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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Still COVID Incurious?


More importantly, because the COVID-19 emergency must exist, specific waivers are
pandemic was launched via an egregiously given to permit temporary use under more
flawed computer model using reckless, arbi- restricted protocols and supervision. EUAs
trary assumptions, SARS-CoV-2 could very are never given if there are effective thera-
Too many of us have been silent amid sick, although such immunity is not always well have been circulating months before peutics/treatments otherwise available.
the COVID contradictions for fear of permanent. While some vaccines represent it was recognized. Which means there Perhaps this explains corporate media’s
reprisal and/or rejection, even as we watch a phenomenal medical technology when could also very well be significant natural and social media’s sudden targeted nega-
destruction roll over our communities with delivered safely and effectively, they can immunity already established throughout tive campaigns against otherwise highly
impunity. Many of us are convinced on an never really match the perfection that is the population, and not detected since PCR regarded therapeutics that include Hydroxy-
emotional level that continuously wearing our own innate immune responses to the testing cannot distinguish between remnant chloroquine and Ivermectin, including
cloth masks, social distancing, and accept- environment. virus and active virus. supplementation of Vitamins D, C, E, and
ing experimental injections are contribut- What baffles is the bizarre lack of public There are few things more miraculous Zinc. These medications and supplements
ing to the greater safety of ourselves and interest in knowing the more critical details than bona fide breakthroughs in health have proven successful in early treatment
others, regardless of the range of unre- concerning COVID, such as infections are and medicinal technologies that advance of COVID-19 through clinical observation
solved concerns that plague these mitiga- not always cases, asymptomatic transmis- human health and well-being, nor are there by a vast number of medical professionals
tion efforts. sibility is just a theory, PCR testing is over- more devastating outcomes when these worldwide.
On some level, we are uncertain about stating the number of cases, mask efficacy technologies fail and do irrevocable harm. Yet these medications were inexplicably
the mitigations we comply with. We know is wearing thin due to health risks of its That is why resolute adherence to trials for discredited by the WHO, CDC, and Dr.
rationally it is a physical impossibility to own, natural herd immunity has likely been these injectibles must remain the standard Fauci himself as inappropriate therapeutics
prevent micronano-sized viruses from achieved, COVID variants (a.k.a. strains, for ensuring the former, especially since all for COVID-19 despite the evidence to the
escaping through larger micron-sized holes mutations) are traditionally less virulent, three manufacturers have full immunity contrary. Even though these medications
in masks’ cloth. We also know logically that and fully understanding and assessing the from any liability that arises from vaccine were successfully prescribed with demon-
wherever viruses are found in droplets, they known and unknown risks of getting an injury. Whether this immunity applies strable efficacy, and are infinitely more
are also present in surrounding aerosols experimental injection, as opposed of get- during EAU is unknown as these biologics affordable (under $5), as therapeutics they
that escape with and around droplets, ting COVID-19 and dying based on age and don’t have FDA approval as vaccines, nor is presented a threat to FDA EUAs and even-
making mask-use statistically insignificant other relevant health conditions, is essential. it confirmed that injuries from experimental tual FDA approval of new mRNA vaccines
in preventing viral transmission. But we Over the past several months, three injections are eligible to participate in the otherwise not permitted if effective treat-
soldier on, ignoring the unintended conse- separate experimental injections became government-funded Vaccine Adverse Event ments already exist.
quences of our compliance for the comfort available in the U.S. to inoculate against Reporting System (VAERS) reimbursement No one disputes the initial extreme
of believing we are among the white hats COVID-19 without FDA Approval. Instead program. Regardless, adverse reactions from response by government when COVID-19
fighting COVID-19. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & John- COVID experimental injections are being first emerged. Fortunately, we had moun-
We also understand that the funda- son are using the FDA’s Emergency Use reported to VAERS. (RCReader.com/y/ tains of data and evidence to inform us due
mental purpose of vaccines is to provide Authorization (EUA) only. Understanding covid1924, RCReader.com/y/covid1925, to our familiarity with coronaviruses, so
immunity against viral infections. If I am the differences between FDA Approval and RCReader.com/y/covid1926) our advantage was immediately hopeful
vaccinated, I am protected against the virus Emergency Use Authorization is useful FDA Approval essentially means the in applying viable solutions quickly. Such
regardless if those around me are not. That’s when assessing the risks of accepting or manufacturer has complied with all FDA’s describes the traditional approach that
how it’s supposed to work. If the current rejecting one of the three experimen- regulations, including completion of heretofore accompanied our management of
experimental injections don’t provide such tal injections versus getting COVID-19. rigorous study trials associated with the infectious disease.
immunity, what is their purpose? [NOTE: Vaccines are considered biologics, development of an effective, safe vaccine for However, authorities deviated from this
There are two ways to achieve herd thereby regulated under the purview of mass distribution. The trials are required approach with COVID-19. Instead, the
immunity – natural and inoculated – where FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and to be comprehensive, systematically done World Health Organization (WHO), in
the majority of a population is immune to Research (CBER).] in phases, after which manufacturer’s data collusion with U.S. health authorities (HHS,
a virus, preventing future infection and Because Pfizer and Moderna experimen- must demonstrate unequivocally the vac- CDC, NIH), adopted an action plan taken
transmission, causing the virus to die out. tal injections are based on mRNA technol- cine does what it is designed to do, and is straight from the combined efforts of at least
Natural immunity is the biological adapta- ogy, a brand-new cutting-edge biological conclusively safe for all targeted recipients. three separate coronavirus pandemic simu-
tion within the body, after exposure to a that is largely untested and unproven by This protocol requires time, repetition, lations that took place over the four years
virus, that causes antibodies with memory required medical measures, the need for adjustments, and takes years to affirmatively proceeding COVID-19 (Event 201 in 2019,
so that permanent immunity to that virus is rigorous trials remains critical before mass meet FDA standards. Vaccines are rarely SPARS in 2017-2019, and Crimson Contagion
established. distribution receives fully licensed approval, FDA approved if effective therapeutics/ in 2019 ).
Inoculated immunity is the same thing, a status. EUA has turned people getting the treatments are otherwise available. John Hopkins Center for Health Security,
but achieved through synthetic vaccines shots into unwitting participants in required Emergency Use Authorization is limited the World Bank, IMF, World Economic
that include the attenuated virus to trick clinical trials, but without the control in time (usually six months to one year) Forum (Great Reset), Wellness Trust
the body into manufacturing antibodies groups and close surveillance that accompa- and scope. EUA is based on limited trials and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations,
that provide immunity without getting nies such trials. and testing results, but because a health
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller

Does Terry Prince Have Veterans' Six?


Does He Have Their Backs?

T
he inspector general’s report on the unblemished, but he’s never been accused of
deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the incompetence that I could find.
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Prince’s extensive management experi-
Affairs LaSalle Veterans’ Home is a mad- ence is something the IDVA has lacked
dening story of incompetence and chaos at for years. But he is also a student of man-
every level. agement theory and mentioned several
The IG report tells the stories of an alleg- management-training models he admires.
edly AWOL agency director; an in-over- I asked Prince about an item in the IG
his-head chief of staff; a crucial failure to fill report that the LaSalle home managers
an important upper-management position; refrained from disciplining workers out of
an unconscionably-delayed IDVA manage- fear of retaliation. I pointed out that this is
ment response at all levels to a clearly and prevalent in state government here because
rapidly deteriorating situation both in the upper management too often won’t back up
surrounding communities outside the home lower management in personnel disputes.
and when the virus inevitably spread inside Prince said he created a program in Ohio
the facility; an unprepared and woefully- called “I got your six” to address that very
uninformed management on multiple issues, issue. “The management team has to know
including basics about personal protection that their director, assistant director has
equipment; an abject failure to properly their backs,” he rightly said.
train and equip staff; multiple failures to ask Prince wants to subject the veterans’
for outside help and accept it when offered; homes to accreditation and the federal
and staff infighting and managerial timidity. government’s Medicaid rating system. “I
Thirty-six veterans died during the want evaluations from anybody who will
LaSalle catastrophe last year – a quarter of come and evaluate our buildings because I
the facility’s population. Frankly, after read- believe that the more inspections we have,
ing the report, I was surprised more people the better,” he said.
didn’t die. It’s that bad. He’s a military veteran and these are
The trouble started with Governor JB veterans’ homes, and Prince says he intends
Pritzker’s hasty appointment of a state leg- to put employees through regular training
islator to fill the IDVA director job after his drills to make sure they are up to dealing
initial appointee abruptly dropped out – a with emergencies.
mystery that he has not explained to this day. But he also talked about trying to work
According to the report, after State Repre- more cooperatively with AFSCME, some-
sentative Linda Chapa LaVia became IDVA thing he claimed to have had success with
director, she apparently “abdicated” her in Ohio. Prince said Illinois Department
responsibilities to her chief of staff Tony Kol- of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou
beck. Kolbeck’s heart was in the right place, recommended that he make himself “crazy
but he should not have been given that job, available” to union personnel, which he says
partly because he didn’t have the requisite he’s doing. Hou has had significant success
knowledge and experience, but also because in dealing with AFSCME. The IDVA, on the
the administration never appointed a Senior other hand, has been notable for its hostility
Homes Administrator for the agency. That toward the union.
administrator would’ve had the “medical “I want our veterans in our veterans’
understanding to provide meaningful lead- homes to live their best possible life,” Prince
ership,” according to the IG report. Kolbeck said. “I want their star to shine bright in our
essentially served as the director, the chief facilities. I know we have the teams to do it.
of staff, and the Senior Homes Administra- We just have to make sure that we’re training
tor all at once, a near-impossibility during them and holding them accountable and
“normal” times, let alone during a deadly saying, ‘Here’s our expectations.’”
crisis. Prince is no doubt an impressive person,
After Director Chapa LaVia finally quit but there is no longer any room for failure
under pressure, Governor Pritzker brought at that agency. He gets zero slack. To put it
in a new acting director. bluntly, if we can’t stop killing our veterans,
Terry Prince is a buttoned-down 31-year then we as a state need to get out of this
Navy man with an abundance of health- business.
care management experience in the Navy
and in his last job running Ohio’s veterans’ Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a
homes. One of those homes, the fifth-largest daily political newsletter, and
in the country, had an outbreak last year, but CapitolFax.com.
it was contained, and the fatality rate was
a fraction of what it was at LaSalle and at New Column Published
many private nursing homes in the coun- Weekly at RCReader.com
try. Like everyone in that sector, he’s not
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and accommodations, and noteworthy Cycle Thresholds as high as 40-45 cts. PCR much lower number of positive test results,
Still COVID Incurious? testing had never before been used as an which means a substantial decrease in cases.
anomalies relative to COVID-19 persist to
Continued from page 3 date, with no balanced effort on the part initial diagnostic tool because it cannot No doubt credit for the decline will go to the
of health authorities, leadership, or main- distinguish between live and inactive virus, injections, not the lower PCR cts.
associated NGOs, various countries’ health stream investigative journalism, to clarify or especially using such high cts, therefore is * Another inexplicable accommodation
authorities, marketing giants, Big Pharma dispel, it bears revisiting by summarizing as incapable of determining whether a person is the CDC defining a “COVID-19 case” as
execs, M5M and Social Media execs, and follows: is infected with minutiae live virus impos- anyone with a positive PCR test result. Prior
other global influencers all participated * England’s Imperial College Professor sible to culture, or merely has a miniscule to COVID, all other infectious diseases
in Event 201 to game out a coronavirus Neil Ferguson’s wildly inaccurate computer presence of dead viral nucleotides (which required clinical observation of disease
pandemic simulation that nearly perfectly modeling was used to launch the COVID-19 most animate things have in abundance). symptoms first, then lab testing, finally
mimicked the current COVID-19 pandemic. pandemic. Month’s later, when the model’s * Setting excessively high PCR cycle confirmation by culturing and replicat-
While the overarching mission of Event data was eventually peer-reviewed, the pre- thresholds of 40 and above guarantees ing the virus found in the PCR tests. Why
201’s simulation was to engage global posterous findings were ignored by leader- exponentially increased numbers of posi- reduce the burden of proof so drastically for
corporations in public/private partnerships ships and health authorities, none of whom tive test results, of which 80 to 95 percent COVID-19?
to navigate specific problems identified as made appropriate adjustments, including are estimated to be false-positives. This * As the pandemic gained momentum,
arising from a global pandemic, it’s most dialing back the media hysteria or extreme means millions of positive test results were the CDC broadened the reporting stan-
successful vision was the communications mitigations, instead perpetuating the pan- wrong, instead were actually negative for dards for COVID mortality by permitting
apparatus, in which robust attention was demic status of COVID-19. COVID-19. coroners and medical examiners nation-
given to unified public messaging, including * Almost immediately, the WHO * It is interesting to note that CDC wide to include on death certificates “with
strategies thwarting mis- and disinforma- approved a highly sensitive Polymerase recently issued a new guideline for PCR test- COVID-19” versus “ from COVID-19,” and
tion (RCReader.com/y/covid1927) Chain Reaction molecular test developed ing not to exceed 28 cycle thresholds for all “suspected” versus “confirmed” via autopsy
Also in 2019, Health and Human Services, by Germany as the official diagnostic tool people who have received one or more of the or COVID test. This exponentially increased
the Pentagon, Veterans Affairs, National for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection and three COVID19 emergency injections. PCR
Security Council, along with 12 states COVID-19 disease, using amplification testing using 28 cts is expected to generate a
including Illinois, participated in Crimson Continued On Page 6
Contagion. This simulation’s focus was on
supply-chain problems and emergency
powers. In other words, which agencies had
the final authority to do what in emergency
situations. (RCReader.com/y/covid1928)
SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028 is John
Hopkins’ much deeper dive into commu-
nications strategies for “Medical Counter-
measure Communications (MCM). It is a
blueprint for gaming out very specific sce-
narios (as defined by Olgivy and Schwartz
2004) to account for multiple different
obstacles and potential varied outcomes,
including driving specific outcomes where
applicable using media, Internet, social
media, celebrities, “trusted voices,” et al.
(RCReader.com/y/covid1929)
Other pre-planning for global crises
from a health pandemic can be found in the
Rockefeller Foundation’s 2010 white paper
“Lock-Step,” one of four scenarios included
in a compilation, Scenarios For The Future
of Technology and International Develop-
ment, describing a coronavirus pandemic
that justifies the imposition of authoritarian
controls over travel, work, healthcare, edu-
cation, food, congregating, and much more.
(RCReader.com/y/covid1930)
Preparedness is a worthy effort. However
few of the lessons cited in these simula-
tions, particularly readiness relative to PPE,
supply chain weaknesses, et cetera, appear
to be as successfully implemented during
the current COVID-19 pandemic as Event
201’s communications strategies for public
compliance.
Event 201 gamed the deployment of
highly scripted narratives delivered by
media using “trusted voices” and social
media using “influencers,” coupled with
concentrated filtering of mis- and disinfor-
mation (censorship) via tech giants Google,
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon
as needed. And as a matter of expediency,
John Hopkins generously supplied broad-
cast and cable media with 201’s high-tech
digital screens for dramatic, fear-inspiring,
24/7 display of hourly increases in cases, and
daily increases in deaths, both nationally
and worldwide.

