 10am Thu Sep 27 Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36
Composed of violinists David Balakrishan and months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline
Alex Hargreaves, cellist Malcolm Parson, and viola player Benjamin von Gutzeit, the Turtle Island Quartet Lego Night, play with the library’s thousands of Legos Public Library, 6pm Wed Oct 3
for an hour… Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu Sep 27
originated in 1985, and has consequently emerged as a singular force in the creation of bold new trends
Hug-A-Book, Superheroes at Play, superhero
in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover PJ Movie Premiere, free; for information, call 563- learning activities, offered in partnership with the AOK
Album, the ensemble fuses the classical-quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles, 289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov… LeClaire Network,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
with legendary cellist Yo-Yo proclaiming the group to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – Community Library, 6pm Thu Sep 27 Library, 5:30pm Thu Oct 4
authentic and passionate – and a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”
The Turtle Island Quartet’s three-decade journey has taken the musicians through forays into folk, Pre-School Story Time, on Mondays & Thursdays; Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, and hip-hop, as well as the music of Latin America enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities… River Valley opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
and India – a repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals. The musicians District Library, 10am Thu Sep 27 Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 4
boast dozens of recordings and TV and radio credits including the Today Show, All Things Considered,
Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and more Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party, lmo, Abby Cadabby,
Prairie Home Companion, and Morning Edition, and have served as feature subjects in magazines such as for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am Thu Big Bird and more in a brand-new… TaxSlayer Center,
People and Newsweek. They’ve also collaborated with famed artists such as clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, Sep 27 Thu Oct 4
vibraphonist Stefon Harris, guitar legend Leo Kottke, and the Manhattan Transfer, plus pianists Billy Taylor,
Kenny Barron, Cyrus Chestnut and Ramsey Lewis. Rocket into Reading: Sports, for grades K-3; this Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to
In addition to its October 6 public concert at Rock Island High School, the Turtle Island Quartet will session features fun, sports-themed reading activities… have input on library offerings… Moline Public Library,
deliver a quartet of abbreviated performances at additional area venues earlier in the week. On October Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu 3:30pm Thu Oct 4
1, the musicians will visit Moline’s Butterworth Center (1105 Eighth Street) at 3 p.m. and the Moline Public Sep 27
Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd
Library (3210 41st Street) at 6:30 p.m.; and on October 3, the ensemble will stop by Muscatine’s Wesley
Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu
United Methodist Church (400 Iowa Avenue) at 2 p.m. and, in Davenport, St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Oct 4
Center on High Street at 6:30 p.m. Thu Sep 27
Admission to the abbreviated concerts is free, with tickets to the 7 p.m. public concert on October 6 Lego Club: Animals, for grades 6 & under; use your
$10-15 at the door. For more information on the Turtle Island Quartet’s area engagements, call (309)793- Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat imagination to create… East Moline Public Library,
1213 or visit QuadCityArts.com. snacks, and share your ideas… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Fri Oct 5
6:30pm Thu Sep 27
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;

THEATRE
Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; music, movement sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
and stories; all ages welcome, but… Davenport Public Library, 10:30am Fri Oct 5
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Thu Sep 27
Teen Library Council Meeting, join us for the
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu
meeting to receive your member card… East Moline
Public Library, 4pm Fri Oct 5
Sep 27
Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 14 @ The Spotlight Theatre, Book Explorers: Mock Newbery, free; for
1800 Seventh Avenue, Moline, IL Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesdays & information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or… bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm

F or its first musical presentation in the venue’s first
year of operation, the operators of Moline’s Spot-
light Theatre will take advantage of their venue’s locale
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Thu Sep 27

Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for
Sat Oct 6

Degas Impressionism, for grades 4-8; Saturdays
– the former site of the Scottish Rite Cathedral – with information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail… Bettendorf thru Oct. 27 with instructor Pat… Bereskin Gallery & Art
an ideal production for the architecturally grand space: Public Library, 10am thru Fri Sep 28 Academy, 8:30am Sat Oct 6
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the lauded stage
adaptation of Disney’s Oscar-nominated hit running Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Lego Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or
and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
October 5 through 14.
Library, 10am Fri Sep 28 Library, 11:30am Sat Oct 6
Based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 Gothic novel that told
of the unrequited love between the bell-ringing pariah Banned Movie, teens celebrate Banned Books Week Teen Writers: Beta Reading Group, bring a piece
Quasimodo and the Gypsy street dancer Esmerelda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has enjoyed numerous with a movie adaption of… East Moline Public Library, of your writing of 1500-2000 words and… Davenport
film, television, and theatrical adaptations over the decades, with Disney’s 1996 animated feature boasting an 5pm Fri Sep 28 Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat Oct 6
Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for composers Alan Menken (Beauty & the Beast, The Lion
King) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). With the composers adding new songs to their film score and Lego Club: Towers, for grades 6 & under; use your Animal Adventures, for ages 6-9; children can
Tony winner James Lapine providing the book for the tale, the musical version of Hunchback premiered in 1999 imagination to create… East Moline Public Library, experience the adaptations of many… Niabi Zoo,
in Berlin, Germany as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (The Bellringer of Notre Dame). Produced by Walt Disney 3:30pm Fri Sep 28 10:15am Sat Oct 6
Theatrical, it was the company’s first musical to premiere outside the United States and ran for three years,
becoming one of Berlin’s longest-running musicals of all time. Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five Animal Expeditions, for ages 10-13; an opportunity
The subsequent American version of the musical, which found Broadway playwright Peter Parnell composing and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown for participants to meet animals… Niabi Zoo, 11:15am
a new book featuring verbatim passages from Hugo’s novel, opened at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse in the fall Library, 10:30am Fri Sep 28 Sat Oct 6
of 2014, after which it moved to New Jersey’s esteemed Paper Mill Playhouse in the spring of 2015. With touring
productions in recent years landing in cities such as Tokyo, Budapest, and Stuttgart, The Hunchback of Notre Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on Animal Tales, for ages 3-5; features a live animal
Dame has wowed international audiences and critics alike, with the Hollywood Reporter praising its “uncom- Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; character from a… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Sat Oct 6 thru Sat
rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Oct 20
monly complex, classically influenced score” and AM New York calling it “an unusually dark and chilling piece of
Sat Sep 29
musical theatre.” The Paper Mill cast recording of the show, meanwhile, debuted at number-one on Billboard’s
Creation Studio Drop-In: Leaf Punch Art, free;
Cast Albums chart in 2016, ending the 17-week run of former chart-topper Hamilton. DIY T-Shirt Bag, for grades 6 & under; bring a t-shirt for for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
The Spotlight Theatre’s co-operators Brent and Sara Tubbs will co-direct their venue’s first musical presenta- the… East Moline Public Library, 10am Sat Sep 29 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
tion, with Brent also serving as lighting and set designer and Sara as costume designer. Megan Warren serves as Mon Oct 8
music director while the New York-based Tommy Wallace choreographs, and two Quad City Music Guild veter- Teen Fortnite Party, follow the loot llamas to the
ans portray Quasimodo and Esmerelda: Adam Sanders (Catch Me If You Can, A Christmas Carol) and Heather Library for food, trivia,… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are
Herkelman (Mary Poppins, West Side Story). They’re joined by more than three dozen fellow castmates, among Sat Sep 29 specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library
them familiar area-theatre veterans, including Andy Curtiss, Abbey Donohoe, Becca Johnson, Gage McCalester, - Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Oct 8
Joanna Mills, Brant Peitersen, Ian Sodawasser, Nancy Teerlinck, Christopher Tracy, and Joe Urbaitis. Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 1, thru Oct. 5, for ages
The Hunchback of Notre Dame’s October 5 through 14 run will feature 7:30 p.m. performances on Fridays 6-9; each of the five… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Mon Oct 1 Tinker Lab: Rubber Band Racer!, make your own
and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, admission is $20, and a cash bar will be available an hour before all show race car out of mostly recycled materials;… LeClaire
times. For more information and tickets, call (309)912-7647 or visit TheSpotlightTheatreQC.com. Community Library, 4pm Mon Oct 8
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Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 3, thru Oct. 12, for
ages 6-9; each of the five… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Mon Oct 8

Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 4, thru Oct. 12, for
ages 10-13; each of the five… Niabi Zoo, 1:30pm Mon
Oct 8

Intersession Lego Build, join us for fun creating
Lego art for display; for… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 9am Mon Oct 8

Dinosaurs Unleashed! Interactive Movie Night,
it’s the 25th anniversary of the original movie based
on… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
5:30pm Tue Oct 9

KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
10:30am Tue Oct 9

Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 10:30am Tue Oct 9

The Hate U Give Book Discussion, to celebrate
2018’s Teen Read Week, Love Girls and the… Davenport
Public Library - Main, 6pm Tue Oct 9

Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
6:30pm Tue Oct 9 Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party! @ TaxSlayer Center -- October 4
Intersession: Firefighter Storytime, for ages 5 &
under; join us for firefighter stories,… Rock Island Public Jolly Rancher Readers: Open Book Share, share Haunted House!, with kid’s activities (2-4 p.m.); a Kid’s Movie Matinee, grades 6 & under enjoy family
Library - Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Oct 10 any opinions you have about books you’ve read; all… family-friendly, lights-on walk-through of the… East fun with a spooky… East Moline Public Library, 1pm Sat
Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Tue Oct 16 Moline Public Library, 2pm Sun Oct 21 Oct 27
Intersession Movie Morning, join us for a funny,
family-friendly Halloween movie during Rock… Rock Junior Explorers: Leaves, ages 3-7 explore a new Pumpkin Decorating, we will have a few different Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563-
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 10:30am Thu science theme each month; free;… LeClaire Community ways to design your… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm 326-7832… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Oct 27
Oct 11 Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 16 Mon Oct 22
Trunk or Treat, businesses and organizations in and
Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and Creation Studio Drop-In, free; for information, call surrounding the Silvis area will… Silvis Public Library,
grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu share your ideas on how… Fairmount Street Library, 4pm 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com … 5:30pm Sat Oct 27
Oct 11 Tue Oct 16 Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 22
Homeschool Arts, explores a variety of arts and crafts
Intersession: Firefighter Storytime, for ages 5 & Mini Makers: Pumpkin Guts, for ages 10 months School’s Out Movie Matinee, school’s out, so come utilizing interesting materials… Davenport Public Library
under; join us for firefighter stories,… Rock Island Public to three years; sensory play encourages… LeClaire to the library and watch a… Fairmount Street Library, - Main, 1pm Mon Oct 29
Library - Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Oct 12 Community Library, 10:30am Wed Oct 17 1pm Mon Oct 22
Creation Studio Drop-In, free; for information, call
Teen Haunted House Committee Meeting, share Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five Anime Night, ages 12 to 18 watch anime online, 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
your ideas, create Haunted House props, and eat and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest enjoy Japanese snacks,… Rock Island Public Library - Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 29
snacks;… East Moline Public Library, 4pm Fri Oct 12 Branch, 10:30am Wed Oct 17 Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Oct 23
Teen Advisory Board Meeting, the meeting will
Bluestem Buddies Book Club, join us to read and Teen and Tween Gaming Night, video and board Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities consist of Truck or Treat review and… Silvis Public
discuss the Bluestem Illinois Children’s… Rock Island gaming, on the library’s Wii U, XBox… Rock Island Public are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library, Library, 5:30pm Tue Oct 30
Public Library - Downtown Library, 1pm Sat Oct 13 Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Oct 18 6:30pm Tue Oct 23
Teen Halloween Horror, enjoy snacks and a scary
Children’s Book Discussion, free; for information, call Together Time Tales, for families with children in 3rd Ghostly Night, free; for information, call 309-524- movie, just in time for… Rock Island Public Library -
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… grade and younger; we… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu 2440… Moline Public Library, 6pm Tue Oct 23 Downtown Library, 5pm Tue Oct 30
Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Oct 13 Oct 18
Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
Saturday STEAM-Azing: Dissect Owl Pellets, fun, Pumpkin Painting, if carving pumpkins is too messy and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library, are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
hands-on projects for grades K-6 in science, technology, and dangerous for your… LeClaire Community Library, 2:30pm Wed Oct 24 6:30pm Tue Oct 30
engineering, art,… Rock Island Public Library - 4pm Fri Oct 19
Downtown Library, 2pm Sat Oct 13 Preschool Halloween Party, free; Wed. 6pm, Thu. Lego Club, all of the library’s Legos will be out for
Teen Haunted House Committee Meeting, share 10am; for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public anyone… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Wed Oct 31
Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563- your ideas, create Haunted House props, and eat Library, Wed Oct 24 and Thu Oct 25
326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue snacks;… East Moline Public Library, 4pm Fri Oct 19 Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
Branch, 10am Sat Oct 13 Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
20th Annual Noogiefest, a free Halloween/Fall activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 31
Teen Anime Day @ the Figge, in addition to prizes Festival party for children and their families with… Wed Oct 24
given for drawing, gaming and cosplay, there will also Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 4pm Sat Oct 20
be a Japanese Calligraphy contest this year; take a lesson Spooky Stem, ages 6+ join us for STEM with a
from the artist Anna Ito or bring an already created piece Figge Art Lessons to Go for Kids: French Moderns, Halloween twist;… Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu
of calligraphy from home; What’s That Funk will present a special guest from the Figge Art Museum will bring… Oct 25
a session about comics & publishing; Ramen, candy
sushi, & tea will be served; free; for information, call 563-
Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Oct 20
Together Time Tales: Halloween Party, we will
September 4 Crossword Answers
326-7832, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Rainbow Paper, after this be reading spooky tales, listening and dancing to…
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, noon Sat Oct 13 five-minute science activity everyone will walk away McGehee Center in Schadt Park, 6pm Thu Oct 25
with… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat Oct 20
Walking Dead Day, ages 12 & up celebrate 15 years Lego Club: Forests, for grades 6 & under; use your
of “The Walking… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Sat Animal Adventures, for ages 6-9; children can imagination to create… East Moline Public Library,
Oct 13 experience the adaptations of many… Niabi Zoo, 3:30pm Fri Oct 26
10:15am Sat Oct 20
Creation Studio Drop-In: Frankenstein Crafts!, Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Animal Expeditions, for ages 10-13; an opportunity and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm for participants to meet animals… Niabi Zoo, 11:15am Library, 10:30am Fri Oct 26
Mon Oct 15 Sat Oct 20
Teen Reading Challenge Party, for those who
Intersession Lego Build, join us for fun creating Minecraft, join us as we play Minecraft in creative participated in the area-wide Teen Reading Challenge;…
Lego art for display; for… Rock Island Public Library - mode; build… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Oct 20 Moline Public Library, 6pm Fri Oct 26
Downtown Library, 9am Mon Oct 15
Story Travelers, free; for information, call 563-344- Throwback Fright Night, grades 6-12 enjoy the scary
Homeschool STEM, program of fun activities 4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf movie season with a classic… East Moline Public Library,
including using zSpace computers, Strawbees and… Public Library, 2pm Sat Oct 20 5pm Fri Oct 26
Davenport Public Library - Main, 1pm Tue Oct 16
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Crossword
CHILD’S PLAY · OCTOBER 9, 2018 Sep. 4 Answers: Page 19

