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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Need to Knowtes: Transparency Makes for
the Best Governance
F
or decades, the American people have currently in place. There just isn’t a downside. from consumer lawsuits because, as providers,
permitted the secretive nature of govern- While the audio equipment may not have Carla Williams: I do support audio record- they claim they are neutral platforms and not
ment to not just prevail, but exponen- voice recognition to automatically identify ing and making available to the public the publishers.
tially grow, causing the public sector to adopt who is speaking during meetings, the Chair- Scott County Board of Supervisors board Revisiting the definition of a monopoly
a sense of entitlement for operating beyond man can up his game and run meetings more meetings using ample professional equip- would be useful at this juncture lest we forget
the reach of the public. It really isn’t about left professionally by identifying each speaker as ment already in place. Audio recordings of the grave pitfalls that always ensue when an
versus right anymore, because the obstruc- he/she participates. meetings could be made available to the Web entire industry is controlled by only a handful
tionists to transparency exist on both sides of Because transparency in government is so site for easy access. Using existing equipment/ of private corporations.
the aisle and ideologies. important for effective representation and resources shows responsibility and account- Monopoly is defined as “a company or group
The real division is the American people public engagement, the candidates were asked ability to taxpayers. If it is determined that having exclusive control over a commodity or
versus the District of Columbia, including the following question, along with the answers video taping the meetings is important to service.”
DC’s long reach into state and local govern- from those who responded: Do you support the public, we would do well to think outside Anti-trust laws were enacted to prevent
ments via administrative law. The corporate audio recording, and making available to the the box. The city has video equipment and inevitable abuse with such concentrated
news media (broadcast and cable, radio, and public, the Scott County Board of Supervi- televises its meetings. Perhaps we could rent market share in the hands of so few. While
most of newsprint) has a unilateral mandate sors’ board meetings using the ample profes- or share equipment. We could use the $50,000 anti-trust laws were designed to curtail
to obscure the real culprits dividing-and- sional equipment already in place? set aside for video equipment to help fund the economic abuse by strictly regulating private
conquering the political hearts and minds Brinson Kinzer: Yes. Diane Holst and I deficit in mental health. I believe we need to sector behemoths (theoretically, since actual
of Americans by framing all socioeconomic have been fighting for this policy in a bipar- use our resources wisely. enforcement is required), what is often ignored
issues through the political prism of liberals tisan effort for nearly four years. It is very Responses from Kirk Rogers and John Max- is the substantial role government plays in
versus conservatives. It is a long-range ruse. important. But we’ve been repeatedly told no well had not been received by the time this the revenue side of these same monopolistic
So: Time for all of us to snap out of it. Think, by the current majority – the other three board edition went to press. Should they respond, enterprises.
listen, share, question, read, consider other members have consistently voted against we will include it online in the digital edition. In nearly all cases, government contracts
viewpoints, find commonalities, inform your recording the meetings. It was the same with Thanks to the candidates who did respond, account for the largest percentage of revenues
understanding, clarify confusion, open your the previous Board, too. Apparently, the and to all the candidates for their willingness for industry monopolies, which results in
mind, and finally connect meaningful dots recording equipment we have is good enough to serve. excessive public sector influence, appoint-
that lead to real solutions and peace. for the court, but not good enough for the ments, special dispensation in the form
And, of course, participate and vote. public? This makes no sense to me, espe- The Good Censor is a of exemptions from laws and regulations.
Election day is fast approaching (Tuesday cially because it partially addresses another Monopolies disguised as capitalism gener-
November 6), and arguably among the most problem of public access to meetings. Many Quintessential Oxymoron ate favorable rulings and unfair competitive
important races afoot are for three seats on people can’t make the Tuesday 8 a.m. COWs In a recent leaked briefing produced by advantages, while simultaneously putting up
the next Scott County Board of Supervisors or Thursday 5 p.m. regular meetings, so access Google, “The Good Censor” (a title that tells obstacles that prevent potential competitors
(SCBS). There are six candidates running: to recordings of our meetings would go a long you everything you need to know about from easily, or at least organically, entering
incumbent Brinson Kinzer-D, Ken Croken- way. It’s the right thing to do. Google’s mindset), a fundamental question the marketplace. The quid-pro-quo between
D, Scott Webster-R, Carla Williams-R, Kirk Ken Croken: I advocate for complete was posed: “Is it possible to have an open industry monopolies and government is vast,
Rogers-D, and John Maxwell-R. transparency for county operations and board and inclusive Internet while simultaneously belying a free market economy based on true
One of the controversies that has plagued deliberations. I believe that the Board failure limiting political oppression, despotism, capitalism, which requires fair competition to
the SCBS (past and present) is whether to to make this information available is unac- hate, violence, and harassment? Who should thrive.
audio-record the Board’s meetings. When ceptable. Other counties have found a way to be responsible for censoring ‘unwanted’ Meanwhile, American consumers continue
the County’s board room was remodeled, provide information without months of delay conversation, anyway? Governments? Users? to ignore the increasing dangers accruing
professional audio recording equipment was and deliberation on the best way to accomplish Google?” (rcreader.com/y/ntk9) to themselves and society from big-tech’s
installed to ensure SCBS’ compliance with this. Without specific knowledge of the record- The Good Censor acknowledges its shift monopolistic profit-over-privacy business
Iowa Code that requires it to keep an audio ing system already in place, I must believe that away from free speech, simultaneously admit- models that control most of the world’s con-
recording of all closed sessions. it is adequate to address the public’s right to ting that a handful of tech giants “control the versations. Bedazzled by modern convenience,
This essentially means that the equipment know. However, I feel transparency demands majority of online conversations.” And this perceived efficiencies, and social connectivity,
is available for recording all the meetings. It more than minimal compliance with state law, should fundamentally alarm Americans. we forfeit that which is uniquely ours – the
just needs a green light from the Board to turn and I would like to explore Web-casting all The briefing further acknowledges that right to be secure in our belongings without
the recorder on during regular and Com- county meetings so that people could observe Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube are intrusion by government and/or monopoly
mittee of the Whole meetings. Because the county meetings irrespective of time, travel, mired in the promise of providing “unme- corporations, both of which profit from our
equipment produces a digital recording, it can and transportation. diated marketplace of ideas” (free speech personal information, habits, purchases, and
easily be uploaded to the county’s Web site as Scott Webster: I completely support record- and free markets) vs. “well-ordered spaces those with whom we associate.
an MP3 file for the public’s listening pleasure. ing meetings with the current equipment for safety and civility” (censorship), also It is vital to remember that the U.S.
So why no green light? More importantly, why in place. Then if we decide to upgrade and referred to as “the American tradition, which Constitution prohibits the government from
the years of ongoing resistance to recording incorporate video, all the better. But the public prioritizes free speech for democracy, not collecting private data, secretly or otherwise,
meetings? has a right to know what county business is civility … and the European tradition, which on its citizens. The continuous violation of this
Upon realizing that it was perhaps one of on the table as we go, and how Supervisors are “favors dignity over liberty, and civility over core protection of our inalienable rights ren-
the few hold-outs left in the public sector not dealing with it. I can think of no rationale to freedom.” Google finally acknowledges that ders politicians and bureaucrats vulnerable if
recording meetings, the current Board of restrict recording and posting the meetings all tech platforms are now moving toward the Americans ever decide to hold them account-
Supervisors approved a budget item of $50,000 online other than business that requires we go European tradition, and its new role shall be able for their breaches via daily warrantless
to include video-recording equipment and to closed sessions. Having an audio record of the guarantor of civility within the categories mass collection of Americans’ metadata,
more sophisticated options such as index- proceedings is common sense, and ultimately of “editor” and “publisher.” including e-mails, digital photos, Internet-
ing, for recording its meetings in the future. protects the Board, the staff, and the public. This begs the question whether Google browser history, phone calls (land and cell),
While a generous gesture, it is no excuse for It is also an invaluable tool for referring back and gang are willing to give up their special texts, television viewing, smart meters, and
not turning on the audio recording equipment should clarification be needed on a matter. immunities under Section 230 of the Commu-
nications Decency Act, which exempts them Continued On Page 27
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

The Art of the Midterm Campaign Ad
“I
’ll be a check on the Pritzker/Madi- They’re simply dealing with reality. favorite tactic) because the billionaire doesn’t bothered to close. At least, that’s the theory.
gan agenda,” Republican attorney- Lots of folks have certainly heard about the need anybody else’s money. Madigan’s pro- We’ll know if it works come election day. And
general candidate Erika Harold says polling that has Governor Bruce Rauner trail- gressive caucus is steadily growing, and may even if it doesn’t, the underlying theory ain’t
in her latest TV ad about Democratic guber- ing Pritzker by double digits, so even if they grow further with this election, so stymying bad at all and is probably all that at least some
natorial frontrunner JB Pritzker and Illinois are voting for Rauner, many figure he probably or slow-walking or under-cutting the wealthy of them have left.
House Speaker Michael Madigan. can’t win. And if the polls are right, lots more Pritzker and/or his agenda could cause him That new Freiss ad, by the way, also attaches
Coincidentally, I had written on my blog a folks have decided that they cannot vote for real grief with his own membership. the Republican as closely as possible to Presi-
few days earlier that if “voters are looking for Rauner no way no how, but some of them are And Pritzker’s strategy has never been dent Donald Trump. Freiss says in the ad that
a check on JB Pritzker and Speaker Madigan still uneasy about the future. Republican poll- to win by being likable. It’s clear that the he’ll “drain the Springfield swamp,” and the
and they can’t bring themselves to vote for ing reportedly shows that independents and Democrat’s plan from the very beginning announcer claims Representative Costello, by
Governor Rauner, she might be a realistic even a significant minority of Democrats want was to bury Rauner under an overwhelming backing the Madigan/Pritzker agenda, would
option,” adding, “It’s probably too bad she a “check” on whatever Pritzker and Madigan avalanche of brutal ads that call him a “failure” block Trump’s policies in Illinois. The ad also
can’t just come right out and say that in an ad,” may do together. and a “liar.” Just keep the governor’s negatives claims that Costello is funded by “anti-Trump”
because Rauner is helping fund her campaign. Pritzker has never really pushed back hard sky high, never take that foot off his throat, lobbyists. “Drain Springfield’s swamp and
The Harold campaign was way ahead of me, against Rauner’s constant claims that Madigan and call it a day. liberal Jerry Costello” is the conclusion.
however. They produced that ad months ago will subjugate him if he becomes governor. Property-tax “fraud” allegation? Write As I write this, Trump is preparing to visit
and waited for just the right time to release it. And Rauner has birthed and nurtured those another check and run a new anti-Rauner ad. southern Illinois and area Democrats are brac-
And now, a similar line of attack is crop- assumptions with millions of dollars in TV Racial discrimination lawsuit by campaign ing themselves for a possible regional Trump
ping up elsewhere. In southern Illinois, for ads. Pritzker has only once countered that staff? Write another check and run a new bounce. So the ad is timely. This is not to say I
instance, state Representative Jerry Costello’s charge in in a TV ad, mocking the governor’s anti-Rauner ad. A buzzy TV ad showing think Representative Costello will lose, mind
Republican opponent David Freiss says claims: “Mike Madigan hates puppies. Mike an “unholy” marriage to Madigan with an you. He’s a smart campaigner and has been
he’ll “always put southern Illinois first,” and Madigan hates sunshine. JB Pritzker and “F-bomb” thrown in for good measure? Write very popular.
then an announcer claims of Representative Mike Madigan are Democrats. So JB Pritzker another check and run a new anti-Rauner ad.
Costello (D-Smithton), “He’d rubber stamp must hate puppies, and sunshine.” He hasn’t Blam blam blam. Never let him gather enough Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
the Madigan/Pritzker agenda.” addressed it since. strength to even stand up, let alone make a real political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
I’m told that line or something very similar Personally, I don’t think Pritzker will be fight of it.
is being used as a closing statement to voters by Madigan’s underling. Madigan can’t just These new Republican ads, therefore, might New Column Published
House Republican candidates and incumbents call a bunch of labor-union leaders to steer help down-ballot Republicans take advan-
“everywhere.” them away from Pritzker’s next fundraiser (a tage of a gaping hole that Pritzker has never
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Literary Heroines: Their Times, Their
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Fashions, through January 4
NOVEMBER 2018 At the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport

H
eroic women, both fictional and
River Cities’ Reader real, are currently being celebrated
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Publishing Since 1993 but for being the rare area exhibit that
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at select locations in the region. For a complete list, visit Describing Literary Heroines’ origin,
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from Rich Miller, Amy Alkon, movie and theatre reviews, guest community has. And at various trustee Putnam Museum & Science Center ‘s Literary Heroines Exhibit
commentaries, crosswords, cartoons and horoscopes; weekly
e-newsletters; continually updated event and live music calendars; meetings, we’ve been bringing items up
all event descriptions, venue and ticket info, maps and notification out of the collection to refresh our minds: including Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, things. So you aren’t going to just see a
services from the Reader Calendar; and the satisfaction from ‘This is what you’re helping to make sure Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Edith dress hanging on a mannequin.”
supporting a key to the Quad Cities’ culture!
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monthly edition themes, sponsorship opportunities, who attends board meetings said to me, can create those shared memories. Take former Iowa State Senator Maggie Tins-
sizes and pricing.
‘That was so moving.’ I said, ‘Really?’, Little Women, for example. My mom read man, and women’s-empowerment activist
PUBLISHER and she said, ‘Yes, because I’ve just been it as a girl, then she got it for me and I read Zenaida Landeros. A continual book
Todd McGreevy • todd@admospheres.com re-reading Jane Eyre, and that dress was it as a girl, and now I have granddaughters swap will take place during exhibition
right out of that period. So it brought the who have read it. That story resonates. So hours, allowing Putnam guests to trade
EDITOR & BUSINESS MANAGER at the Putnam, we can bring this story, old favorites for future favorites. A Little
Kathleen McCarthy • km@rcreader.com whole literary experience kind of into the
human realm – being able to see cloth- and this connection, to life, because we Women Tea is being scheduled, featuring
ARTS & CALENDAR EDITOR ing that the people of that era would have have clothing and items that the little screenings of the novel’s 1949 and 1994
Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com women and their mom would have used film adaptations.
had.’ And that just kind of set off a little
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“only 5 percent of the museum’s collection American history dating back hundreds sort of serving as docents and guides, and
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items, but you can’t peddle that out all the world. We have vignettes on Snow So beyond seeing examples of beloved
IT-SYSMIN the time – where the heck would you Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See, literature, museum patrons hear them in
William Reveal Like Water for Chocolate, Memoirs of a readings from such works as The Help,
put everything? So we thought [Literary
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to see that – objects that they haven’t seen We have kimonos. We have robes from “The Harry Potter dress did not come
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS the Imperial City in China. So this exhibit out of our collection, I have to admit,”
Amy Alkon, Rochelle Arnold, Jeff Ashcraft, Leslie Bell, maybe ever. The idea sort of reminded me
Rob Brezsny, Max Cannon, Madeline Dudziak, Michael Helke,
of the Princess Diana exhibit from a few is an opportunity to get many of these says Findlay. “That we purchased. But we
Rich Miller, Mark Ruebling stunning pieces of wardrobe out into the just couldn’t leave Hermione out.”
years back. What people thought about
PRINT COPY DISTRIBUTORS that exhibit initially was, ‘Oooo, I get viewers’ eyes, and bring to life these books Literary Heroines: Their Times, Their
Ingalls Family, Cheri DeLay, Greg FitzPatrick,
to see lots of her dresses!’ But then after that we’ve loved for generations, or that Fashions will be on display at the Putnam
N. A. Rice, Jay Strickland
they went through the exhibit, people we’ve fallen in love with more recently. Museum through January 4, with regular
museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon-
KNOW MORE. found it was actually a pretty emotional “And we found mannequins with
experience.” articulated fingers,” Findlay adds. “So days through Saturdays and noon to 5

