Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Laurence Hobgood at Holiday Inn & Suites on March 16 and The Redstone Room on March 19

 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 16 – An Evening with Laurence Hobgood. Concert with the Grammy-winning pianist and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist. Holiday Inn & Suites (4215 Elmore Avenue, Davenport). 6 p.m. $35-40. For tickets and information, call (309)793-1213 or visit QuadCityArts.com.

Thursday, March 16 – An Evening with Albert Cummings. Blues-rock singer/guitarist in concert. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 7:30 p.m. $16.75-19. For tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.

Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18 – Kelly's Irish Pub St. Patrick's Party. Annual weekend event featuring live music, dance, food and drink specials, the Skydiving Leprechauns, and more. Kelly's Irish Pub & Eatery (2222 East 53rd Street, Davenport). Friday 5 – 11:30 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Free. For information, call (563)344-0000 or visit KellysIrishPubAndEatery.com.

Friday, March 17 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. Multimedia concert tribute to the Fab Four and the musicians’ The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band era. Adler Theatre (136 East Third Street, Davenport). 8 p.m. $32-56. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit AdlerTheatre.com.

Friday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Concert & Fundraiser. Celtic musicians Four Shillings Short and Laural Almquist perform a fundraising event for the annual Celtic Festival & Highland Games. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 7 p.m. $22. For tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.

Friday, March 17 – Bucktown Revue. A celebration of Celtic music and entertainment with emcee Scott Tunnicliff, area comedians and musicians including the Barley House Band and Milltown, and special guests. Nighswander Theatre (2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport). 7 p.m. $13 at the door. For information, call (563)940-0508 or visit BucktownRevue.com.

Saturday, March 18 – Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts. Concert with the rock and pop singer/songwriter and his ensemble, featuring an opening set by Ryan M. Stier. Codfish Hollow Barn (5013 288th Avenue, Maquoketa). 8 p.m. $20-25. For tickets and information, visit CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

Saturday, March 18 – Bad Medicine. Bon Jovi tribute musicians in concert. Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 East Platt Street, Maquoketa). 7 p.m. $13-25. For tickets and information, call (563)652-9815 or visit OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Sunday, March 19 – The Laurence Hobgood Trio. Grammy-winning pianist and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist headlines a 6 p.m. concert in Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Series, preceded by a 3 p.m. “demystifying jazz” workshop. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). $10-15 concert; $5 workshop, free for kids. For tickets and information, call (309)373-0790 or visit Polyrhythms.org, RiverMusicExperience.org, or QuadCityArts.com.

Whitney Rose at Baked Beer & Bread Co. - March 21

Whitney Rose at Baked Beer & Bread Co. - March 21

 

Sunday, March 19 – WVIK/QCSO Signature Series IV: The Madison String Trio. Classical-music concert with Naha Greenholtz on violin, Vicki Powell on viola, and Madeleine Kabat on cello. Augustana College’s Wallenberg Hall (3520 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island). 2 p.m. $10-25. For tickets and information, call (563)322-7276 or visit QCSO.org.

Tuesday, March 21 – Whitney Rose. Country-pop singer/songwriter performs a Moeller Nights concert in support of her new EP South Texas Suite. Baked Beer & Bread Co. (1113 Mound Street, Davenport). 7 p.m. $12-15. For information, visit MoellerNights.com.

Wednesday, March 22 – Gaelic Storm. Concert with the internationally touring Celtic and rock musicians. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 7 p.m. $36.50. For tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.

Friday, March 24 – Dan Hubbard. Blues-folk singer/songwriter and his band in concert, featuring an opening set by Erin Moore. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 8 p.m. $11.50-14. For tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.

Friday, March 24 – Damon Fowler. The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents a concert with the blues-rock musician and steel-guitar player. Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tap (1228 30th Street, Rock Island). 8 p.m. $10-12. For information, call (563)322-5837 or visit MVBS.org.

Saturday, March 25 – George Thorogood & the Destroyers. Concert with the boogie-blues musicians on their Rock Party Tour 2017. Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center (7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport). 8 p.m. $27-57. For tickets, call (563)328-8000 or visit RhythmCityCasino.showare.com.

Saturday, March 25 – The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: By George! The Pops Play Gershwin. Touring musicians perform compositions including “Rhapsody in Blue” and the score to An American in Paris. Hancher Auditorium (101 East Park Road, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $50-100. For tickets and information, call (319)335-1160 or visit Hancher.Uiowa.edu.

Conor Oberst at Englert Theatre - March 26

Conor Oberst at Englert Theatre - March 26

 

Saturday, March 25 – Josh Turner. Concert with the multiplatinum-selling country musician. Riverside Casino Event Center (3184 Highway 22, Riverside). 8 p.m. $30-55. For tickets and information, call (877)677-3456 or visit RiversideCasinoAndResort.com.

Sunday, March 26 – Sundae Funday with the Quad City Singers. Area crooners perform under the direction of Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger, accompanied by Marcia Renaud, with a performance by the Rock Island High School Chamber Choir. Modern Woodmen Park (209 South Gaines Street, Davenport). 2 p.m. $10-15 includes ice-cream sundaes. For tickets and information, call (309)781-7266 or visit QuadCitySingers.org.

Sunday, March 26 – Charlie King. Annual concert with the folk singer/songwriter in a fundraiser for community organizations including Palomares Social Justice Center, Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker House, Centro Maya Project, and Coalition of Native Americans. Broadway Presbyterian Church (710 23rd Street, Rock Island). 6 p.m. $8-10. For tickets and information, call (309)786-6944 or visit CharlieKing.org.