ACROSS 80. The elderly 38. Capp character
1. _ blocker 82. Youthful-looking: Hyph. 39. Reveals
5. Impede, in law 85. Sidestep 40. River in Austria
10. Coin of medieval France 87. Posies 41. Perambulator: 2 wds.
15. Diner’s preference 89. Where Jaffa is 42. German art songs
19. Pavlov or Turgenev 91. Spiced wine beverage 43. Tubb or Borgnine
20. Baedeker 92. Kind of pre-LCD monitor 46. Stormed
21. Untamed 93. Audibly 49. Engender
22. Port in the Keystone State 94. Points in orbits 50. Part of AAA: Abbr.
23. Caretaker of a kind, British-style: 96. Swaggers 54. Sends
Hyph. 99. Duds 55. Let slip
25. Pediatrician: 2 wds. 100. Stopped snoozing 56. Adams the actress
27. Antiquated 101. Child of the ‘50s: 2 wds. 57. Short-billed rail
28. Digits 103. 23 Across, American-style: 2 wds. 58. Spike
30. Part of USSR 108. Nipa palm 60. Cote d’_
31. Ship’s galley 109. Peace goddess 61. Coil of yarn
34. Old length measure 110. Swords 62. Artistic category
35. Soak 111. River in England 63. “The Prophet” author Khalil _
36. “_ _ Day’s Night” 112. Wrongful act 64. Cheese variety
37. Colony of rabbits 113. French income 65. Primed
39. Tolerable 114. Raison _ 66. Cat’s-paw
44. Bumpkins 115. Pins 68. _ and drabs
45. Music maker: 2 wds. 69. Reproach
47. Den DOWN 71. Laugh out loud
48. Uninteresting 1. _ and tucker 72. Place
49. Bumps 2. Girl in Sevastopol 74. Provide
51. Florence’s river 3. Keyboard key 75. Windblown loam
52. Big _ 4. At present 77. Slaughterhouse
53. Day of rest: Abbr. 5. “_ Saga” 78. Prepared for surgery
54. Online phenomena 6. Bog plant 81. Break a code
55. Laws 7. Trim 83. Pin grass
57. Bonnie and _ 8. Work in verse 84. Biblical instrument
59. South African camp 9. Makes uneasy 85. Kind of mushroom
61. The underworld 10. “The Unbearable Lightness _ _” 86. Composed of plants
62. Greek goddesses 11. Animal 88. Eats
63. More diaphanous 12. Sphere 90. Advocate
65. Fleet 13. Puts down 93. _ provocateur
66. Table on wheels 14. Mythical city of gold: 2 wds. 95. _ comitatus
67. Lover of Tristan 15. Narration 96. PM of Japan
68. Thick 16. Commedia dell’_ 97. Ski lift: Hyph.
69. Horse chestnut 17. Funny guy 98. Lesion
70. Coffin stands 18. Always, to poets 100. Further
71. Thicket 24. Feelings 101. Cricket item
72. Prop 26. Completed 102. Board game pieces
73. Family mem. 29. Submit 104. Chimp
76. Flat fish 31. Playing and calling 105. Stalemate
77. Saharan 32. Marvel Comics Inhuman _ Boltagon 106. Work unit
78. Set of steps over a fence 33. Ornamental plant: 3 wds. 107. In medias _
79. Mythical queen 34. Cliffs
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Trump Card
FAHRENHEIT 11/9
“Was it all just a dream?” Those were the
first words uttered by an off-screen Michael
Moore in his 2004 documentary Fahren-
heit 9/11, Moore’s incensed indictment
of George W. Bush’s first years in office
(and, because it’s Moore, a bunch of other
things, too). Those same words, not at all
coincidentally, open Moore’s new Fahren-
heit 11/9, the numerically swapped title a
reference to the day in 2016 that Donald T.
Trump was officially named our nation’s
president. The difference between those
identically worded openers, though, lies in
the timbre of Moore’s voice. In 9/11, he was
recognizably sardonic and faux ingenuous,
following the question with snarky refer-
ences to Ben Affleck and Robert De Niro.
In 11/9, however, “Was it all just a dream?”
sounds like the lament of a truly sad,
incredulous man – one who can’t believe Michael Moore in Fahrenheit 11/9
that, 14 years later, he’s forced to ask the
same damned question again, and likely to having pretty much made criticism of River – a decision that Moore convincingly the darkness for Moore (and for us), and it
ever-less-receptive ears. Trump their full-time jobs. Moore gives us demonstrates was politically motivated. comes in the form of – who woulda thunk
As Moore will go on to demonstrate in a replay of Election Night 2016 (complete Moore doesn’t exactly shy away from his it? – optimism. The Flint sequences are
Fahrenheit 11/9, he hasn’t completely lost with the inevitable wails of I Pagliacci’s critique of Trump here, with Governor harrowing, but they find their exact oppo-
his fire, and the lengthy screen time the “Vesti Le Giubba” on the soundtrack), Rick Snyder’s cronyism deemed a politi- sites in the footage of, and Moore’s con-
documentarian and devoted muckraker along with familiar footage of the Trump cal precursor to the actions of our current versations with, those actively fighting for
devotes to the horrific water pollution in family’s doleful post-election faces, the president. But what makes the material on change, some of whose names will appear
his home city of Flint, Michigan, features president’s hounding of news media at his Flint freshly devastating is its focus. Moore on mid-term ballots in November: New
some of his most outraged, angriest work rallies, and a visual and aural montage of conducts heartbreaking interviews with York congressional candidate Alexandria
to date. Yet if you’ve followed Moore’s Trump’s unseemly obsession with daughter those affected by the lead-fi lled water and Ocasio-Coretz; West Virginia state senator
career, in all manner of media, over the Ivanka. None of this is new. After more endures endless runaround from politi- Richard Ojeda; David Hogg and fellow
nearly three decades since 1989’s Roger than two years, how could it be? cal appointees and spokespeople, and it’s student activists from Marjory Stoneman
& Me, it’s hard not to sense a decreased We also get the obligatory comparison inconceivable that anyone watching this Douglas High School; the millions who
vehemence, a profound sense of loss, in to Hitler, which Moore undermines with segment of the fi lm could fail to be emo- participated in the Women’s March on
its creator’s tone, which might account for a truly unwise comedic gambit that finds tionally affected. It’s also hard to imagine Washington and March for Our Lives.
the movie’s frequently hit-or-miss qual- Trump-rally declarations delivered over viewers not wishing that Moore had made Cinematically speaking, it isn’t like Moore
ity. Without question, Moore wants his footage of Hitler shouting at one of his an entire movie solely about Flint and its to see the positive in, well, anything. But
Fahrenheit 11/9 audiences to exit his latest Nuremberg rallies. Moore’s points about people rather than the liberal-talking-point in addition to making you feel expectedly
fi lm wanting to take action, specifically Hitler’s nationalism eerily foreshadow- grab bag we’re instead given. Plenty of lousy, Fahrenheit 11/9 – at least whenever
at the ballot box. But while I frequently ing America’s present nationalism – along fascinating subjects are addressed in the Moore extended humble thanks and grati-
found his fi lm worthy and essential – and, with the incipient threat of despotism – are fi lm: the modern-day lunacy of the Elec- tude to those demanding change – also
not for nothing, quite entertaining – I left lucidly made and, I think, valid. But it toral College; the political machinations made me feel unexpectedly great. Refusing
feeling that Moore was so pissed about so may be currently impossible to analyze that led to Bernie Sanders’ primary defeat; to give either Trump or himself the last
many different aspects of American life Trump and his rise to power in any way, the specious argument that America is a word, Moore ends his fi lm with a March for
that, for the first time, he wasn’t making especially comedically, that would make predominantly left ist country. Yet despite Our Lives recitation of murdered students’
a movie out of righteousness so much as a lick of difference to either his detractors boasting a couple of Moore’s now-tired names by Parkland activist Emma Gonza-
exhaustion. It’s like the cinematic equiva- or his supporters. So despite Trump being comic provocations – namely, his attempt lez, followed by more than a half-minute of
lent of the waning minutes in one of those the purported focus, and the fi lm’s very to make a citizen’s arrest of Snyder and his respectfully crushing silence. Sometimes
heedless, hours-long fights you have with a title being Trump-centric, Moore does the hosing of the governor’s lawn with polluted even a famously lauded/reviled motor-
loved one: You keep fighting, but you really smartest thing he conceivably could do water – the Flint material is the only part mouth such as Michael Moore knows when
just want to sleep. under the circumstances, even if it means of the movie that actively boils the blood the most appropriate words are no words
Surprisingly, in Moore’s scattershot his latest release will be seen as something … at least before we get to the reminders at all.
offering, its least effective material con- of a mess: He moves on. of then-President Obama performing Flint
cerns Trump. Maybe this shouldn’t be all Principally, and most memorably, he River-related publicity stunts that he insists For reviews of The House with a Clock
that surprising, considering that late-night moves on to Flint, going into wrenching aren’t publicity stunts. (Watch the footage. in Its Walls, Predator, The Nun, A Simple
hosts including Stephen Colbert, Seth detail about how the city’s source of drink- They so are.) Favor, Life Itself, Searching, Operation
Meyers, Samantha Bee, and others have ing water was swapped from Lake Huron Blessedly, though, Fahrenheit 11/9 also Finale, Peppermint, The Wife, and other
easily beat Fahrenheit 11/9 to the punch, and the Detroit River to the polluted Flint suggests that there may be a way out of recent releases, visit RCReader.com/movies.
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Pouter Keg But consider the weaselly, “passive-
aggressive” tack those soldiers took. Though
My girlfriend, who’d been traveling, lost their indirect approach to getting their way
track of what day it was and was surprised was militarily unhelpful, it was anything but
when I showed up on the usual night I “maladaptive” for them personally. It allowed
come cook her dinner. She was happy to see them to avoid both court-martial and getting
me but said she needed to finish this one shot at – or to stay in bed “sick” instead of
“urgent work e-mail.” How nice. Dinner going all “10-4!” on scrubbing the grout in the
would get cold while she took forever. latrines with their toothbrush.
Instead of getting started in the kitchen, In other words, indirect communication
I sat down angrily on the couch. “What’s like theirs is often adaptive, meaning highly
wrong?” she asked. I said, “I’ll just sit here useful – a form of diplomacy. As I pointed out
‘til you’re ready!” She got angry, saying in a recent column, per psychologist Steven
that I should have just asked her how long Pinker, it’s a crafty way to communicate a
she’d be or told her I felt bad. She then went potentially inflammatory message without
on about how I have a “toxic” habit of this causing offense the way baldly stating one’s
sort of “passive-aggressive” behavior, and I feelings would. For example, there’s the social
need to stop “acting out” before it ruins our relationship-preserving hint about table man-
relationship. I love her and don’t want to ners, “Wow, Jason, you’re really enjoying that
lose her. Help! risotto!” instead of the more honest “Gross!
– Doghouse You eat like a feral hog on roadkill!”
The thing is, avoiding causing offense
There will sometimes be reasons you are can go too far, such as when it’s driven by a
unable to communicate using the spoken long-held and unexamined belief that you’re
word. Your jaw is wired shut. You are gagged offensive simply by existing and having
with duct tape. A wizard has turned you into needs. Understanding that, explore the root
a cocker spaniel. of your own passive-aggressive behavior. My
Otherwise, when you’d like another person guess? It’s fear of conflict, or rather, of the
to do something, it’s best not to express this to results of conflict. Granted, at some point,
them in code: “I want you to meet my needs – it was probably protective for you to avoid
right after you guess what they are!” conflict – and the direct engagement that
Passive-aggressiveness is a kind of coded could lead to it – such as if you had a volatile
communication – a form of “indirect and abusive parent. However, as an adult,
speech,” which is a way of saying some- indirect communication should be a tool you
thing without flat-out saying it. The term use when it suits the situation, not a behavior
“passive-aggressive” was coined by a military you robotically default to.
psychologist, Colonel William Menninger, Consider that conflict, when expressed
during World War II. He used it to describe in healthy, noninflammatory ways, can be