COVID Concerns Still Looming


Because controversies, contradic-
tions, questionable first-time protocols
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epidemiologically associated with coro- counter-arguments, and contravening underlying conditions, while the remain-
Still COVID Incurious? naviruses, nor ever proven as a verifiable evidence, health authorities maintain ing 98.8 percent of the world population
Continued from page 5 factor. their provocative narratives under the will survive even if they are infected?
* Corporate media relentlessly trig- cover of mainstream media’s abdication This is medical perversion on steroids,
deaths reported as COVID deaths, even gers the world’s extreme fear response of rigorous investigative journalism and and would qualify under any jury’s
though many of these reported deaths by hyper-focusing on cases instead of big tech’s censorship. definition of crimes against humanity.
were primarily due to comorbidities. deaths in round the clock COVID pan- Regardless of motives and agendas (RCReader.com/y/covid1931, RCReader.
Furthermore, without a prior COVID-19 demic reporting. Number of deaths has perpetuating the dubious COVID narra- com/y/covid1932)
test, autopsies have not been required to always been the definitive measure of the tive, the harm against humanity is real, A staggering number of Americans
confirm COVID-19 was actually pres- lethality of any epidemic and pandemic, and now it’s coming for our children incuriously, unquestioningly, still
ent. It sufficed that it was suspected to be but with COVID-19, that parameter had with proposed experimental injections comply with extreme mitigations that
involved. to be changed for reporting purposes masquerading as vaccinations against range from shuttering their businesses;
* Hospitals are also monetarily incen- because the physical numbers of deaths COVID-19. allowing the side-lining of their chil-
tivized to categorize patient admissions, due strictly to COVID-19 remain too low It is one thing for adults to ignore the dren’s education for over a year; excessive
ICU care, and deaths as COVID deaths to support a dire lethality claim, evi- risks by ignoring all sides of the research, mask-wearing, arbitrary social distanc-
by substantial increases in reimburse- denced by 98.8 percent of the people who it’s an entirely different matter when it ing, isolation and decongregating, and
ments for COVID-related care. Most get COVID-19 surviving. comes to children, who depend on us being denied access to beloved elders in
hospitals and healthcare facilities * The actual death rate has been to do exactly that. EUA experimental care facilities.
responsibly follow mitigation and care further obscured by the CDC’s suddenly injections for children is 100-percent And that’s okay; it’s your individual
protocols by segregating specific areas combining COVID-19 deaths (C) with medical malpractice because children decision. But putting the absorption of
and a percentage of beds for COVID deaths from Pneumonia and Inf luenza are at statistically zero-percent risk of any part of your risk on the shoulders
care only. However, in some facilities, (P&I) for an all new mortality category getting COVID-19, therefore have no of children is a moral perversion. If you
while COVID beds may be at capacity CP&I, co-mingling the actual number chance of spreading it either. Not a single are a person at risk, make the necessary
(with actual patients or based on predic- of deaths strictly from COVID-19 with case of a child transmitting SARS-CoV-2 adjustments to best protect yourself.
tive modeling), the rest of the hospital Pneumonia and Inf luenza deaths. and COVID-19 disease to an adult has Do not suppose it is the responsibility
could be nearly empty, yet resources are * It is also extremely curious to note been reported worldwide, making zero of countless healthy children to unnec-
reported to be overwhelmed, misleading that, for the 2019/20 Inf luenza Season, tolerance nonnegotiable for any degree of essarily, disproportionately risk their
public perception. the CDC neglected to collect and record risk associated with experimental mRNA own health and well being by perpetu-
* The COVID narrative began inter- all the cases of inf luenza in the U.S. injections of our children. Doing so con- ally masking up or worse, jabbing up, to
changing “pre-symptomatic” with One or two of these anomalies does not vincingly qualifies as child abuse. accommodate you. There are many ways
“asymptomatic” to describe the dan- a conspiracy make, but add them all up In what universe would it not be medi- to mitigate your risk without increasing
gerous unpredictability of COVID-19 and any respectable skeptic would pause. cal malpractice to experimentally inject risks of others, especially children.
transmissibility, turning every human Based on so many significant anomalies perfectly healthy children, using com- Before you even think about injecting
into a potential carrier with no peer and firsts, it is not unreasonable to be pletely untested new mRNA technology, children with experimental anything,
driven science to support this claim. suspect of COVID-19 as another respi- justified based on an unproven, theo- it is incumbent for you to engage in a
Asymptomatic spread (transmissibility) ratory coronavirus, yet nowhere near retical assumption of “asymptomatic” thorough examination of alternative
is just a theory never before applied in a pandemic-level event. But instead of transmission, especially for a coronaviral information, both pro and con, that goes
the management of respiratory infec- tackling the growing insurmountable respiratory disease, in order to protect beyond social-media inf luencers and
tious disease from coronaviruses because contradictions to reassure the public one percent of vulnerable people, most corporate media’s chosen trusted voices.
asymptomatic spread has never been with rationale explanations, persuasive of whom are elderly or have serious

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But just for the record, according to their well-meaning focus is woefully in society unimpeded, while simulta- included for nursing homes and long-
the inserts, the health authorities, and short-sighted and non-inclusive of a neously protecting privacy regarding term care facilities that provides risk
the professionals, the current three substantial number of Iowa citizens specific medical decisions, except, mitigation for our vulnerable elders.
experimental injections from Pfizer, who remain cautious about getting an incoherently, where overall healthcare Whatever that might be, it must not
Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson do experimental injection and prefer to is concerned. It is a highly incongru- sacrifice the rest of Iowa residents who
not provide protection against COVID wait for fully licensed FDA approval ous exemption, therefore voters are are entitled to full access to healthcare
because all three: before assuming the risk(s) that asking the Senate to remove it before that also protects privacy that includes
• Do not prevent SARS2 infection accompany vaccines for portions of passing the otherwise affirming vaccination and experimental injec-
• Do not prevent COVID-19 the population. legislation. tion decisions. This also most emphat-
• Do not prevent transmission of The bill recognizes the inherent If appropriate, perhaps some addi- ically applies to children.
SARS2 virus rights of Iowa citizens to participate tional protective protocol can be
• Do not prevent transmission of
COVID-19
• Do not eliminate mask-wearing
protocol
• Do not eliminate social
distancing
• Do not provide herd immunity
because none provide individual
immunity
(Read the inserts for each of these
products for these disclaimers, and for
potential side effects)
So what exactly do these experimen-
tal injections do? The claim is that
these experimental injections will pre-
vent symptoms from becoming severe
for the 98.8 percent who will survive
regardless, and for the 80 percent who
won’t otherwise even know they have
it.

Iowa Legislature Falling Short on


Protecting Rights
In what universe do we accept/
comply with any mandates, especially
based on unproven evidence, from
politicians and bureaucrats that inter-
fere with rights that we possess as part
of our humanity, that each of them
takes an oath to protect?
No lawmaker has the authority to
pledge him/herself to the protection
of both the state and the U.S. consti-
tutions, and to the protection of our
rights, then conjure laws, rules, and
mandates that betray those oaths. We
are the final arbiters of such bad faith.
To this end, the Iowa House just
passed HF 889and SF 610, prohibiting
businesses and government entities
from requiring proof of vaccination
to enter premises. Exempted from this
prohibition are healthcare facilities,
including hospitals, surgery centers,
clinics, urgent care, and all other
facilities as defined in Iowa code.
(Information is available at Legis.iowa.
gov.)
The vote passed 58 to 35, with some
Republican representatives, includ-
ing Representative Steven Holt, who
sponsored the House bill, agreeing to
the exemption against a wave of oppo-
sition from the public who fear denial
of myriad healthcare and emergency
services if not vaccinated.
This opposition is understand-
able, even though the legislatures
who voted in favor of including the
exemption for healthcare facilities
are focused on nursing homes and
long-term care facilities. Regardless,
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VISUAL ARTS Closing Reception: 4th & 5th Grade Student Exhibition, Summer Reading Curbside Colorama Kick-Off, drive 2021 College Invitational, students to be included in
celebrate the creativity of local students, pick up bagged though to register for summer reading, pick up your… Rock this exhibition hail from eight area colleges and universities:
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Virtual Event – In Conversation: Jeremiah William Opening Celebration: Lesley Dill, hear from artist Lesley College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois
Opening Reception: Wells of Inspiration, featuring Willie McCarthy and Walter Hatke, join the National Academy Dill during the grand opening of her exhibition “Lesley Dill University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-
Herath’s images of natives in Niger, Africa and… Bereskin Gallery of Design’s curator and the co-curator of “For America” for Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me”; Dill will discuss her 5pm; $4-10; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art
& Art Academy, 5:30pm Fri May 7 a conversation with Walter Hatke about how his practice artistic practice and the artworks included on display in the Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
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Virtual Presentation – Across America: The free; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 limited live audience; also available as a livestream event; free;
Guggenheim, travel virtually with other Figge members to W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 3pm Sun for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 National Academicians: Works on Paper, drawn from
NYC; enjoy a visit to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and May 16 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm the Figge collection, the exhibit features the work of current
learn about the Architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Thu Jun 3 and past members of the National Academy of Design; the
Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for this iconic building Young Artists at the Figge Recognition Day: Rock Island exhibition includes artists Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff,
and his last major project; $12.50; for information, call 563- & Milan Districts, 12:30pm: Denkmann, Earl Hanson, Eugene Mauricio Lasansky, Robert Rauschenberg, and others; Tue.-
326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, Field, 1pm: Frances Willard, Longfellow, Ridgewood, 1:30pm: Exhibits & Shows Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-10; for
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 3pm Fri May 7 Rock Island Academy, Rock Island Center Math & Science, information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W.
Thomas Jefferson; elementary art students from six area school Scott & Rock Island Counties Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Figge Art
Virtual Family Day - Your Way!, featuring an introduction districts are represented in the 2021 Young Artists exhibition; Museum, thru Thu Jun 3
to “For America”; your free registration grants your family two $4-10; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, Black Hawk College Student Art Exhibition, exhibition
weeks of access to a virtual line-up, which means you can choose 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm of 17 works in all mediums… Black Hawk College ArtSpace Tom Uttech: Origin, the exhibit will feature “Kisibakwad,”
your day to play; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Sun May 16 Gallery, thru Fri May 14 the beloved painting from the Figge collection, alongside a
Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum. selection of large-scale photographs by the artist from the
org, 10am Sat May 8 Virtual Event: Why Did Bridgerton Erase Haiti?, join For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National collection of the Museum of Wisconsin Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
Dr. Marlene L Daut in a webinar discussion of her article that Academy of Design, the exhibit features more than 90 5pm, Thu. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-10; for information,
Wells of Inspiration Open House Celebration, featuring examines the black aristocracy present in Haiti during the works made between 1810 and 2010 by some of the greatest call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St.,
the work of current students ages 5 through adult;… Bereskin English Regency era, and how the Caribbean is often ignored American artists, drawn from the collections of the National Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Thu Jun 3
Gallery & Art Academy, 10am Sat May 8 by historical costume dramas like the popular Netflix show Academy of Design in New York; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
“Bridgerton”; free; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-10; for information, call 563- Wells of Inspiration, exhibit featuring Willie Herath’s
2021 Spring Beaux Arts Fair, voted one of the top 200 art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum. 326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport images of natives… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru
shows in the country by Sunshine Artist, this will be the 68th org, 5:30pm Thu May 20 IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun May 16 Thu May 27
year for the fair; all proceeds benefit the Figge Art Museum; Sat.
10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm… Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Virtual Presentation – The Allure of Paris as a New Urban Haitian Masterworks, the exhibit features significant as Young Artists at the Figge: Rock Island & Milan
10am Sat May 8 and Sun May 9 Center for Art, Culture, and the Development Modern well as rarely exhibited works from the Haitian collection by Districts, elementary art students from six area school
Identity, presented by Professor Amanda Strasik, Assistant Hector Hyppolite, Wilson Bigaud, Nacius Joseph, Georges districts are represented in the 2021 Young Artists exhibition;
Grant Wood Studio Tours, on Saturdays & Sundays; Professor, Eastern Kentucky University;… Cedar Rapids Museum Liautaud, Frantz Zéphirin, and Edouard Duval-Carrié, among Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-10;
admission to the Studio is free… Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat of Art, 2pm Sun May 23 others; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W.
May 8 thru Sun May 30 $4-10; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat May 8
Virtual Event: Community Gallery Opening Celebration, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru thru Sun May 16
Virtual Event: Coffee with Curators, grab your morning join us for the opening celebration of the upcoming community Sun May 30
brew and join the Figge’s exhibitions team for a behind- exhibition, featured in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Lesley Dill Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, a
the-scenes look at what they do; free for members, $5 for Community Gallery; free; for information, call 563-326- Kristin & Megan Quinn, exhibits of paintings by uniquely inspired group of sculptures and two-dimensional
non-members; for information, call 563-326-7804… Figge Art 7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, Davenport’s Kristin and… Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport, works more than a decade in the making; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
Museum, 11am Mon May 10 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu May 27 thru Sun May 30 5pm, Thu. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-10; for information,
call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St.,
Virtual Closing Celebration: For America, help us bid Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat May 29 thru Thu
farewell to the exhibition “For America” as we share highlights Jun 3
from the exhibition’s run and hear from staff and community
members as they share their favorite program memories;
registrants will receive a Zoom link two hours prior to the Outlying Areas
program; free; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art
Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum. 4th & 5th Grade Student Exhibition, celebrate the
org, 6:30pm Thu May 13 creativity of local students; Tue.-Fri.… Muscatine Art Center,
thru Sun May 16
Virtual Presentation – Across America: Crystal Bridges,
travel virtually with other Figge members to Arkansas; enjoy a Iowa Artists 2021: Olivia Valentine, exhibit of the artist’s
visit to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and learn works in the… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun May 23
about their art, sculptures, architecture, and Frank Lloyd Wright
House that was moved to their location all the way from New The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-
Jersey; $12.50; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Glass Art, the first survey and major scholarly assessment…
Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum. Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun May 23
org, 3pm Thu May 13
Art Array 21: Muscatine County Arts Council Juried
Makers Market Pop-Up with Live Music, celebrate spring Exhibition, exhibit on the second floor of the… Muscatine
by shopping locally from 50+ local small businesses,… Iron + Art Center, thru Sun May 30
Grain Coffee House, 9am Sat May 15
Americans in Paris: Grant Wood and Marvin Cone’s
The Inaugural Hot Rods for Horses Car Show & Craft/ 1920 Trip to Paris, for three months in the summer of…
Vendor Fair, held at our barn with food trucks, a “Vendor Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Jun 3
Passport”… New Kingdom Trailriders, Sat May 15
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
JimBo Designs artwork at the Beaux Arts Fair vessels,… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Jun 3
May 8 and 9 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
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Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the
Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists inspired…
welcome; $15; for information, call 563-326-7804… Figge Art
Museum, 5:30pm Fri May 14 thru Fri May 28 VISUAL ARTS
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Jun 3