DO MORE. Findlay is hoping to inspire that same
sort of emotionalism with Literary Hero-
all of the mannequins are in action. Like
with Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker or Little
p.m. on Sundays. Entrance to the exhibit
is free with $8-9 museum admission, and
ines, which features displays and vignettes House on the Prairie, the mannequins are more information is available by calling
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VISUAL ARTS Artist Reception: Regional Art Show, held in information,… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am
conjunction with the exhibit of original work by… 4pm Tue Nov 6 Fri Nov 23
Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Fri Nov 2
Openings & Gallery Events SEW Much Fun: Business Card Holder, a do-it- French Modern Dinner, enjoy a special evening at the
Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, enjoy yourself sewing craft; limited registration due to sewing Figge with an elegant French dinner with friends and
Catich Gallery Q&A: 42,000 Years on the Same Block, a docent-led tour through the galleries; free with machine… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown family; after dinner, join a docent-led tour in the galleries;
held in conjunction with the exhibit of pictures by Marty $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Library, 5:30pm Thu Nov 8 tours begin at 7pm; for information and reservations,
Harris... Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 4pm Thu Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, call 563-345-6647, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Nov 1 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sat Nov 3 Normandy to the Eagles Nest, a slideshow tour Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Fri Nov 23
of four European countries and locations familiar…
Catich Gallery Reception: 42,000 Years on the Same An Evening with Ross King, bestselling author Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 4:30pm Fri Nov 9 Small Business Saturday at Bereskin, book-signing
Block, held in conjunction with the exhibit of pictures Ross king will give a talk titled: “The Heroism of with the “Geeky F@b 5” authors, 12 year-old Lucy…
by Marty Harris... Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, Modern life: Edouard Manet and the Impressionists”; Fall Craft Sale, among the many vendors are items Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 10am Sat Nov 24
5pm Thu Nov 1 $15; for information and tickets, call 563-326-7804, such as popcorn, caramels,… St. Alphonsus Catholic
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Church, 9am Sat Nov 10 Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, enjoy
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Sun Nov 4 a docent-led tour through the galleries; free with
2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, enjoy $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- Henri Matisse: Many Styles, Much Color, Influential a docent-led tour through the galleries; free with Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Artists of the Twentieth Century, a presentation that $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Nov 25
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Nov 1 coincides with the Figge Art Museum’s impressive… Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Butterworth Center, 3pm Sun Nov 4 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sat Nov 10 and Sun Nov 11 Morrissey Gallery Q&A: Chicago Paintings, held
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, in conjunction with the exhibit of sharing works by…
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Lunch and Lecture with Ross King, bestselling Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
are invited to experience the current exhibitions author Ross king will give a talk about his book “Mad for… Fairmount Street Library, 2pm Sat Nov 17 University, 4pm Wed Nov 28
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- Water Lilies”; $35; for information and tickets, call 563- Free Family Day, free admission all day, with Morrissey Gallery Reception: Chicago Paintings,
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport scheduled activities from 10am-1pm; for information, held in conjunction with the exhibit of sharing works
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Nov 1 thru Thu Nov 29 IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 11am Mon Nov 5 call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., by… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St.
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Nov 17 Ambrose University, 5pm Wed Nov 28
All Gallery Show: Opening Reception, with works Artist Reception: Recent Works by Jason
by 23 Midwest artists featuring jewelry, sculpture, Frank and David Zahn: Drawings & Ceramics, French Friday at the Figge, enjoy Figge exhibitions Final Friday Wine Walk, free; for information, call
raku,… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Fri Nov 2 held in conjunction with the new exhibit; free; for and activities until 9pm; free with $4-7 admission; for 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org… Bucktown
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Nov 30

Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events,
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424-
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Nov 30

Exhibits & Shows
Dr. Portmantheau’s Galorium Emporium, exhibit
of collaborative mixed media works by… Black Hawk
College ArtSpace Gallery, thru Fri Nov 2

Paul Lange, Drawing for Inspiration, Mon.-Fri. 9am-
5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for information,… Morrissey
Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University,
thru Sat Nov 3

Kristin Quinn: Beautiful Swimmers, alliances
between the common and uncommon, natural… Scott
Community College Library, thru Thu Nov 15

42,000 Years on the Same Block, exhibit of pictures
by Marty Harris; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm...
Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, thru Fri Nov 30

Alison Filley: A Guide to Domestic Measurement
and Matthew Terry: Reconstructing the Rise of
Asymmetrical Skylines, exhibition of screen prints by
Filley of… Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Nov 30

David Hast - Lori Miller, exhibit of ink and mixed
media; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm... MidCoast Gallery
West, thru Fri Nov 30

Emma Farber Cunningham and Barbara Toner:
Paintings & Glass, exhibit of paintings and fused
glass; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free... Midcoast at Bucktown
Gallery, thru Fri Nov 30
Antique Spectacular Vintage Market @ QCCA Expo Center – November 2 through 4
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The Last Revel @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – November 11

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, an Regional Art Show, exhibit of original work by 23
exhibit featuring 59 works drawn from the collection of Midwest… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, Fri Nov 2
the Brooklyn Museum that chronicles one of the most thru Fri Nov 30
dynamic and beloved eras in the history of art; Tue.-Sat.
10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with Recent Works by Jason Frank and David Zahn:
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- Drawings & Ceramics, free; for information, contact
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Zaiga Thorson at 309-796-5469… Black Hawk College
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Fri Nov 30 ArtSpace Gallery, Mon Nov 5 thru Fri Nov 30

Glen Lowry, exhibit of serigraphs; Mon -Fri, 6am- Chicago Paintings, sharing works by Carla Markwart;
7:30pm, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm... MidCoast Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm,… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Centre Station Gallery, thru Fri Nov 30 Center - St. Ambrose University, Fri Nov 9 thru Fri Nov 30

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality
Experience, through a creative collaboration, the Iowa Classes
DOT… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Fri Nov 30
Figurative Impressions in Landscape: Part 2,
John Bloom: Close to Home, exhibition on the Thursdays thru Nov. 29 (no class on Thanksgiving); with
renowned area artist; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- instructor… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 11am Thu
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; Nov 1
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wine & Art: From France with Love, artist Amy
Fri Nov 30 Nielsen will take the class into “French Moderns from
1850-1950” and discuss different techniques used in
Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope, creating some of these timeless pieces; then head to the
exhibit features more than 50 pieces of art created by studio to create postcard designs using paint, pen and
cancer survivors in the tri-State area; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, ink, fabric, and more; a studio class paired with a glass
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and socializing; $20; for
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804 or e-mail information and to register, contact Heather Aaronson at
livingproofexhibit@gmail.com, Figge Art Museum, 225 563-326-7804 x2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, LivingProofExhibit.org, thru Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Nov 1
Fri Nov 30
Card Making with Donna Banta, Banta will show
CHRISTMAS AT AUGUSTANA
Pam Ohnemus - Sri Rao - Quad City Woodturners us how to craft cards with a… Silvis Public Library, 1pm Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. | Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave.
- Hot Glass Artisans, exhibit of paintings by Ohnemus Sat Nov 3 Best seats available at 7 p.m. performance
and Rao, along with sculptural works by the Quad City
Woodturners and blown glass created by Hot Glass Crafting with Jenn: File Folder Mini-Flip Album, Tickets: $21 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $11 for students and children
artists; $1 for parking; for information, contact Dawn Jenn Voss will teach us how to make mini folding…
Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213 X108 or dwmetallo@
quadcityarts.com, Quad City International Airport
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Nov 3
CHRISTMAS DINNER
Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline IL, QuadCityArts.com, Oil Painting Saturdays, with instructor Dave Saturday, Dec. 1, 3:45-8 p.m. | Gerber Center Dining Hall, 3435 9 1/2 Ave.
thru Fri Nov 30 Anderson; learn to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin
Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Nov 3 thru Sat Nov 24 Tickets: $11.45 for adults, $6 for children
Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an
outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic
works, gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis
Basic Cartooning, Mondays thru Nov. 26; with
instructor Paul Lange; learn how… Bereskin Gallery & Art
LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE
L. and Patricia A. Miller, well-known supporters of Academy, 6pm Mon Nov 5 Saturday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. | Quad behind Old Main, 3600 7th Ave.
Quad City Arts, Ballet Quad Cities, and many other
organizations; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Watercolor: Basic Approaches to Paint Free and open to the public
Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for Applications, thru Nov. 8; with instructor Bob Zeidler;
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Fri
Bob breaks down… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy,
3pm Mon Nov 5
TICKET PURCHASES
Nov 30 Online: augustana.edu/tickets
What I’m Thankful For Leaf Hanging, a Southwest
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography, Craft Night event; free; for information, call 309-732-
By phone: 309-794-7306 or 800-798-8100 x7306
exhibit includes 52 of Hawkins’ most important paintings 7338… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, In person: Augustana Ticket Office in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (3701 7th Ave.)
and cover all of Hawkins’s favorite subject matter, 6pm Tue Nov 13
including cityscapes, landscapes, exotic places, animals,
current events, historic scenes and religious scenes; Tue.- Watercolor Basics, with instructor Bob Zeidler; after
Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free years of study, exposure to… Bereskin Gallery & Art
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563- Academy, 2pm Wed Nov 14
326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Fri Nov 30
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ART
A Guide to Domestic Measurement and Reconstructing
the Rise of Asymmetrical Skylines
Thursday, November 1, through Friday, November 30 @ Quad City Arts Center,
1715 Second Avenue, Rock Island IL

N ew exhibitions of screen prints and photo-
graphs are on display (through November 30)
as Rock Island’s Quad City Arts Center presents
A Guide to Domestic Measurement, a collection of
works by Iowa City artist Alison Filley, and Recon-
structing the Rise of Asymmetrical Skylines, a
creative assemblage by Davenport-based photog-
rapher Matthew Terry.
Filley creates screen-printed patterns that speak
to the trappings associated with domestic expec- Alison Filley’s Guide to Domestic Measurement
tations and contemporary popular culture using
elaborate ornamental patterning and photographic imagery. As she says in her Artist Statement: “We often
feel pressure to conform to collective norms promoted by advertising, popular culture, and socioeconomic
status. These idealized norms … the dream house, perfect children, manicured yards, and home-cooked
organic meals … can be beautiful and seductive, but often artificial. This installation combines these sym-
bolic objects to form new elaborate patterns that are equally contrived and alluring.”
With her body of work including two-dimensional prints, sculptural objects, and installations that com- Reighnbeau @ Rozz-Tox – November 21
bine glitter, flocking, screen printing, and digital print media, Filley is currently the Coordinator of Studios
and Outreach Programs at Davenport’s St. Ambrose University. She received her MFA from the University
of Iowa and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and since July of 2016, she has created
monthly mixed-media installations as the window-display designer at Hands Jewelers in Iowa City.
Calls For Entry Moeller Nights: Dave Tamkin, singer/songwriter
performs in support of his new EP “Dave Tamkin… Triple
Terry, meanwhile, finds inspiration in structures that are suspended in an incomplete state – buildings Rock the Arts, MidCoast Fine Arts’ December Rock the Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Nov 7
that are either partially built or in the process of falling, appearing unfinished, broken, or asymmetrical when Arts is seeking artisans… thru Sat Nov 24
he photographs them. He then transforms these scenes into symmetrical images that add a continuity, Moeller Nights: Carson McHone, concert with the
harmony, and flow to the facets of life that many view as eyesores. Winter Ornament Contest at Bucktown,sponsored Austin, Texas-based country-music singer/songwriter;
With the artist having received a 2014 BFA from the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, by MidCoast Fine Arts; ornaments will be… thru Fri Nov $10… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
30 Thu Nov 8
Terry’s Web-site biography states: “Utilizing contrasting tones, and a distinctly deliberate perspective influ-
enced by combining the conscious and subconscious as a means to question reality, Matthew showcases Musical Theatre Coffee Shop Cabaret, for
conceptual photos which evoke a level of detachment subtle enough for most people to connect with. It
is through this connection that Matthew proves on a perceptual level just how related we actually are.”
The Quad City Arts Center’s gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
MUSIC information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin Fine Arts Center,
7:30pm Thu Nov 8

Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free, and more information is available by calling (309)793- Concerts From Monet to Matisse: A Vocal Canvas Concert
1213 or visiting QuadCityArts.com. by Claudia Hommel, free; for information, call 309-
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, an 524-2440… Moline Public Library, noon Fri Nov 9
all-ages concert on the rockers’ 2018 Midwest Takeover

MUSIC
Tour;… RIBCO, 8pm Fri Nov 2 The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Moeller Nights: Low Cut Connie, concert with the Fri Nov 9
Philadelphia-based rockers, featuring an opening set
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II: by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers Album
Fri Nov 2 Release Party, concert with the Los Angeles-based
Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto indie rockers and Midwest natives;… Triple Crown
SAU Music Department Fall Instrumental Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Nov 9 thru Sat
Sat, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. @ Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport IA; Sun, Nov. 4, Concert, for information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin Nov 10
2 p.m. @ Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island IL Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm Fri Nov 2
An Evening with Gershwin, let the music of

