Father's Day Week in Downtown Davenport Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 15 June 2012 10:11

Bring Dad downtown to experience one of the nation's greatest riverfront towns this Father's Day! Enjoy Ride the River with Dad and explore the Mississippi Riverfront throughout the Quad Cities. Centennial Park's Summer CRAZE and the River's Edge Beach Party are other great ways to spend the afternoon, too.

 

Another Father's Day downtown option is to spend the evening at the ballparkPlay catch with Dad in the outfield of a professional baseball stadium after the game!  Brunch is served at Rhythm City Casino and in Hotel Blackhawk's Bix Bistro. The Day wraps up with live music by Tewanta and Company at Music on the Levee and Willie Pickens at Third Sunday Jazz.

 

Sonny Landreth and his amazing slide guitar skills will be on display live in the Redstone Room at RME Saturday!  Landreth was named the instrumentalist of the year in 2005.  The RME Live Lunch series will feature ESME, Lewis Knudsen, Keith Soko, and Randy Leasman.  Also performing at RME this week are Corey Wallace, John for Mayer, and the Quad City KIX Band.

 

JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound, dubbed "one of the hottest US soul acts" by MOJO Magazine will rock River Music Experience Friday!  Don't miss Friday Live at 5, Firesale, Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show, and Haddonfield, too.   Bring your own musical talent to Kidz Days at RME, Acoustic Music Club, and Open Mic Night.

 

A new poetry exhibit, Waxing Poetic, celebrates its Opening Reception tonight at the Figge Art Museum.  This unique exhibit invites visitors to respond to the art.  Thursdays at the Figge is back tonight along with a Museum Tour on Sunday.  Summer classes are in full swing at the Figge too with Fridays at the Figge, Sculpture - Plaster Carving, and Art in the Middle.

 

The River Bandits close out the first half of the season with a busy weekend at Modern Woodmen Park.  Check out Half-Price night with Thirst-Day Thursday drink specials as they wrap up their series with Kane County.  The weekend series with Wisconsin brings fireworks, U.S. Bank Family Sunday, and Bark in the Park.

 

Perry Learn about some scandalous Davenport history during a talk led by Dr. Jane Simonsen at German American Heritage Center billed as Crossing Perry Street: Working Women and Sporting Men in 'Der freie Staat Scott."  If you're job hunting, be sure to stop down to the Quad City Times job fair Tuesday at the RiverCenter, too.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: June 14 - June 20


Thursday, June 14

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Dustin Cobb

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Esme

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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River Bandits v. Kane County - Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night; Thirst-Day Thursday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 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: 6:00 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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Opening Reception: Waxing Poetic

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. (reading at 7:00 p.m.)

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

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Friday, June 15

 

$25,000 Power Hour Hot Seat Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:30 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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All Ages Featuring Firesale, Something To Do, & Fairhaven

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $5

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Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5
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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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Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Class: Fridays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $45/member; $55/non-member

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Friday Live at 5 Featuring Public Candy Sponsored by Sedona Group.

Where: River Music Experience Courtyard

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Fireworks
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Saturday, June 16

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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All Ages Show Featuring Haddonfield, Those Dirty Thieves, Your Fallen Heros, & The Infinity Gauntlet

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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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
Class: Sculpture - Plaster Carving
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $50/Members; $60/non-members

Crossing Perry Street: Working Women & Sporting Men in 'Der freie Staat Scott'

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

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: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Father's Day Fun Fair

Where: Downtown Central Perk

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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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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Gift Cards Galore

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: All Day

Price: FREE

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John For Mayer

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Kidz Days at RME Featuring Paul Cioe & The Hound Dogs

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are free

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Sonny Landreth

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $25 Advance; $30 Day of Show

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Sunday, June 17

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Centennial Park Summer CRAZE!

Where: Centennial Park

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Father's Day Brunch

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Price: $14.99 - Buy One Get One FREE

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Music on the Levee: Tewanta & Company

Where: Bandshell, LeClaire Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Ride the River

Where: Mississippi Riverfront (Starts at the Freight House)

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $12

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River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Father's Day

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up