Tom Uttech: Origin


Clay Lab: Magical Mud, May 15 & 22; for a Mother/Child or
Grant Wood Revealed: Rarely Seen Works by an Grandmother/Child; with… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy,
American Master, this exhibition will bring together works 9am Sat May 15
from… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Jun 3
Plein Air Painting Workshop, with instructor Brad Bisbey;
Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon, the get outside and paint the outdoors from observation; learn Through Sunday, August 15 @ Figge Art Museum
installation reflects the depth of the… Cedar Rapids Museum to look closely at nature and how to simply the complex
of Art, thru Thu Jun 3 landscape to create a composition based on what you see;
this class will take place at Vander Veer Botanical Park in 225 West Second Street, Daveport IA
Indian Creek Exhibit, the in-floor exhibit at the Nature Davenport; $25; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art
Center… Indian Creek Nature Center, thru Thu Jun 3 Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 10am Sat May 15
Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery
exhibition that serves as an… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Life Drawing 3rd Sunday, with instructor Gary
thru Thu Jun 3 Burlingame; artists from all over the QC… Bereskin Gallery &
Art Academy, 1pm Sun May 16
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic takes on
the venerated Iowa City… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Virtual Event: DIY Button Owl Craft, make an owl out of
Thu Jun 3 buttons; each kit will come… Davenport Public Library - Main
Branch, Mon May 17
Muscatine’s Pearl Button Industry from the
Permanent Collection, exhibit in the Musser-McColm Virtual Event: Orchid-gami, the North American Orchid
Museum Galleries; Tue.-Fri.… Muscatine Art Center, thru Thu Conservation Center and the United States… Moline Public
Jun 3 Library, Mon May 17

Seriously Funny: American Gothic Parodies, this Take Home Workshop: Pamphlet Stitched Sketch
exhibition will look at many Grant… Cedar Rapids Museum of Booklet, teens and adults can pick up a Take Home
Art, thru Thu Jun 3 Workshop… Bettendorf Public Library, Thu May 20

Random 5x7 Art Challenge & Show, Wed.-Fri. noon- Grant Wood Tour: Grades 4-12, with Pat Bereskin; bring
5:30pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information,… Sunrise your sketchpads and cameras and join… Bereskin Gallery &
Galleries, Fri May 7 thru Sun May 30 Art Academy, 7:30am Sat May 22

Alterations: Tailored Solutions to Climate Change, Art Along the River: Writing Your Song, learn the
exhibit features 15 sculptures created by artist and… ABCs of song structure with David G. Smith;… Schwiebert
Muscatine Art Center, Sat May 29 thru Thu Jun 3 Riverfront Park, 2pm Sun May 23

T
Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, this Online Craft Hang, join the library for a virtual craft and
exhibit of photographic portraits of Kahlo… Muscatine Art socialize hour;… Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, he celebration of a talent known for close to 1,100 rolls of black-and-white film.
Center, Sat May 29 thru Thu Jun 3 6:30pm Mon May 24 combining real and imagined ele- Working on photography and painting
ments inspired by nature in his cap- simultaneously, the latter came to dominate
Virtual Family Explorer Series: Inside the Outreach tivating works, the Figge Art Museum’s and formed the basis of his current success.
Classes Collection – Paper Arts, families will get a live, behind-
newest exhibition Tom Uttech: Origin, on His subject matter is usually derived from
the-scenes experience as they explore shelves of objects and
Scott & Rock Island Counties hear from Figge educators about the objects’ history and display through August 15, will feature memories and emotional experiences from
importance today; sessions will be live but a recording will be Kisibakwad, the beloved painting from the his many camping trips in Wisconsin’s
Intro to Water Based Oils, Thursdays thru May 27; with available if registrants cannot attend during the scheduled
instructor Brad Bisbey; working from… Bereskin Gallery & Art time; $5; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Figge collection, alongside a selection of the north woods and Quetico Provincial Park in
Academy, 11am Thu May 6 Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum. artist’s large-scale photographs from the Northwestern Ontario, a designated reserve
org, 3:30pm Wed May 26 collection of the Museum of Wisconsin Art. for canoeing and hiking located between
Intro to Water-based Oils, Thursdays thru May 27; with Tom Uttech: Origin features Kisibakwad, Canada and Northern Minnesota.
instructor Brad Bisbey; working from… Bereskin Gallery & Art Colorful Craft Kits: Sun Catchers, every week we will
Academy, 11am Thu May 6 offer a Colorful Craft Kit to… Rock Island Public Library - a painting that is part of the Figge’s perma- In his biography at Wisconsin.art.org,
Downtown Library, 9am Tue Jun 1 nent collection, alongside a selection of his Uttech states, ““I would like people to under-
Take Home Workshop: Watercolor Silhouettes, learn large-scale black-and-white photographs stand they’re in the presence of an attitude,
some watercolor techniques to make a beautiful, colorful Digital Photography, Tuesdays thru June 22; with
silhouette… Bettendorf Public Library, Thu May 6 instructor Laura Warner; a study… Bereskin Gallery & Art that have not been seen before in the Quad or an experience, or a story of a sort that has
Academy, 6pm Tue Jun 1 Cities. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s some kind of content. But they have to figure
Virtual Class – Creative Zen: Art for Peace, with enduring relationship with the north woods it out. I give them parameters so that their
instructor Anna Ito; this new method of modern-Zen is Independent Study Camp: Grades 6-8, thru June 4; with thinking is focused in certain directions,
meant to reduce stress and frustration, through a unique instructor Pat Bereskin; expand your knowledge… Bereskin
spanning the upper Midwest and Quetico
breathing meditation, and create peace in the soul by making Gallery & Art Academy, 3:30pm Tue Jun 1 Provincial Park in Canada. “It’s like we are but yet they have to figure it out themselves.
something heart-warming, encouraging, amazing, artistic, bringing the outdoors in,” says Michelle When you hear Dylan Thomas's A Child’s
healthy, and relaxing; $20; for information, call 563-326- Paint It Like It Is, with instructor Peter Xiao; grab your paint Hargrave, executive director and CEO of the Christmas in Wales, you can remember a
7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, of choice to document the world around you; inspired by
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu May 6 the art of Chase, White, Clutz, Ufer, and Quick-to-See Smith Figge. “Visitors are going to be immersed in few quotes, but what’s more important is
in the “For America” exhibition, learn to capture form and Tom’s love for nature – in his appreciation this incredible spell the story casts over you.
Virtual Class – Photography: Metaphoric Selfie, thru colors closely for truth and meaning; $80-95; for information, for both the small wonders of the world, and That’s what really counts, that spell. Well,
May 30, with instructor Randy Richmond; choose what time call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., that’s what I would like the painting to do,
works for you for this virtual class that focuses on the taking Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Tue Jun 1
the grandiose. We’re thrilled to pair one of
and altering of digital images; learn how to identify and Tom’s pieces from our permanent collec- too, to wrap a spell around the viewer and
record light properly and use objects to tell stories; $50-65; Clay Club – Wheel: Grades 4-8, Wednesdays thru June 23; tion with the exquisite photographs from then, being enchanted by the spell, you go
for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Museum, 225 W. with instructor Laura Warner; students will… Bereskin Gallery the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s permanent out and figure out what the heck this is all
Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Mon May 10 & Art Academy, 4pm Wed Jun 2
thru Mon May 24 collection.” about.
Portrait Painting: Acrylic or Water Based Oil, Thursdays An American landscape painter and pho- “Through his artwork, Uttech offers view-
Southwest Craft Take ‘n’ Make, create a colorful garland thru June 24; with instructor Brad Bisbey; learn to… Bereskin tographer who was born in Merrill, Wiscon- ers new ways to experience and appreciate
that includes lights; free; for information,… Rock Island Public Gallery & Art Academy, 5pm Thu Jun 3
Library - Downtown Library, Tue May 11
sin, Uttech received a BA from Milwaukee’s the world around us,” says Figge Assistant
Layton School of Art in 1965 and earned an Curator Vanessa Sage. “We are fortunate to
Virtual Family Explorer Series: Inside the Outreach Outlying Areas MFA from the University of Cincinnati in be able to share his work with the commu-
Collection – World Textiles, families will get a live, behind- 1976. A resident of Saukville, Wisconsin, the nity, and we hope that the exhibition will
the-scenes experience as they explore shelves of objects and Take Home Project: Mother’s Day in a Bag, each bag
hear from Figge educators about the objects’ history and contains a few projects that… Muscatine Art Center, Thu May artist is best-known for his moody depic- inspire visitors to connect with nature this
importance today; sessions will be live but a recording will be 6 thru Sun May 9 tions of North American woodlands and the summer.”
available if registrants cannot attend during the scheduled animals that inhabit them, and Tom Uttech: Tom Uttech: Origin will be on display
time; $5; for information, call 563-326-7804; Figge Art Abracadabra, It’s Spring!: Ages 2-7, hear a story and create through August 15, and regular museum
Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum. two art projects; classes can… Muscatine Art Center, Thu
Origin explores the origin of the painter’s
org, 3:30pm Wed May 12 May 6 work – specifically his relationship with the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
natural world and the North Woods, a place through Saturdays (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on
Virtual Event – Get Crafty: Origami Lucky Stars, learn Acrylic Dandelions, a First Thursday class with Program he has been fascinated with for decades and Thursdays) and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
about the tradition of Japanese lucky stars and make… Coordinator Katy; create fun… Muscatine Art Center, 5:15pm
Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 4pm Thu May 13 Thu May 6 describes as “a land of glacial lakes, boreal Museum admission is $4-10, with more
plants and animals.” information available by calling (563)326-
Figure Drawing, live model sessions; bring your own Uttech’s self-taught photography skills 7804 and visiting FiggeArtMuseum.org.
supplies; all non-toxic and non-photographic media
date to the late 1960s and peaked between
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Virtual Event – Book Club @ Night: Before We Were


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CLASSES Yours, a GoTo Meeting discussion of Lisa Wingate’s book;


free; for… Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
6:30pm Wed May 19

Worm Weather: Ages 2-7, hear a story and create two art Virtual Novel Naptime Book Club: The Right Sort of
projects; classes can… Muscatine Art Center, Wed May 12 Man, an online discussion of Allison Montclair’s book; the
thru Thu May 13 book club… Moline Public Library, 10:30am Wed May 19

Bi-Lingual Interactive Songs with Lisa Neher, a Virtual Presentation: Journaling for Mental Health,
Living Proof Exhibit Creative Session; learn the therapeutic learn how start a journaling practice, get a refresher, or…
benefits… Muscatine Art Center, 5:30pm Thu May 13 Moline Public Library, 2pm Thu May 20

Salvador Dali: Ages 7-14, join Miss Julie to learn more Virtual Brown Bag Book Club, sign out a copy at the
about Dali’s strange style… Muscatine Art Center, 1:30pm Eastern Avenue Branch; copies… Davenport Public Library -
Sat May 15 Main Branch, 1pm Wed May 26

Too Many Carrots: Ages 2-7, hear a story and create two Virtual Last Monday Book Club, join Rachel through
art projects; classes can… Muscatine Art Center, Wed May 19 GoToMeeting for Book Club; each person who… Silvis Public
thru Thu May 20 Library, 6pm Mon May 31

Serenity Reflections Watercolor, a Red Barn Studio class Virtual Pageturners, we will be meeting on Zoom; books
with Vada Baker; learn new… Muscatine Art Center, 5:15pm are provided on… Moline Public Library, 1pm Tue Jun 1
Thu May 20
Ballet Quad Cities' Bolero at the Adler Theatre -- May 29. Virtual Presentation: Tiffany D. Jackson, a virtual
Nature in the Garden: Snakes, join us in the Japanese visit with award-winning young adult author hosted by…
Garden to learn about animals… Muscatine Art Center, Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 10am Tue Jun 1
10:30am Sat May 22 Fresh Wax: Earworm Buzz w/ Pat Stolley, ambient, Virtual Flashback Concert: Euforquestra, a
electronic oft pop in a vinyl DJ set; an outdoor… Rozz-Tox, performance in the Summer of the Arts’ Friday Night Virtual Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, we
Sorting Through Spring: Ages 2-7, hear a story and create 8pm Sat May 22 Concert… Iowa City Ped Mall, 6:30pm Fri May 28 will read or finish a Choose Your Own Adventure… Davenport
two art projects; classes can… Muscatine Art Center, Wed Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Wed Jun 2
May 26 thru Thu May 27 Matt Barber Jazz Trio, concert with the pop crooner and 52nd Street: The Music of Billy Joel, an eight-piece band
Iowa native and his… The Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, performs the rock and pop icon’s signature… Timber Lake Virtual Iowa Statehood Book Club – Equal Before the
Bears at Dusk Watercolor, a Red Barn Studio class with 8pm Fri May 28 Playhouse, 7pm Sat May 29 Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality,
Vada Baker; learn new… Muscatine Art Center, 5:15pm Thu a discussion of Marc Hansen’s and Tom Witosky’s book; we…
May 27 QCSO Trio: Music of Appalachia - Aaron Fullan, an Virtual Concert: ADE, the multi-instrumental singer/ Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 6:30pm
event in the 2021 Adler Theatre Foundation Series, with rapper from the Bronx performs a concert in the… Englert Wed Jun 2
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More: Ages 2-7, hear a story and special… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat May 29 Theatre, 7pm Wed Jun 2
create two art projects; classes can… Muscatine Art Center,