C ontinuing its 2018-19 season of Masterworks pre- ‘90s Alternative Night: Brett Newski & the celebrated composer George Gershwin sweep you…
sentations, and held in celebration of the ensem- No Tomorrow - Pleezer, concert with the touring Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 6pm Sat Nov 10
ble’s 104th season of classical performance, the Quad alternative rockers and the Weezer tribute… The
Redstone Room, 7:30pm Fri Nov 2 Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band, an evening of
City Symphony Orchestra will deliver of trio of sublime
gospel music, laughter, and encouragement with the
compositions in the November 3 and 4 concert event
Moeller Nights: Ron Gallo - Low Cut Connie, 7 multiple Grammy winner and his ensemble; $26.50-
Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, named after the & 9:30pm concerts with the garage-punk rocker and 72.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000; Adler Theatre, 136
climactic, intensely challenging piece to be played by the Philadelphia-based… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & E. Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6pm Sat
piano virtuoso Wei Luo. Raccoon Motel, Sat Nov 3 Nov 10
Born in Shenzhen, a southern part of China, and the
receipent of 2018’s Gilmore Young Artist citation, Wei Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks The Way Down Wanderers, concert with the touring
Luo showed an interest in music and began piano les- II: Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, concert bluegrass musicians, featuring an opening set… The
sons around age five, giving her debut recital in Hong featuring Haydn’s “London Symphony,” No. 104; Britten’s Redstone Room, 8pm Sat Nov 10
Kong at age six. Winner of numerous competitions in China, Wei claimed first prize in the 11th Chopin International “Four Sea Interludes” from his opera “Peter Grimes,”
Competition for Young Pianists in Poland and the Second Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition for Young and pianist Wei Luo performing Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Moeller Nights: The Last Revel, concert with the
Pianists in Frankfurt, both in 2010. She made her orchestra debut at age 10 with the Shanghai Philharmonic, and Concerto No. 3”; $10-64; for tickets and information, call touring folk trio; $10… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
along with the ensemble’s artistic director Muhai Tang, they opened the 2011 season by performing Prokofiev’s 563-322-7276 Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Nov 11
“Concerto No. 3” in ShangHai Oriental Art Center. Over the years, her piano recitals have been broadcast world- IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat Nov 3
wide on classical radio channels such as WWFM (New Jersey) and WQXR (NYC), and two years ago, Wei was the Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Concert,
2016 receiptent of the esteemed “Salon de Virtuosi” Carrer Grant in New York. Moeller Nights: Shana Falana, concert with the New concert with the student singers in grades 3-8; for
York-based alternative rockers, featuring an opening… information,… Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park
Last year, Wei made her recital debuts in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and Herbst Hall in San Francisco,
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Auditorium, 2pm Sun Nov 11
and annually performs at Festival Napa Valley, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music
Nov 4
Festival in August and other festivals. She has also performed with world-class musicians such as violinist Daniel Bad Bad Hats, concert with the indie rock band from
Hope and cellist Gary Hoffman, and has been the recipient of thunderous critical praise. Revue magazine extolled Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Minneapolis, Minnesota, featuring… Village Theatre,
Wei’s “deep sonories, fiery intensity, and unfiltered rawness,” while the Philadelphia Inquirer, in a recent concert II: Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, concert 7pm Thu Nov 15
review, lauded “those moments when she took you so far inside the music that your ears left behind previous featuring Haydn’s “London Symphony,” No. 104; Britten’s
points of reference, partly because she immerses herself in the music with an intensity that borders on madness.” “Four Sea Interludes” from his opera “Peter Grimes,” Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble Concert, free;
This latest Masterworks presentation will open with composer Joseph Haydn’s exuberant and surprising and pianist Wei Luo performing Rachmaninoff’s “Piano for information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at crockette@
“London Symphony No. 104,” with the area musicians then traveling to the Coast of Suffolk for Benjamin Brit- Concerto No. 3”; ; $10-41; for tickets and information, call bhc.edu or… Black Hawk College Theatre - Building 1,
ten’s surging and unrelenting Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. The concerts will conclude with 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 Room 306, 7:30pm Thu Nov 15
Lei taking on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3,” a veritable Mount Evereset of classical music, with 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Nov 4
famed pianist Gary Graffman famously lamenting that he never learned the piece as a student, when he was “still The Peterson Brothers Band, Mississippi Valley Blues
too young to know fear.” Chrash the Midterms, the local rockers will perform Society presents a concert with the blues-musician…
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s latest Masterworks concerts will be held at the Adler Theatre at 8 p.m. on their politically tinged “2017 The Album”… Rozz-Tox, Moline Viking Club, 6pm Thu Nov 15
November 3 and at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall at 2 p.m. on November 4, admission is $8-62 on Saturday 9pm Tue Nov 6
and $8-39 on Sunday, and more information and tickets are available by calling (563)322-7276 or visiting QCSO.org.
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Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival: No. 4, Moeller Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm cash bar available; free; for information, call 563-322- 4175, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Nights sponsors performances with dozens of… Village Fri Nov 23 7276; Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. Third St., Davenport IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10:30am Sat Nov 3
of East Davenport, Thu Nov 15 thru Sat Nov 17 QCSO.org 4:45pm Thu Nov 29
Moeller Nights: The Artisanals, concert with the News of the World, a discussion of Paulette Jiles’
Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble Concert, free; Charleston-based Americana quintet; $12… Triple Crown book with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library -
for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public
Library, noon Fri Nov 16
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Nov 24
LITERARY ARTS Downtown Library, 3pm Mon Nov 5

Black Hawk College Student Vocal Recital, Pageturners Book Discussion Group, free; for
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show voice students will present a variety of songs from the Readings & Discussions information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library,
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… Renaissance... Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 7:30pm 6:30pm Tue Nov 6
Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Nov 16 Mon Nov 26 Nanowrimo Kickoff Party, held in conjunction with
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo); the goal… RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason
Davina & the Vagabonds, concert with the touring Blue Christmas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Fairmount Street Library, 6pm Thu Nov 1 from the… 6pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27
jazz and soul artists; $12 adv /… The Redstone Room, Extravagana, Elvis Presley hits and holiday favorites
8pm Fri Nov 16 performed at 1 & 7:15pm… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race
Thu Nov 29 a look at the world we’re living in… Fairmount Street to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, a
Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 1 discussion of Joshua Hammer’s book with the Art Lover’s
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 The Smoking Popes, concert with the touring Book Club; each program includes a short introduction,
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 16 pop-punk musicians, featuring an opening set… The Life Studies: Stories, the Bettendorf Public Library discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion;
Redstone Room, 7:30pm Thu Nov 29 and the Figge co-host a discussion of Susan Vreeland’s bring a brown bag lunch if desired; for information,
Chris Janson, concert with the breakout country-music book in conjunction with the current “French Moderns” contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@
star; $30-60; for tickets and information, call 844-852- exhibit; participants will have an opportunity to figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
4FUN, Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Special Events participate in a docent-led tour of the exhibition prior to Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed Nov 7
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm the book discussion; free; for information, call 563-344-
Sat Nov 17 Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks II, join QCSO
Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of
Family Groove Company - Still Shine, concert with the weekend’s Masterworks programs; 4:45pm doors,
the funk, jam, and soul musicians, featuring an… The cash bar available; free; for information, call 563-322-
Redstone Room, 9pm Sat Nov 17 7276; Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. Third St., Davenport IA,
QCSO.org 4:45pm Thu Nov 1
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in
Concert, at 2 & 7:30pm; these Quad City Symphony Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks II, held immediately
Orchestra concerts feature “Harry Potter & the Chamber after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle
of Secrets” in high-definition while a live orchestra with conductor Mark Russell Smith and musicians from
performs John Williams’ otherworldly score; for tickets the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; cash bar available;
and information, call 563-322-7276; Adler Theatre, 136 E. free; for information, call 563-322-7276; Hotel Blackhawk,
Third St., Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sat Nov 17 200 E. Third St., Davenport IA, QCSO.org 9:30pm Sat
Nov 3
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks II,
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room, QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
3pm Sun Nov 18 concert conversations to hear about the works being
presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
Moeller Nights: Izaak Opatz, concert with the call 563-322-7276; Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
touring country artist, featuring an opening set… Triple Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Sat Nov 3
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Nov 19
thru Tue Nov 20 Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks II,
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
All Sweat Productions Presents: The Last Waltz, concert conversations to hear about the works being
local musicians pay tribute to, and play the music from,… presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
The Redstone Room, 8pm Wed Nov 21 call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Nov 4
Back in Black Friday w/ Electric Shock: The AC/DC
Show, the tribute musicians play all the classic hits and Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
deeper… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Nov 23 designed to provide the opportunity to share…
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Nov 15
No Duh, an evening with the No Doubt and Gwen
Stefani tribute band; $15; for information, call 844-852- Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks III, join QCSO
4FUN, Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of
the weekend’s Masterworks programs; 4:45pm doors,

No Duh @ Rhythm City Casino Resort – November 23
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LITERARY ARTS / two while talking about Wiley Cash’s… Icons Martini,
Readings & Discussions 7pm Tue Nov 20

True Crime Club, whether you obsessively watch
Spider Woman’s Daughter, a discussion of Anne Investigation Discovery, are a devout Ann… Fairmount
Hillerman’s novel with the Mystery Book… Bettendorf Street Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 20
Public Library, 9:30am Sat Nov 10
West End Book Club, adult fiction book club that
Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions meets the third Tuesday of… Fairmount Street Library,
of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies… Davenport 6:30pm Tue Nov 20
Public Library - Main, 6pm Mon Nov 12
A Man Called Ove, a discussion of Fredrik Backman’s
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public Library -
yummy sweets; all registrants receive… Fairmount Street 30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed Nov 21
Library, 10am Mon Nov 12
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction refreshments will be paired with good conversation;
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive,… books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Nov 26
Davenport Public Library - Main, 6:30pm Mon Nov 12
How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from
Get Lit: The Master Butchers Singing Club, a Puddles to the Sea, a discussion of Tristan Gooley’s
discussion of Louise Erdrich’s novel; free; for information, book with the Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm
call… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Nov 13 Tue Nov 27

See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many… Lilac Girls, a discussion of Martha Hall Kelly’s book with
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, the Southwest… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
6:30pm Wed Nov 14 Branch, 6pm Tue Nov 27
Gaither Vocal Band @ Adler Theatre – November 10

Local History Book Club Discussion, the club is Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks’s Pulitzer
sponsored by the Colonel Davenport Foundation, and… Prize-winning drama about African-American brothers,
7pm Tue Nov 27 directed… QC Theatre Workshop, Thu Nov 8 thru Sun
Nov 18
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
and the Birth of the FBI, a discussion of David Grann’s Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight, Michigan-set hunting
novel with the Contemporary Books… Bettendorf Public comedy by Jeff Daniels, directed by Mike Skiles;…
Library, 7pm Wed Nov 28 Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, Thu Nov 8 thru Sun Nov 18

The Marriage of Opposites, a discussion of Alice A Wrinkle in Time, James Sie’s adaptation of
Hoffman’s novel with the Contemporary Books Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved sci-fi novel, directed by
Discussion… Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Wed Nov 28 Jacque Cohoon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters
The Union Quilters, a discussion of Jennifer Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline IL, Playcrafters.com,
Chiaverini’s book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18
Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 28
Lives of the Saints: Five One-Acts, short comedic
Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information, works by Tony-nominated playwright David Ives,
call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu directed by… Scott Community College’s Black Box
Nov 29 Theatre, Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18

Workshops & Classes
USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing
Center, 1pm Thu Nov 1

Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the
month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Nov 3
and Sat Nov 17

Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
of the month; dedicated… Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Nov 5 and Mon
Nov 19

Zine Workshops, free; for information, contact Leslie
Ross at rosslesliem@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University
Library, 7pm Tue Nov 27

THEATRE
Performances
Mama Won’t Fly, Southern-themed road-trip comedy
by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas… Circa ‘21
Dinner Playhouse, 7:45pm Fri Nov 2 thru Sat Nov 3

Letters Home, Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artists series
presents the Griffin Theatre… Galvin Fine Arts Center,
3pm Sun Nov 4

Letters Home: BHC Veterans Group Performance,
an informal, 45-minute performance for students in the
Black Hawk… Black Hawk College Theatre - Building 1,
Room 306, 2:30pm Tue Nov 6

Annie, Tony-winning family musical based on the “Little
Orphan Annie” comic… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed
Nov 7 thru Fri Nov 30

Hairspray, the Tony-winning musical set in 1962
Baltimore, boasting a cast and… Alleman High School
Performing Arts Center, 7pm Thu Nov 8 thru Sun Nov 11
The Smoking Popes @ The Redstone Room –
November 29
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Marjorie Prime, New Ground Theatre presents Jordan Guys in Ties, improv comedy with the nationally
Harrison’s science-fiction drama, directed by… Village touring comedians who combine wit,… The Black Box
Theatre, Fri Nov 9 thru Sun Nov 18 Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Nov 16

Pinocchio, family-musical adaptation of the fairytale The Late Nite Shows: Forge, sketch comedy and
classic; with show-only and brunch… Circa ‘21 Dinner improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Playhouse, Fri Nov 23 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 16

It Had to Be You, holiday-themed romantic comedy by The Late Nite Shows: Bandwagon, sketch comedy
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna; Thu.-Sat.… The Black and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Box Theatre, Fri Nov 23 thru Fri Nov 30 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 17

Miracle in Bedford Falls, new stage-musical version The Cranjis McBasketball World Tour, an
of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”… Quad City Music evening with the New York-based comedy troupe The
Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 7:30pm Thu Nov 29 Tenderloins,… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Mon Nov 19
thru Fri Nov 30
The Late Nite Shows: CaRICKatures, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The

DANCE Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 23

Pimprov, an evening of improv with the Chicago
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, touring comedians; $12-15;… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, 8pm Sat Nov 24
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of
Dance, Thu Nov 1 thru Fri Nov 30 The Late Nite Shows: Movie the Musical, sketch
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Dance: Barefoot The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 24
Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, $10/person, ages 21 &
under free; for information, call 563-284-6340… Walcott The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun Nov 18 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 30

COMEDY Family Groove Company @ The Redstone Room – November 17
MUSEUMS
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, sketch comedy Butchers Hook Comedy w/ Ryan Proctor, on Literary Heroines: Their Times, Their Fashions,
Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Tuesdays; a stand-up-comedy open mic night; for the exhibit allows you to take a critical look at the
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 3 information, call… Meat Market, 9pm Tue Nov 6 thru wardrobe… Putnam Museum & Science Center, thru Fri
The Late Nite Shows: Dodgeball, sketch comedy Tue Nov 27 Nov 30
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 2 information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Nov 4 The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch The Civil War: Seen Through the Eyes of German-
thru Sun Nov 25 comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… American Caricaturists, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm,
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 9 Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission;… German
adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the… Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by American Heritage Center, thru Fri Nov 30
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Nov 3 Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944… The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The German American Heritage Center Annual
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Nov 10 Holiday Social, annual fundraiser benefiting

THEATRE ART
Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography
Thursday, November 8, through Sunday, November 18 @ Richmond Hill Thursday, November 1, through Sunday, December 30 @ Figge Art Museum,
Barn Theatre, 600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo IL 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA

W ith actor/playwright Jeff Daniels’ comedy
described by Variety magazine as “laugh-
out-loud stuff” that “proceeds at a fast clip,” Gen-
O ne of the 20th Century’s most accomplished
artists is presently enjoying a career ret-
rospective at the Figge Art Museum (through
eseo’s Richmond Barn Theatre closes its 2018 December 30), with the Davenport venue hous-
season of returning audience favorites with ing the touring William L. Hawkins: An Imagina-
Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight, a riotous and heart- tive Geography, the first major exhibition in more
warming tale of Midwestern male bonding that, than a decade to showcase Hawkins’ varied work
according to the Chicago Tribune, “manages and important examples from his favorite artistic
subjects.
to be both politically incorrect and comedically
Although born in 1895, the Kentucky native
accurate.”
began his professional painting career in the
In Tony Award nominee Daniels’ 1995 play,
1970s, first with found paint on found supports,
family patriarch Albert Soady reunites with his and later with sign painter’s enamel on standard-
two adult sons, Reuben and Remnar, at their sized Masonite boards. Hawkins explored the William L. Hawkins’ Red Dog Running No. 3
Michigan Upper Peninsula family deer camp. world through mass media and then re-presented
Joined by their zany friend Jimmer – a man who it to the public with a uniquely expressive bravado, appropriating most of his subjects from drawings
has never been quite the same since being abducted by a UFO – the men settle in for a spell of and photographic reproductions collected from newspapers, books, calendars, magazines, and other
bagging bucks, playing cards, and drinking sweet sap whiskey. Thirty-five-year-old Reuben, though, popular print media. Simplifying the forms and heightening the colors, he elaborated passages with
holds the infamous reputation as the oldest Soady in history never to kill a deer, which has earned vigorous, swirling brushwork and also taught himself sophisticated techniques such as scumbling,
him the unfortunate nickname “Da Buckless Yooper.” Consequently, Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight’s which he used to great effect. As he became more successful, Hawkins began to collage magazine
hunting-story-to-beat-all-hunting-stories spins a tale of humor, heart, and comic horror as Reuben clippings and found objects into his paintings and developed a technique he called “puffing up” a shape:
goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. building it up from the painting surface by mixing cornmeal into the enamel paint.
Last staged at Richmond Hill in 2011 – a production that led Reader reviewer Thom White to state, Drawn from important public and private collections across the United States and Europe, William
“I found myself giggling so hard that I couldn’t breathe” – the theatre’s new Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography includes 52 of Hawkins’ most important paintings, some well-
is directed by venue veteran Mike Skiles, whose recent on-stage credits include roles in California known pieces, and others rarely seen by the public. The exhibit covers all of Hawkins’ favorite subject
Suite, Dearly Beloved, and Doublewide, Texas. Two actors featured in the 2011 production, Jonathan matter including cityscapes, landscapes, exotic places, animals, current events, historic scenes and
Graff t and Justin Raver, make return appearances here, Graff recreating his original role of Jimmer, religious scenes, and also includes one of his rare freestanding sculptural assemblages. Also featured
are many of Hawkins’ most powerful paintings including Prudential NYC and two versions each of Ohio
and Raver – who previously played Remnar – now portraying Reuben. Rounding out the comedy’s
Stadium, Red Dog Running, Tasmanian Tiger, along with eight of the nine known versions of Hawkins’
ensemble are Nathan Johnson, Mike Kelly, Gary Talsky, and Amy Moskowitz, the latter playing a
Last Supper, one of his best-known subjects.
character credited as “Wolf Moon Dance.”
Regular museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 9
Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight runs November 8 through 18 at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, with p.m. on Thursdays) and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., admission is $4-7, and more information on
performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission is $12, this and other Figge exhibits, programs, and events is available by calling (563)326-7804 or visiting
and more information and tickets are available by calling (309)944-2244 or visiting RHPlayers.com. FiggeArtMuseum.org.
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The Great Gobble-Along!, join us as pro-gobblers
MUSEUMS help us all gobble together and… Family Museum,
11:30am Sat Nov 17

The Great Gobble-Along!: Make Your Turkey
Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities; for information, call 563- Gobbler, get your gobble on by crafting your very own
322-8844… German American Heritage Center, 6pm turkey… Family Museum, 9:30am Sat Nov 17
Fri Nov 2
Art and the Nazi Party, Katherine Kunau, Associate
Explorers/Explorers Jr: Astronaut Training Camp, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions of the… German
the events will teach your young, curious explorer about American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Nov 18
what it… Putnam Museum & Science Center, 9am Sat
Nov 3

Museum Rush Speedway, set your sights on the MOVIES
medal and design your own… Family Museum, 10am
Sat Nov 3 Book Club, a screening of the springtime hit in the
“Afternoon Movies… River Valley District Library, 1pm
Putnam Japanese Tea Ceremony, awaken your Thu Nov 1
senses during this one-time, abbreviated traditional tea
ceremony,… Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1:30pm Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Double Feature, featuring
Sat Nov 3 “Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku”… Rave
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Sat Nov 3 thru Mon
Felted Ornament Workshop with Gisela, with Nov 5
Gisela McDonald; get hands-on instruction on wet-
felting wool around Styrofoam… German American Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
Heritage Center, 1pm Sun Nov 4 free; for information,… Davenport Public Library -
Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Fri Nov 9
Autumn Scherenschnitte Class: 2D Class, Keith
Bonnstetter is back with some new designs and will… Coffee and a Movie Morning, join us for a cup
German American Heritage Center, 10am Sat Nov 10 of coffee and a free… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Nov 12
Autumn Scherenschnitte Class: 3D Class, Keith Bob’s Burgers Party @ Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch – November 10
Bonnstetter is back with some new designs and will… Solo: A Star Wars Story, a screening of the
German American Heritage Center, 11:30am Sat Nov 10 summertime hit in the “Coffee And… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Nov 12
Neighborhood Toy Store Day, all Day in The Fox & “Saturn the Ring World” Discovery Dome “Titans of the Ice Age” Sensory-Friendly
Bee; 15% off for… Family Museum, 10am Sat Nov 10 Showing, see the second largest planet up-close and Showing, changes to the environment and film Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites return
learn about the… Putnam Museum & Science Center, experience include: dimmed but… Putnam Museum & to the screen and enjoy a… Davenport Public Library -
Second Saturdays at the German American 11:15am Sat Nov 10 Science Center, 2pm Sun Nov 11 Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Wed Nov 21
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center, The Demise of German-Iowan Newspapers Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this month’s Friday Feature, free; for information, call 563-344-4175
10am Sat Nov 10 During WWI, Professor Ehrstine’s talk will document program will feature Leo Schubert speaking on or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
the decline of the German-Iowan… German American “Remembering the… Putnam Museum & Science Center, Public Library, 10:30am Fri Nov 23
Veteran’s Day Project, support those who serve and Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Nov 11 1:30pm Thu Nov 15
protect by helping put together… Family Museum,
10:30am Sat Nov 10
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Mirai, at 7 & 8pm; GKIDS and Fathom Events presents Miss Blackhawk Valley Scholarship Pageant, the
dubbed and subtitled versions… Rave Cinemas pageant will be celebrating 70 years as an official…
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Thu Nov 29 Rockridge High School Auditorium, 7pm Sat Nov 3

Bags Tournament and Chili Cook-Off, in the

SPORTS Meyer Activity Center (Gym); 2:30pm check-in, 3pm
tournament;… St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church,
2:30pm Sun Nov 4
Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league
hockey game; the first 1000 fans receive a MetroLINK… Knit/Crochet Circle, on Wednesdays; free; for
TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Sat Nov 3 information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library,
5:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 14
Quad City Storm vs. Birmingham Bulls, minor-
league hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… “Hey Bear” Trivia, on Wednesdays; for information,
TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Nov 9 and Sat Nov 10 call 309-797-3049… Bier Stube Moline, 8pm Wed Nov 7
thru Wed Nov 28
Quad City Storm vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers, minor-
league hockey game; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Nov 23 and Sat Nov 24 open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Nov
7 thru Wed Nov 28

OTHER EVENTS Euchre, on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-289-
3908… Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill, 2pm Wed Nov 7 thru
Wed Nov 28
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire, Quad Cities Interfaith 10th Annual Fundraising
5pm Fri Nov 2 Breakfast, the event will showcase our work as people
of faith to… Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning 7:15am Thu Nov 8
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets…
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 2 TableTop Game Day, drop in and play something from
our collection of games,… Davenport Public Library -
Fall Antique Spectacular Vintage Market, featuring Eastern Avenue Branch, 1pm Fri Nov 9
70 exhibitors with antiques & vintage items galore; find
great furniture, art pottery, country, stoneware, books, Black Hawk College 5K Hustle, run or walk the rolling
prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, hills and scenic roads of… Black Hawk College - Quad
American Indian items, china, and more; Fri. 4-9pm, City Campus, 8am Sat Nov 10
Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; $8 weekend pass; for
information, call 712-324-9964, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 Bob’s Burgers Party, a party in the theme of “Bob’s
4th Ave., Rock Island IL, AntiqueSpectacular.com, Fri Nov Burgers”; costumes welcome;… Davenport Public
2 thru Sun Nov 4 Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 2pm Sat Nov 10

Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion, Mayors Hunger Luncheon, the 26th annual event
on Fridays at 1 & 2:30pm; 45-minute docent-led tours, raising awareness and funds for the… Golden Leaf
with… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Banquet & Convention Center, noon Wed Nov 14
Nov 30
10th Anniversary Holiday Hat Bash, annual evening
30th Annual Governor’s Infamous European of fun, delicious food, a hat contest, raffle,… CASI (Center
Cross Country Run, co-sponsored by Running Wild for Active Seniors), 5:30pm Thu Nov 15
and the Cornbelt Running Club; the… Scott County Park,
1pm Sat Nov 3 Gourmet Shopping for the Holidays, discover the
sights and smells of some of the unique… Black Hawk
Astronomy Night, learn about space and observe stars College Outreach Center, 7am Thu Nov 15
and planets with the… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 7:30pm Sat Nov 3 Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Cheers! Beer & Wine
Tasting Party, with live entertainment and food
Halloween Bash 2, with live music by Truffle Shuffle; and spirits from local distributors;… RME (River Music
for information, call 563-225-FROG… The Lucky Frog Bar Experience), 5:30pm Thu Nov 15
& Grill, 9pm Sat Nov 3
Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for
information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2… The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, Thu Nov 15

Current Joys @ Rozz-Tox – November 15
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OTHER EVENTS

Festival of Trees: Grand Premiere Party,
celebrate the opening of Festival of Trees; $60-70; for
information,… Davenport RiverCenter, 6:30pm Fri Nov
16

Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Silver Bell Social,
party dedicated to our senior friends age 55 and over;…
Davenport RiverCenter, 9am Fri Nov 16

Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area… The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Nov 17

Chess Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
Library, 11:30am Sat Nov 17

Festival of Trees: Holiday Parade, the event will
be broadcast live by KWQC-TV6; for information,…
Downtown Davenport, 10am Sat Nov 17

Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy
Club, Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Eta
Cassiopiae (yellow & orange… Niabi Zoo, 4:30pm Sat
Nov 17

Puzzle Exchange, bring in your gently used puzzles
(with no missing pieces,… Silvis Public Library, 2pm Sat
Nov 17
The Artisinals @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – November 24
Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person;
Mulligans and refreshments available… LeClaire Civic Festival of Trees: Sizzlin’ Soiree, 10th Anniversary Festival of Trees: Celebrity Lunch, a fundraiser for Trivia Night Fundraiser to Benefit Brittany’s
Center, 6:30pm Sat Nov 17 event featuring shopping, dinner, a fashion show, an… the arts, local celebrities will serve... Radisson Quad City Gifts, held in remembrance of Brittany Manders; snacks
Golden Leaf Banquet & Convention Center, 5pm Mon Plaza Hotel, 11am Wed Nov 21 may be brought… Golden Leaf Banquet & Convention
Kwik Star Festival of Trees, thru Nov. 25; annual Nov 19 Center, 7pm Sat Nov 24
Quad City Arts fundraiser featuring more… Davenport Cookie Exchange, bakers old and young are
RiverCenter, Sat Nov 17 thru Sun Nov 25 Festival of Trees: Sugar Plum Ball, an evening of encouraged to bring two dozen… Silvis Public Library, Manscape Male Burlesque Revue, trip-teasing with
dinner, dancing, entertainment, and magical moments 1pm Sat Nov 24 the touring male performers; $12-15; for tickets and…
Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Military Day, thru Nov. for… Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 6pm The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 30
25; annual Quad City Arts fundraiser featuring more… Tue Nov 20 Kwik Star Festival of Trees: Family Day, thru Nov.
Davenport RiverCenter, 10am Sun Nov 18 25; annual Quad City Arts fundraiser featuring more…
Davenport RiverCenter, 9am Sat Nov 24

ART MUSIC
Emma Farber Cunningham and Barbara Toner: The Way Down Wanderers
Paintings & Glass
Saturday, November 10, 8 p.m. @ The Redstone Room, 129 Main Street,
Thursday, November 1, through Saturday, December 1 Davenport IA
MidCoast at Bucktown Gallery, 225 East Second Street, Davenport IA