soldiers who, instead of saying no to a direct a positive thing – a source for personal and
order (hello, ugly consequences!), wiggled collective growth and deeper relationships.
out through “passive measures” including But to take advantage of this after years of
“procrastination, inefficiency, and passive auto-burying your feelings, you’ll need to
obstructionism.” start by articulating to yourself what you
Menninger’s term was useful in military want in a particular situation. Next, while
memos because, as historian Christopher ignoring the protests of your fears, express
Lane puts it, the army couldn’t exactly issue your needs and/or feelings to the other
a directive against “pouting.” However, there person with healthy directness: “Hey, can you
was no research to support it as anything guesstimate how many minutes ‘til you’re
more than a tactic in a certain situation, done with your work?” and maybe add “I have
as opposed to a “personality disorder” – a a special dinner planned, and I don’t want it
chronic, genetically driven pattern of mal- to get cold.”
adaptive thinking and behavior. Admittedly, some conflicts end up in grid-
Yet in the 1950s, a group of psychiatrists lock, which means you won’t always get what
writing the mental disorders bible, the DSM you want. However, you’re far more likely
(edition I), took a big, unscientific leap. They to get your needs met if you don’t just fester
willy-nilly added passive-aggressiveness to with resentment or turn every relationship
the list of personality disorders in the book – interaction into an intricate game of charades:
perhaps because without an official “disor- “Sorry, honey. Still don’t get it. Are you angry
der” label (and diagnostic codes that go with), or doing a rain dance?”
health insurance companies wouldn’t pay
therapists to treat it.
Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405. E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com,
visit @amyalkon on Twitter, and listen to Amy’s weekly radio show at BlogTalkRadio.com/amyalkon. Order Amy
Alkon’s new book Unf_-ology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018).
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you own deep dark mysteries. I’m mining for secrets knowledge are an orchid in Madagascar that level. Harrison would serve well as your patron
have any skills at living on the edge that I might be concealing from myself. In smells like champagne, an electric blue saint.
between the light and the dark? Are accordance with the astrological omens, I tarantula in the Guyana rain forest, and a
you curious about what the world suggest that you follow my lead. You might want Western Australian grass that has a flavor AQUARIUS (January 20-February
might look like and how people would treat you to delve into boxes of old mementoes or reread resembling salt-and-vinegar potato chips. I 18): On a spring morning some years
if you refused to divide everything up into that emails from years ago. You could get in touch suspect you’ll be making metaphorically ago, a smoky aroma woke me from a
which helps you and that which doesn’t help with people who are no longer part of your life comparable discoveries in the coming weeks, deep sleep. Peering out my bedroom
you? Can you imagine how it would feel if you even though they were once important to you. Libra: evocative beauty that you’ve been blind to window into the backyard, I saw that my
loved your life just the way it is and not wish it How else could you get into intimate contact and interesting phenomena that have been trickster girlfriend Anastasia had built a
were different from what it is? Please note: with your eternal self? hiding in plain sight. bonfire. When I stumbled to my closet to get
People less courageous than you might prefer dressed, I found my clothes missing. There were
you to be less courageous. But I hope you’ll stay LEO (July 23-August 22): Here’s a SCORPIO (October 23-November no garments in my dresser, either. In my groggy
true to the experiment of living on the edge quote from A Map of Misreading, a 21): There is no such thing as a plant haze, I realized that my entire wardrobe had
between the light and the dark. book by renowned literary critic, that blooms continuously. Phases of become fuel for Anastasia’s conflagration. It was
Harold Bloom: “Where the synecdo- withering and dormancy are just as too late to intervene, and I was still quite
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): che of tessera made a totality, however illusive, natural as phases of growth. I bring this fact to drowsy, so I crawled back in bed to resume
According to PopBitch.com, most the metonymy of kenosis breaks this up into your attention to help you remain poised as you snoozing. A while later, I woke to find her
top-charting pop songs are in a minor discontinuous fragments.” What the cluck did go through your own period of withering standing next to the bed bearing a luxurious
key. In light of this fact, I encourage Harold Bloom just say?! I’m not being followed by dormancy. You should accept life’s breakfast she said she’d cooked over the flames
you to avoid listening to pop songs for the next anti-intellectual when I declare this passage to demand that you slow down and explore the of my burning clothes. After our meal, we
three weeks. In my astrological opinion, it’s be pretentious drivel. In the coming days, I urge mysteries of fallowness. You should surrender stayed in bed all day, indulging in a variety of
essential that you surround yourself with you Leos to draw inspiration from my response sweetly to stasis and enjoy your time of rest and riotous fun. I’m not predicting that similar
stimuli that don’t tend to make you sad and to Bloom. Tell the truth about nonsense. Don’t recharging. That’s the best way to prepare for events will unfold in your life, Aquarius. But
blue, that don’t influence you to interpret your pretend to appreciate jumbled or over-compli- the new cycle of growth that will begin in a few you may experience adventures that are almost
experience through a melancholic, mournful cated ideas. Expose bunk and bombast. Be kind, weeks. equally boisterous, hilarious, and mysterious.
filter. To accomplish the assignments that life if you can, but be firm. You’re primed to be a
will be sending you, you need to at least champion of down-to-earth communication. SAGITTARIUS (November PISCES (February 19-March 20): I’ve
temporarily cultivate a mood of crafty 22-December 21): If you were ever got three teachings for you. (1) Was
optimism. VIRGO (August 23-September 22): going to win a contest that awarded there a time in your past when bad
A data research company, Priceonom- you a free vacation to an exotic romance wounded your talent for
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini ics, suggests that Monday is the most sanctuary, it would probably happen during the love? Yes, but you now have more power to heal
regent Queen Victoria (1819–1901) productive day of the week and that next three weeks. If a toy company would ever that wound than you’ve ever had before. (2) Is it
wore crotchless underwear made of October is the most productive month of the approach you about developing a line of action possible you’re ready to shed a semi-delicious
linen. A few years ago, Great Britain’s year. My research suggests that while Capri- figures and kids’ books based on your life, it addiction to a chaotic magic? Yes. Clarity is
Museums, Libraries, and Archives Council corns tend to be the most consistently might also be sometime soon. And if you have poised to trump melodrama. Joyous decisive-
accorded them “national designated status,” an productive of all the signs in the zodiac, Virgos ever had hopes of converting your adversaries ness is primed to vanquish ingrained sadness.
official notice that means they are a national often outstrip them for a six-week period during into allies, or getting support and backing for (3) Has there ever been a better time than now
treasure. If I had the power, I would give your the end of each September and throughout your good original ideas, or finding unexpected to resolve and graduate from past events that
undergarments an equivalent acknowledgment. October. Furthermore, my intuition tells me inspiration to fix one of your not-so-good have bothered and drained you for a long time?
The only evidence I would need to make this that you Virgos now have an extraordinary habits, those opportunities are now more likely No. This is the best time ever.
bold move would be the intelligence and capacity to turn good ideas into practical action. than they have been for some time.
expressiveness with which you are going to I conclude, therefore, that you are about to Homework: Make two fresh promises to yourself: one
wield your erotic sensibilities in the coming embark on a surge of industrious and high- CAPRICORN (December 22-Janu- that’s easy to keep and one that’s at the edge of your
quality work. (P.S.: This October has five ary 19): An 81-year-old Capricorn capacity to live up to. Visit FreeWillAstrology.com.
weeks.
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FRIDAY
2018/10/05 (Fri)
5 – Service Station Bar & Grill, 432 1st
Ave. W., West Milan IL
Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
– Coralville Center for the
2nd Annual Nashville Music Fest – Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport Coralville IA
Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL IA The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) –
Cherry Gun – Riverside Casino and Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, – The Main Event, 3819 State St., Ave., Rock Island IL
Riverside IA Bettendorf IA Moeller Nights: Valley Queen
Chicago Farmer – Brian Johanessen Quad City Symphony Orchestra – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
– The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Masterworks I: French Moderns Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Iowa City IA (2pm) – Centennial Hall, Davenport IA
Crooked Cactus – Frankie Joe & Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Roger Carlson (6pm) – The ARTery,
Kinfolk (5pm) – Mercado on Fifth, Rock Island IL 1629 2nd Ave in the District, Rock
1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Wild Adriatic – CBDB – Gabe’s, 330 E. Island IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Washington St., Iowa City IA The Tailfins – Rhythm City Casino
Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille, Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
Lauren Anderson – Avey/Grouws MONDAY
2018/10/08 (Mon)
8 Ave., Davenport IA
Whiskey’s Gone: A Zac Brown
Band – The Redstone Room, 129 Jesse Elliott & Rachel Ries: The Tribute Band – The Redstone
Main St, Davenport IA Green Room – Englert Theatre, Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Manhu from China – University of 221 East Washington St., Iowa City
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255
Bennett St., Dubuque IA
IA
Rest in Codeine Tour: A.W.R. – SATURDAY
2018/10/13 (Sat)
13
Moeller Nights: Jade Bird – Chris Unkeyfonz – Stogiie Santana – Alabama – TaxSlayer Center, 1201
Porterfield – Triple Crown Whiskey Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa River Dr, Moline IL
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third City IA An Evening of Rodgers &
St., Davenport IA Hammerstein – Coralville Center
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel - October 9 Rosie & the Rivets – Rhythm City
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 TUESDAY
2018/10/09 (Tue)
9 for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th
St., Coralville IA
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Sarah Shook & Billy F Gibbons featuring Matt
THURSDAY
2018/09/27 (Thu)
27 Main St, Davenport IA
Still (5pm) – Galvin Fine Arts Center,
Moeller Nights: Alex Schaaf – Triple
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Sammy Miller & the Congregation
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
the Disarmers – The Trongone
Band – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
Sorum & Austin Hanks – Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway
Black Hawk College Jazz Band St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Iowa City IA & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., 22, Riverside IA
(6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Gaines St., Davenport IA The Patient Zeroes – Burden the TJ – RHYS – Novet – Jordan Burgett Davenport IA Chamber Music Quad Cities:
1325 30th St., Rock Island IL Windy City Dueling Pianos – The Bear – The Copper Smoke Trials – – King Dough – Torrian Ball – ADE First Works – Unitarian Church