LITERARY ARTS THEATRE


Wed Jun 2 thru Thu Jun 3 Nick Perri & the Underground Thieves - The Nielsen
Trust - All Sweat Productions, an event in the 2021 Adler
Garden Stepping Stones, a First Thursday class with Theatre Foundation Series, with special… Adler Theatre, 7pm
Program Coordinator Katy; create fun… Muscatine Art Thu Jun 3 Virtual Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, we Performances
Center, 5:15pm Thu Jun 3 will read or finish a Choose Your Own Adventure… Davenport
Queen Flash: The Ultimate Queen Tribute, concert with Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Thu May 6 thru Wed One Flea Spare, darkly comic drama about plague-
the six-piece tribute musicians and touring rockers led… May 19 ravaged 17th-century London, directed by Jennifer Popple...
Calls for Entry Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:15pm Thu Jun 3 Augustana College – Brunner Theatre Center, Thu May 6 thru
Virtual Presentation – Opening the Box: Presented Sun May 9
Call for Entry: Living Proof Exhibit, thru June 1; Living by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center,
Proof Exhibit, which provides the therapeutic benefits… Outlying Areas explore and learn about the curious world of archives and… Virtual Perfromance: Ascend, thru May 20; an original,
Bisignano Art Gallery - University of Dubuque, thru Tue Jun 1 Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 2:30pm Fri May 7 collaboratively created visual-theatre production, “Ascend”
Virtual Performance: Kirkwood Community College is the… University of Iowa Theatre Building, Thu May 6 thru
Call for Entry: Art in the Garden, thru June 18; seeking Steel Band & Jazz Ensemble, for information, call 319-398- Virtual Mystery Book Discussion Group: Dear Wife, Thu May 20
artists working in various mediums to showcase… Quad City 4913 or e-mail arts@kirkwood.edu… Kirkwood Community a GoToMeeting discussion of Kimberly Belle’s book; free; for
Botanical Center, thru Thu Jun 3 College, 7:30pm Fri May 7 information, call 563-344-4175… Bettendorf Public Library, Virtual Performance: Just Above Hades, a work in the
9:30am Sat May 8 Iowa New Play Festival’s Reading Series… University of Iowa’s
Call for Entry: Quarantine Art Exhibition, thru Aug. 6; Brunch & Babs featuring Carla DelVillaggio, a unique Theatre Building, 1:30pm Thu May 6
all artists residing within a 250-mile radius… Quad City Arts entertainment event featuring a delicious brunch, one Virtual Storytellers: Akwi Nji, explore the three tools
Center, thru Thu Jun 3 complimentary drink… Riverside Casino Event Center, 11am every storyteller can use to impact… Englert Theatre, 10am Virtual Performance: Readings from the
Sat May 8 Sat May 8 Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop, a work in the
Iowa New Play Festival’s Reading Series,… University of

MUSIC Eddy Lee Ryder, concert with the rock and pop singer/ Virtual Get Lit: Disappearing Earth, a GoToMeeting Iowa’s Theatre Building, 5:30pm Thu May 6
songwriter; 6pm potluck, 7pm… Bishop Hill Creative discussion of Julia Phillips’ book; free; for information,…
Commons, 7pm Wed May 12 Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue May 11 Rising Stars’ Private Lessons/Small Group Lessons/
Scott and Rock Island Counties Coaching, we are now offering private lessons, small group
Virtual Concert: Joel Sires, the artist from the long- Virtual West End Book Club: Frog Music, an online lessons, and… Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Thu May 7 thru
Badflower - Goodbye June, concert with the rock running Midwestern band TWINS performs a virtual… discussion of Emma Donoghue’s book; free; for information, Thu Jun 3
ensemble composed of singer/guitarist Josh Katz,… River Englert Theatre, 7pm Wed May 12 call… Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Tue
Bend Park, 7pm Fri May 7 May 11 The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn!,
Virtual Concert – The Milk Carton Kids: Live from the musical-comedy sequel to “Church Basement Ladies”; for the
The Pork Tornadoes, Midwestern cover band performs all Troubador, Part 2, a special set spanning albums from 2015- Virtual Between the Lines Book Club: American War, a safety of… Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri May 7 thru Sat
your favorite pop/rock hits from the 1980s to today; $17-25; 2019, with songs from… Englert Theatre, 8pm Thu May 13 GoToMeeting discussion of Omar El Akkad’s book; free; for… May 15
for tickets and information, call 563-328-8000… Rhythm City Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Wed May 12
Casino Resort Event Center, 8pm Sat May 8 Timber Lake Playhouse Summer Kick-Off Party and Technical Difficulties: Plays for Online Theatre,
Concert: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (2pm) Virtual Book Discussion: The Old Man and the Sea, as streaming performances of “Hey Stranger” by Steph Del
Soul Sherpa Band, horn band with funk, soul, and Motown - Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute (7pm), start part of WQPT’s community program series for Ken Burns’… Rosso, “Oyster” by Elaine… Scott Community College’s Black
sound; $12; for… RIBCO, 9pm Fri May 14 thru Sat May 15 the summer right with refreshments and live music; for… Moline Public Library, noon Wed May 12 Box Theatre, Fri May 7 thru Sun May 9
Timber Lake Playhouse, Sat May 15
An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry w/ the Quad Book Babes Plus One Discussion Group: The Cold Virtual Performance: Pins and Needles, or The
City Symphony Orchestra, an evening of songs with the Virtual Concert: Columbus Symphony Orchestra w/ Dish, a discussion of Craig Johnson’s mystery hosted by Circumstance of Falling Forever on Ash Wednesday,
Tony and Grammy Award… LeClaire Park, 7:30pm Sat May 15 Alan Morrison, the University of Dubuque will dedicate the Rock Island… St. James Lutheran Church - Rock Island, 1988, a work in the Iowa New Play Festival’s Reading Series,…
its new custom-crafted pipe… John & Alice Butler Hall - 6:30pm Tue May 18 University of Iowa’s Theatre Building, 1:30pm Fri May 7
Fresh Wax: ὁδὸς ἄνω κάτω μία καὶ ὡυτή w/ Retinal University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 7:30pm Sat May 15
Tear, ambient, electronic, left-field in a vinyl DJ set; an Virtual Book ’Em Mystery Book Club: The Department Virtual Performance: The Job, a work in the Iowa New
outdoor event,… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Sat May 15 Virtual Concert: Annalibera, singer/songwriter Anna of Sensitive Crimes, an online discussion of Alexander Play Festival Series by… University of Iowa’s Theatre Building,
Gebhardt, multi-instrumentalists Caleb Swank Ferrara, Ryan McCall Smith’s book; we will… Moline Public Library, 1pm 8pm Fri May 7
Jazz Lounge w/ Mason Moss & Sara Tubbs, a relaxing Stier, Natalie… Englert Theatre, 7pm Wed May 19 Tue May 18
evening of jazz music in the Blueprint Bar… The Spotlight Love’s Labour’s Lost, outdoor production of Shakespeare’s
Theatre, 7pm Sat May 15 Virtual Flashback Concert: Shade of Blue, a Virtual Contemporary Books Discussion Group: classic comedy, directed by Robert Thompson; held on… Carl
performance in the Summer of the Arts’ Friday Night Astoria, an online discussion of Peter Stark’s book; free; for Sandburg College, 7:30pm Fri May 7 thru Sun May 9
Under the Purple Rain, the hit music of Prince will fill the Concert… Iowa City Ped Mall, 6:30pm Fri May 21 information, call… Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Wed May
Speakeasy as… The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat May 15 19 Virtual Performance: Quad City Playwrights’ Festival,
Zachary Stevenson & the Oh Boys: A Buddy Holly readings of original 10-minute plays by area authors;
Third Sunday Jazz Series: Silversmith, concert with a Tribute, tribute musicians performs 1950s rock hits such as Virtual Contemporary Books Discussion Group: The for information,… Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre,
new six-piece hard-bop jazz band that plays originals and “That’ll Be… Timber Lake Playhouse, 7pm Sat May 22 Library Book, an online discussion of Susan Orlean’s book; Augustana College, 1:30pm Sat May 15
jazz… The Redstone Room, 5pm Sun May 16 free; for information, call… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm
Virtual Concert: Rachel Saint, Rachel Kellogg performs Wed May 19 Beehive, musical salute to female singers and girl groups
The Beaker Brothers, concert with the classic-rock electronic music and rock in a virtual concert… Englert of the… Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed May 19 thru Wed
musicians; for information, call 309-793-1999… RIBCO, 8pm Theatre, 7pm Wed May 26 Virtual Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, we Jun 2
Fri May 21 will read or finish a Choose Your Own Adventure… Davenport
Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Wed May 19
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MOVIES
Virtual Performance: The Show Must Go Online, the
Young Footliters present a cabaret-style musical consisting of
Broadway… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri May
21 thru Sun May 23 The Tin Drum, an outdoor screening of the Volker
Schlöndorff film; presented as… Rozz-Tox, 8pm Fri May 7
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline: VIP Night, musical-
revue tribute to the country-music legend, directed by Dana The Truffle Hunters, outdoor screening of the Italian
Iannuzzi; Tue.-Sat.… Timber Lake Playhouse, 7:30pm Wed documentary beginning… Chauncey Swan Park, 8pm Sat
Jun 2 May 8

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, musical-revue tribute to Fried Green Tomatoes: 30th Anniversary, when an
the country-music legend, directed by Dana Iannuzzi; Tue.- unhappy housewife befriends a lady in a nursing… Rave
Sat.… Timber Lake Playhouse, 7:30pm Thu Jun 3 Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Sun May 9 thru Thu
May 13
Always… Patsy Cline, musical revue of the county star’s
hits, directed by Matthew… Clinton Showboat & Lillian Emma., outdoor screenings of the Oscar-nominated Jane
Russell Theatre, 8pm Thu Jun 3 Austen… Chauncey Swan Park, 8pm Wed May 12 and Sat
May 15

DANCE Garden Cinema: Blow-Up, an outdoor screening of


Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic, preceded by the… Rozz-
Tox, 8pm Fri May 14
Ballet Quad Cities: For America, the professional dance
company presents a premiere program featuring original Nomadland, outdoor screenings of the Oscar-winning
choreography in a performance inspired by the exhibition Chloe Zhao… Chauncey Swan Park, 8pm Wed May 19 and
“For America”; free; for information, call 563-326-7804; Sat May 22
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu May 6 Stand by Me: 35th-Anniversary Screenings, Rob
Reiner’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of the Stephen King
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, offering novella “The… Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Sun
classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, May 23 thru Wed May 26
Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, Thu May 6
thru Thu Jun 3 Drive-in Movie – The Croods: A New Age, a Summer
of the Arts screening of the animated comedy… Iowa City
Virtual Performance: University of Iowa Department Municipal Airport, 9pm Sat May 29
of Dance End of Semester Event, graduate and
undergraduate students in the University of Iowa
Department… University of Iowa’s Space/Place Theatre, 8pm OTHER EVENTS
Sat May 8
Drive-Thru Event: Pork Chop Dinner & Pie Auction
Polka Club of Iowa, Inc., Eastern Chapter Dance: Eddie Fundraiser, $8 pork chop meal or $5 hot dog meal… Rock
Korosa, Jr. Band, $10/person, ages 21 & under free; for Island County Extension, 4:30pm Thu May 6
information, call 563-284-6340… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm
Sun May 16 Hauberg Estate Garden Crew, seeking enthusiastic
volunteers who are willing to get their hands dirty;…
Ballet Quad Cities Performance, an event in the 2021 Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, Thu May 6 thru Thu May 20
Adler Theatre Foundation Series, with special guest… Adler
Theatre, 2pm Sat May 29 Quad Cities Bicycle Club Ride, on Thursdays; 20-25 mile
Group D (13-15 mph) mid-paced bike ride… Hardee’s - 55th St.
Moline, 5pm Thu May 6 thru Thu Jun 3

COMEDY Cambridge Farmers Market, vendors are local to


Cambridge and surrounding… College Square Park, Thu May
Sommore & the Queen’s Men Pre-Mother’s Day 6 thru Thu Jun 3
Comedy Show, an evening with the touring, award-winning
comedian; featuring Damon Williams… Adler Theatre, 8pm Big Brothers Big Sisters Plant Sale, all proceeds go to
Fri May 7 support one-to-one, youth mentoring in the… IHMVCU
Moline, 2pm Fri May 7
Open Mic Comedy, on Mondays, on the upper deck; for
information, call 319-337-6464… Iowa City Yacht Club, 9pm Big Brothers Big Sisters Plant Sale, all proceeds go to
Mon May 10 thru Mon May 31 support one-to-one, youth mentoring in the… IHMVCU Silvis,
9am Fri May 7
Ryan Mason, standup comedian performs in the
Tomfoolery on Tremont series; for… Renwick Mansion, 8pm Quad City Botanical Center Plant Sale Curbside Pick-
Sat May 15 Up: Members Only, approximately 50 different varieties of
annuals and perennials are included… Quad City Botanical
SUYP Comedy Troupe: Truth or Dare, the show Center, 3pm Fri May 7
combines everyone’s favorite and most-traumatizing slumber
party game with… Village Theatre, 8pm Sat May 15 R.I.A. Federal Credit Union Ribbon-Cutting, a ribbon-
cutting for the new location; for information, call 563-499-
Chris Schlichting, standup comedian performs in the 5699… R.I.A. Federal Credit Union - Moline, 11am Fri May 7
Tomfoolery on Tremont series; for… Renwick Mansion, 8pm
Sun May 16 Big Brothers Big Sisters Plant Sale, all proceeds go to
support one-to-one, youth… Northwest Bank & Trust Tower,
Let’s Do This! Comedy, standup comedy show; for Fri May 7 thru Mon May 10
information, call 319-337-6464… Iowa City Yacht Club, 8pm
Sat May 29 Quad Cities Bicycle Club Ride, 25-30 mile Group D (13-14
mph) bike ride leaving… Eastern Avenue Park, 9:30am Fri
May 7 thru Fri May 28

MUSEUMS United for Freedom March, hosted by Mothers for


Freedom, a non-denominational, non-political, non-profit
Birds & You, the exhibit examines the role we all can play that serves… Central Park - Fairfield, 3pm Sat May 8
in… Putnam Museum & Science Center, thru Thu Jun 3
Black Hawk Hiking Club Hike, to Whitewater Canyon
Faces of the Past, an original Putnam exhibit that explores WMA, Bernard, IA; this is a 562 acre… 2:30pm Sat May 8
portraiture around… Putnam Museum & Science Center, thru
Thu Jun 3 2nd Annual Cricket Party, outdoor event featuring
cricket-themed baked goods, co-hosted by students from…
Play: The Story of Toys, in this exhibit for all ages, you’ll… Rozz-Tox, 2pm Sat May 8
Putnam Museum & Science Center, thru Thu Jun 3
Quad City Botanical Center Plant Sale Curbside
Who? What? Wear? German Costume and Culture, Pick-Up, approximately 50 different varieties of annuals and
this exhibition will address the history, culture,… German perennials are included… Quad City Botanical Center, 9am
American Heritage Center, thru Thu Jun 3 Sat May 8