T wo disparate forms of artistic media com-
bine in one fascinating exhibit at Davenport’s
D elivering what PopWrapped.com described
as “a polished sound filled with strong vocals
and fantastic harmonizing made all the better
Bucktown Center for the Arts (through December with vivid lyrics and powerful instrumentation,”
1) as area artists Emma Farber Cunningham and the folk and Americana musicians of The Way
Barbara Toner showcase their immense talents – Down Wanderers return to Davenport’s Redstone
and their specific mediums of interest – in the new Room on November 10, demonstrating why Best-
MidCoast at Bucktown Gallery exhibition Paintings NewBands.com wrote, “Their live show is full of
& Glass. energy and just a damn good time.”
Cunningham’s main body of work is composed of
The group had its beginnings in 2012 when
imagined landscapes that mix representational and Artwork by Emma Farber Cunningham frontmen and founders Collin Krause (mandolin
abstract elements, and her goal is to create art that,
and fiddle) and Austin Thompson (guitar) met in
as she says, “strikes a poetic balance between extremes and that calls upon the viewer’s imagination to
effectively ‘complete’ each scene.” The artist utilizes a vibrant palette while playing with a myriad of paint-
their hometown of Peoria, Illinois, after joining the same band, embarking on their first tour at the
ing strategies – what Cunningham calls “hard edges against soft ones, large brushy passages adjacent respective ages of 14 and 18. That group soon disbanded, but Krause and Thompson continued to
to smaller, more detailed ones, and smoothly blended wet-on-wet areas vs. choppy, layered sections.” write and perform together, and by the end of 2013, they had enlisted a trio of additional talents to
A graduate of Black Hawk College and St. Ambrose University, Cunningham received her MFA from fill the Way Down Wanderers lineup: Travis Kowalsky (banjo and fiddle), John Merikoski (drums and
Illinois State University and returned to the Quad Cities as an adjunct art instructor for both Black Hawk percussion), and John Williams (upright bass). Quickly initiating a busy tour schedule, with the group’s
College and Scott Community College. Her Paintings & Glass works, meanwhile, were inspired by the “Wandering West Tour” bringing them to 25 Midwestern cities in 27 days, the artists established a fol-
cosmos – nebulas, galaxies, and colorful interstellar bodies. “Because I use my imagination to generate lowing for their exhilarating instrumentals, foot-stomping sing-alongs, and self-titled “restSTOMPS” –
content,” says Cunningham, “it seemed appropriate that I finally ‘look to the stars’ for inspiration.” free acoustic sets performed at rest and truck stops along their tour routes. The Way Down Wanderers
Born in Philadelphia, artist Toner has lived in Bettendorf for more than 30 years. She discovered the were also named 2014’s “Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist” in the music magazine The Deli, with their
lure of fused-glass creation shortly after her retirement, first dabbling in jewelry, then mastering mosaics single “Dead Birds” a 2015 finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
and plates, and finally applying her talents to coral and floriform bowls, clocks, and plates. As she notes, “I To date, The Way Down Wanderers have released the EPs Path to Follow and Wellspring, a live-per-
like to call my body of works for this exhibition Fragile: Flowers and Nature in Glass.” And as glass is both formance LP, and the musicians’ eponymous debut album, and with each recording, they’ve been the
a natural substance (in the form of silica) and fragile in finished form like the environment, Toner sees the beneficiaries of stellar reviews. Regarding 2016’s The Way Down Wanderers, Americana and folk Web
medium as an appropriate and exciting metaphor for thinking about the protection of our world. site MotherChurchPew.com wrote, “Their brand-new, self-titled LP features rip-roaring banjo, carefree
“I’ve been excited at times with how glass can mimic the forms and fluid lines of trees, flowers, and mandolin, soaring harmonies, and lush, low-end string … with some snarling guitar rock thrown in for
animals as it changes during the firing process,” says the artist. “Straight lines become curvy, hard edges
good measure.” Relix magazine, meanwhile, raved that the band “emerged fully formed, possessing
become rounded.”
a certain savvy that assures their ability to stand apart in a crowded field of nu-grass contenders.”
Cunningham’s and Toner’s Paintings & Glass will be on view at the MidCoast Bucktown Gallery through
The Way Down Wanderers play the Redstone Room on November 10 with an opening set by
December 1, with Bucktown Center for the Arts open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sat-
urdays. Admission to the galleries is free, and more information on the exhibits is available by calling
Driftless Sisters, admission to the 8 p.m. show is $12-15, and more information and reservations are
(563)424-1210 or visiting MidCoast.org. available by calling (563)326-1333 or visiting RiverMusicExperience.org.
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LECTURES Creative Collective, participants are asked to Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Nov 3 Port Byron Historical Society Meeting, the
volunteer to teach the rest of… Davenport Public Library thru Sat Nov 17 evening’s program will feature Captain Kevin Stier of
- Main, 6:30pm Tue Nov 27 the… River Valley District Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 14
Hanukkah, Ramadan and Christmas, a Black Hawk Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible
College Lifelong Learner Lunch; lunch at 11:30am with… World Affairs Council: Hollywood & the CIA, Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 11:30am Mon free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Nov 4 thru Sun with their AD/HD, share... Deere-Wiman Carriage House,
Nov 5 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Nov 25 3:30pm Sat Nov 17
Tue Nov 27
21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern Lives, Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Dr. Taddy R. Kalas, professor of French, speaking on the… featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Tue
Nov 6 COURSES SIG… Butterworth Center, 7pm Mon Nov 5 Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 20
Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group
Legends of Scott County, presented by the “Kitchen Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church
Table” historian John Brassard, who will… LeClaire
Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 7
get individualized assistance with questions… Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Fri Nov 2
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26
HEALTH
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays (except the 2nd Wed.
Power Animals, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Explore BHC Day, join Black Hawk College for a tour of the month); bring… River Valley District Library, 1pm Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at
Sciences meeting with Kathleen… Bettendorf Public of the Quad-Cities… Black Hawk College - Quad City Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28 your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire,
Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 8 Campus, 11am Fri Nov 9 10am thru Thu Nov 29
Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre-
The History of Rock Island High School, learn about Immigration and Citizenship Drop-In Workshop, selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729-
the school’s history through pictures and interesting free; for information, call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Nov 12 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm thru Thu
tidbits… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 7pm Thu Nov 8 Library, 10am Sat Nov 10 Nov 29
LeClaire Chamber Networking Event, … Crane &
Renewable Energy: Greener Earth Means Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, Pelican Cafe, noon Tue Nov 13 Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna
Green in Your Pocket, geared toward business, get individualized assistance with questions… Rock Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass;
municipalities, school districts, and the general public;… Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Fri Nov 16 AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, learn how you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm thru
Quad City Botanical Center, 8:30am Fri Nov 9 other adults cope with their AD/HD, share… Pizza Ranch, Thu Nov 29
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will noon Wed Nov 14
Saving the Endangered Black-Footed Ferret, with give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Nov 30
Travis Livieri, Prairie Wildlife Research; learn about the
rich history… Niabi Zoo, 3pm Sun Nov 11 Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question,
get individualized assistance with… Rock Island Public
21st Annual Frieze Lecture Series: Modern Lives, Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Nov 30
Dr. Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching
Museum of… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 2pm Tue Nov 13
MEETINGS
Armistice, The Russian Expedition, and Occupation of
Germany, a presentation in the library’s chronological Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family
examination of World War… Rock Island Public Library - Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Downtown Library, 2pm Wed Nov 14 Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Nov 3
thru Sat Nov 17
Mostly True Tales with Spinsby and Wales, Dick is
going to take us once again down Cody/Great… LeClaire Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime
Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 14 discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Nov 3 thru Sat Nov 17
Community Connections: Rock Island Arsenal
During World War I, free; for information, call 563- Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly
344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Luncheon, lunchtime discussions on the first and third
Bettendorf Public Library, 1:30pm Thu Nov 15 Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Nov 3
thru Sat Nov 17
Tax Code Changes, learn about tax planning from Ray
Kozicki and Ryan Biniak… Davenport Public Library - Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association
Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Mon Nov 19 Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third

Chris Janson @ Rhythm City Casino Resort – November 17
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Izaak Opatz @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – November 19 and 20
body, and to bring awareness to the present moment;

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meditations will be led by experienced meditation
HEALTH practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for
information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Sun Nov 18
Pain, on Fridays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50
once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 10am Fri Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Nov 20
Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729-1296…
Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Nov 3 thru NAMI Family Support Group, NAMI Family Support
Sat Nov 24 Group offers the benefit of learning from… Butterworth
Center, 7pm Tue Nov 27
CURRENT EXHIBITION Yoga: All Levels, on Saturdays, with Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; NAMI Family & Friends Seminar, a free four-hour
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Nov 3 seminar that informs people who have loved… People’s
thru Sat Nov 24 Missionary Baptist Church, 5pm Thu Nov 29

Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Mondays, with
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon SENIORS
Nov 26
Genesis Foot Clinic, from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm;
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for $22, reservations required; for information, call… CASI
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian (Center for Active Seniors), Thu Nov 1
Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Nov 6
Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Nov 1
Pain, on Tuesdays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard;
$50 once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 9:30am Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information,
Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
2:30pm thru Thu Nov 29
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, free; for information, call
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for
Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Wed Nov 7 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 12:30pm thru Thu Nov 29
Mindfulness Activities: Evidence and Application
in Everyday Living, presented by Erin Phillips, OTD; Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
free; for information, call 563-326-7832… Davenport 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm Wed Nov 7 thru Thu Nov 29

JOHN BLOOM:
Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Wednesdays, with Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386-
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am thru Fri
twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 30

CLOSE TO HOME
Nov 28
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information,
NAMI Family & Friends Seminar, a free four-hour call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
seminar that informs people who have loved… Heritage 12:45pm thru Fri Nov 30
THROUGH JANUARY 13, 2019 Church - Bettendorf, 10am Sat Nov 10
CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
EXHIBITION
Sue Quail The Reeg Group NAMI Peer Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri Nov 2
SPONSORS: at R W Baird the month; the… Butterworth Center, 6:30pm Mon Nov
12 thru Mon Nov 26 Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25
Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the William D. and Shirley J. Homrighausen Endowment &… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri Nov 2
Summer Evening, 1936, oil on Masonite, Private Collection Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people thru Fri Nov 30
can openly discuss their personal… The Center, 6:30pm
Wed Nov 14 thru Wed Nov 28 Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm
www.figgeartmuseum.org Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30
practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and
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Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail… Bettendorf
Seniors), 9:30am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 Seniors), 8:30am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Thu Nov 15 Public Library, 10am thru Wed Nov 28

Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on Classic Movie, $2-5; for information, call 563-386- Pre-School Story Time, on Mondays & Thursdays;
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Nov 27 enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities… River Valley
Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue District Library, 10am thru Thu Nov 29
Nov 27

KIDS’ STUFF
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and more
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for for ages 3-5; free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am thru
Seniors), 9am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 Weekly & Bi-Weekly Thu Nov 29

Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for Family Storytime, on Thursdays; join us as the library and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
Seniors), 9am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active and local organization… Davenport Public Library - thru Thu Nov 29
Seniors), 8am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 Main, 10am thru Thu Nov 15
Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required; for Together Time Tales, on Thursdays; for families with snacks, and share your ideas… Fairmount Street Library,
for Active Seniors), 10:30am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active children in 3rd grade and younger; we… Silvis Public 6:30pm thru Thu Nov 29
Seniors), 1pm Wed Nov 7 Library, 6pm thru Thu Nov 15
Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- Textile Arts, on Thursdays (not Thanksgiving); easy
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri Nov 2 Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tuesdays & sewing and other fiber arts… Davenport Public Library -
thru Fri Nov 30 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or… Eastern Avenue Branch, 3:30pm thru Thu Nov 29
Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28 Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm thru Tue Nov 27
iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Nov 5 Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
thru Mon Nov 19 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 2pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Nov 7 thru
Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and Wed Nov 28
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), Mon Nov 5 thru Tue Nov 27 TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563- Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Nov
6 thru Tue Nov 27 T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or Seniors), 10:25am Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats, Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Nov 13
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Tue Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 month; donations… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
9:30am Wed Nov 14 thru Wed Nov 28

Wild Kratts Live @ Adler Theatre – November 13
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Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and
gaming systems; we… Fairmount Street Library, 3pm
Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28

Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Wednesdays; stories,
songs, and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Nov 7 thru
Wed Nov 28

Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
6:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28

Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Tuesdays; stories, songs,
and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public Library -
30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Nov 20 thru Tue Nov 27

November
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 1

Teen Advisory Group, an opportunity for teens to
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert @ Adler Theatre – November 17 have input on library offerings… Moline Public Library,
3:30pm Thu Nov 1

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; free; for Book Explorers: Mock Newbery, free; for
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and movement; free; for information,… Fairmount Street information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
KIDS’ STUFF / Weekly & Bi-Weekly Library, 10am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 30 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
6:30pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 Sat Nov 3
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Textile Arts for Kids, on Thursdays (not Thanksgiving); Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; Storytime for Littles, on Mondays, for ages 0-36 Lego Club, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or
learn easy sewing projects and other fiber… Davenport rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat months; nurture your baby and… Moline Public Library, e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 4pm thru Thu Nov 3 thru Sat Nov 17 Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 Library, 2pm Sat Nov 3
Nov 29
Homeschool Arts, on Mondays; explore a variety of Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three Teen Afternoon in Paris, teens are invited to spend
Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; music, movement arts and crafts utilizing… Davenport Public Library - and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am an afternoon with the library… Fairmount Street Library,
and stories; all ages welcome, but… Davenport Public Main, 1pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 2pm Sat Nov 3
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am thru Thu Nov 29
Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving Teen Advisory Board, on Mondays; hang out, eat Animal Adventures, for ages 6-9; children can
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Fridays; stories, songs, your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library, snacks, and share your ideas… Davenport Public Library experience the adaptations of many… Niabi Zoo,
and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public Library - 5:30pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon Nov 26 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Mon Nov 5 thru Mon 10:15am Sat Nov 3
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Nov 2 thru Fri Nov 16 Nov 26
Animal Expeditions, for ages 10-13; an opportunity
Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades for participants to meet animals… Niabi Zoo, 11:15am
6-12 who… Fairmount Street Library, 3:30pm Tue Nov 6 Sat Nov 3

THEATRE
thru Tue Nov 27
Animal Tales, for ages 3-5; features a live animal
Homeschool Bookclub, on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5; character from a… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Sat Nov 3
books will be provided and… Fairmount Street Library,
Annie 1pm Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 Creation Studio Drop-In: Kool-Aid Lip Gloss,
free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays, open play and bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Wednesday, November 7, through Sunday, December 30 @ Circa ‘21 socialization for children 0-5 and… Davenport Public Mon Nov 5
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 10am Tue Nov 6 thru
Tue Nov 27 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;

W inner of seven 1977 Tony Awards and
one of the 25 longest-running musicals in
Broadway history, the iconic comic-strip adapta-
Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays, for ages 2-5, this
storytime will be all… Davenport Public Library - Eastern
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
10:30am Tue Nov 6