WEDNESDAY 10
Cloudmouth – The Slow Retreat – Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa – ASthmattic – A. Barb (6pm) – 2018/10/10 (Wed) of Davenport, 3707 Eastern Ave,
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Ave., Rock Island IL City IA Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Davenport IA
City IA Studebaker John (11am) – Riverside Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Country Boy (6:30pm) – Hello
SATURDAY 29
City IA
Moeller Nights: Graveyard Proving 2018/09/29 (Sat) Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Weekend (8:30pm) – Riverside

SATURDAY 6
Grounds – Triple Crown Whiskey Highway 22, Riverside IA 2018/10/06 (Sat) City IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third All Senses Fest: Brendan Wells Crystal Bowersox – Becca Sutlive –
MONDAY 1
Highway 22, Riverside IA
St., Davenport IA Plant Music (8:30pm) – Metavari 2018/10/01 (Mon) 2nd Annual Nashville Music Fest – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Crooked Cactus – Rhythm City
Molly Durnin – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore (9:30pm) – Dos Santos (10:45pm) – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black City IA Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077
Ave., Davenport IA Condor & Jaybird and The Golden Turtle Island Quartet (3pm) – Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Fleece Present Snooty & the Snout Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Blues Rock It – 11th Street Precinct, – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Demun Jones – Charlie Farley –
FRIDAY
2018/09/28 (Fri)
28 Pouch (midnight) – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Street, Moline IL
Turtle Island Quartet (6:30pm) –
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Chanticleer – Universit y of
W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Random Tanner – RIBCO, 1815
Second Ave., Rock Island IL

