Downtown Davenport Weekly Events Nov 29-Dec 3 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 30 November 2012 06:54
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The Adler will host to back to back hits this weekend! The Quad City

Symphony Orchestra performs Shakespeare in Concert on Saturday with sounds inspired by works ranging from Romeo and Juliet to a Midsummer Night's Dream. On Sunday, an international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life when Lujack Lexus presents Cirque Dreams Holidaze. See gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires and more!

 

Treat yourself to Trampled Under Foot this Saturday at River Music Experience and hear the songs that won first place in the 2008 International Blues Challenge! While on the Blues kick, be sure to hear the artistic voice of Maggie Brown Thursday, too. If you prefer your rock a little harder, check out Dynoride with The Post Mortems, My Pal Trigger, and 9th St. Memory. RME will also feature River Prairie Minstrels , Blues Cafe, or and Open Mic & Jam.

 

Handmade City Doing some holiday shopping but want nothing but completely unique and awesome gifts? Shop local during the Handmade City 5 Arts & Crafts Show at Bucktown!  With 33 amazingly talented vendors plus Bucktown's own shops, we're certain you'll find the perfect gift. Of course, there are many other great retailers downtown too, so be sure to stop in all of our stores while you're here.

 

The Figge Art Museum is thanking all members this weekend during their Member Appreciation Weekend. Members enjoy double discounts in the Museum store and free gift wrapping all weekend long. Guests of members attending Sunday's tour of Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum also receive FREE admission to the museum. Brush up on your quilt-making skills by attending the Quilt Workshop Saturday, too!

 

Looking for more tunes? The German American Heritage Center hosts its annual Christmas Concert with the Davenport Zither Ensemble on Sunday, featuring special guests the Bee Sharp Vocal Ensemble from St. Ambrose University. River City 6 makes their way back for a performance at Rhythm City Casino as well on Friday, while Lee Blackmon takes the stage Saturday.  River Action will be hosting the first of the season's Chili Loop Rides.  Enjoy our local bike trails and top it off with hot soup at the Freight House Farmers Market, as well.

 

Bring along some canned food to donate to the local food pantry when you head out to Great River Brewery for the tapping of the Abbey Ale Saturday. While you're at it, make a difference by leaving donations for Toys for Tots in the Brewer's Lounge.  Saturday,  River Action will be hosting the first of the season's Chili Loop Rides.  Enjoy our local bike trails and then top it off with some hot soup at the Freight House Farmers Market.

 

Love a good game of pool?   Don't miss the MPA Pool Tournament starting on Wednesday at the River Center.  Stay tuned for more details on this big event next week!

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: November 29 - December 5


Thursday, November 29

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Davenport String Ensemble

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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"History of Portraiture"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Jon Wayne and The Pain

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.

Price: $7

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Randy Leasman
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Mens Rec Soccer
Where: River's Edge Turf
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

MVBS Presents Maggie Brown
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Friday, November 30

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Dynoride with The Post Mortems, My Pal Trigger, and 9th St. Memory

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Future Rock

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 9:00 p.m. / Show 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10 in adv., $12 day of show

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Live Lunch with Chris North

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kilkenny's Live Music - John Wasem

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino Lobby
Time: 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Saturday, December 1

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Abbey Ale Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: accepting canned foods to donate to local food party

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
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Exhibition: 2012 College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Grimm Brothers Fairytale Exhibit

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Kids)

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Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Handmade City 5 Arts & Crafts Show

Where: Bucktown
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Holiday Origami Cards with Japanese Brush Writing Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price: $35/member, $40/non-member, $20 materials fee payable to instructor

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Kilkenny's Live Music -  John Wasem

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Show: Franti Project

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Member Appreciation Weekend

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership (double discounts and free gift wrapping!)

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time:  2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterwork Series: Shakespeare in Concert

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $10, $23, $32, $42, $35

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Quilt Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

 

River Prairie Minstrels

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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RME Guitar Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:00 pm. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Trampled Under Foot

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10 in adv., $12 day of

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Sunday, December 2

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Christmas Concert with the Davenport Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 Admission or FREE for members

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $37, $47, $57

Documentary Film Series: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Member Appreciation Weekend
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership (member guests FREE admission to 1:30 p.m. tour)

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon; 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Stick n Puck

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

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Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

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Tour: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership (and for members' guests)

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Monday, December 3

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Tuesday, December 4

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Blues Cafe

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Drop-In Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

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It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger baskets

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Men's Soccer Competitive

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Wednesday, December 5

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

 

Drop-In Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

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Midwest Poolplayers Association Singles & Team Pool Tournament

Where: The RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Price: $50-$90/Open Singles Divisions; $250/Open Team Division

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Nifty 50's
Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Women's Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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