Science of Star Wars from 1pm to 3pm at Rock Island Public Library 401 19th Street in Rock Island. Try your hand at experiments and presentations that show where Star Wars predicted or used real technologies. Drive a Lego Mindstorm droid, build a spaceship, make a light saber craft, and more fun for the whole family!
Augustana College will present its annual holiday planetarium show "Season of Light" Dec. 9-15. The free show will be offered weekdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Reservations are requested. For reservations, call (309) 794-7318 during weekday business hours. The planetarium’s doors will open 15 minutes before each show. Those who arrive late will not be admitted, and it is not recommended for children 7 years and younger.
“Season of Light” is a multimedia planetarium show that uses the planetarium sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration to tell the story of how holiday traditions are connected to the sky.
December is the darkest month of the year, and people all over the world hold festivals, light candles and try to bring light to the darkness of the winter sky.
Just outside the planetarium in the Getz-Rogers Gallery, full-color images from the Hubble Space Telescope and a quarter-ton piece of the Canyon Diablo meteor will be displayed with interpretive information. The nearby Fryxell Geology Museum also will be open to the public, on weekdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
The Quad City Wind Ensemble and Big River Brass Band present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 10 at 3pm. The concert will take place at the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Locust Street in Davenport. Come and be delighted with familiar favorites and some other pieces to help you get in the holiday spirit.
Bob Dorr and the Blue Band will be performing at the River Music Experience on Main street in Davenport. The show will start at 8 tonight with tickets costing $15. Bob Dorr and the Blue Band started playing shows on June 10, 1981 and plays around 100 shows each year.
Start off your holiday season on a festive note! Fun for everyone in the family in two historic homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Live music, children’s crafts, face painting, displays, entertainers, refreshments and a visit from Santa! Families are encouraged to bring a camera and take a picture of their child meeting Santa.
19th Century Christmas, noon to 5 p.m.,at the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House, 1105 East 8th St. and 817 11th Ave., Moline, Ill.; all activities are free. For more information, call (309) 743-2701; www.butterworthcenter.com.
Quad City Music Guild presents it's Holiday show "Annie".
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC for adventure after fun-filled adventure!
Performance Dates and Times: November 29, 30, December 1 at 7:30pm, December 2 at 2pm and 7:30pm and December 3rd at 7:30pm.
Cost is $16 for an adult and $11 for children 12 and under.
Reservations are defintely recommended - call 309-762-6610 or reserve online at qcmusicguil.com
Location: 1584 34th Ave, Prospect Park, Moline, IL.
The charming village of LeClaire, Iowa, is transformed into a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting with its delightful shopping, trolley rides, activities, bazaar, Santas from around the world, craft demonstrations with a wooden shoe maker and chainsaw carver, and breakfast with Santa. On Saturday there is an Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K at 10 a.m. Christmas in LeClaire is where Santa comes to shop. LeClaire is located 20 minutes outside of the metro Quad Cities (just off I-80 on Hwy 67). For more information, goto www.visitleclaire.com.
Frozen Landing Family Ice Rink is now OPEN, weather permitting. The rink, which is located at Middle Road and 23rd Street, is open to all ages and ability levels. There is no charge to skate. Skate rentals are available for $2.00 for both children and adults. Concession will be available for purchase.
Ice hockey is not permitted at any time. Hockey skates may be used, but hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed.
Hours of operation are: Monday thru Thursday, Noon - 9:00 p.m. Friday, Noon - 10:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Open at 10:00 a.m. on holidays and school out days. These hours may change dependent on the weather.
The rink will not be open if raining, if temperatures are above 50 degrees, 5 degrees or below, or if the wind chill is -15 degrees.
Tonight, at The Establishment in Rock Island starting at 7pm, ComedySportz is a competition between two teams competing for laughs and for points by making up scenes based on the audience suggestions. There are penalties, there are fouls, there’s a referee. This is serious funny business.