Virtual Presentation: The Singing of the Amish in


Kalona, Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer from the University
Mozarteum in Salzburg, AT… German American Heritage
Center, 2pm Sun May 16
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Life, Liberty, &


The Pursuit of
Happiness

The River Cities’ Reader 2021 Spring Photo Contest received


submissions in three categories. Here are our winners and
favorites. Thanks to all who submitted!
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Pictured on the cover: to save us from the warm Pursuit of Happiness, Third in Moline. It’s a view that shows
Sun. But, first and foremost, Place - Thomas Paine: (Lopiez one the moments that makes
Life, First Place - Dr. Sayali spring means life in the form of Pizza One Year Anniversary life worth living."
Katkar from Germany: (Picture flowers...Enjoy their smell and Party August 2, 2020) - "Live
of Spring Hope) - "Wish the infinite colors!” wrestling, live punk rock music, Col 4
innocent can smell the fragrance great NY style pizza and locally Pursuit of Happiness, First
and aroma of life again. May Life, Honorable Mention - Terry brewed Wake beer is all about Place - Christian Greenwood:
Corona come to an end. May Masek - "Sunset through the Happiness." (My 1971 VW Beetle) - "My first
every life breath the air freely trees in the fall of the year. End car. I’m the third owner. It is my
like before. Cherry blossoms of a season; end of a day." Col 3: passion my everything."
Spring brings hope, beauty and Liberty, First Place - Sebastiana
positivity to life." Col 2: Freiburg: (June 2019 Pride Liberty, Second Place - Thomas
Life, Second Place - Debbie Parade Downtown Rock Island) Paine: (WE F.I.G.H.T. 2nd
Col 1: Life, Third Place - Roșca Schroder: (February at Bell- - "The liberty to be free, as you Amendment Rally at Davenport
Lucian Andrei from Bârlad ingrath Gardens in Mobile, are!" City Hall October 2020) -
town, Romania - "When spring Alabama) - "This really "Peaceful exercising of all rights
comes again , it means that all brightened my day after the Pursuit of Happiness, Second is pure liberty. WE F.I.G.H.T,
the nature comes to life again: long gray days of winter and the Place - Terry Masek - "This shot started in Davenport in 2020
astonishing flowers enchant our Covid-19 Pandemic." of a sunset behind the new stands against fascism, injustice,
heart, melodious birds enchant Route 74 bridge was taken from gun restrictions, hate, and
our ears, the mild wind is there the Ben Butterworth Parkway tyranny."
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COURSES
CONTINUED
Black Hawk Hiking Club Hike, to Sherman Park, Dixon, Iowa; Quad Cities Bicycle Club Ride, on Sundays; 15-35 mile Group E
OTHER EVENTS Sherman Park, several miles north of Dixon,… 2:30pm Sat May 15 (10-12 mph) bike ride; start… Sun May 23 thru Sun May 30

Virtual Event: Pipe Organ Dedication, held in advance of the Virtual Event – Final Friday Trivia, you can participate by Webinar: Green Screens, Fences, and Borders, presented
Columbus Symphonby Orchestra concert via… John & Alice Butler yourself, with your family at home,… Bettendorf Public Library, by Horticulture Educator Austin Little; if you’ve visited an
Virtual Event: Zoom Bingo, prizes will be awarded; registration Hall - University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 6:30pm Sat May 15 7pm Fri May 28 arboretum… University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 1:30pm Tue
is required in order to… Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, May 11
6:30pm Mon May 10 Western Illinois Graduation Ceremony, all graduation Black Hawk Hiking Club Hike, to Ann and Mark Brockway Farm,
ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; tickets… Colesburg; today’s hike is on… 2:30pm Sat May 29 Yoga on the Mezz, on Wednesdays; bring your own mat, $10 at
Grow a Reader Wish Tree, on Mondays; pick a tag from our wish TaxSlayer Center, 1pm Sun May 16 the door;… Crawford Brew Works, 6pm Wed May 12 thru Wed
trees at… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 9am Moline High School Graduation Ceremony, all graduation Jun 2
Mon May 10 thru Mon May 24 2000s Movies Trivia Night, share your knowledge of 21st- ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; tickets…
century cinema to win house cash;… The Tangled Wood, 7pm TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sun May 30 Webinar – Shade Gardens: Native Plants & Ecological
ARC of the Quad Cities Food Drive, thru May 25; drop off your Tue May 18 Benefits, learn which native plants are best suited for a shade…
non-perishable food items in… Moline Public Library, Tue May 11 North Scott High School Graduation Ceremony, all graduation University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 1pm Thu May 13
thru Tue May 25 Virtual Taste of Fame Culinary Fundraising Experience, WQPT ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; tickets…
is partnering with award-winning celebrity chef, author, and host TaxSlayer Center, noon Sun May 30 Welding Class, May 15 & 22; class enables individuals interested
Quad Cities Bicycle Club Ride, on Tuesdays; 20- 25 mile Group of… WQPT-TV, 5:30pm Fri May 21 in welding… Carl Sandburg Center for Manufacturing Excellence,
D (13-15 mph) women’s… Leach Park, 5pm Tue May 11 thru Tue Pleasant Valley High School Graduation Ceremony, all 8am Sat May 15
Jun 1 Black Hawk Hiking Club Hike, to Starved Rock State Park, Utica, graduation ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating;
IL; LaSalle Canyon is a 2.6… 2:30pm Sat May 22 tickets… TaxSlayer Center, 3:30pm Sun May 30 Webinar – Sample the Season, shop at an Illinois Farmers Market
Quad Cities Bicycle Club Ride, on Wednesdays; 20-25 mile Group or produce stand where… University of Illinois Extension - Milan,
D (13-15 mph) bike ride;… Hy-Vee - East Kimberly, 8am Wed May Augustana 2020 Commencement Ceremony, all graduation Virtual Trivia Night, questions could be on any topic so brush up noon Wed May 19
12 thru Wed Jun 2 ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; tickets… on… Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Tue Jun 1
TaxSlayer Center, 10am Sun May 23 Webinar – Healthy Behaviors for a Healthy Immune System,
St Ambrose 2021 Masters Commencement Ceremony, all Ride & Seek: River Action’s Riverfront Trail Scavenger Hunt, we want to do all we can to protect ourselves… University of
graduation ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; Augustana 2021 Commencement Ceremony (A-L), all pick up packets and search for the… River Action, Tue Jun 1 thru Illinois Extension - Milan, 2pm Thu May 20
tickets… TaxSlayer Center, 6pm Fri May 14 graduation ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; Thu Jun 3
tickets… TaxSlayer Center, 1:30pm Sun May 23
St. Ambrose 2021 Commencement Ceremony, all graduation
ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; tickets… Augustana 2021 Commencement Ceremony (M-Z), all
Hauberg Estate Garden Crew, seeking enthusiastic volunteers
who are willing to get their hands dirty;… Hauberg Civic Center MEETINGS
TaxSlayer Center, 1pm Sat May 15 graduation ceremonies are ticketed events with reserved seating; Mansion, Thu Jun 3
tickets… TaxSlayer Center, 5pm Sun May 23 General

LECTURES Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Board of Trustees


Regular Meeting, held on the third Monday of the month (May’s
meeting… Scott Community Urban Center, 7pm Mon May 10
Virtual Presentation – QCTrails.org: An Interactive Website,
a virtual presentation by Nicole Carkner from the Quad City… Rock Island City Council Meeting, Public Comment is held at
Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Thu May 6 the beginning of City Council… Rock Island City Hall, 6:45pm Mon
May 10 thru Mon May 24
Virtual Presentation: Understanding and Responding
to Dementia-Related Behaviors, review caregiver tips and Sherrard City Council Meeting, held on the second Monday of
strategies to respond to some common… Davenport Public the month; for information,… Sherrard City Hall, 7pm Mon May
Library - Main Branch, 1pm Thu May 6 10

Virtual Presentation – Exploring Intersections: Migration, Geneseo City Council Meeting, meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the
a live-streamed conversation series in the “Catholic Sisters on month; for information,… Geneseo City Council Chambers, 6pm
Racism,… Humility of Mary Center, 3pm Wed May 12 Tue May 11

Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Trench Warfare, join Kevin Village of Erie Board/City Council Meeting, held on the 2nd
Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at… Tuesday of the month; for information,… Village of Erie Office,
Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 6pm Wed May 12 6pm Tue May 11

Virtual Presentation: In Our Own Voice, this presentation Moline City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting /
provides an opportunity to hear open and honest… Davenport Regular Meeting, meets in Council Chambers; the formal City
Public Library - Main Branch, 6:30pm Thu May 13 Council meeting is… Moline City Hall, 6pm Tue May 11 thru Tue
May 25
Virtual Presentation – Jazz: America’s Indigenous Art Form,
explore America’s own indigenous art form, jazz, which was Riverdale City Council Meeting, held on the 2nd and 4th
born… Moline Public Library, noon Fri May 14 Tuesday of the month;… Riverdale City Hall, 7pm Tue May 11 thru
Tue May 25
Virtual Presentation – Eat Fresh, Eat Local: Sample the
Season, learn how to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables, and Scott County Board of Supervisors Committee of the Whole
get… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, noon Wed Meeting, the board will review legislative actions, administrative
May 19 items, and contracts; for… Scott County Administrative Center,
8pm Tue May 11 thru Tue May 25
Virtual Community Connections: George Davenport and the
Founding of the Quad Cities, local historian Gena Schantz will Rock Island Committee of the Whole Meeting, held on the 2nd
trace the many careers of… Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Thu Wednesday of the month (subject to… Rock Island County Office
May 20 Building, 5:30pm Wed May 12

Virtual Presentation: 3rd Thursday at Hoover’s Presidential Davenport City Council Meeting, the Davenport City Council
Library & Museum presents “Iowa’s Communal Utopias”, with meets on the first and third… Davenport City Hall, 5:30pm Wed
Peter Hoehnle; a sweeping overview of different attempts by… May 12 thru Wed May 26
Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 6pm Thu May 20
Bettendorf Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, free; for
Virtual Presentation: Journaling for Mental Health, learn how information, call 563-344-4175… Bettendorf Public Library, 5pm
start a journaling practice, get a refresher, or… Moline Public Thu May 13
Library, 2pm Thu May 20
Moline Public Library Board Meeting, agendas are available
Virtual Presentation – Mental Health 101: An Overview of prior to the meetings; minutes are available… Moline Public
Common Diagnoses and Symptoms, join us for a discussion on Library, noon Thu May 13
various mental health issues;… Davenport Public Library - Main
Branch, 6pm Tue May 25 Scott County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting, activities
may include voting on actions and conducting public hearings;…
Raptors Along the River, a Channel Cat Talk with Dave Mucia, Scott County Administrative Center, 5pm Thu May 13 thru Thu
Scott County Conservation Naturalist;… Riverbend Commons May 27
Dock, 9am Tue Jun 1 and Thu Jun 3
East Moline City Council Regular Meeting / Committee of
German American Heritage, a Riverine Walk with Kory Darnell, the Whole Meeting, meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every
Schützen Park Guide; learn… River Action, 6:30pm Wed Jun 2 month;… East Moline Council Chambers at City Hall, 6:30pm Mon
May 17
Virtual Presentation: Effective Communication Strategies,
explore ways that Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an Aledo City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting / Regular
individual’s… Davenport Public Library - Main Branch, 1pm Thu Meeting, held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month;
Jun 3 Committee… Aledo City Council Chamber, 6:15pm Mon May 17
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Milan City Council Meeting, held on the first and third Monday Muscatine City Council Meeting, meets on the first, second, and Silvis School District Board Meeting, held on the 3rd Thursday Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $2-5; for information, call 563-
of the month;… Milan Municipal Center, 5:30pm Mon May 17 third Thursday of each… City Hall of Muscatine, 7pm Thu Jun 3 of the month in the Office… Northeast Junior High School, 6pm 386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri May 7 thru
Wed May 19 Thu Jun 3
Rock Island County Board Regular Meeting, all meetings
are open to the public, but may be… Rock Island County Office School Board East Moline Schools Board Meeting, meetings of the Board CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
Building, 5:30pm Tue May 18 of Education are open to the… East Moline School District (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri May 7
Davenport School District Regular Meeting, held on Administration Building, 6:30pm Mon May 24
Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, with the second and fourth Monday of the month;… Davenport Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
time for public comment provided at the beginning of… Rock Community School District, 6pm Mon May 10 thru Mon May 24 Erie School District Board Meeting, held on the 4th Monday 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri May 7 thru
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 5pm Tue May 18 of the month in the… Erie Community Unit School District No. 1, Mon May 31
Moline-Coal Valley School District Committee of the Whole 6:30pm Mon May 24
Bettendorf City Council Meeting, recorded meetings can be & Board of Education Meeting, held on the 2nd Monday of the Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for information, call
seen at Bettendorf.org or City’s Cable… Bettendorf City Hall, 7pm month; for information,… Coolidge Professional Development Moline-Coal Valley School District Board of Education 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am Fri May 7
Tue May 18 Room, 6pm Mon May 10 Meeting, held on the 4th Monday of the month; for thru Mon May 31
information,… Coolidge Professional Development Room, 6pm
Silvis City Council Meeting, held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of Muscatine School District Board Meeting, held on the 2nd Mon May 24 Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are $0.25 &… CASI
each month;… Silvis City Hall, 6:30pm Tue May 18 Monday of the month; for information,… City Hall of Muscatine, (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm Fri May 7 thru Fri May 28
7pm Mon May 10
Davenport City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting, the
Davenport City Council meets on the first and third… Davenport North Scott School District Board Meeting, held on the 2nd SENIORS Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri May 7 thru Fri
City Hall, 5:30pm thru Wed May 19 & 4th Monday of the month;… North Scott Community School May 28
District, 6:30pm Mon May 10 thru Mon May 24 Reflexology Clinic, on Wed. & Thu., by appointment only; for
Coal Valley City Council Meeting, held on the first and third information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for information,
Wednesdays of each month;… Coal Valley Village Hall, 6pm Wed Pleasant Valley School District Board Meeting, held on the Thu May 6 thru Thu Jun 3 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Fri May
May 19 2nd & 4th Monday of the month;… Pleasant Valley Community 7 thru Fri May 28
Schools, 6pm Mon May 10 thru Mon May 24 Apple iPad Clinic, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call 563-
Muscatine City Council Meeting, meets on the first, second, and 386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 11am Thu May 6 thru Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; $2-5; for
third Thursday of each… City Hall of Muscatine, 7pm Thu May 20 Rockridge School District Board Meeting, held in the Board of Thu Jun 3 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Education Room; for information, call 309-793-8001… Rockridge 10:30am Fri May 7 thru Fri May 28
Bettendorf City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting, High School, 6:30pm Tue May 11 Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call 563-
recorded meetings can be seen at Bettendorf.org or City’s Cable… 386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:45pm Thu May 6 CASI/RSVP Silver Linings Bell Choir, on Mondays; $2-5; for
Bettendorf City Hall, 5pm Mon May 31 Rock Island-Milan Board of Education Meeting, held in the thru Thu Jun 3 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
school library on the 2nd & 4th… Rock Island High School, 6pm 9:30am Mon May 10 thru Mon May 31
Bettendorf City Council Meeting, recorded meetings can be Tue May 11 thru Tue May 25 Genesis Foot Clinic, reservations required; for information, call
seen at Bettendorf.org or City’s Cable… Bettendorf City Hall, 7pm 563-320-3978… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), noon Thu May 6 Genesis Blood Pressure Checks, on Mondays; for information,
Tue Jun 1 Geneseo School District Board Meeting, held on the 2nd and Thu Jun 3 call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon
Thursday of the month in the… Geneseo School District Office, May 10 thru Mon May 31
Silvis City Council Meeting, held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of 5pm Thu May 13 Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386-
each month;… Silvis City Hall, 6:30pm Tue Jun 1 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:30pm Thu May 6 thru Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Bettendorf School District Board Meeting, held on the 1st & 3rd Thu Jun 3 7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm Mon May 10 thru
Coal Valley City Hall Meeting, held on the first and third Monday of the month;… Bettendorf High School Performing Arts Mon May 31
Wednesdays of each month;… Coal Valley Village Hall, 6pm Wed Center, 6pm Mon May 17 New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for
Jun 2 information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; volunteer group; no sewing experience
Mercer County School District Board Meeting, the Finance 12:30pm Thu May 6 thru Thu Jun 3 necessary; free; for… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Mon
Davenport City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Committee will meet before the Regular School Board… Mercer May 10 thru Mon May 31
Davenport City Council meets on the first and third… Davenport County School District, 7pm Wed May 19 Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
City Hall, 5:30pm Wed Jun 2 (Center for Active Seniors), 8am Fri May 7 thru Thu Jun 3
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MUSIC By Max Allison