Avenue Branch, 9:30am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours
tion Annie will be brought to life by the Circa ‘21 or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library,
Dinner Playhouse November 7 through Decem- STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays; 5:30pm Tue Nov 6
ber 30, demonstrating why the New York Times free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
called the show “an unstoppable sunshine steam- bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
roller,” and the Wall Street Journal opined, “Even 11:30am Tue Nov 6 thru Tue Nov 27 are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
if you’re a child-hating curmudgeon, you’ll come 6:30pm Tue Nov 6
After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; free;
home grinning in spite of yourself.”
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Crafternoon: Mandala Painting!, try out this
Based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie that debuted in 1924, Annie follows its bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm most beautiful and ancient form of creative… LeClaire
titular, red-headed orphan and her loyal dog Sandy on a quest to find Annie’s birth parents, one com- Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28 Community Library, 3pm Wed Nov 7
plicated by the makeshift family she forms with billionaire Oliver Warbucks and his assistant Grace,
and the scheming trio obsessed with Warbucks’ fortune. Debuting at Connecticut’s Goodspeed Opera Big/Little Bookclub, on Wednesdays; book club for Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition, for ages 0-36
House on August 10, 1976, the show transferred to Broadway on April 21, 1977, where it ran for 2,377 kids in 3rd-5th grade and… Davenport Public Library months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love… Moline
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Public Library, 6pm Wed Nov 7
performances and nearly six years. Among its Tony wins were awards for Best Musical, Best Book
Nov 28
of a Musical, and Best Original Score, and Annie went on to inspire two Broadway revivals, three film Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
versions, and an estimated 700-900 productions annually throughout the United States alone. Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Serving as Annie’s director is New York City professional Trey Compton, who makes his Circa ‘21 explore a new STEAM topic… Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Nov 7
debut with this production, with Annie herself portrayed by Quad Cities resident Chloe Knobloch, and Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
a Quad Cities pooch named Copper portraying her lovable canine Sandy. Appearing as the show’s Bluestem Buddies Book Club, join us to read and
Little Makers, on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of discuss the Bluestem Illinois Children’s… Rock Island
adult ensemble are 14 musical-comedy talents boasting both Circa ‘21 veterans and newcomers: Erin
craft supplies and a… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Public Library - Downtown Library, 1pm Sat Nov 10
Churchill, Jake Daley, Michael Groth, Sarah Hayes, Deb Kennedy, Ian Laudano, Brooke Myers, John Avenue Branch, 3:30pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Payonk, Michael Penick, Sarah Philabaum, Travis Smith, Stone Snowden, and married performers Saturday STEAM-Azing: Make Cinnamon
Shelley and Tom Walljasper. And 13 area students will alternate performances to compose Annie’s Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; free; Ornaments, kids in grades K-8 are invited to participate
cast of “Hard-Knock Life” orphans: Kaitlyn Baker, Hannah Britt, Deedee Fattore, Evyn Hassel, Kailee for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ in this… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
McCaw, Clara Messerly, Katelyn O’Brien, Hailee Shemek, Destiny Stevens, Taylor Tubbs, Krianna bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Nov 10
2:45pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
Walljasper, Allison Wille, and Emily Winn.
Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563-
In addition to its 7:45 p.m. public previews on November 7 and 8, Annie runs November 9 through Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and 326-7832… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue
December 30 with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m.; Sundays at activities to settle in for the… Davenport Public Library - Branch, 10am Sat Nov 10
5:45 p.m.; and Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. All shows will be preceded by meals and pre-show Eastern Avenue Branch, 6pm Wed Nov 7 thru Wed Nov 28
entertainment by the theatre’s performing wait staff of Circa ‘21 Bootleggers, and more information and
tickets are available by calling (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visiting Circa21.com.
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Festival of Trees: Teddy Bear Tea, tea party for Together Time Tales: Native American Folklore,
children and their favorite stuffed animal; $25-30... experience elements of the Great Plains Native American
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 2pm Sun Nov 18 culture with… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 29

Spy School, if you’ve ever wondered what it would take Disney on Ice: Frozen, be a part of Anna’s adventure
to be… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Mon Nov 19 to find her sister,… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Thu Nov 29
and Fri Nov 30
Homeschool STEM, program of fun activities
including using zSpace computers, Strawbees and… Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
Davenport Public Library - Main, 1pm Tue Nov 20 and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 10:30am Fri Nov 30
Junior Explorers: Magnets, ages 3-7 explore a new
science theme each month; free;… LeClaire Community
Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 20

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

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

Mini Makers: Feed the Turkeys, for ages 10 months
to three years; sensory play encourages… LeClaire
Community Library, 10:30am Wed Nov 21 October 9 Crossword Answers
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Disney on Ice: Frozen @ TaxSlayer Center – November 29 through December 2 Branch, 10:30am Wed Nov 21

Saturday Storytime, free; for information, call 563-
Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; 326-7832… Fairmount Street Library, 10am Sat Nov 24
specially trained, along with… Davenport Public Library activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 5:30pm Mon Nov 12 Wed Nov 14 Homeschool Arts, explores a variety of arts and crafts
utilizing interesting materials… Davenport Public
Tinker Lab: Paper Airplanes!, learn to fold many Anime-Manga Club: D.I.Y. Tile Coasters, bring Library - Main, 1pm Mon Nov 26
different types of paper airplanes then… LeClaire a friend to create your own set of Tile… Silvis Public
Community Library, 4pm Mon Nov 12 Library, 5:30pm Wed Nov 14 Anime Night, ages 12 to 18 watch anime online,
enjoy Japanese snacks,… Rock Island Public Library -
Creation Studio Drop-In, free; for information, call Teen/Tween Gaming, visit the library for STEM games Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Nov 27
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… and traditional electronic &… Moline Public Library,
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Nov 12 thru Mon 2:30pm Wed Nov 14 thru Wed Nov 28 Teen Advisory Board Meeting, ages 5-11 design and
Nov 19 build their own masterpieces to display;… Silvis Public
Magical Escape Room, magical riddles inspired by Library, 4pm Tue Nov 27
4-H Ag Ambassadors Meeting, open to any youth the Harry Potter series determine if… Rock Island Public
age 12+ with an interest in… Rock Island County Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Nov 15 Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities
Extension, 6pm Tue Nov 13 are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library,
Agility Course, practice gross motor skills, and jump 6:30pm Tue Nov 27
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities and zigzag your way… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm
are best for ages 3-6,… LeClaire Community Library, Fri Nov 16 Teen Gingerbread Challenge, we will have five
6:30pm Tue Nov 13 teams of four people, and each… Silvis Public Library,
Story Travelers, free; for information, call 563-344- 5:30pm Tue Nov 27
KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your 4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf
3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center, Public Library, 2pm Sat Nov 17 Lego Club, all of the library’s Legos will be out for
10:30am Tue Nov 13 anyone… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Wed Nov 28
Animal Adventures, for ages 6-9; children can
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five experience the adaptations of many… Niabi Zoo, Toddle Time, focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories;
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 10:15am Sat Nov 17 activities are best… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm
Branch, 10:30am Tue Nov 13 Wed Nov 28
Animal Expeditions, for ages 10-13; an opportunity
Wild Kratts Live: To the Creature Rescue!, PBS Kids’ for participants to meet animals… Niabi Zoo, 11:15am Circa ‘21 Pinocchio Visit, for grades preK-6; Pinocchio
animated brothers Martin and Chris come to life in an Sat Nov 17 will be visiting from the Circa ‘21… Rock Island Public
all-new stage adventure; $32.75-102.75; for tickets, call Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Nov 29
800-745-3000; Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Animal Tales, for ages 3-5; features a live animal
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 6:30pm Tue Nov 13 character from a… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Sat Nov 17

Davina and the Vagabonds @ The Redstone Room – November 16
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OPPORTUNITY LOST · NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Crossword Oct. 9 Answers: Page 19

ACROSS 82. Circumvented 38. Wouk’s warship
1. Role in grand opera 84. Ending for market or mountain 39. Scintilla
5. Candy 85. Sound 40. Introduces
10. Better-protected 86. Got it wrong 41. At a distance
15. Like a screen door, perhaps 88. Follows 43. Flow regulator
19. Batty and Campanella 89. Part of NB 45. Pressed
20. Goods 90. Short expression of thanks 46. “Revenge of the _”
21. Intense 92. Seemingly: 2 wds. 47. Arrow poison: Var.
22. Points of convergence 94. Is in the cards for 50. Paradise
23. Start of a quip by Groucho Marx: 97. Occurred 54. Norman of “Psycho”
6 wds. 98. Consumes 55. Working-group dog
27. Sweetheart 102. End of the quip: 5 wds. 56. Stunts
28. A fire sign 105. Lifeless 58. Native of Kathmandu
29. Wee 106. Like a trellis, perhaps 59. Experts
30. Mellow 107. Wise lawgiver 60. Wavelet
31. Body part 108. Ski lift: Hyph. 62. Avant-garde composer
32. “Gee it’s cold!” 109. New York players 63. Dalai _
33. Begin: 2 wds. 110. Plagues 64. Hidden store
36. Column order 111. Correct 65. Islamic ruler: Var.
38. Parting word 112. Surfeit 66. Smooth
39. Place in Belgium 67. Musical Count
42. Handles DOWN 68. Rutabaga
44. Part 2 of quip: 4 wds. 1. Seed cover 69. Kind of order
48. Certain equine 2. Hawkeye’s home 70. Pips
49. _ dreadful 3. Two of a kind 71. Very little bit
51. Hold sway 4. Of an old kingdom of the Levant 72. _ saltpeter
52. _ Minor 5. Kitchen item 73. Metric measure, in Britain
53. _ Enterprise 6. Forfeited 76. Group of related families
54. Awaited 7. Irish river 77. Cessation
55. Supported 8. Fellow 78. Chin-wags
56. More open-handed 9. Sum 80. Clark Gable role
57. Youth 10. Material for a gown 81. Critter
59. Beau _ 11. Hurt 83. And there you are!
60. Makes a study of 12. Items in cold storage 87. Creature in myth
61. School jacket 13. Timetable abbr. 89. Pickles
62. Instruments 14. Check 90. Meet and _
63. Unreliable one 15. In the style of 91. Side and service
64. Dynasty of French kings 16. Holmes’ Dr. Watson 93. Use up
66. Amassed 17. Wizards 94. Name in a palindrome
67. Church events 18. Frosted 95. Telegram
71. Family members 24. Sparkle 96. Mine entrance
72. More attractive 25. Plant of the goosefoot family 97. Rara _
73. Lights 26. Great blue _ 98. Remove, in printing
74. Misfortune 31. Routine work 99. Helicon
75. Where Keflavik is: Abbr. 32. Jag 100. Part of QED
76. Sequence 33. Brace 101. Withered
77. Fiber-yielding plant 34. Like some leaf edges 103. _ Maria
78. Man in general 35. Pester 104. Small pooch
79. Part 3 of quip: 4 wds. 37. Proprietress
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Sub Par
HUNTER KILLER
In the action thriller Hunter Killer,
Gerard Butler plays Sam Glass, a stern,
reckless, my-way-or-the-highway sub-
marine captain who’s initially seen, on
dry land, in the process of picking off
a deer with a long-range rifle. Noth-
ing about the image surprised me – the
grim-faced, half-bearded Butler looks
the way he always does in his movies,
and of course the guy is packing heat.
(Bambi fans, though, can rest easy: After
Glass spies the deer’s mate and baby trot-
ting behind him, the ol’ softie refuses to
pull the trigger.) Yet I’ll admit I was more
than a little jazzed by the introduction’s
Scottish locale. Would director Dono-
van Marsh’s outing have the nerve to
cast Scotland native Butler as an actual
Scot, and spare us the pain of listening to
one of the star’s continually unbearable
attempts at an American accent? Gerard Butler in Hunter Killer
Sadly, no: While Butler’s brashly
bland readings most definitely aren’t, and military jargon – Hunter Killer is much as I expected, and found some- Blockbuster Video night!”) definitely
Glass himself is a red-blooded ‘Muri- fi lled with unlikely or downright dopey thing rather charming in its optimistic deserves a cineplex visit, it’ll also, even-
can through and through, making the touches, from the newbie Marine emerg- view of American/Russian relations – tually, make a perfect double-feature
prelude both meaningless and infuriat- ing as a superhumanly gifted sniper to even if we’re also invited to cheer (and pairing with Bo Burnham’s recent Eighth
ing. But his first scene with dialogue the Russians who all speak to each other cheer my crowd did) every time a Rus- Grade, which is similarly incisive about
does bring with it a considerable shock in English unless it’s time for someone sian got a bullet to the brain or a torpedo the painful process of growing up and
in that Butler, for the first time in living to say, “Da.” (A Russian meanie may be to the face. So much for détente. just as open-hearted toward its teen pro-
memory, appears on-screen completely the chief villain, but the movie’s true tagonist. I don’t know what it means that
clean-shaven. (Who taught the man how enemies appear to be subtitles.) two comedians – with Hill really more
to use a razor and where can thank-you Still, for a preposterous mid-autumn MID90S of a comic actor – chose to so thoroughly
notes be sent?) And the whole of Hunter time-waster, it isn’t bad. Marsh pulls off For as long as it’s still on local screens, deconstruct early-teen existence for
Killer is another kind of shock, because one spectacularly clever, accurate-seem- I urge you to check out Mid90s, Jonah their writing/directing debuts this year.
as stupid action thrillers starring Gerard ing image that I can’t believe I haven’t Hill’s funny, moving, tough-minded But we can only be thankful that they
Butler go, it’s actually pretty decent. seen in a submarine thriller before, when account of a few months in the life of did, because like Burnam’s clear-eyed
The decency doesn’t necessarily extend Glass and his crew are submerging to Stevie (Sunny Suljic) – a Los Angeles- Gen Z tale, Mid90s is a real beauty – a
to the wildly convoluted plot, which finds the lower depths and reflexively tilt their based youth (he looks about 13) who kind of gender-flipped Eighth Grade
the Russian defense minister (Michael bodies backward by a good 15 degrees in becomes the unofficial mascot to a group with more Nirvana (and Trent Reznor
Gor) orchestrating attacks on American order to remain standing. There are cool of older kids and begins experimenting and Atticus Ross!) on the soundtrack
and Russian submarines while staging shots of torpedoes closing in on their tar- with skateboarding, cigarettes, alcohol, and pleasures as diverse as Christopher
a coup to overthrow his nation’s presi- gets and a sub hidden within the bulk of drugs, and sex in roughly that order. Blauvelt’s graceful super-16-millimeter
dent (Alexander Diachenko, a Russian an iceberg, plus smartly executed scenes Boasting strong, naturalistic perfor- camerawork, Jerrod Carmichael’s riotous
actor whose character, oddly, sounds of tension as Glass navigates his craft mances by Suljic, Katherine Waterston, cameo, and Suljic’s irresistible smile.
more American than Butler’s). Glass is through explosive-laden hostile waters; the increasingly versatile Lucas Hedges, “You’re sweet,” says Stevie’s much-older
recruited for rescue detail that quickly although too much may be happening in and some awfully winning non-profes- crush (Alexa Demie) minutes before his
turns into a humanitarian effort; a team the fi lm, at least it happens speedily, and sionals, the movie plays – and I mean sexual initiation. “You’re at the age before
of Marines parachute onto foreign soil with few overt howlers in the conversa- this as a compliment – like an emotion- guys become dicks.” Those were a fun
in order to save the kidnapped Russian tion. Butler, meanwhile, may be doing ally, verbally, and sometimes physically couple of years, weren’t they, guys?
prez; Gary Oldman, as the dyspeptic his cranky, entitled Gerard Butler thing violent after-school special. It’s also
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for the umpteenth time, but given that one with just enough hearty laughs and For reviews of A Star Is Born, Hal-
screams a lot at Linda Cardellini and he’s basically just around to provide moments of exquisite tenderness to make loween, Venom, First Man, The Hate U
Common. And beyond the excessive blandly “inspiring” pep talks and stare at the experience satisfying and rewarding Give, The Old Man & the Gun, Free Solo,
busyness of the narrative – the interna- a bunch of control panels, even he can’t as opposed to merely wrenching. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,
tional escapades not helped by being rife do too much overall damage. All told, Yet while Hill’s fi lm, with its price- Night School, Smallfoot, and other recent
with barely comprehensible bureaucratic I didn’t dislike Hunter Killer nearly as less period touches (“It’s Saturday … releases, visit RCReader.com/movies.
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I consented and wrote my number down. I
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spectrum from outgoingness to seeing social getting to the gym. Make a pledge to your-
events as a form of torture that should have self that no matter how unmotivated you
been banned by the Geneva Conventions. are to go there, you will just go. This “just do
Researchers find that women across cul- it” method, giving yourself no choice in the
tures – whether rating their own personali- matter, is important, because according to
ties or being rated by others – consistently studies by psychologist Phillippa Lally and
come out higher than men in one of these others, repetition leads to habit acquisition.
personality domains: “agreeableness.” This To unpack what this means, behaviors you
is a “nice girl/nice guy” personality trait that repeat become automatic – meaning you
plays out in kindness, generosity, warmth, eventually just do them mindlessly; decid-
and a strong motivation to have positive ing whether to do them is no longer part of
interactions with others. the process.
It makes sense that women – on average, To kick off the campaign for the new
smaller and weaker than men – would be gym-going you, do this robo-gymgoing
higher in agreeableness. Psychologist Joyce thing every day for two weeks, and then you
Benenson, who researches sex differences can pull back to whatever your normal gym
from infancy on, believes that women’s ten- schedule would be. Give yourself a sense
dency to default to polite acquiescence in the of accomplishment by monitoring your
face of conflict is an evolved tactic to reduce behavior. Check off days you go work out
their chances of being physically harmed. on a goal-attainment app, or just color them
As a woman, it’s likely you’re a high scorer in on a calendar. Giving yourself visual evi-
in the agreeableness department. However, dence of your progress should help you stay
as anthropologist Jerome Barkow points motivated during that time period before
out, “biology is destiny only if we ignore it.” the physical results start to show. Kind of a
Recognizing your propensity to be “nice” bummer when you tell people you’ve been
allows you to preplan to act in your best going to the gym and their response is, “And
interest – have prepared answers for creative doing 20 sets of ‘I’m not getting out of this
pursuers like this guy. For example: (1) car!’?”

