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Friday, 07 February 2014 08:29

Quilt Exhibit and Talk

For the second year in a row, the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild (MVQG) is partnering with the Figge Art Museum for an exhibition of quilts that will be on display in the lobby. MVQG: Encore will begin Tuesday, February 4 and run through Sunday, February 9.  Join us in the lobby at 7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 6th for a quilt talk. Roasalie Baker and Colleen Curry will present two stylistic perspectives on art-quilting. Curry will focus on new quilting techniques, while Baker will demonstrate the pictorial quilt process.

IL and IA Regional Auto Show

See the latest in automobiles at the RiverCentre in Davenport.
Admission - Adults (13 and over): $8; Senior Citizens (62 and over): $6; Children (7-12): $3; Children (6 and under): FREE.  Family Day is Sunday, February 9!  All children 12 & under admitted FREE on

Family Day when accompanied by a paying adult.

Friday, Feb. 7 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 8 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, Feb. 9 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Home Show

From plumbing to drapes, remodeling ideas to new construction, landscaping to interior is all on display at the Home Show on February 7-9 at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. You will be dazzled by 60,000 square feet of exhibits to meet your every desire in home construction, design, decorating, and furnishings. There is the latest in home theater, windows, doors, insulation, siding, hot tubs, fence, decks and more! Even lenders to help you finance your project.

Puppets and Pies

A fundraising event for the German American Heritage Center in Davenport will be held on Friday, February 7th at 7 pm. Join us for a pie auction and the puppetry of Eulenspiegel Puppets from West Liberty as puppeteer Monica Leo performs Finding Home, a story of her family's immigration tale. Along with this performance is a pie auction as well as refreshments. This show is intended for mature audiences.Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Mallards Game on Friday and Saturday

Friday, February 7 is another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. $1 hot dogs and $1 beers are available at iWireless Center in Moline during the 7 p.m. Mallards game against Allen. Tickets are going fast for the Sat. game at 7 p.m. against the Chill.

First Friday in LeClaire on Feb. 7

-Mississippi River Distilling Company is releasing the latest in their "Still Crazy" series... Six Shooter Smoke! Chef Steph will have Six Shooter Smoke Cheddar fondue along with chocolate and Iowa Coffee Company Coffee Liqueur fondue to taste.

-Wide River Winery is open until 8pm serving their award winning locally made wines. Live music from 5-8pm by Tony Hoeppner. Enjoy a chocolate treat from the Sweet Life paired with Pursuit of Happiness.

- Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium - Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

- Razzleberries Gifts - Booze cake while it lasts!

- Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits - Live music by The Matriarchs starting at 7:30pm

- Sneaky Pete's prime rib special; Karaoke starting at 9pm

- Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

FREE Yoga Class at Bucktown

On Saturday, Feb. 8th, Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport will host Sol Yoga's first OM on the Move in the Quad Cities from 11:30 am-12:30 pm in Suite 103.  OM on the MOVE is Sol Yoga's meet-up. Each month they feature an interesting local place; gather as many people as possible to practice yoga for FREE. Bring a mat and water.  While Sol Yoga donates their time to all of you - they certainly do not expect anything in return ... however if you feel compelled to donate, all donations will go back to the local place or their charity of choice.

Live Music - The Neverly Brothers

The Neverly Brothers: A Rock 'n' Roll Evolution - From Elvis to the Beatles! Fasten your seat belts for a guided musical tour through rock 'n' roll history on Saturday, February 8th at the River Music Experience in Davenport. The Neverly Brothers play all your favorite hits from 1950s American Rockabilly, Rock n' Roll and Rhythm & Blues pioneers up through the 1964 British Invasion groups. Doors 7 pm; Show 8 pm; Tickets $10.

Super Absorbent

The Family Museum in Bettendorf has drop-in programming on Saturday, February 8th at 10:30 a.m. with a mad science lab with amazing science fun with baby diapers.  From 1-3 p.m., discover the super absorbent gels and some trucks you can do with them.