THURSDAY 11
All Senses Fest: Jack Lion (8pm) BB Secrist – Riverside Casino and Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 2018/10/11 (Thu) Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green
– McCombs, MacKay, Rumback Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Moline IL Bennett St., Dubuque IA Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd.,
(9:15pm) – Crown Larks (10:30pm) Riverside IA Cherry Gun – Riverside Casino and Black Hawk College Jazz Band
TUESDAY 2
LeClaire IA
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Bongripper – Nest Egg – Telekinetic 2018/10/02 (Tue) Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, (6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Jaimie Branch – Jack Lion – Gabe’s,
Island IL Yeti – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Riverside IA 1325 30th St., Rock Island IL 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
BB Secrist – Riverside Casino and Rock Island IL Cocordion – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle Emerson String Quartet – Hancher Jordan Danielsen (noon) –
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, The Candymakers – Spotlight Ave., Rock Island IL Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn,
Riverside IA Theatre & Event Center, 1800 7th Maestros & Melodies: A Tribute IA City IA 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley IL
Douglas & Tucker (6pm) – Ave., Moline IL to Le ge ndar y Bolly woo d KCCK’s “Homecoming” featuring Eric Gales – Kevin B.F. Burt – The Moeller Nights: Eric Dodd (6pm)
Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, The Depaysement – In the Attic – Composers – Coralville Center for Dick Oatts – Coralville Center for Redstone Room, 129 Main St, – The Host Country – The Fuss –
LeClaire IA Doc Miller – New Tribe – Gabe’s, the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Davenport IA Sister Wife (9:30pm) – Triple Crown
The Dweebs – Rhythm City Casino 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Coralville IA Coralville IA Moeller Nights: The Heligoats – Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore The Dweebs – Rhythm City Casino justin carl hurty – Augustana Mari Black & Her World Fiddle Micah Schnabel – Angela Perley & E Third St., Davenport IA
Ave., Davenport IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore College Teaching Museum of Art, E n s e m b l e – M t . Ve r n o n the Howlin’ Moons – Triple Crown Out of Darkness, Into Light – Knox
Facs – Emma Ruth Rundle – Sinner Ave., Davenport IA 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL Communit y School Distric t Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 College’s Kresge Recital Hall, 2 East
Frenz – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Garp 2018: Nathaniel Rateliff & the

WEDNESDAY 3
Auditorium, 525 Palisades Road E Third St., Davenport IA South St., Knox College, Galesburg
Rock Island IL Night Sweats – Texas Gentlemen 2018/10/03 (Wed) SW, Mt. Vernon IA Stacked Like Pancakes – Whosah IL
Garp 2018: Nathaniel Rateliff – – Okey Dokey – Campdogzz – Quad City Symphony Orchestra – Scamper – Gabe’s, 330 E. Overtime – AKDB – Gringo (6pm) –
Matthew Logan Vasquez – Cactus Kirby Brown – Sam Evian – Katie Moeller Nights: Jakubi – Triple Masterworks I: French Moderns Washington St., Iowa City IA Smokey Brights – Tiny Chair – Jake
Blossoms – Miles Nielsen & the Von Schleicher – Jess Parsons – Joe Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Trio con Brio Copenhagen – Kemble (10pm) – Iowa City Yacht
Rusted Hearts – Small Houses – Sampson – The Dawn (1:45pm) – Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Davenport IA Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Emma Blue Book – Bad Licks – Vera Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Primus – Crown Lands – Adler Raw Talent Night: Halloween Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St., Cedar Rufus Reid: Quiet Pride – A
Sola – Kyle Emerson (5:45pm) – Ave., Maquoketa IA Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Edition – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 Falls IA Celebration of Elizabeth Catlett –
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – IA S Linn St, Iowa City IA Wild Rivers – The Mill, 120 E. Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park
Ave., Maquoketa IA Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, Turtle Island Quartet (2pm) – Rosie & the Rivets – Rhythm City Burlington St., Iowa City IA Rd., Iowa City IA
Jake Shimabukuro – Englert 1228 30th St., Rock Island IL Wesley United Methodist Church, Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –

FRIDAY 12
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Heartache Tonight – Timber Lake 400 Iowa Ave., Muscatine IA Elmore Ave., Davenport IA 2018/10/12 (Fri) The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Iowa City IA Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Turtle Island Quartet (6:30pm) Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
The LK Trio (6pm) – Steeplegate Inn, Mt. Carroll IL – Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Blues Rock-It – Parkside Grill &

SUNDAY 14
100 W 76th St., Davenport IA Randy Bachman – Englert Theatre, University, W. High St., Davenport Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL 2018/10/14 (Sun)
Live @ Five: The Velies (5pm) – 221 East Washington St., Iowa City IA Turtle Island Quartet – Rock Island Brown Bag Lunch Concert (noon)
RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., IA Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village
THURSDAY 4
High School, 2101 6th Ave., Rock – Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Davenport IA The RiverCity 6 (noon) – Kalona, , 2018/10/04 (Thu) Island IL Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport
The Marcus King Band – Bishop Davenport IA Unleash the Archers – Striker IA IA
Gunn – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Kiss the Sky: The Definitive Jimi – Helion Prime – Unity – Dark Byobrass – Copper Smoke Trials – Emmylou Harris – Gallagher
St., Iowa City IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Hendrix Tribute Experience – Agenda (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Public Safety – Iowa City Yacht Bluedorn Performing Arts Center,
Milltown (5pm) – Wide River Winery Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Washington St., Iowa City IA Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA 8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls IA
- LeClaire, 106 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire The Sixties Sound – Riverside Casino Third Ave., Rock Island IL William Elliott Whitmore – Englert Granger Smith – Riverside Casino Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (3pm) –
IA Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, The Mallett Brothers Band – Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
Moeller Nights: Rezinator – At Riverside IA 4onthefloor – Dave Helmer – Iowa City IA Riverside IA N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
the Mouth of the River – Post Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo Koffin Kats – The Goddamn Gallows
A.D. – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., SUNDAY
2018/09/30 (Sun)
30 City IA
The Rad Trads – The Mill, 120 E. SUNDAY
2018/10/07 (Sun)
7 Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
Geneseo IL
– Gutter Demons – RIBCO, 1815
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Davenport IA Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Burlington St., Iowa City IA 2nd Annual Nashville Music Fest Hello Weekend – Riverside Casino Moeller Nights: The Smokey
Rick Springfield – Gallagher Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport The World Famous Glenn Miller (2pm) – Timber Lake Playhouse, and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Brights – Sleepwalkers – Camp
Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, IA Orchestra – Coralville Center for 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL Riverside IA Howard – Triple Crown Whiskey
8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (3pm) – the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Amy Helm – The Redstone Room, 129 Here Lies Man – Younger – Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third
Robert Randolph & the Family Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Coralville IA Main St, Davenport IA Commanders – Gabe’s, 330 E. St., Davenport IA
Band – The Redstone Room, 129 N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Blues Rock-It: Final Bike Day (3pm) Washington St., Iowa City IA Out of Darkness, Into Light
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(4pm) – St. Paul Lutheran Church Moeller Nights: C.W. Stoneking
- Davenport, 2136 Brady St., – Sierra Ferrell – Triple Crown
Davenport IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern E Third St., Davenport IA
Chapter Dance: Barry Boyce Riley Richard – The Redstone Room,
Band (1:30pm) – Walcot t 129 Main St, Davenport IA
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott Rock Steady – Rhythm City Casino
IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Roger Carlson (noon) – The Artist’s Ave., Davenport IA
Market, 520 18th St., Rock Island IL Rosie & the Rivets – Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,

TUESDAY
2018/10/16 (Tue)
16 Riverside IA

University of Iowa Jazz Combos
(6:30pm) – The Mill, 120 E. SATURDAY
2018/10/20 (Sat)
20
Burlington St., Iowa City IA Bugeye Sprite – Sergeant Major’s,
213 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL

WEDNESDAY 17
2018/10/17 (Wed) Chicago Dueling Pianos – Rhythm
City Casino Resort Rhythm Room,
Courtesy – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Rock Island IL The Drifters – Cornell Gunter’s
Coasters – The Platters – Adler
The Ballroom Thieves @ The Redstone Room - October 26
THURSDAY
2018/10/18 (Thu)
18 Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport
IA

MONDAY 22
Crooked Cactus (6pm) – Davenport Emily Kinney (6pm) – The Dawn 2018/10/22 (Mon) Gaudete Brass Quintet (3 & 7pm) Colter Wall – Codfish Hollow Barn, Lexi Parr (11am) – Riverside Casino
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, (10:30pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. – Butterworth Center, 1105 8th 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Davenport IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Desert Noises – Street, Moline IL Condor & Jaybird – The Golden Riverside IA
Gold Route – Letdown – Iowa City Fall Wind & Jazz Ensembles Morning Teleportation – Triple Melodime – The Brevet – The Mill, 120 Fleece – Gramps the Vamp – The Moeller Nights: Anna Tivel – Jeffrey
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Concert – John & Alice Butler Hall, Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA Fantastic Plastics – The Redstone Martin – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo University of Iowa Heritage Center, Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Miss Christine – Soft Stereo Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
– Harrington’s Pub, 2321 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque IA – Babydoll – Gabe’s, 330 E. Gaudete Brass Quintet – First Davenport IA