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You have triumphs. You may sputter when faced with your ability to create inspiring forms of abusive, and love without power is sentimental
officially arrived at the heart of the most splashy joy, smart praise, or lucky breaks. But togetherness. My soul would celebrate if you got and anemic. Power at its best is love implement-
therapeutic phase of your cycle. everything I just said is meant to be a challenge, access to new wealth that enabled you to go in ing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is
Congratulations! It’s an excellent time not a curse. One of the best reasons to study quest of spiritual fun and educational adventures. power correcting everything that stands against
to fix what’s wrong, hurt, or distorted. You will astrology is to be aware of the potential On the other hand, I wouldn’t be thrilled about love.”
attract more help than you can imagine if you shortcomings of your sign so you can outwit and you spending extra cash on trivial desires or fancy
summon an aggressive approach toward finding overcome them. That’s why I think that eventually junk you don’t really need. Here’s why I feel this AQUARIUS (January 20-February
antidotes and cures. A good way to set the tone for you’ll evolve to the point where you won’t be a bit way: to the extent that you seek more money to 18): Aquarian environmentalist
your aggressive determination to feel better is to flustered when blessings arrive. And the pursue your most righteous cravings, you’re likely Edward Abbey spent much of his life
heed this advice from poet Maya Angelou: “Take immediate future will bring you excellent to get more money. rambling around in the great outdoors.
a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and opportunities to upgrade your response to good He was an emancipated spirit who regarded the
the ones that have been told to you.” fortune. SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): natural world as the only church he needed. In an
“Penetralia” is a word that means the eruption of ecstatic appreciation, he once testified
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): U2’s LEO (July 23-August 22): “Each of us innermost or most private parts, the that “Life is a joyous dance through daffodils
singer Bono, born under the sign of needs something of an island in her most secret and mysterious places. It’s beneath cerulean blue skies and then, then what?
Taurus, says that all of us suffer from life,” said poet John Keats. “If not an derived from the same Latin term that evolved I forget what happens next.” And yet the truth is,
the sense that something’s missing actual island, at least some place, or into the word “penetrate.” You Scorpios are of Abbey was more than a wild-hearted Dionysian
from our lives. We imagine that we lack an space in time, in which to be herself, free to course the zodiac’s masters of penetralia. More explorer in the wilderness. He found the
essential quality or experience, and its absence cultivate her differences from others.” According than any other sign, you’re likely to know where discipline and diligence to write 23 books! I
makes us feel sad and insufficient. French to my reading of the astrological omens, Leo, the penetralia are, as well as how to get to them mention this, Aquarius, because now is a perfect
philosopher Blaise Pascal referred to this you’ll be wise to spend extra time on your own and what to do when you get to them. I suspect time for you to be like the disciplined and diligent
emptiness as “a God-shaped hole.” Bono adds that island in the next two weeks. Solitude is unlikely that this tricky skill will come in extra handy and productive version of Abbey.
“you can never completely fill that hole,” but you to breed unpleasant loneliness, but will instead during the coming weeks. I bet your intimate
may find partial fixes through love and sex, inspire creative power and evoke inner strength. adeptness with penetralia will bring you power, PISCES (February 19-March 20): For
creative expression, family, meaningful work, If you don’t have an island yet, go in search! (P.S.: I fun, and knowledge. renowned Piscean visual artist Anne
parenting, activism, and spiritual devotion. I translated Keats’ pronouns into the feminine Truitt (1921–2004), creating her work
bring this to your attention, Taurus, because I gender.) SAGITTARIUS (November was high adventure. She testified that
have a strong suspicion that in the coming weeks 22-December 21): Sagittarian poet artists like her had “to catapult themselves wholly,
you will have more power to fill your God-shaped VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Rainer Maria Rilke suggested that we without holding back one bit, into a course of
hole than you’ve had in a long time. I’m rooting for you to engage in cultivate an alertness for the ever-pres- action without having any idea where they will
experimental intimacy, Virgo. I hope ent possibility of germination and gestation. On a end up. They are like riders who gallop into the
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Most of you’ll have an affinity for sweet blends regular basis, he advised, we should send probes night, eagerly leaning on their horse’s neck,
our desires are clichés, right? Ready to and incandescent mixtures and arousing down into the darkness, into our unconscious peering into a blinding rain.” Whether or not
wear, one size fits all. I doubt if it’s even juxtapositions. To get in the right mood for this minds, to explore for early signs of awakening. you’re an artist, Pisces, I suspect your life in the
possible to have an original desire playful work, you could read love poetry and And when we discover the forces of renewal coming weeks may feel like the process she
anymore.” So says a character in Gemini author listen to uplifting songs that potentize your urge stirring there in the depths, we should be humble described. And that’s a good thing! A fun thing!
Tobias Wolff’s short story “Sanity.” Your to merge. Here are a few lyrical passages to get you and reverent toward them, understanding that Enjoy your ride.
assignment in the coming weeks, Gemini, is to warmed up. (1) “Your flesh quivers against mine they are as-yet beyond the reach of our ability to
refute and rebel against this notion. The cosmic like moonlight on the sea.” – Julio Cortázar (2) understand. We shouldn’t seek to explain and Homework: What gifts and blessings do you want?
rhythms will work in your favor to the degree that “When she smiles like that she is as beautiful as define them at first, but simply devote ourselves to Express your outrageous demands and humble
you cultivate innovative yearnings and unique all my secrets. – Anne Carson (3) “My soul is nurturing them. Everything I just said is your top requests. Visit FreeWillAstrology.com.
urges. I hope you’ll make it your goal to have the alight with your infinitude of stars … The flowers assignment in the coming weeks.
experiences necessary to stir up an outbreak of of your garden blossom in my body.” – Rabindra- New column published weekly
original desires. nath Tagore (4) “I can only find you by looking CAPRICORN (December 22-January at RCReader.com
deeper, that’s how love leads us into the world.” 19): You’re in a phase of your cycle
CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you’re a – Anne Michaels when your influence is at a peak. People
typical member of the Cancerian tribe, are more receptive than usual to your
Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
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THURSDAY
2018/11/01 (Thu)
1 SATURDAY
2018/11/10 (Sat)
10 THURSDAY
2018/11/15 (Thu)
15
Black Hawk College Jazz Band 10 of Soul – Riverside Casino and Golf Bad Bad Hats – Party Nails – Village
(6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport
1325 30th St., Rock Island IL IA IA
Blue Water Highway Band – Gabe’s, The Adventures of the Curtis Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Hawkins Band – Flatted Fifth Concert – Black Hawk College
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (4pm) – Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Theatre - Building 1, Room 306,
Rock Island Arsenal Lock & Dam Bellevue IA 6600 34th Ave., Moline IL
Lounge, NW Corner of Bldg 60, An Evening with Gershwin (6pm) Current Joys – Pollinators – Rozz-
Rodman Ave. & Gillespie St., Rock – Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Island IL 1300 24th St., Rock Island IL Dickie – Dave Tamkin – Iowa City
Moeller Nights: Akkilles – The Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Lowest Pair – Triple Crown (6pm) – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival:
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 St., Davenport IA No. 4 – Village of East Davenport,
E Third St., Davenport IA Blues Rock It – Generations Bar & Davenport IA
Nikki Lunden – Caleb Ryder – Becca Grill, 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL The Peterson Brothers Band (6pm)
Sutlive – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Code 415 – Crabby’s Bar & Grill, 826 W. – Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st St.,
St., Iowa City IA 1st Ave., Coal Valley IL Moline IL
The Ten Tenors – Gallagher Bluedorn The Greenbrier Band – River City
Performing Arts Center, 8201
Dakota St., Cedar Falls IA
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA FRIDAY
2018/11/16 (Fri)
16
FRIDAY 2
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble
2018/11/02 (Fri)
Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport Concert (noon) – Moline Public
IA Library, 3210 41st St., Moline IL
‘90s Alternative Night: Brett
Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts – Bucktown Revue – Nighswander
Newski & the No Tomorrow –
The Last Glimpse – Tambourine Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Pleezer – Indiana Solo – The
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Davenport IA
Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Island IL Coolzey – MC Animosity – DJ
Davenport IA
Jeremy Pinnell & Ags Connolly – Johnny Sixx – Iowa City Yacht
Adrian Legg – Bishop Hill Creative
Bishop Hill Creative Commons, 309 Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Commons, 309 N Bishop Hill St.,
N Bishop Hill St., Bishop Hill IL Dave Tamkin – Lincoln Wine Bar, 125
Bishop Hill IL
The Knockoffs – Fargo Lounge, 4204 1st St W., Mt. Vernon IA
Bill Chrastil – River City Casino Resort
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Brett Newski and the No Tomorrow @ The Redstone Room – November 2 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL Davina & the Vagabonds – The
Lauren Sanderson – Sizzy Rocket – Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Davenport IA
The Fuss – Rubbur – The Hex Girls –
East Park Rd., Iowa City IA A Silent Truth – Hellshock – Section St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Iowa City IA Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival:
Lowray – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S
Mandy Harvey – Central DeWitt Hate – The Rumors – Gabe’s, 330 Gaines St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers No. 4 – Village of East Davenport,
Linn St, Iowa City IA
Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Peaer – Good Morning Midnight – Album Release Party – Triple Davenport IA
Jazz After Five: Ritmocano (5pm)
St., DeWitt IA Ahzia – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo
– Good Morning Midnight –
MONDAY 5
Moeller Nights: Ron Gallo – Ian 2018/11/05 (Mon) Rock Island IL Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
Young Charles – Honeygold
Ferguson – Twen (7pm) – Low Cut The Ron Tegeler Jazz FOURtet – The The Music of Cream: 50th Geneseo IL
(9pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
Connie – Ruby Boots (9:30pm) Shana Falana – Hot Tang – Liv Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, Anniversary World Tour – Jeff Austin – The Humdinger Trio –
St., Iowa City IA
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Carrow – Volk – Gabe’s, 330 E. 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Washington St., Iowa City IA The Steven Bernstein Quartet – Cedar Rapids IA City IA
Mothers – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Davenport IA Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg The Ron Tegeler Jazz Organ Trio – John Heasley & Jerry Schroeder –
Ave., Rock Island IL
TUESDAY 6
Quad City Symphony Orchestra 2018/11/06 (Tue) St., Galesburg IL Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th
Lorrie Morgan – Orpheum Theatre,
Masterworks II: Rachmaninoff ’s St., Rock Island IL St., Rock Island IL
57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg IL
FRIDAY 9
3rd Piano Concerto – Adler Chrash the Midterms – Rozz-Tox, 2018/11/09 (Fri) Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Jon McLaughlin & Matt Wertz – The
Moeller Nights: Low Cut Connie
Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City
– Ruby Boots – Triple Crown
IA Ellisa Sun – Seth Cocquit – Ca D’Zan, 10 of Soul – River City Casino Resort Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA IA
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50s – 411 South Rd., Cambridge IL Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., That 1 Guy – Wolf Mixer – Gabe’s, The Knockoffs – Harley Corin’s, 1708
E Third St., Davenport IA
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Moeller Nights: James Gardin Davenport IA 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA State St., Bettendorf IA
Pappa-Razzi Light: Two-Man
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Caroline Rose – And the Kids – The The Way Down Wanderers – Orchestra Iowa: Russian Festival
Acoustic (6pm) – Rock Island Hy-
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Driftless Sisters – The Redstone – Coralville Center for the
Vee Market Grille, 2930 18th Ave.,
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Davenport IA City IA Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Rock Island IL
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA From Monet to Matisse: A Vocal Coralville IA

SUNDAY 11
SAU Music Department Fall
WEDNESDAY 7
Scott Arlan & Friends (6pm) – Cool 2018/11/07 (Wed) Canvas Concert by Claudia 2018/11/11 (Sun) Rick K & the Allnighters – Riverside
Instrumental Concert – Galvin
Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Hommel (noon) – Moline Public Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose
Rock Island IL Marc Cohn – Englert Theatre, 221 Library, 3210 41st St., Moline IL Moeller Nights: The Last Revel Highway 22, Riverside IA
University, 2101 N. Gaines St.,
Skyla Burrell Band – Flatted Fifth East Washington St., Iowa City IA Gaelynn Lea – Bishop Hill Creative – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Spoken Four – River City Casino
Davenport IA
Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Moeller Nights: Dave Tamkin Commons, 309 N Bishop Hill St., Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Seckond Chance (6pm) – DJ A to
Bellevue IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Bishop Hill IL Davenport IA Ave., Davenport IA
the K – Jenny Hoyston (10pm) –
Truffle Shuffle – The Lucky Frog Bar Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc – Bishop Windy City Dueling Pianos – The
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
& Grill, 313 N. Salina St, McCausland Davenport IA – Rock Island Market Grille, 2930 Hill Creative Commons, 309 N Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
City IA
IA RiverChor Fall Concert (2pm) – Zion 18th Ave., Rock Island IL Bishop Hill St., Bishop Hill IL Ave., Rock Island IL
Two White Crew – Riverside Casino
Weirdtown Fest V: Signal Decay Lutheran Church - Clinton, 439 3rd The Knockoffs – The Gypsy Highway Quad City Music Guild Youth