Campbell allows very clearly Miracles of God, and a number


Local Music Bandcamp Roundup electronic-synth tones to creep
into the mix in the form of cav-
of bands with the time-honored
Samuel Locke Ward & the ___
acoustic tones. At this point, the ernous low end and almost vocal- format of band nomenclature. I
distinction between these two formant-esque notes that hang in can’t guess as to how these two
modes of creation doesn’t matter the mids, further f lexing his range dudes originally linked up, but I
at all, as Campbell’s work car- with varied sound sources and do know that Watt keeps an ear
ries the full gravitas and layered methods of wringing raw emotion fixed on the contemporary under-
arrangements of a live orchestra, out of his compositions. ground music scene, so it’s little
even if it is all electronic in origin. wonder that two prolific jam-
This speaks not only to the insane mers in the wider American indie
developments in music technol- sphere got together to make some
ogy in recent times, but more music.
directly to Campbell’s expertise as Real Manic Time kicks off with a
a composer and arranger. He has a perfect spit take in “The Verdict,”
honed ear for tonal juxtaposition, which transplants the iconic drum
textural nuance, and slow-burning opening from The Ronettes’ “Be
drama – you know, all the things My Baby” into a little doo-wop
that might be useful to soundtrack number frosted with vocal har-
William Campbell, what is ultimately a poignant, monies over which Watt delivers
heavy film such as Hunger Ward. one of his trademark spoken word
Hunger Ward (Official As we’re dealing with a short “spiels.” The fact that Watt and
Ward are credited with “spiel” in
Film Soundtrack) film here, Campbell’s score sticks
the albums notes, and the fact that
to shorter cues that typically hover
around the one-to-two-minute the album crams 30 tracks into
mark, but that manage to cram somewhere around a half an hour
https://williamcambellmusic.
bandcamp.com/album/hunger-ward- discrete and dynamic narratives SLW cc Watt, both hearken back to the heyday
of Minutemen. They employed the
official-film-soundtrack into their short running times. Real Manic Time “spiel” terminology to describe

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His primary tonal palette here
he acclaimed shor t f ilm centers around yearning strings their typical vocal style and always
Hunger Ward (2020), directed and ghostly wafts of what sounds packed as much activity into as
https://slwccwatt.bandcamp.com/
by Skye Fitzgerald, shines a like electronic (once again, who album/real-manic-time
little time as possible within their
spotlight on the famine in Yemen knows?) drone texture, which rise usually minute-or-so-long tracks.
and the efforts of health workers into the stereo spread and wrap Despite these trademarks and
Whoa! Before discovering this Watt’s reliably sick baselines
to save children who suffer from around each other in beautiful, gem on Bandcamp, I had no idea
starvation and malnutrition as col- almost generatively interacting throughout the album, the whole
that living legend Mike Watt, the affair here isn’t as fully Minute-
lateral damage of the conf licts in curlicues. The contrast between bassist and co-guiding force of
the region. The affecting film was these two main varieties of tone men-esque as you might expect.
seminal independent punk pro- Ward’s chops as a writer of suc-
nominated for an Academy Award infuses the music with a past- genitors Minutemen and a whole
this year for Best Documentary meets-present sense of time- cinct, catchy tunes with great
host of other great projects from vocal melodies shines here, as well
Short, and has picked up a slew of lessness, speaking both to the the ‘80s and beyond, had a duo
accolades from film fests and orga- tradition of 20th-century film as his capabilities on an arse-
with an Iowa-based musician nal of drums, guitars, keys, and
nizations over the past year. Per- scoring and modern electronic – Iowa City’s jack-of-all-trades
haps you’ll be surprised to learn music on the experimental dark samples. The overall vibe skews
songwriter/singer/multi-instru- closer to, say, R. Stevie Moore’s
that William Campbell, the com- ambient spectrum. mentalist Samuel Locke Ward
poser of the film’s spectral, gor- The longest track here, “Grief, homespun pop wonders, espe-
(a.k.a. SLW). As you might expect cially in the moments where the
geous soundtrack resides right here Aida, & Ascent,” serves as a from anything in Watt’s orbit, it
in lovely Davenport, Iowa – and sort of microcosm of the whole keyboards and drum machines
rips. take center stage (see: “No Facts,”
that this isn’t even his first film to experience of the soundtrack as Watt’s post-Minutemen work
receive an Academy Award nomi- it stretches through nearly five “Something Found,” “Fleeting
spans dozens of bands including Are The Times”). However, the
nation, the first being 2018’s Life- minutes of intertwined drones, two-bass duo f IREHOSE, Sonic
boat. Quad Cities representing! string-section swells, and lan- name of the game here is clearly
Youth + Watt group Ciccone variety, as the program of tracks
Campbell’s full catalog runs guidly developing melodic figures. Youth, jammy post-punk weird-
the gamut from solo piano pieces We get the afterimage of a chord shift between genres from no wave
ness with Minutemen drummer noise noodling to snotty pop-punk
to full-on dark-ambient drift to progression somewhere in the George Hurley and other heads
more neo-classical efforts ori- haze, but the specific harmonies to almost industrial heavy rock-
in Unknown Instructors, and a ers. In the moments where the duo
ented around the performances of aren’t necessarily the point as long-running stint as the bassist
a full orchestra. It’s worth noting much as the whole hyper-dramatic fully lean into Minutemen’s style,
in the modern touring incarnation including the fidgety punk-funk of
here that it’s virtually impossible mood of the piece as it through of punk forefathers The Stooges.
to tell whether he’s employing passages that vary in density and “Time To Slide” and the monotone
Though f loating in a different spiels of “Enter Data,” it feels like
an actual orchestra of musicians level of melodic activity. The stratum of notoriety, Samuel
to make this music, or whether strings alternately brood with long Watt has found an adept partner
Locke Ward’s CV is no less dense to continue making music in the
everything is conjured up via strokes of the bow and jitter with than Watt’s, and includes a slew
contemporary software synthesiz- tense, non-melodic tremolo f lour- spirit of his most iconic band. (As
of bands such as grindcore unit ever, it’s worth saying: Rest in
ers and VST-derived, simulated ishes. Around the halfway point, Cop Bar, indie rock / folk crew
peace D. Boon.)
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Schulz’s Review of
the Latest Movies On Demand

THE COURIER
A handsomely designed and effective
spy thriller, Dominic Cooke’s Cold War
saga boasts unexpected supplies of
lightness, charm, and humor, and while
star Benedict Cumberbatch is terrific,
the film is nearly stolen by the spirited
performances of Rachel Brosnahan
and Jessie Buckley.

NOBODY
Director Ilya Naishuller’s enticingly sly
action thriller is more brutal than you
expect it to be and a lot wittier than
it has any right to be, headliner Bob
Odenkirk is at the top of his game, and
the movie’s 90 minutes are absolutely
ideal for the spine-cracking, viscera-
splattering kick they deliver.

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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Silicon Folly Up to this point, Rianda’s feature-film


directing debut is fast-paced and friendly,
wittily augmenting scenes with hand-
THE MITCHELLS VS. THE dawn animation, live-action backdrops,
MACHINES and the occasional YouTube clip of a
shrieking gibbon. Yet despite its energetic

G
iven that Netflix’s The Mitchells sunniness and winning vocal cast, little
vs the Machines features a stereo- about the movie seems truly distinctive at
typically recognizable suburban first, and you begin wondering whether
family – chubby dad, harried mom, angst- the trailer’s nod to The Incredibles wasn’t
y teen daughter, feisty pre-teen son – who mood setting so much as wishful think-
embark on a world-saving mission, it ing. That all changes with the arrival of
makes sense that the film’s preview point- Mark Bowman (Eric Andre), a Silicon
edly references The Incredibles, despite Valley tech whiz á la Steve Jobs whose
this new release not being a product of the new breed of Stormtrooper-like digital
Pixar brain trust. (It’s actually by the guys assistants will make his previous inven-
who gave us The Lego Movie and Spider- tion – an artificially intelligent cell
Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is just as phone named PAL – obsolete. “I know
what you’re thinking,” Mark says to the The Mitchells vs. the Machines
good.) But it turns out that goosing us with
the promise of Incredibles-esque fun isn’t throngs at the PAL Max launch party. beautifully structured. The establishing seen since Spider-Verse. And while it
at all necessary, because TMvtM proves so “‘Are they gonna turn evil?’” Well … scenes have just enough legitimate senti- was probably inevitable that we’d one
clever, so exciting, and so consistently riot- yeah. Within seconds, actually. The origi- ment and sensitivity to make their even- day get a comedy of this sort that poked
ous that it already feels like a computer- nal PAL, you see, foresaw this eventuality tual emotional payoffs feel earned, and merciless fun at our reliance on little
animated comedy classic. It’s literally and secretly programmed the debuting the writers do a smashing job of planting communication rectangles forever in
been years since I’ve laughed so hard at a robot force to abduct humankind and apparent throwaway bits – baby Katie and our reach, it’s hard to imagine receiving
movie, and I didn’t even need a crowd of secure them in compartmentalized pods her dad dancing to T.I.’s and Rihanna’s a more savagely ironic one. Viewing the
equally delighted cineplex patrons to keep where they’ll live comfortably but alone, “Live Your Life,” older Katie pranking robots’ wanton destruction on her phone,
me roaring – though I sure wouldn’t have staring into screens for eternity. It says Pop by having Monchi lick the guy’s Linda asks, “Whoever thought a tech
minded one. something that, like the floating space mouth – so that their late-film returns company wouldn’t have our best interests
Our chief protagonist and frequent travelers of WALL-E, the captured masses arrive as wonderfully unexpected gifts. at heart?!” That collective laugh you hear
narrator is recently graduated high- don’t much mind the arrangement. It Still, even though they’re “only” produc- is a universal one … and one no doubt
school senior Katie Mitchell (Abbi says something else that the understand- ers for TMvtM, this is a Lord/Miller joint shared, to a great degree, by audiences
Jacobson), a ravenous cinephile and ably pissed-off PAL is voiced by Olivia to its teeth, which is close to the highest watching the movie on their phones.
creator of inventive YouTube videos who’s Colman. You don’t wanna mess with her. possible praise I could give.
leaving her Michigan home to attend film Yet mess with her the Mitchells do, There are so many comedic fillips and For reviews of Mortal Kombat, Thunder
school in California. In voice-over, she and as this dysfunctional clan lurches routines here worth cherishing. Katie’s Force, Separation, Things Heard & Seen,
describes her clan – father Rick (Danny and fumbles their way toward saving scrappy videos ideal for the TikTok gen- Triumph, and other recent releases, visit
McBride), mother Linda (Maya Rudolph), the human race, The Mitchells vs the eration. Two damaged PAL Max robots RCReader.com/movies.
and little brother Aaron (TMvtM direc- Machines emerges as yet another sin- – the hastily named Eric (Beck Bennett)
tor Mike Rianda) – as “the worst family gular triumph for producers Phil Lord and Deborahbot 5000 (Fred Armisen) –
in the world,” although they really don’t and Christopher Miller, who, by now, becoming Mitchell accomplices and sur-
seem worse than any other family: Dad’s really have to be getting tired of topping rogate family members. The horrifying April 13 Crossword Answers
an endearing goofus in the Clark Gris- themselves. While the script is credited return of the Furby. The nefarious PAL
wold mold; Mom’s a natural planner to director Rianda and Jeff Rowe, you feel going into sleep mode while enduring a
and worrier; Aaron likes to pretend he’s the Lord/Miller imprint all throughout boring monologue. (Colman is breath-
a dinosaur. (There’s also a cross-eyed their latest animated adventure; it’s a takingly funny in this role. I still haven’t
pug, Monchi, who looks like some weird work that grows as ticklish as Cloudy with recovered from PAL’s temper tantrum
blend of dog, pig, and loaf of bread – a a Chance of Meatballs and as philosophi- that begins with the directive “Place me
resemblance that becomes a significant cally soulful as Spider-Verse, and there’s on the table – I wish to flop around in a
plot point.) Desperate for one last chance so much lightning-quick slapstick that blind rage.”) Linda’s maternal instinct
at familial bonding before his daughter The Lego Movie looks practically lazy in entering Kill Bill territory. Rick, in dis-
potentially leaves forever, Rick cancels comparison. The gags involving the toilet, guise as a PAL Max, accidentally insult-
Katie’s flight and announces, to the girl’s the glass of water, and the unanticipated ing a robot through cartoonishly voiced
mortification, that the Mitchells will kick to the crotch each take about a half- beeps and bloops. (“Just to educate you:
instead be dropping her off at college second to execute, and each one caused That’s a hurtful stereotype.”)
after a week-long road trip in the fam- me to laugh for at least 20 times that All told, Netflix’s The Mitchells vs the
ily’s ‘93 station wagon. They make it length. Machines is miraculously enjoyable, as
all the way to Kansas before the robot Giving credit where it’s certainly gorgeously designed as it is hilarious,
apocalypse. due, Rianda’s and Rowe’s screenplay is and easily the best animated film I’ve
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MUSIC