Ending on Sunday, the Festival of Trees will take place at the River Center Great Hall on East 3rd street in davenport. Experience the magic of the most loved holiday tradition in the Quad Cities. Quad City Arts Festival of Trees is one of the top 10 events of its kind in the country with something for everyone.
Experience the magic of the most loved holiday tradition in the Quad Cities. Quad City Arts Festival of Trees is one of the top 10 events of its kind in the country with something for everyone. There are gorgeous trees, decorated gingerbread houses, holiday room displays, kid's activities, live entertainment, a winter train display, a Huge Toy Tree, and more. It takes 3,500 volunteers, 650 designers, 3,500 Center Stage entertainers and over 150 sponsors to make Festival each year. Be sure to go to the Festival of Trees holiday parade on Saturday, November 18.
ELF the Musical will be playing at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse on 3rd Avenue in Rock Island tomorrow starting at 5:45pm. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.
ALL NEW BALLOONS THIS YEAR FOR THE PARADE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY! Experience the largest helium-balloon parade in the Midwest! Live marching bands, large character balloons towering over 3 stories tall, clowns, floats and more. Come and enjoy the holiday festivities during this annual parade. NEW TIME - 10:00 a.m.
Open Mic Night at Union Congregational Church of Moline on Saturday, November 18th at 6pm.
Anyone with music to share whether you sing, play an instrument and want to share with those in the community and the Lord. Please call ahead to let Josh at 309-737-8378 before Nov. 18th.
Michael's Fun World in Davenport is a family amusement park that is open all year round. It is a great place to have a birthday party, family or class reunion, church or school group, or a corporate and business party. They have a Go Kart Track, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing, and much more.
The Channel Cat Water Taxi offers a relaxing way to get out to enjoy the Mississippi river. The water taxi operates Monday to Thursday from 11am to 6pm and Friday to Sunday 9am to 6pm. For more information go to their website at go green metro dot com.
Niabi Zoo is hosting a Breakfast with the Bald Eagle on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. Start your day in the Oceans gallery enjoying a warm breakfast buffet, and then head out to the Bald Eagle exhibit. Even though the zoo is closed for the winter, you will receive a private tour to see and learn about our Bald Eagles.
Cost will be Zoo Members: $18; Non-Members: $22; Veterans: $15
Dust off your thinking caps, grab your friends, and bring them to St. Ambrose's Trivia Night. Gather a team of 6-8 people for 10 rounds of 10 questions. Bring your own snacks. Beverages are available for purchase (no outside drinks allowed). Proceeds benefit the St. Ambrose Alumni Association and the St. Ambrose Children's Campus.
Mason Jennings w/Angela Meyer
Richness of texture and emotionalism on Always Been has much to do with his newly slo' And in carefully bringing his new songs to life November 10th
River Music Experience • 129 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa
Shakespeared! Improvisers present an all-new "lost" play by Shakespeare. Blending classic iambic pentameter and vernacular vulgarity. November 10th
The Establishment • 220 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois
Jr Bowling association Trivia Night Fundraiser to support the scholarships offered to qualify graduating seniors and the general operating fund November 10th
Knights of Columbus • 1111 West 35th Street, Davenport, Iowa
(Davenport, IA) - Moeller Nights is gearing up to host the second semi-annual GAS Feed & Seed Festival this weekend! The Village of East Davenport will welcome over 30 nationally touring artists for the 4-day festival. Performances will take place at Baked Beer & Bread Co. and the Village Theatre, with V.I.P. performances at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel.
The festival kicks off Thursday night with a family style dinner served for both artist and festival attendees. Although this isn’t the norm for most festivals, Moeller Nights isn’t aiming to create another run of the mill experience. Nationally touring artists LOLO, Sarah Jaffe, Cory Chisel, Okey Dokey, Izaak Opatz and many more will spend the majority of the festival weekend mingling amongst the crowd. Close-knit festivals, like GAS, give artists an opportunity to connect both with their audience and one another.
