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Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:46
Polar Express Pajama Party
The event will take place on December 20 and 21 between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature a screening of The Polar Express 3D on the Putnam's GIANT Screen, hot chocolate, a lights-out-visit to exhibits, face painting and other Holiday activities. The event price is $12 for youth and $9 for adults. To purchase tickets call 563-324-1933. ext 242. (Visitors can choose from either a 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. showing each day. Please note - Diana: A Celebration will not be available for the lights-out-visit to exhibits.) www.putnam.org

Final Friday Party at Bucktown

Final Friday at Bucktown Center for the Arts on Friday, December 20th from 6-9 p.m.  Get some great last minute shopping specials. Free Gift Wrapping! www.bucktownarts.com

Mallards Game on Saturday

On Saturday, December 21st at 7:05 p.m., the Quad City Mallards take on the St. Charles Chill.  To keep away the chill, the first 1,000 fans through the doors at the iWireless Center in Moline will receive free Mallards knit caps courtesy of CBS 4 and Bierstube.

Wear your most charmingly hideous holiday sweater to Saturday night's game for the chance to win four glass seats to an upcoming game! All entrants will receive a $10-off voucher toward the purchase of tickets to any future Mallards home game. www.myqcmallards.com

A Christmas Story Movie Showing

A special 30th anniversary screening of "A Christmas Story" will be featured at the Adler Theatre on Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Don't miss the chance to see this holiday classic on the big screen.  The film will be hosted by Ian Petrella.  Ian Petrella protrayed Randy Parker, Ralphie's little brother in the 1983 film.  Petrella will be available for a question and answer session, meet & greet opportunity and autograph signing following both screenings.  In addition, he will provide a cast commentary during the 7:30 p.m. showing. Reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the December 21 showing.  Tickets are available at the Adler Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and Ticketmaster outlets.  Tickets are $5.00 for children 14 years old and younger. Adult tickets are $10.00.

Sunday Advent Tour

The Figge Art Museum in Davenport will be offering Advent Tours on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. through December 22. Each week a different docent will be giving a themed tour of specially selected artworks from the permanent collection related to Advent. No reservations are required and the tours are free with paid admission or membership. www.figgeartmuseum.org

Live Music - Cornmeal

Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over a decade, 2013 proves to be just that as the band sets out with a newly reformed lineup, a fresh energetic sound and heads back into the studio to finish their long awaited first studio album after almost 6 years. See them on Saturday, December 28th at the River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport.  Doors 8 p.m.; Show 9 p.m.; Tickets $15. www.rivermusicexperience.org

New Year's Toast

Join the Ladies of Once Upon a Tea Tyme on Sunday, December 29th at 2 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St. in Davenport.  Tea, Hot Cocoa, Finger Foods, and Sweet Treats will be served.  Register by December 22nd by calling 563-322-8844.  Cost is $15 per person.  www.gahc.org

NOON New Year's Eve

The grown-ups get to have their New Year's Eve fun at night, but kids get to celebrate the arrival of 2014 during the daylight hours!  The Family Museum's Noon Year's Eve festivities on Tuesday, December 31st include art activities for the whole family to enjoy, a countdown to 12:00 NOON with noisemakers, hats, and a lot of confetti.  The event is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. www.familymuseum.org

Live Music - Too White Crew

There is simply no band anywhere like the Too White Crew.  It is a tribute to the golden era of hip hop, featuring all live music from a six-piece band, accompanied by choreographed "Fly Girl" dancers.  It's a party band - it's a show - it's art - it's madness on stage - all packed in an unprecedented way.  It is all the popular songs requested to a DJ but performed live in a high energy, interactive setting.  TWC has opened for countless hip hop and pop legends and is the only band in the past decade to perform at the Playboy Mansion.  It's retro on the river for New Year's Eve at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  General admission is $25 and $45 for VIP.  Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.  www.riverctr.com

Kickin' Country Bash

Ring in 2014 with the hottest country party in town at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street in Bettendorf, Iowa, on New Year's Eve.  Local band Whiskey Medicine takes the stage at 9 p.m.  Compete in the Cowboy Olympics and other contests held throughout the night.  Local vendors will be on hand with Party Pods to keep the party going.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  General seating tickets are $15.  Seating will be casual lounge style with a dance floor.  For more information and to order tickets, contact 800-THE-ISLE or www.theislebettendorf.com.

Burlesque on NYE

Bottom's Up Quad City Burlesque is the only performing Burlesque troupe in the Quad Cities!  This special NYE show combines some of the finest and most beautiful Burlesque dancers with some of the funniest comedians in the area to create an unforgettable show at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave. in Rock Island, Ill.  Admission includes a balloon drop, noise makers, party hats, and a champagne toast at Midnight to ring in 2014!  Doors open at 9 p.m.; show at 10 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.  Contact The Speakeasy at 309-786-7733.

Live Music - The Giving Tree Band

Spend your New Year's Eve at the River Music Experience, 129 Main St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa, with The Giving Tree Band.  With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - playing each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  There will also be a countdown at midnight.  Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door.  www.rivermusicexperience.org

Live Music - Funktastic Five

The Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn, 100 W. 76th Street, Davenport, Iowa, is party central with two different party areas on New Year's Eve.  Dance to the live music of the Funktastic Five or a DJ keeping the bass pumping at the dance club 1 Hundred West.  Their overnight package also includes a gourmet dinner buffet for two, party favors, champagne, and New Year's Day brunch for two.  Separate party tickets available.  Call 563-386-6900 for reservations or visit www.steeplegateinn.com.

B100's Final Countdown Bash

On New Year's Eve, the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 5202 Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa, is hosting B100's Final Countdown New Year's Eve Bash hosted by B100 DJs Red Hot & Tucker.  Stay to party all night long at Club Clarion!  (Guests must be 21 or older.)  Enjoy complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres and drink specials.  Stay for the midnight balloon drop, featuring prizes in all balloons.  Tickets are available online at www.b100.net for $25.  Rooms for guests attending this event start at $109.00.  Call 563-391-1230 for room reservations or visit www.clarionhoteldav.com.


NYE Party at The Lodge

At The Lodge Hotel, 900 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa, enjoy a wine & cheese reception from 7:00-7:30 p.m., dinner served at 7:30 p.m., complimentary party favors, champagne toast at midnight, luxurious overnight accommodations for two, DJ playing your favorite songs, New Year's Day deluxe breakfast buffet served from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and late checkout.  Only $162 per couple.  Call 563-359-7141 for reservations or visit www.lodgehotel.com.


Attend the annual Hangoverfest at the Cordova Dragway Park to rev up the New Year on Wednesday, January 1st.  Gates open at 10:30 a.m. with racing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Race for $20 or come to watch for $10.  Relax in the indoor heated café and Zoomies Pub with food and drink specials and $1 Bloody Mary's for those not racing.  Cordova Dragway is located at 19425 IL Route 84 North, Cordova, Illinois. www.cordovadrag.com

Theatre - A Christmas Story

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island will present the area premiere of a current Broadway hit, Tony Award nominee for Best Musical, and an adaptation of a beloved holiday movie - all in one show! A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will be playing at Circa '21 now through January 5th. For reservations, contact the Circa '21 ticket office at 1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island or by calling (309)786-7733.  Reservations may also be made online by going to www.circa21.com and clicking on "order tickets now."

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