TUESDAY 23
C u m b e r l a n d S q u a r e D r. , Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s 2018/10/23 (Tue) Washington St., Iowa City IA Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Moeller Nights: The Body –
Bettendorf IA Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., 1702 Iowa St., Davenport IA Everlasting Light – Meth – Triple

FRIDAY 26
Hope Large (6:30 & 9pm) – Hancher Milan IL Bells Atlas – Gabe’s, 330 E. 2018/10/26 (Fri) Goosetown Halloween III – Gabe’s, Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa Moeller Nights: Bud Bronson & the Washington St., Iowa City IA 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
City IA Good Timers – Titus Andronicus – Eric Hutchinson & The Believers An Evening with Lonestar – Halloween Special w/ 6 Odd Rats – QC Flutes Unlimited 2018 Fall
Kali Yuga Improvisation Ensemble Ted Leo – Horse Feathers – Triple – Englert Theatre, 221 East University of Dubuque’s Heritage Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Concert: Flutes In the Forest
– Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Washington St., Iowa City IA Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque Iowa City IA (3pm) – Benedictine Sisters of St.
Davenport IA Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA IA Hollywood Swingin’ (8:30pm) – Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave.

WEDNESDAY 24
Moeller Nights: Babe Club – Airpark Rosie & the Rivets – Riverside Casino 2018/10/24 (Wed) The Ballroom Thieves – The Shining Star (10:30pm) – Riverside W., Rock Island IL
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Casino and Golf Resort, 3184

TUESDAY 30
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Riverside IA Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Davenport IA Highway 22, Riverside IA 2018/10/30 (Tue)
Davenport IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Chris Webby – QonfliQ – Freestyle Moeller Nights: Blue Water
Twiztid – Underground Avengers The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini City IA Diamonte – Tay Yung – Coty J Highway – Triple Crown Whiskey Escape–ism – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
– AXE – MMFD – Skattabrain – Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Oxymorons – (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Wandering Ninja Clan – Gabe’s, Zeta June – Clean Livin – Iowa City Bonelang – Triple Crown Whiskey St., Iowa City IA St., Davenport IA The Head Banga Tour: Tank & the
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Full Circle Band – Riverside Casino Rick K & the Allnighters – Rhythm Bangas – The Naughty Professor
U.S. Marine Band 2018 – Gallagher St., Davenport IA and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, – Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th
Bluedorn Performing Arts Center,
8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls IA SUNDAY
2018/10/21 (Sun)
21 Ray LaMontagne – Adler Theatre,
136 E. Third St., Davenport IA
Riverside IA
Jef Spradley (6pm) – Steeplegate
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Ave., Maquoketa IA
University of Iowa Latin Jazz
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Spoken Nerd – Nicholas Naioti – Inn, 100 W 76th St., Davenport IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Ensemble & Jazz Repertory
FRIDAY
2018/10/19 (Fri)
19 Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport
IA
Mustard–In–Law – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Rick K & the Allnighters – Rhythm
City Casino Resort Rhythm Room,
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
SAU Music Department
Ensemble (6:30pm) – The Mill, 120
E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Aaron Kamm & the One Drops – The Golden Tones (3pm) – Grace Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA STAMVOJA/Jazz Ensemble Fall

WEDNESDAY 31
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Lutheran Church, 1140 E. High St., – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 SAU Music Department Fall Vocal Concert – Rogalski Center - St. 2018/10/31 (Wed)
Iowa City IA Davenport IA W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Choirs Concert – Galvin Fine Arts Ambrose University, W. High St.,
Base Oasis: Kill Og – Nxbel Price – Kosha Dillz – Gabe’s, 330 E. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport IA Halloween Show: The Dawn as The
Rafrika – Tommy Gunnz – Gabe’s, Washington St., Iowa City IA Lonesome Boys – The Redstone 2101 N. Gaines St., Davenport IA Signature Soirée: Fantaisie Who – Winterland as The Grateful
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Mannequin Pussy Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Française – Figge Art Museum, Dead – The Tripp Brothers as Daft

SATURDAY 27
Bucktown Revue – Nighswander – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & 2018/10/27 (Sat) 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA Punk – The Redstone Room, 129

THURSDAY 25
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., 2018/10/25 (Thu) Straight No Chaser – Adler Theatre, Main St, Davenport IA
Davenport IA Davenport IA 50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA Kamasi Washington – Englert
The Choir of Man – Gallagher Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz An Evening with Bruce Cockburn Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,

SUNDAY 28
Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Workshop & Matinee Series: – Englert Theatre, 221 East Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin – 2018/10/28 (Sun) Iowa City IA
8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls IA The Semenya McCord Quartet Washington St., Iowa City IA Princeton Coffeehouse, 25 E. Mandy Harvey (4pm) – Frances
Jazz After Five: Thrio featuring Frank Wilkins & Manny Black Hawk College Jazz Band Marion St., Princeton IL Buddy Olson (3pm) – Village Theatre, Banta Waggoner Community
(5pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Lopez (6pm) – The Redstone (6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Code 415 – Harley Corin’s, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA Library, 505 10th St., DeWitt IA
Burlington St., Iowa City IA Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA 1325 30th St., Rock Island IL 1708 State St., Bettendorf IA Zolopht – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St., Iowa City IA
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

Escape-sim @ Rozz-Tox - October 30

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews –
Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, MONDAYS
MONDAYS

Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Moline IL Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
415 15th St, Moline IL Open Mic Coffeehouse (Oct. 12) Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s – First Lutheran Church of Rock Saloon, 2120 E. 11th St, Davenport
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Island Parish House, 1600 20th St., IA
Open Mic & More – Uptown Bill’s Rock Island IL Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Soulshake (Sept. 28) – Gabe’s, 330 E. E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Iowa City IA Washington St., Iowa City IA
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized
TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS
Front Bar Karaoke – The Mill, 120 E.
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA Irish Music Session (Oct. 6, 3pm) – Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
IL Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – Sixth St., Davenport IA Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Karaoke Jean Breakfast (Sept. 29 1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
and Oct. 27, 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS 1731 W. Sixth St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill,
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Island IL
DJ Chuy (Oct. 12, 5pm) – Mercado on 114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL
DJ Guerrero (Oct. 19, 5pm) –
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

Mercado on Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Davenport IA All Iowa Blues Players Jam Night
Moline IL Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort,
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (Oct. 17 –
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA City IA
Davenport IA Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Cross Creek Karaoke w/ Jean Reyes
DJ Menos (Sept. 28, 5pm) – Mercado S. First St., Long Grove IA – Meat Market, 1629 Washington
on Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
Sixth St., Davenport IA Moline IL Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Songwriters’ Round Table (Oct. Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Locust St., Davenport IA 13, 11am) – RME (River Music Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Experience), 129 N. Main St., Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, Entertainment – Barrel House Locust St., Davenport IA
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Ave., Rock Island IL
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey 24th St., Rock Island IL
S. First St., Long Grove IA Sunday Jam (Oct. 25, 6pm) – Rock Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh Ave., & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
2814 State St., Bettendorf IA Rock Island IL Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Open Mic Night (5:30pm) – Milltown
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Coffee, 3800 River Dr. #2, Moline IL
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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR Continued From Page 3 By Kathleen McCarthy