“This festival aims to be my mini version of a SXSW offering, where the fun of it is discovery and seeing artists you’ve never seen or heard of before and then watching as certain artists break out from the pack,” Moeller Nights’ Sean Moeller said. “It’s so much fun to stumble onto surprises and little gems that you would never have sought out on your own. It’s my favorite thing and these are some of my favorite young bands.”
In an effort to get festival goers ready for the jam-packed weekend, Moeller Nights has released a day-by-day schedule along with both a Youtube and Spotify playlist. Under the artist's listings on the Moeller Nights site, are hand-crafted RIYLs (recommended if you like) for those who like to know what they’re diving into.
Moeller Nights hosted the first GAS Feed & Seed festival earlier this year in February. The goal of GAS Feed & Seed is to have unique festivals that serve as bookends to the calendar year, giving patrons a reason to get up, get out and fall in love (or like) with new artists during the cold weather months.
The full GAS Feed & Seed line-up and a variety of ticket options are available at moellernights.com. Follow Moeller Nights on Facebook and Instagram for more information and upcoming shows.
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November 8th at NutritionWorks Holistic Health • 2255 Kimberly Rd., Bettendorf, Iowa
Kansas Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour Legendary rock band, KANSAS, will bring their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to the Adler Theatre. November 8th at Adler Theatre • 136 E. Third Street, Davenport, Iowa
Moments and Intervals - Peter Xiao Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy will be having an exhibition on Augustana art professor, Peter Xiao! Be sure to come down and see the show! Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy • 2967 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa
Call for Submissions Community Poetry Blog 2017 Aubrey Barnes will be curating a community poetry blog as part of his work as the Midwest Writing Center's fall 2017 Poet-in-Residence. November 6th - 25th at Midwest Writing Center •401 19th St., Rock Island, Illinois
The Channel Cat Water Taxi offers a relaxing way to get out to enjoy the Mississippi river. The water taxi operates Monday to Thursday from 11am-6pm and Friday through Sunday 9am to 6pm. For more information go to their website at go green metro dot com.
Davenport Central High School’s Blue Devil Productions to present “Next to Normal” Nov. 3, 4, and 5;
Pulitzer Prize winning musical is first to be performed at Davenport Central’s Performing Arts Center
Davenport, Iowa – Blue Devil Productions will present the Pulitzer Prize winning musical “Next to Normal” Friday, Nov. 3 (7 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 4 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 5 (2 p.m.) at Davenport Central High School’s new Performing Arts Center (1120 Main St., Davenport). Focused on a woman living with mental illness and its impact on her family, “Next to Normal” won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and numerous Tony Awards following its 2008 debut. Tickets may be purchased online at https://dchsdi.booktix.com or at the door for $13.50 (adults) and $11.50 (seniors and students).
Please note: “Next to Normal” addresses grief, suicide, drug abuse and other mature themes. The script includes coarse language and references to sex and drug use. While some aspects of these themes have been minimized for a high school production, audience discretion is advised.
The story is centered on Dianna Goodman, a woman who struggles with bipolar disorder, and the effect of her illness and its treatment on relationships within her family. Significant themes include the challenges of modern suburban life, suicide, grief, drug abuse, and ethics in modern psychiatry.
“Next to Normal” will be the first musical to be performed at Davenport Central’s Performing Arts Center. The Blue Devil Productions cast, directed by Thea IntVeld, will feature:
Peyton Reese: Dianna Goodman (mother) Jeremy Weinstein: Dan Goodman (father) Joe Lasher: Gabriel Goodman (son) Nichole Maitlen: Natalie Goodman (daughter) Sam Fahrenkrug: Henry (classmate) Lucas Thompson: Dr. Fine / Dr. Madden (psychiatrist)
In addition to performances at Davenport Central’s Performing Arts Center on Nov. 3, 4, and 5, Blue Devil Productions’ “Next to Normal” will compete at the Iowa Thespian Festival and the Iowa High School Theatre Awards.