Broadway's The Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you on Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 7:30 pm at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

Rave On

This special cabaret on Thursday, February 13th at 7 p.m. features members of the cast of "The Buddy Holly Story" and Circa '21 Bootleggers performing their favorite rock & roll hits from the 1950's and 1960's with a live band! No meal is included but the theatre will offer sandwich baskets, appetizers and desserts for purchase.

SPECTRA Poetry Reading

Anyone in or around the greater Quad City area on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. who has an original poem, song, story, soliloquy, bit, rant, performance art piece, etc. they are willing/burning to share with the one (s) they love & a loving audience at the enigmatic Rozz-Tox in Rock Island. Performers will be limited to one poem/song/story/etc. & no more than 5 minutes of stage time per performance.  MWC Poet-in-Residence Augrey Jane Ryan will feature the poem "Things to be Done at the End of the World". There will also be local poets on hand to write priceless love poems etc on the spot for a mere $5.

Outdoor Show

Visit booths and celebrate the great outdoors during the Outdoor Show on February 13-16 at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island.  From boats and tackle to decoys and gear.  It's the Outdoor Show you have been craving.  Enjoy seminars and presentations from big-name fishing professionals along with a Kid's Kamp with a real trout pond, minnow races, and archery.  You will also learn about a wide variety of resorts, and the latest in hunting and fishing gear.

Gallery Talk

Join photographer/videographer Josh Ford, an award-winning choreographer Kim Munn and WQAD Channel 8's chief meteorologist James Zahara in a lively, engaging discussion of Katja Loher: Videoplanet-Orchestra, a unique, multi-media exhibition. From discussion on video and dance to weather balloons, this is a not-to-be-missed gallery talk on Thursday, Feb. 13th at 7 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

CARMEN presented by Ballet Quad Cities

Ballet Quad Cities presents Carmen at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Avenue, Moline, Illinois, on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.  A story of passion, jealousy, obsession and death, Carmen is the timeless tale of a feisty gypsy involved in a fatal love triangle.  For more information and tickets, call 309-786-3779 or visit

Moonlight Walk

Take a guided moonlight walk during the full moon on Friday, February 14 at Black Hawk State Historic Site.  Walk along the park's woodland trails beautifully lit with luminaries.  After your walk, return to the Watchtower Lodge to warm up by the roaring fireplaces, and enjoy light refreshments and live music.  Dress for the outdoors and bring a flashlight.  Begin at the Watchtower Lodge at 1510 46th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois.  6:30-8:30 p.m.  No cost to attend for this event for singles, couples, and families.  For more information, call 309-788-9536 or visit

The Notebook

Love is in the air at the Putnam Museum in Davenport! Join us for a special Valentines Showing of the romantic classic, The Notebook, February 14 & 15 at 7:00 p.m. Carnival games such as ring-toss, with stuffed animals as prizes; a photo booth, trivia and, yes, cotton candy will be available ( bring your own tissues for the movie, though.)

Valentine's Day Dance

Come to Jumer's Casino in Rock Island on February 14th to enjoy the Tailfins for a night of music and dancing in our event center. Ticket Price: $15.00 per person. Tickets only available for purchase at the door. 7:30pm doors open with light appetizers, desserts & cash bar; 8:00pm the Tailfins kick off the night and play till midnight!

Live Music - The Candymakers

Sweet treat for Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, with music by The Candymakers at the River Music Experience in Davenport. Doors 7 p.m,.; Show 8 p.m.; Tickets $10.

Quad City Symphony

This Valentine's Day ode to love by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra begins with a suite of music inspired by the tragic romance of Pelleas and Melisande, a love triangle opera by Debussy. The tone will then brighten when violinist Roberto Diaz shares the stage with his wife, the celebrated violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. The performances are Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd Street in Davenport, Iowa, and Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave. in Rock Island, Ill.  For more information and tickets, call 563-322-0931 or visit

Day of Dance

Be part of the biggest, free dance party for better health in the U.S. on Saturday, February 15 from 12-4 p.m. at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St. in Davenport, Iowa.  Bring your family and friends to dance, listen to music, participate in health screenings, and learn about simple and fun ways to stay healthy from UnityPoint Health - Trinity.  For more information, visit

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