Sunday, March 26 – Conor Oberst. Concert with the indie-folk singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set by The Felice Brothers. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 7 p.m. $32.50. For tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.

Wednesday, March 29 – Mipso. North Carolina’s Americana string quartet in concert. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 7:30 p.m. $11.50-14. For tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.

Wednesday, March 29 – Rickie Lee Jones. Concert with the Grammy-winning pop and rock singer/songwriter. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $36.50. For tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.

the American Shakespeare Center's Our Town

the American Shakespeare Center's Our Town

THEATRE

Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19 – How the Trumpet Got Its Toot. Opera @ Augustana presents the children’s opera by Anthony Plog based on a story by Ronald Kidd, directed by Michelle Crouch. Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center (3750 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island). Friday 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. $8-14. For tickets and information, call (309)794-7306 or visit Augustana.edu/arts.

Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19 – 13. Broadway musical about a teen who moves from New York City to small-town Indiana, composed by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Dino and Tina Hayz. The Center for Living Arts (2008 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island). Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. $12.50. For tickets and information, call (563)940-1956 or visit CenterForLivingArts.org.

Tuesday, March 21 – Our Town. Touring production of Thorton Wilder’s classic Americana drama. University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center (2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque). 7:30 p.m. $5-29. For tickets and information, call (563)585-7469 or visit Dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Friday, March 24, through Saturday, April 1 – Coriolanus. The Prenzie Players’ presentation of William Shakespeare’s political tragedy, directed by Jeremy Mahr. QC Theatre Workshop (1730 Wilkes Avenue, Davenport). Thursday through Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; “social-media preview” March 23 at 8 p.m. $10-15. For tickets and information, call (563)484-4210 or visit PrenziePlayers.com.

Friday, March 24, through Saturday, April 1 – Down the Road. Dreamwell Theatre’s production of Lee Blessing’s drama about a serial killer and his biographers, directed by Nate Sullivan. Public Space One (120 North Dubuque Street, Iowa City). Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. $10-13. For tickets and information, call (319)423-9820 or visit Dreamwell.com.

 

DANCE

Thursday, March 23 – Jessica Lang Dance. Classical ballet and contemporary choreography with the touring performers. Hancher Auditorium (101 East Park Road, Iowa City). 7:30 p.m. $10-55. For tickets and information, call (319)335-1160 or visit Hancher.Uiowa.edu.

Wednesday, March 29 – BAM! Dance concert with the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Performance & Education ensemble. Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley (338 Sixth Street, Moline). 6:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. For information, call (309)793-1213 or visit QuadCityArts.com.

 

COMEDY

Friday, March 24 – Christopher Titus. Stand-up with the touring comedian and TV star on his Sixth-Annual End of the World Tour, featuring an opening set by Rachel Bradley. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $25-100. For tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.

Saturday, March 25 – Paul Reiser. Stand-up comedy with the bestselling author and star of TV’s Mad About You. University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center (2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque). 7:30 p.m. $10-39. For tickets and information, call (563)585-7469 or visit Dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Leslie Odom Jr. at Hancher Auditorium - March 27

Leslie Odom Jr. at Hancher Auditorium - March 27

 

LECTURE

Monday, March 27 – Leslie Odom Jr. The Broadway performer reflects on his life, career, and Tony-winning portrayal of Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Hancher Auditorium (101 East Park Road, Iowa City). 7:30 p.m. Free, but tickets required. For tickets and information, call (319)335-1160 or visit Hancher.Uiowa.edu.

 

SPORTS

Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25 – Caged Aggression XIX: Clash of Champions. Fifth-annual mixed-martial-arts event featuring an all-amateur card on Friday and 10 professional title fights on Saturday. Davenport RiverCenter (136 East Third Street, Davenport). 7:30 p.m. $30-60. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit CagedAggressionEvents.com.

 

EXHIBIT

Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, March 26 – Young Artists at the Figge: North Scott Schools. Exhibition of works by student artists. Figge Art Museum (225 West Second Street, Davenport). Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Free with $4-7 admission. For information, call (563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org.

 

EVENTS

Thursday, March 16 – The 14th-Annual Henry Farnam Dinner. Event featuring presentations by guest speakers Tom Shiber, senior curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame; Tim Rask, author of Baseball at Davenport’s John O’Donnell Stadium; and Dave Heller, president and CEO of Main Street Baseball LLC – the owner of the Quad City River Bandits. St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center (518 West Locust Stree, Davenport). 5 p.m. cash bar, 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. program. $40. For tickets and information, call (563)322-2969 or visit RiverAction.org.

Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18 – Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy. Fifth-annual St. Patrick’s Day weekend party featuring food and drink specials and performances by Funktastic Five, Dirt Road Rockers, Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo, Chuck Murphy, and others. Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap (1228 30th Street, Rock Island). Friday 3 p.m. start, Saturday 11:30 a.m. start. Free. For information, call (309)786-9055 or visit KaganaughsHilltopTap.com.

Saturday, March 18 – Grand Parade XXXII. The country’s only bi-state St. Patrick’s parade, with the St. Patrick’s Society of the Quad Cities hosting the trek through downtown Rock Island and Davenport and across the Centennial Bridge. Beginning at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. 11:30 a.m. Free. For information, visit StPatsQC.com.

Saturday, March 18 – CASI St. Patrick’s Day Race. The 35th-annual race through downtown Davenport, featuring a Tot Trot at 9 a.m., a one-mile Family Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., and a 5K Road Race at 10 a.m. For information, call (563)386-7477 or visit CASISeniors.org.

Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25 – Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque. Evenings with the local troupe and area comedians. Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 Third Avenue, Rock Island). 8 p.m. $18-20. For tickets and information, call (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visit TheCirca21Speakeasy.com.