An Evening with Renée Elise


Goldsberry, May 15
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. @ LeClaire Park
400 West Beiderbecke Drive, Daveport, IA Dear in Headlights So “self-esteem” is really “what other
people think of us”-esteem – a measurement
I’m a girl in my 20s. I recently started of our social standing – triggering emotions
dating a guy I’m falling in love with. He that drive us to preserve or fix it. In light
invited me to a party to meet his friends, of that, advice to “raise” your self-esteem
and I’m nervous. He’s “objectively” more makes no sense, because how you feel about
attractive than I am (six-foot-two, brawny, yourself isn’t the problem, and changing that
and incredibly handsome) and very suc- fixes nothing. (It’s like trying to feel better
cessful. I’m attractive, but I see the looks about your overheating car instead of put-
women give him, and I can’t help but feel ting water in the radiator.)
his friends will question why he’s inter- While being popular has many benefits,
ested in me. I’m thinking of backing out of panicking at potentially being rejected made
the party, but maybe I should back out of more sense when our survival in a harsh
dating him entirely, given the pressure. ancestral environment depended on our
– Freaking maintaining our social cred with a small,
The other guests are going to a party; as consistent band of people. We now live in
you see it, you’re on trial, and they’re the vast cities teeming with strangers. If some-
jury. The invite: “Drinks, tunes, and execut- body in our social circle decides we’ve got
ing the borderline attractive girl at dawn.” adult cooties, we can pretty easily slide into
Tell somebody you might end it with this a whole new social circle simply by hanging
guy because you’re afraid his friends will be out at different bars.
all “E-e-ew, why’s he with her?” and they’re So your terror about meeting his friends –
sure to scold you that you shouldn’t care “Life or death, girlie!” – is driven by psychol-

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what other people think of you. They mean ogy that’s seriously outdated: mismatched
ne of the most acclaimed and elec- to date, Goldsberry originated the role of well, but this is ridiculous advice – akin to
trifying stars of stage and screen Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, winning a with our modern environment. Recogniz-
telling you not to get hungry. We evolved to ing this can help you put your yearning to
will be showcased in a special, live 2015 Drama Desk Award, the Lucille Lortel be people who care what other people think.
Award for Outstanding Featured Actress be liked into a more modern perspective:
Quad City Symphony Orchestra event on That’s built into our psychology, same as the
in a Musical, and the 2016 Tony Award Great when it happens but merely a major
May 15, with Davenport’s LeClaire Park urge that drives us to nab a burrito, which bummer, not a death sentence, if it doesn’t.
serving as the locale for An Evening with for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In keeps us from passing out, dying, and being Lowering the stakes like this should be
Renée Elise Goldsberry, a night of unfor- addition, as a member of the principal cast, eaten by raccoons. helpful because pressure to excel could cause
gettable Broadway, pop, and soul favorites she also received a Grammy Award after Successfully handling other people’s you to over-focus on your performance. This
with the Tony and Grammy Award win- the original-cast album won Best Musical appraisals of you starts with throwing out can lead to clutching anxiety that impairs
ning sensation from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Theater Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. everything most of us believe about self- your ability to perform (“choking under
Prior to Hamilton, Goldsberry’s appear- esteem. I explain in Unf---ology that this
Hamilton. pressure”). Amazingly, research by Harvard
ances on stage included her Broadway debut “I like me!” state we’ve been told to strive
Born in San Jose, California and raised in Business School’s Alison Wood Brooks
in The Lion King, an Outer Critics Circle for “makes little functional sense. Psychol-
both Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan, suggests a way to prevent choking is “reap-
Award-nominated performance opposite ogy researchers and therapists far and wide
Goldsberry was introduced to theatre in praising” the pounding heart of anxiety as
Frances McDormand in Good People, and failed to ask the ‘why?’ question that evolu-
summer camp when she was eight years old. the pounding heart of excitement. Say to
the original stage version of The Color tionary psychology demands: Why would yourself repeatedly, “I’m so excited to go to
She attended Carnegie Mellon University,
Purple. She was also the last performer to it be evolutionarily advantageous for you to this party and meet his friends!”
where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine
take on the role of Mimi in the Broadway like yourself – for you to sit around saying, It should also help to approach the eve-
Arts in theatre in 1993, and subsequently
sensation Rent. Her television appearances, ‘I’m fabulous! Kiss the royal hand!’?” ning with a relaxed set of goals: (1) Having
attended graduate school at the University
meanwhile, include her recurring roles on What would’ve helped our ancestors fun. (2) Getting to know his friends. Because
of Southern California’s Thornton School
The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and survive and mate is other people liking you’re with him, they’ll probably assume
of Music, where she received a 1997 Master
The Following, and for film, Goldsberry them: respecting them, wanting to get it on you’re special – which is surely why he’s
of Music in jazz studies. Between 1997 and
appeared in Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy with them, and sneaking them seconds on with you. (A handsome, high-status guy
2002, Goldsberry had a recurring role on the
Poehler, Every Secret Thing with Diane the bison frittatas. Accordingly, psychologist doesn’t get involved with a woman he finds
Emmy-winning legal comedy-drama Ally
Lane and Elizabeth Banks, and Waves oppo- Mark Leary explains that we developed an physically and otherwise meh.) At the party,
McBeal as one of the back-up singers who
site Sterling K. Brown and Kelvin Harrison internal monitoring system that tracks “the instead of trying really hard to be liked – a
frequently accompanied Vonda Shepard’s
Jr. degree to which other people accept versus surefire way to be instantly unlikable – ask
performances. She appeared in a total of 43
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra event reject” us. Our resulting feelgood or feelbad people about themselves, and listen with
episodes, and also carried the role over into a
An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry will (erroneously called “self-esteem”) is actually genuine interest. They’ll warm to you,
three-episode guest appearance on the spin-
begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 15, and will find part of a three-part process: (1) Our percep- probably without knowing why. Sure, some
off series Ally. Goldsberry then portrayed tion of what other people think of us, which
the artist performing from Hamilton, Rent, hearts might remain hardened, but it’s the
attorney Evangeline Williamson on the ABC leads to (2) feelings in us (from happy to
and The Lion King, in addition to delivering rare person who’ll cut themselves off, mid-
soap opera One Life to Live from 2003 until fearful), which motivate us to (3) maintain
renditions of songs by Aretha Franklin, Ella “me, me, me!” to pelt you with canaps and
2007, and was nominated for a Daytime our social position or try to repair it.
Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, and more. Admission chase you out of the party with a broom.
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting
to the socially distanced concert in LeClaire
Actress in a Drama Series for her final two
Park are $26-93, and more information Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405. E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com, visit
seasons on the show. @amyalkon on Twitter, and listen to Amy’s weekly radio show at BlogTalkRadio.com/amyalkon. Order
and reservations are available by calling
In her most notable stage performance Amy Alkon’s book Unf---ology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018).
(563)322-7276 or visiting QCSO.org.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY New Columns Weekly at RCReader.com By Rob Brezsny


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Created by places before you the right and perfect people, cir- provides counsel that I think you should consider at least interesting and possibly even exhilarating
Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, cumstances, and situations with which to answer adopting in the coming days. The psycho-spiritual for you in the coming weeks. For inspiration, study
the Mona Lisa is one of the world’s most life’s only question: ‘Who are you?’” In my book healing you require probably won’t be available this message from the Welcome to Night Vale pod-
famous paintings. It’s hanging in the Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the through the normal means, so some version of her cast: “You are never the same twice, and much of
Louvre museum in Paris. In that same museum is Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with proposal may be useful: “We may need to be cured your unhappiness comes from trying to pretend
a less renowned version of the Mona Lisa. It depicts Blessings, I say much the same thing, although I by flowers. We may need to strip naked and let the that you are. Accept that you are different each day,
the same woman, but she’s unclothed. Made by da mention two further questions that life regularly petals fall on our shoulders, down our bellies, and do so joyfully, recognizing it for the gift it is.
Vinci’s student, it was probably inspired by a now- asks, which are: (1) What can you do next to liber- against our thighs. We may need to lie naked in Work within the desires and goals of the person
lost nude Mona Lisa painted by the master himself. ate yourself from some of your suffering? (2) What fields of wildflowers. We may need to walk naked you are currently, until you aren’t that person
Renaissance artists commonly created “heavenly” can you do next to reduce the suffering of others, through beauty. We may need to walk naked anymore.”
and “vulgar” versions of the same subject. I suggest even by a little? As you enter a phase when you’ll through color. We may need to walk naked
that in the coming weeks you opt for the “vulgar” get ample cosmic help in diminishing suffering through scent.” AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18):
Mona Lisa, not the “heavenly” one, as your meta- and defining who you are, I hope you meditate on Aquarian author Toni Morrison
phor of power. Favor what’s earthy, raw, and these questions every day. SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): As described two varieties of loneliness. The
unadorned over what’s spectacular, idealized, and Scorpio author Margaret Atwood first “is a loneliness that can be rocked. Arms
polished. LEO (July 23-August 22): The poet Anne reminds us, “Water is not a solid wall; it crossed, knees drawn up; holding, holding on, this
Sexton wrote a letter to a Benedictine will not stop you. But water always goes motion smooths and contains the rocker.” The
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus poet monk whose real identity she kept secret where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can second “is a loneliness that roams. No rocking can
Vera Pavlova writes, “Why is the word from the rest of us. She told him, “There stand against it.” According to my reading of the hold it down. It is alive, on its own.” Neither kind
‘yes’ so brief? It should be the longest, the are a few great souls in my life. They are not many. astrological omens, being like water will be an is better or worse, of course, and both are some-
hardest, so that you could not decide in They are few. You are one. In this spirit, Leo, and in excellent strategy for you to embrace during the times necessary as a strategy for self-renewal as a
an instant to say it, so that upon reflection you accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to coming weeks. “Water is patient,” Atwood contin- means for deepening and fine-tuning one’s rela-
could stop in the middle of saying it.” I suppose it take an inventory of the great souls in your life: the ues. “Dripping water wears away a stone. Remem- tionship with oneself. I recommend either or both
makes sense for her to express such an attitude, people you admire and respect and learn from and ber you are half water. If you can’t go through an for you in the coming weeks.
given the fact that she never had a happy experi- feel grateful for; people with high integrity and obstacle, go around it. Water does.
ence until she was 20 years old, and that further- noble intentions; people who are generous with PISCES (February 19-March 20):
more, this happiness was “unbearable.” (She their precious gifts. When you’ve compiled your SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December England’s Prince Charles requires his
confessed these sad truths in an interview.) But I list, I encourage you to do as Sexton did: Express 21): In a letter to a friend in 1856, Sagit- valet to iron his shoelaces and put tooth-
hope you won’t adopt her hard-edged skepticism your appreciation; perhaps even send no-strings- tarian poet Emily Dickinson confessed paste on his toothbrush and wash all of his clothes
toward yes anytime soon, Taurus. In my view, it’s attached gifts. Doing these things will have a pro- she was feeling discombobulated because by hand. I could conceivably interpret the current
time for you to become a connoisseur of yes, a foundly healing effect on you. of a recent move to a new home. She hoped she astrological omens to mean that you should pursue
brave explorer of the bright mysteries of yes, an . would soon regain her bearings. “I am out with similar behavior in the coming weeks. I could, but
exuberant perpetrator of yes. VIRGO (August 23-September 22): “It’s a lanterns, looking for myself,” she quipped, adding I won’t. Instead, I will suggest that you solicit help
temptation for any intelligent person to that she couldn’t help laughing at her disorienta- about truly important matters, not meaningless
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In indigenous try to murder the primitive, emotive, tion. She signed the letter “From your mad Emilie,” trivia like shoelace ironing. For example, I urge
cultures from West Africa to Finland to appetitive self,” writes author Donna intentionally misspelling her own name. I’d love it you to ask for the support you need as you build
China, folklore describes foxes as crafty Tartt. “But that is a mistake. Because it is danger- if you approached your current doubt and uncer- bridges, seek harmony, and make interesting
tricksters with magical powers. Some- ous to ignore the existence of the irrational.” I’m tainty with a similar light-heartedness and poise. connections.
times they’re thought of as perpetrators of pranks, sending this message out to you, Virgo, because in (P.S.: Soon after writing this letter, Dickinson
but more often they are considered helpful mes- the coming weeks it will be crucial for you to honor began her career as a poet in earnest, reading Homework: The Dream of the Month Club wants to
sengers or intelligent allies. I propose that you the parts of your life that can’t be managed through extensively and finishing an average of one poem hear about your best nightly dreams. E-mail Troot-
regard the fox as your spirit creature for the fore- rational thought alone. I suggest you have sacred every day for many years.) hrooster@gmail.com and visit
seeable future. I think you will benefit from the fun as you exult in the mysterious, welcome the FreeWillAstrology.com.
influence of your inner fox the wild part of you numinous, explore the wildness within you, unre- CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):
Now is a favorable time to celebrate both Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
that is ingenious, cunning, and resourceful. press big feelings you’ve buried, and marvel ador-
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VISUAL ARTS

Wells of Inspiration
Exhibit Through Thursday, May 27 @ Beréskin Gallery
& Art Academy, 2967 State Street, Bettendorf, IA
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Is this really 

Open House Celebration: Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. feasible?