SATURDAY 17
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
– Lackluster – Blue Movies – Ave. S., Clinton IA Bar & Grill, 2606 W. Locust St., Chorus Concert (2pm) – Quad 2018/11/17 (Sat)
Riverside IA
Heavy Gratitude – Bob Bucko Starving the South – Snakebound Davenport IA City Music Guild - Prospect Park
Violet – Higgy – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Jr. – Mondkinder – KOBA – Void – Sam English – Gabe’s, 330 E. Larry Boyd (6pm) – Cool Beanz Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline Alsarah & the Nubatones – Hancher
Ave., Rock Island IL
Dweller – Opium Rex – Garmr – IL Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa
SATURDAY 3
Washington St., Iowa City IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
2018/11/03 (Sat) Systems – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third University of Dubuque Gospel Island IL Soweto Gospel Choir (4pm) – City IA
Ave., Rock Island IL Choir Fall Concert: Any Day The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Chris Janson – Rhythm City Casino
Acid Dad – Road Soda – In the Now! – Blades Chapel - University The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Rd., Iowa City IA Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore

SUNDAY 4
Attic – Doc Miller – Gabe’s, 330 E. 2018/11/04 (Sun) of Dubuque, 2000 University Ave., Ave., Rock Island IL Ave., Davenport IA
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Amazing Mercy: Stories & Songs Of Chuck Murphy: Last Bike Night
Dubuque IA Miles Over Mountains – Low Tracks
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
TUESDAY
2018/11/13 (Tue)
13 Code 415 – Quarter-Til Tap, 4101 14th
Ave., Rock Island IL

THURSDAY 8
Hope – Shalom Spirituality Center, (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill, 2018/11/08 (Thu) Iowa City IA Axis Sova – Gallows – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Concreteslim (6pm) – Cool Beanz
1001 Davis St., Dubuque IA 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL Moeller Nights: The Cerny Brothers Third Ave., Rock Island IL Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Colt 45 – River City Casino Resort Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (3pm) – An Evening with Ricky Nye – Rob Album Release Party – Triple Island IL
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA
Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
Lumbard – Nick Lloyd – The Mill,
120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
WEDNESDAY 14
2018/11/14 (Wed) Dark Side of the Yule – Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Frankie Zoloft & the Electrolytes Moeller Nights: Shana Falana – Black Hawk College Jazz Band The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Maquoketa IA
– The Poor Poor Rich – Ryan Subatlantic – Triple Crown Whiskey (6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, Big Brass – Universit y of The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Dave Tamkin – Octopus, 2205
Bernemann – The Mill, 120 E. Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third 1325 30th St., Rock Island IL Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 City IA College St., Cedar Falls IA
Burlington St., Iowa City IA St., Davenport IA Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Bennett St., Dubuque IA Mickey Factz – Blu – Vice Soulectric Dead Larry – Cycles – Space
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – Sen – Grassfed – Liberty High’s The Stone Flowers – Riverside – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Monkey Mafia – Iowa City Yacht
Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., Morimoto – The Mill, 120 E. String Theory – Gabe’s, 330 E. Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Iowa City IA Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
LeClaire IA Burlington St., Iowa City IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Highway 22, Riverside IA Moeller Nights: Kyle Emerson Dennis Albee (6:30pm) – Rick K
Gregory Alan Isakov – Englert Quad City Symphony Orchestra Moeller Nights: Carson McHone Wavves – Shy Boys – Halfloves – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & & the Allnighters (8:30pm) –
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Masterworks II: Rachmaninoff ’s – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Iowa City IA 3rd Piano Concerto (2pm) Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., St., Iowa City IA Davenport IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Hoobastank – Q Casino, 1855 – Centennial Hall, Augustana Davenport IA Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) Family Groove Company – Still
Greyhound Park Rd., Dubuque IA College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island Musical Theatre Coffee Shop – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Shine – The Redstone Room, 129
Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand (6:30 & IL Cabaret – Galvin Fine Arts Center, W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Main St, Davenport IA
9pm) – Hancher Auditorium, 141 Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival:
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

No. 4 – Village of East Davenport,
Davenport IA WEDNESDAY 21
2018/11/21 (Wed) Elvis Rock ‘n’ Roll Remember
Christmas Show – Ohnward
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Edje All Sweat Productions Presents: Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino and The Last Waltz – The Redstone Maquoketa IA
Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA The Jimmys – Flatted Fifth Blues &
IL Bugeye Sprite – Harley Corin’s, 1708 BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Harry Potter and the Chamber of State St., Bettendorf IA Moeller Nights: The Artisanals
Secrets in Concert (2 & 7:30pm) Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Len – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
– Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA Shore Dr., Moline IL Davenport IA
Joyann Parker Band – Flatted Matthew Kane & Greenbrier – No Duh (8pm) – The Hotrods
Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, (9:45pm) – Riverside Casino and
Bellevue IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Kurt Travis – Brent Walsh – Makari Moeller Nights: The Oliver Twists – Riverside IA
– The Zealots – Sleepwell Chrash – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar The Ron Tegeler Jazz FOURtet
(5:30pm) – Acid Leather – & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., (6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse,
Dryad – Morphine Dream – True Davenport IA 1325 30th St., Rock Island IL
Commando (10:30pm) – Gabe’s, Reighnbeau – White Batzzz – Rozz- Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Liam O’Brien’s Faithless Followers Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
– Bishop Hill Creative Commons,
THURSDAY
2018/11/22 (Thu)
22
309 N Bishop Hill St., Bishop Hill IL
Metro Mix Chorus: Why Haven’t Bill Chrastil – Riverside Casino and SUNDAY
2018/11/25 (Sun)
25
I Heard From You? (4pm) Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, The Artisanals – Gabe’s, 330 E.
– Coralville Center for the Riverside IA Washington St., Iowa City IA
Avey/Grouws Duo (11am) –
FRIDAY 23
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville IA 2018/11/23 (Fri) Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Back in Black Friday w/ Electric Jim McDonough and His Orchestra
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Shock: The AC/DC Show – The & Singers: Holiday Grande 2018
The Stone Flowers – River City Redstone Room, 129 Main St, (2:30pm) – Coralville Center for
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Davenport IA the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Crooked Cactus Band – Riverside Coralville IA
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 The Summit: The Manhattan Carson McHone @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel – November 8
SUNDAY
2018/11/18 (Sun)
18 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s
Transfer Meets Take 6 ––

WEDNESDAY 28
Celebrating the Holidays (5pm)
Andy Cook – Jour – Gabe’s, 330 E. Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., – Hancher Auditorium, 141 East 2018/11/28 (Wed) Hill St., Bishop Hill IL Old Shoe – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
Washington St., Iowa City IA Milan IL Park Rd., Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Joe Gorgeous – St., Iowa City IA
Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Moeller Nights: Kiings – Triple Angel Vivaldi – Nita Strauss – Jacky War Party – Triple Crown Whiskey Playlist Unplugged (6pm) –

MONDAY 26
Chapter Dance: Barefoot Becky Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon 2018/11/26 (Mon) Vincent – Shattered Crown – Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Steeplegate Inn, 100 W 76th St.,
& the Ivanhoe Dutchmen Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Doppleganger – Little White St., Davenport IA Davenport IA
(1:30pm) – Walcott Coliseum, 116 No Duh – Rhythm City Casino Resort The Black Dahlia Murder – Gost – Lie (5:30pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Rock Island High School Orchestra Roger Carlson (6pm) – Cool Beanz
E Bryant St, Walcott IA Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Skeletal Remains – Manhattan Washington St., Iowa City IA – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Davenport IA Blockade – Left to Burn (5:30pm) Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) 30th St., Rock Island IL Island IL
Workshop & Matinee Series: Past Curfew – River City Casino – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Sing-Along Messiah – Coralville The Canadian Brass: Christmas
The Mike Conrad Trio (6pm) – Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Iowa City IA W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Center for the Performing Arts, Time Is Here – Hancher
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Ave., Davenport IA 1301 5th St., Coralville IA Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa

THURSDAY 29
Black Hawk College Student Vocal
Davenport IA Steve Hauschildt – Idpyramid – Recital – Deere-Wiman Carriage 2018/11/29 (Thu) The Smoking Popes – Johnnie City IA
Pulsing – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Cluney – The Redstone Room, 129 The Ron Tegeler Jazz FOURtet
MONDAY 19
2018/11/19 (Mon) House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL
Ave., Rock Island IL Jason Vieaux – Wesley United Blue Christmas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Main St, Davenport IA (6pm) – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market
Holiday Extravagana (1 & Grille, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
SATURDAY 24 FRIDAY 30
Moeller Nights: Izaak Opatz – Peter 2018/11/24 (Sat) Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Ave.,
Muscatine IA 7:15pm) – Circa ‘21 Dinner 2018/11/30 (Fri) Topper – River City Casino Resort
Oren – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave., Rock Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Bugeye Sprite – Riscky’s II, 108 Main
TUESDAY 27
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Island IL Christmas at Heritage Center: An Davenport IA
Davenport IA St., Reynolds IL 2018/11/27 (Tue)
Bob Dorr & the Blue Band – Evening of Lessons & Carols –
David Huck felt – Kelly
TUESDAY 20
2018/11/20 (Tue) University of Iowa Jazz: Johnson Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, University of Dubuque’s Heritage
Pardekooper – Field Report – 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa County Landmark (6:30pm) –
Moeller Nights: Izaak Opatz – Peter The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Fraze – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., IA
City IA Iowa City IA Colt 45 Band – Riverside Casino and
Oren – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Eat Candy – River City Casino Resort City IA
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., House of Hamill – Bishop Hill Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Creative Commons, 309 N Bishop Riverside IA
Davenport IA Davenport IA
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

Peaer @ Rozz-Tox – November 8

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Open Mic Coffeehouse (Nov. 9)
– First Lutheran Church of Rock TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Island Parish House, 1600 20th St., Front Bar Karaoke – The Mill, 120 E.
415 15th St, Moline IL Rock Island IL Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E. Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
Open Mic & More – Uptown Bill’s 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
Iowa City IA SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA Sixth St., Davenport IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, Karaoke Jean Breakfast (Nov. 24, Island IL
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth

G
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms St., Davenport IA
WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

IN
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill,

T
IL 114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA All Iowa Blues Players Jam Night

ES
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort,

T
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
Davenport IA Cross Creek Karaoke w/ Jean Reyes

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
– Meat Market, 1629 Washington
St., Davenport IA
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Davenport IA Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Davenport IA
Davenport IA S. First St., Long Grove IA Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Sixth St., Davenport IA Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Moline IL Locust St., Davenport IA
Locust St., Davenport IA Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Entertainment – Barrel House Ave., Rock Island IL
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
Davenport IA Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS 24th St., Rock Island IL
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR Continued From Page 3 By Kathleen McCarthy

Need to Knowtes: Transparency Makes for the Best Governance
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and DCSNet, the FBI’s point-and-click surveil- do not negate the considerable concern that operate without public awareness of their
SnapChat posts, all collected and repurposed lance system, can perform instant wiretaps on “ALPRs are used to track and record the move- existence, let alone how the collection of
for profit. almost any telecommunications device in the ments of millions of ordinary people, even our most personal data, in the hands of
Add to all this the blanket surveillance U.S. It allows access and real-time intercep- though the overwhelming majority are not law enforcement and private technology
occurring without Americans’ express tion, recording, and playback of all cell-phone, connected to a crime … . The ACLU estimates monopolies, can impact our lives. Free speech
consent or even knowledge, including covert landline, and SMS communications via a that less than 0.2 percent of plate scans are and due process are threatened in ways never
government-sanctioned programs such as fiber-optic network that’s separate from the linked to criminal activity or vehicle-registra- imagined, especially considering that proper
ECHELON (1971) surveillance and data col- Internet – in other words, a virtual private tion issues. Many law enforcement agencies laws and constitutional protections have fallen
lection sharing among ‘Five Eyes’ – U.S., U.K., network parallel to the public network. store ALPR data for years, and share it with far behind in appropriately adjudicating viola-
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Now comes the latest form of mass surveil- other law enforcement agencies and federal tions of our rights.
Stellar Wind (2001) – NSA’s mass data lance – license-plate tracking via Automatic agencies.” It is time for Americans to get ahead of the
mining of communications and banking/ License Plate Readers (APLRs). License These agencies also collect and retain scans curve for once, and contemplate the ramifica-
IRS databases, including e-mails, phone plates now come with electronic chips that of millions of Americans’ license plates and tions and possible unintended consequences
calls, financial transactions, and internet can be read by ALPRs – computer-controlled associated information for sale to third par- that accrue to society with game-changing
activities; Trailblazer/Thinthread (2002) – cameras installed on street poles, street lights, ties as a revenue stream to back-fill strained technological advances. The benefits are
Trailblazer-Thinthread without the built-in bridges, and highway overpasses, and often budgets. (rcreader.com/y/ntk11) clear, but whom do they mostly advantage?
protections – was NSA’s covert and excessively police vehicles. Additionally, “Police have also used ALPR More capacity for secretive over-reach by
expensive electronic surveillance program The benefit of such technology (for which data for mass enforcement of less serious government and/or vast profits for corporate
that was discontinued once exposed to the three companies – Vigilant Solutions, ELSAG, offenses, such as searching for uninsured monopolies, all dependent on ever-increasing
American people thanks to whistleblowers and Neology, Inc. – have the majority market drivers or tracking down individuals with intrusions to our privacy, is not a balanced
Thomas Drake, Bill Binney, Ed Loomis, and share) was demonstrated this past week overdue court fees.” Law enforcement is rou- win-win for consumers. We greatly benefit in
Kirk Wiebe. Turbulence (2005) is best know with the authorities quickly apprehend- tinely contracted to enforce civil fines, such as terms of convenience, personal efficiencies,
for NSA’s cyber warfare tactics and remotely ing the individual suspected of sending 12 judgements for debt delinquencies, subpoena and connectivity, but at what cost? Such cost,
injecting malware into targeted computers. packages containing improvised devices to service, and wage-garnishment notifications, now and in the future, has to be part of the
But this program was also allegedly discon- vocal Democrats. According to Electronic generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in equation, especially if it erodes systemic qual-
tinued for it’s ineffectiveness. PRISM (2007) Freedom Frontier, “Law enforcement claims revenue that back-stop local law enforcement ity of life by corrupting our constitutionally
allows the NSA to search internet providers’ that ALPR data has been used to, for example, budgets. ALPR technology could exponen- protected rights.
user accounts (using Section 702 authority of recover stolen cars or find abducted children.” tially increase revenues like thousands of
the Foreign Intelligence Amendments Act or (rcreader.com/y/ntk10) electronic blood hounds.
FISA Court) for FISA approved search terms. However, these successful applications Most of these surveillance programs
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