Gregg Johnson for Illinois State Senate 36th District
the customer (that would be the voter, in neighborhoods, talking to individu- gridlock and stagnation prevail in states first, and is principled by nature, he
taxpayer, resident) is almost immediately. als from every walk of life, constantly due to entrenched house speakers and will remain authentic, accessible, and
Gregg could not be more different. refreshes my faith in humanity and my majority leaders, who have near absolute accountable to his constituency, not
He internalizes the difference between strong belief that together we can solve control over the business of federal and because of rhetorical campaign prom-
“served by the public and serving the many of Illinois’ problems.” state legislatures. It is a brilliant distinc- ises (regardless of how well-meaning),
public.” The budget deficiencies, the Then there is the issue of account- tion to solve a toxic problem, and typical but because he is incapable of doing
inequities in resources across the state, ability. It’s our tax dollars, after all. of Gregg’s forthright common sense otherwise.
and the gridlock that prevents common- More importantly it’s our children’s and approach to governance. When Gregg called me to express his
sense solutions all contribute to limited grandchildren’s future. “We need a more Gregg also openly touches the third- sorrow over my dad’s passing last year,
opportunities for Illinoisans, and that is transparent government that is account- rail topic of gerrymandering, recogniz- he conveyed all the thoughtful words of
heartbreaking to Gregg, especially as he able to the voters of our state. That’s why ing its unfairness in redistricting. It has comfort. Then, with gentle compassion,
raises his own daughter here. He believes Gregg supports an end to gerrymander- evolved into a thoroughly unreasonable he advised me to take care of my sisters
he can help and wants to try. ing – voters should choose their elected tactic to protect incumbents stranglehold and brother; that grief manifests in many
And the thing is that Gregg is genuinely officials, not the other way around. Gregg on voting districts. These days, gerry- ways that can be misunderstood and dif-
happy in life. He is devoted to his wife also supports term limits for legislative mandered districts look like toddlers’ ficult. He cautioned me to hang on tight to
and children, adores his little sister Tracy, leadership positions in Springfield. As he scribbling. Most voters are completely family. I knew exactly what he meant, and
and has a great sense of humor. I know says, “It shouldn’t be possible for a few unaware of this political manipulation treasured his words then and now. Like
because he laughs at most of my jokes. individuals to effectively control an entire and would otherwise be outraged at its I said, his waters run a little deeper, so I
While some might say that just proves state” (http://greggfor36.com/issues). abuse. I cannot say this strongly enough: find enormous assurance knowing that
he’s family, I say it also proves he’s funny. Many of us bang on about term limits The fact that Gregg addresses this while Gregg will represent us with this innate
And without humor in life, let alone in for our legislators. But the truth is, with campaigning demonstrates rare political wisdom and integrity that defines him in
politics…well, then, you serve at your the power of the vote, the people can courage and independence. everything he tackles. I wholeheartedly
own risk. impose term limits at the ballot box. It’s hard to convey the essence of some- encourage Illinois voters, on November
“The thing I am most comfortable Gregg refines this issue by proposing we one’s sincerity and goodness, especially 6, to give Gregg Johnson the opportunity
with is knocking on doors,” says Gregg, apply term limits to the leadership posi- relative to politics. Gregg’s waters have to serve. See for yourselves what a positive
“meeting and talking to people. I am tions within the legislatures. When you always run a little deeper, making him difference he will make.
inspired by people in my district. They think about it, this is a far more mean- much more empathetic in his desire to
are really good people, and spending time ingful and realistic solution. Decades of serve. Because Gregg cares about people

ART THEATRE
Lori Miller, Janis Wunderlich, and Paul Scott Page Exhibits The Crucible
Thursday, September 27 through Wednesday, October 31 @ Quad City Friday, October 12, through Sunday, October 21 @ Augustana College’s
International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island, IL

B eautiful and thoughtful works by artists from both
Iowa and Illinois will enjoy a showcase at the Quad
City Arts International Airport Gallery through October
O ne of America’s most powerful and iconic
works by one of the world’s preeminent play-
wrights, Arthur Miller’s Tony-winning drama The
31, with a variety of artistic mediums employed in new Crucible opens the 2018-19 mainstage season at
pieces of Lori Miller of Eldridge, Iowa, and Janis Wun- Augustana College – a wrenchingly timeless tale
derlich and Paul Scott Page, both of Monmouth, Illinois. that, according to the New York Times, “insists
Miller uses carefully cut pieces of fabric and found that we identify with not only the victims of perse-
bits of metal to create mosaic compositions reflecting cution but also with those who would judge them.”
the effects of natural phenomena found in nature, spe- Since its premiere in 1953, The Crucible – a
Paul Scott Page’s Rosco Discount OHCincinnati
cifically rock and ground formations. Extolling her fiber- masterful and chilling portrayal of the historic
art passion at LoriMiller.com, the artist wrote: “I have always been intrigued with doing things a little bit differently. Salem Witch Trials and an allegory for the rise
In my work with fiber, I take an unexpected approach in creating mosaic works. I work from my original drawings of McCarthyism in the late 1940s – has rightfully
and then complete each in a mosaic style. Each piece is hand-cut and placed in the design, creating one-of-a-kind become an American classic serving as both a cautionary tale and provocation that compels each
works. By using the mosaic technique, I feel it expresses how I see our world. Even with all of the chaos and imper- generation to reflect upon the harrowing world it portrays. In Miller’s 1953 Tony Award winner for Best
fections of the world, I seek out a beauty and a grace in the everyday. I believe there will always be an amazing Play, the people of Salem are whipped into a bloodthirsty frenzy by a series of escalating misinterpreta-
balance between confusion and hope and I work to express that connection to the viewer.” tions after a group of teenage girls are accused of dancing devilishly in the woods. Fearing retribution,
Wunderlich, who creates abstract figurative sculptures, drawings, and etchings, completed her BFA degree at the girls begin a chain of finger-pointing until neighbor turns against neighbor, whispers become testi-
Brigham Young University with dual emphases in ceramics and printmaking. Her MFA degree was consequently mony, fabrications become facts, and a once powerless teenage girl suddenly has the ability to decide
completed at Ohio State University, and Wunderlich’s ceramic sculptures have been showcased in numerous the fate of all those around her. As the hearts of the townsfolk become poisoned, even John Proctor,
national and international exhibitions. She has held workshops and lectures at many museums and universities a principled farmer and family man, must wrestle with a corrupt court and his own transgressions to
throughout the U.S. and Canada, received multiple fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Colum- protect his innocent wife Abigail and his family’s good name.
bus Arts Council, and is currently an assistant professor of art history, ceramics, and art foundations at Monmouth Serving as The Crucible’s director is Augustana’s Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Jennifer
College. Describing her creative outfput, Wunderlich says that her work is “inspired by the joys and struggles in Popple, whose previous productions for the college have included In the Next Room (or, The Vibrator
everyday life and symbolizes the daily journey by the use of water and river imagery.” Play), Crimes of the Heart, and Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Portraying the blighted married couple
Page, meanwhile, will present his exhibition Maps to Non-Existent Places, a series of color photographs that John and Abigail Proctor are Jaryd Whitore and MJ Mason, two Augustana seniors who enjoyed
will look somehow familiar to the viewer regardless of whether they’ve been in the captured locales; Page’s images leading roles last season in The Drowsy Chaperone and The Madwoman of Chaillot, respectively.
are of places that could be anywhere and subtly remind viewers to take a closer look at their environments and And joining them in Popple’s presentation are more than 20 fellow student actors: Peter Alfano, Jeana
meanings. He received his 2012 BFA in Photography from Utah State University and 2015 MFA in Photography Brown, Natalie Brown, Sophiarose Brown, Shyan DeVoss, Keenan Ellis, Erich Fang, Katie Griswold,
from Oghio State University, and, like Wunderlich, is currently on the art faculty of Monmouth College. His works, Bradley Heinrichs, Emma Hydorn, Cassandra Karn, Maddie McCobb, Jonathan Meir, Emily Minarik,
meanwhile, have been on display in galleries and festivals from coast to coast, and Page is a member of both the Amy Nicholson, Lauren Palmer, Emily Palmieri, Jacob Pecaut, Jonathan Quigley, Johann Roman, AJ
College Art Association and the Society for Photographic Education. Weber, and James Wheeler.
The Quad City International Airport Gallery is located opposite the airport’s gift shop and restaurant, there The Crucible will be staged in Augustana’s Brunner Theatre Center October 12 through 21 with
is a $1 fee for parking, and more information on the Miller, Wunderlich, and Page exhibits is available by calling performances on Fridays at Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $10-15, and
(309)793-1213 extension 108 or visiting QuadCityArts.com. more information and tickets are available by calling (309)794-7306 or visiting Augustana.edu/tickets.
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