Find out how at VetsPier.org

Wells of Inspiration artwork by ninth-grader Lily Tackett

O
ne of the largest and most fascinat- will be showcased in Wells of Inspiration,
ing exhibitions yet to be housed in “Children here can certainly understand
Bettendorf’s Beréskin Gallery & Art the need for water. We have hammered into
Academy, the exhibit Wells of Inspiration their heads for over a year the importance
will, through May 27, boast photographs by of hand washing and cleaning work spaces.
Willie Herath and portraits by students con- What if you had no water to do either of
nected by the water crisis in Africa and the those, especially during the pandemic?”
humanitarian efforts of Moline nonprofit An opening reception for Wells of Inspira-
Wells 4 Wellness. tion will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on
Pat Herath, executive director and May 7, with the evening featuring packaged
founder of Wells 4 Wellness, met with artist, refreshments, opportunities to donate, and
teacher, and gallery owner Pat Beréskin, and a screening of Wells 4 Wellness’ 17-minute
together they had the idea of taking photog- documentary Bottom on the List about the
rapher Willie Herath’s images of natives in continuing health crisis in Niger.
Niger, Africa and using them as inspiration Then, on May 8, the Bettendorf venue will
for students to make portraits. Willie is Pat host an open-house celebration in which the
Herath’s son, and both his photographs work of current students will be on display.
and the students’ portraits will be shown in Students ages five through adult will be
the Wells of Inspiration exhibit designed to exhibiting, and in addition to the portraits
help raise money for a well to be drilled at a of the Wells 4 Wellness project, other high-
school in Niamey, Africa. Funds raised will lights of the event will include the 26 life-
also allow for the creation and implementa- size portraits and a special exhibit by the art
tion of a water tower, solar panel, and solar academy’s graduating high-school seniors:
pump, and as Pat Herath states, “When Mya Diabira of Bettendorf High School; Joe
the thought of water comes up, we do not DeBlois, Martha Fey, Jaide Logsdon, and
second-guess about it being clean and safe Maya Roberts of Davenport Central; Claire
to drink. However, those in Niger simply do Tjaden of Assumption; Brissa Dahlburg and
not have that luxury. The luxury of water to Paige Magistrelli of Bettendorf; and home-
them is a necessity to us.” schooler Alondra Gomez.
Wells 4 Wellness is a nonprofit organization Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays
based in Moline, which is committed to pro- through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
viding clean drinking water to the impov- and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with
erished nation of Niger. It has raised $5,000 the gallery also open by appointment, and
toward its goal of $8,000 for the new well at masks and social distancing are required
the school in Niamey in Niger, where fewer per the Beréskin COVID policy. For more
than half of the country’s population of 20 information on the Wells of Inspiration
million have access to clean water, and it’s exhibition on display through 27, call
that estimated that one out of four children (563)508-4630 and visit
dies before the age of five. As Pat Beréskin BereskinArtGallery.com.
says of the young artists whose works
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LIVE MUSIC
NOTE: All events listed are confirmed at time of publication. Check with the venue ahead of arrival to ensure status of each event.
MAY 6–JUNE 3, 2021
Send your live music events to calendar@rcreader.com
Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

THURSDAY
2020/09/04 (Fri)
(6) IA
Toxic Blonde – Sunday Funday w/
Park , 400 Beiderbecke Dr.,
Davenport IA
4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
Tony & Ron from the Whoozdads
– The Grape Life Wine Store
Freddy Allen – The Grape Life Wine
Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave.,
Doc & Delilah (6:30pm) – The Donovan Gustofson (4:30pm), Ariel McReynolds (9am) – Iron + Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport IA Grain Coffee House, 585 12th Ave., Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Davenport IA Ginger Roots – Bootleg Hill Honey
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Vice Squad – The Tangled Wood, East Moline IL Second Ave., Rock Island IL Zachary Stevenson & the Oh Boys: Meads, 321 E. 2nd St., Davenport
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht 3636 Tanglewood Rd., Bettendorf Been There Done That (5pm) – The To p D u e l i n g P i a n o S h o w A Buddy Holly Tribute – Timber IA
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA IA Tangled Wood, 3636 Tanglewood (5:30pm) – Riverside Casino and Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Gray Wolf Band – Len Brown’s
Open Mic Night – Bootleg Hill Rd., Bettendorf IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Road, Mt. Carroll IL North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr.,
Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St.,
SUNDAY
2020/09/10 (Thu)
(9) Code 415 – Len Brown’s North Shore Riverside IA Moline IL
Davenport IA
Dan Peart (2pm) – Wide River
Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
Dave Cavanaugh (2pm) – Wide
Vir tual Concer t: Annalibera
– Englert Theatre, 221 East SUNDAY
2020/09/25 (Fri)
(23) Have Your Cake – The Tangled
Wood, 3636 Tanglewood Rd.,
FRIDAY
2020/09/05 (Sat)
(7) Winery - Clinton, 1776 East Deer
Creek Rd., Clinton IA
River Winery Tasting Room -
Village of East Davenport, 1128
Washington St., Iowa City IA Phyllis & One Shark (3pm) – Len
Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N.
Bettendorf IA
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
A.D.D. Band – Rhythm City Casino
Resor t Rhy thm Room, 7077
Jim Ryan (2pm) – Len Brown’s
North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr.,
Mound St., Davenport IA
Donovan Gustofson – Bootleg THURSDAY
2020/09/20 (Sun)
(20) Shore Dr., Moline IL Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Levee Town – The Gypsy Highway
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Bad Hair – Sunday Funday w/
Moline IL
Scott Stowe (4pm) – The Gypsy
Hill Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
Ed James (6pm) – Twin Span
Brewing, 6776 Championship Dr., TUESDAY (25) Bar & Grill, 2606 W. Locust St.,
Davenport IA
Donovan Gustofson (4:30pm), Highway Bar & Grill, 2606 W. Fresh Wax: ὁδὸς ἄνω κάτω μία καὶ Bettendorf IA Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Lojo Russo (2pm) – Wide River
2606 W. Locust St., Davenport IA Locust St., Davenport IA ὡυτή w/ Retinal Tear – Rozz-Tox, Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Winery Tasting Room - Village of
Badflower – Goodbye June – River 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA East Davenport, 1128 Mound St.,
Bend Park, 900 Bend Blvd., East
Moline IL TUESDAY (11) Hap Hazard – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Open Mic Night – Bootleg Hill
Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St., WEDNESDAY (26) Davenport IA
QCSO Trio: Music of Appalachia –
Black Velvet – Green Tree Brewery, Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht JD Aquilera – Green Tree Brewery, Davenport IA DJ Ladies Night – My Place the Pub, Aaron Fullan – Adler Theatre, 136
309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA 4405 State St., Bettendorf IA E. Third St., Davenport IA
Chuck Murphy – Hawkeye Tap Jazz Lounge w/ Mason Moss &
FRIDAY
2020/09/23 (Wed)
(21) Ed James (6:30pm) – The Faithful Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Sports Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne
Ave., Davenport IA WEDNESDAY (12) Sara Tubbs – The Spotlight
Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline IL The Beaker Brothers – RIBCO, 1815
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd,
LeClaire IA
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport
Dave Ellis – The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Bill Chrastil (5:30pm) – Riverside Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Second Ave., Rock Island IL Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht IA
Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Carol Jean & Jera (5pm) – Wide Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA The Student Body – Rhythm City
Douglas & Tucker Duo – The Grape Highway 22, Riverside IA Kickin Back – The Combine Bar River Winery - LeClaire, 106 N. Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Casino Resort Rhythm Room,
Life Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 DJ Ladies Night – My Place the Pub, & Grill, 117 N. Prospect St., Cody Rd., LeClaire IA Second Ave., Rock Island IL 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA 4405 State St., Bettendorf IA Cambridge IL Casting Call Band – Riverside Marques Morel (5:30 pm) – The Voices (8:30pm) – Brandon
Every Little Thing – Riverside Eddy Lee Ryder – Bishop Hill Project X – The Gypsy Highway Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Gibbs (9:45pm) – Riverside
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Creative Commons, 309 N Bishop Bar & Grill, 2606 W. Locust St., Highway 22, Riverside IA 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside IA Hill St., Bishop Hill IL Davenport IA Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge, Virtual Concert: Rachel Saint Highway 22, Riverside IA
Jef Spradley (5pm) – Wide River Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Richie Lee – Riverside Casino and 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL – Englert Theatre, 221 East
Winery - LeClaire, 106 N. Cody Rd.,
LeClaire IA
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
Doug Brundies – The Tangled
Wood, 3636 Tanglewood Rd.,
Washington St., Iowa City IA
SUNDAY (30)
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Vir tual Concer t: Joel Sires
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bettendorf IA
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht THURSDAY (27)
Crooked Cactus (6pm) – Riverside
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Lewis Knudsen – The Tangled – Englert Theatre, 221 East Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Highway 22, Riverside IA
Wood, 3636 Tanglewood Rd., Washington St., Iowa City IA IA MD Moncada – Hawkeye Tap Sports Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Good Morning Bedlam – Surf
Bettendorf IA Soul Sherpa Band – RIBCO, 1815 Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Open Mic Night – Bootleg Hill Zombies – Wiley Park, SE Sixth
Virtual Performance: Kirkwood
Community College Steel Band THURSDAY
2020/09/13 (Sun)
(13) Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Tangled Reality – The Pub - Milan,
Davenport IA
Pocket Change – Rhythm City
Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
St., Galva IL
North of 40 (4pm) – Parkside Grill
& Jazz Ensemble – Kirkwood Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht 426 1st Ave. West, Milan IL Casino Resort Rhythm Room, Open Mic Night w/ the Ky & Ty & Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL
Co m mu ni t y Co ll e g e, 6301 Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Timber Lake Playhouse Summer 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Green Tree Staff Infection – The Tangled
Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar Rapids IA Open Mic Night – Bootleg Hill Kick-Off Party and Concert: Rob & Gary of the Night People – Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire Wood, 3636 Tanglewood Rd.,
Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St., Johnny Russler & the Beach Bootleg Hill Honey Meads, 321 E. IA Bettendorf IA
SATURDAY
2020/09/09 (Wed)
(8) Davenport IA Bum Band (2pm) – Sounds of 2nd St., Davenport IA

A.D.D Band – Riverside Casino and


Virtual Concert – The Milk Carton
Kids: Live from the Troubador,
Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute
(7pm) – Timber Lake Playhouse,
The Stone Flowers – The Gypsy
Highway Bar & Grill, 2606 W. FRIDAY (28) TUESDAY (1)
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Part 2 – Englert Theatre, 221 East 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL Locust St., Davenport IA Crooked Cactus – The Gypsy Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
Riverside IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Under the Purple Rain – The Circa Ten String Trio – The Grape Life Highway Bar & Grill, 2606 W. Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Brunch & Babs featuring Carla ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Locust St., Davenport IA
DelVillaggio (11am) – Riverside
Casino Event Center, 318 4 FRIDAY (14) Rock Island IL
V ir t u al Conce r t : Co lu m b u s
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Virtual Flashback Concert: Shade
Dave Ellis & Rich Fricke (6pm) –
Finn’s Grill, 580 First St.W., Milan IL WEDNESDAY (2)
Highway 22, Riverside IA Brian Skow & Sons – The Grape Symphony Orchestra w/ Alan of Blue (6:30pm) – Iowa City Ped Far Out 283 – Parkside Grill & DJ Ladies Night – My Place the Pub,
Crooked Cactus – 11th Street Life Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Morrison – John & Alice Butler Mall, 14 S. Clinton St, Iowa City IA Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL 4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Pre cinc t, 1107 Mound St., Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Hall - University of Dubuque Funktastic 5 – The Tangled Wood, Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
Davenport IA
Hit List Band – Rhythm City Casino
Cocked N Loaded – The Gypsy
Highway Bar & Grill, 2606 W.
Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St.,
Dubuque IA SATURDAY
2020/09/24 (Thu)
(22) 3636 Tanglewood Rd., Bettendorf
IA
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815
Resor t Rhy thm Room, 7077 Locust St., Davenport IA The Wallens – The Grape Life Wine Casting Call Band – Rhythm City Inside Out – The Pub - Milan, 426 1st Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Dave Ellis & Rich Fricke – Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Casino Resort Rhythm Room, Ave. West, Milan IL Virtual Concert: ADE – Englert
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, Davenport IA 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA 1228 30th St., Rock Island IL Daniel Stratman – Bootleg Hill Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – The Circa ’21 Good for Gary – Riverside Casino
SUNDAY
(Fri)
(16) Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St., Lewis Knudsen – Hawkeye Tap
Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA Dave Ellis & Rich Fricke Acoustic
Davenport IA
Fresh Wax: Earworm Buzz w/ Pat
Sports Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne
Ave., Davenport IA THURSDAY (3)
Kickin Back – Cragel’s, 345 Jordan Danielsen – The Tangled Duo (2pm) – Len Brown’s North Stolley – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Matt Barber Jazz Trio – The Grape Cale Bowe (6pm) – Go Fish Marina &
Washington St., Prophetstown IL Wood, 3636 Tanglewood Rd., Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Ave., Rock Island IL Life Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Bar, 411 River Dr., Princeton IA
Ky & Ty Duo – Brad Love – Green Bettendorf IA Moline IL Gray Wolf Band – River House, 1510 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Ed James – Harrington’s Pub,
Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Polka Club of Iowa, Inc., Eastern River Dr., Moline IL The Soul Company – Rhythm City 2321 Cumberland Square Dr.,
LeClaire IA Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Chapter Dance: Eddie Korosa, Identity Crisis – The Gypsy Highway Casino Resort Rhythm Room, Bettendorf IA
Lewis Knudsen – Bootleg Hill North of 40 – Parkside Grill & Jr.Band (1:30pm) – Walcott Bar & Grill, 2606 W. Locust St., 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St., Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott Davenport IA The Student Body – Riverside Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Davenport IA Richie Lee – Rhythm City Casino IA Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Nick Perri & the Underground
North of 40 – Hawkeye Tap Sports Resor t Rhy thm Room, 7077 Thir d Sunday Jaz z Se rie s: Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Highway 22, Riverside IA Thieves – The Nielsen Trust
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Silve r smit h (5pm) – T h e Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – V ir t u al Flashb ac k Conce r t : – All Sweat Productions –
Davenport IA Soul Sherpa Band – RIBCO, 1815 Redstone Room, 129 Main St, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Euforquestra (6:30pm) – Iowa Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St.,
The Pork Tornadoes – Rhythm City Second Ave., Rock Island IL Davenport IA Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport City Ped Mall, 14 S. Clinton St, Davenport IA
Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 State Street Band – Hawkeye Tap IA Iowa City IA Open Mic Night – Bootleg Hill
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Sports Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne
TUESDAY (18) The Tailfins – Riverside Casino and Honey Meads, 321 E. 2nd St.,
Rob & Gary of the Night People
– The Grape Life Wine Store
Ave., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Iowa City Yacht
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA SATURDAY (29) Davenport IA
Queen Flash: The Ultimate
& Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA SATURDAY
2020/09/17 (Thu)
(15) Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Tangent – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
Mound St., Davenport IA
52nd Street: The Music of Billy
Joel – Timber Lake Playhouse,
Queen Tribute – Circa ’21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave., Rock
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
An Evening with Renée Elise
Goldsberry w/ the Quad City WEDNESDAY (19) Tangled Reality – Green Tree
Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire
8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL
Fair Warning – 11th Street Precinct,
Island IL

Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport Symphony Orchestra – LeClaire DJ Ladies Night – My Place the Pub, IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
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