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This Week in Downtown Davenport June 28th Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:26
Hello!

Red, White, and Boom is almost here and we can't wait for Tuesday, July 3rd!  The largest fireworks display from Chicago to St. Louis will feature nearly twice as many fireworks this year and will light up the sky with more than 2,500 shells and over 2,400 pounds of fireworks!

 

We'd like to thank Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority for hosting this great event along with all of our generous sponsors that make Red White & Boom possible.

 

The Mississippi Valley Blues Fest takes over LeClaire Park in the days leading up to Red, White, and Boom!  Acts this year include Sugar Ray and The Bluetones, Super Chikan, Kelley Hunt, Brooks Family Blues Dynasty, Johnny Rawls, Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, and Coco Montoya.  This is one of the country's finest Blues festivals, so don't miss it!

 

We're proud to host one of  the most critically acclaimed bands in America downtown.  Wilco is returning to the Adler Theatre Tuesday night!  Their reputation continues to grow; the Austin Chronicle says "Wilco's new millennial emergence as an avant-garde Americana juggernaut now grooves a new found equilibrium."

 

A performance of "A Couple of Blaguards " comes to Mac's Tavern on Saturday night!  This touring show comes to downtown via the Irish American Theatre Company and the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. 

Beat the heat and enjoy FREE admission at the Figge today and Friday!  The Waxing Poetic Panel will host a lively discussion about artistic inspirations and expression tonight in the Figge auditorium.  Presenters at the event include Leslie Bell, E. Marie Bertram, Ryan Collins, and David Murray. The host of WVIK's "Art Talks," Bruce Carter, will host the event.  Also, the River Bandits are home all week down the street with lots of fireworks and giveaways t.

 

Tinsley Ellis, the hard-rocking blues-soaked guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter performs on the Redstone Room stage Monday night!   Free RME shows this week include Live Lunches with Alan Sweet, Mo, Dustin Lee, Luke Redfield,and Blues Cafe.  Other events at the River Music experience include Snogulated Pig, Nick and The Ovorols, Community Drum Circle, Matthew Kylestewa, and Float Face Down.

 

Final Friday at the Bucktown Center for the Arts signals the end to another month.  The theme this month is an Art Education Celebration.  We hope to see every at Bucktown on Friday and all the other events taking place downtown this week.

 

See you downtown!

 

 

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This Week's Events: June 28 - July 4


Thursday, June 28

$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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Bix at 6

Where: 3rd Street & Brady

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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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 Alan Sweet

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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Panel Discussion: "Poetic Images/Artistic Words"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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River Bandits v. Cedar Rapids Kernels - Pro Wrestling Night, Barrel House Thirst-Day

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

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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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Friday, June 29

$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 Show Featuring Snogulated Pig, I Am Your Disease, Murmur, and Picquerist

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 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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Final Friday - Art Education Celebration

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 6:30 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $15

Website

 

Nick and the Ovorols with Jon Aanestad
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $5

Website

 

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. Cedar Rapids Kernels - Rally Towel Giveaway, Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

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Saturday, June 30

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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A Couple of Blaguards

Where: Mac's Tavern

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15

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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
Community Drum Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for Adults; $2.50 for Children 12 and under

Dustin Lee

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

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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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Matthew Kylestewa with Spaz

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

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

Website

 

River Bandits v. Cedar Rapids Kernels - Cael Sanderson Bobble Head, John Deere Night

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

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Sunday, July 1

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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All-Ages Show Featuring Float Face Down, Last 10 Seconds of Life, & In Alcatraz 1962

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6

Website

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Where: Bandshell, LeClaire Park

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Team Photo Giveaway, U.S. Bank Family Sunday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

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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Monday, July 2

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $1 Drink Specials

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Luke Redfield

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

 
Muscatine Art Center Annual Ice Cream Social PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:26
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Red, White and Boom to Feature Record Fireworks Display July 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Gilliland   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:21
(Quad Cities) -- Red, White & Boom organizers and officials at the Rock Island Arsenal have joined forces this year to give the Quad Cities a bi-state celebration that won’t soon be forgotten. From one of the largest fireworks displays from Omaha to Chicago, to live music by the Navy band and the Spirit of the USO Band,  Red, White & Boom – America’s Birthday Party – promises to deliver plenty of patriotic family fun.

“With over 2,400 shells weighing in at an impressive 2,550 pounds, this will easily be the largest fireworks display for Red White & Boom and also one the biggest displays throughout the Midwest up and down the Mississippi River,” said Ken Croken, Red White & Boom committee chairman. “We also have a few fun surprises in store for the community, too.”

With Red, White & Boom scheduled for July 3, the AMVETS 4th of July Parade themed Hooah! Quad Cities, and the Rock Island Arsenal’s 150th Anniversary celebration coming up July 7, there is nearly a week of fireworks, music, food and remembrance to embark upon.

Events for Red White and Boom will open at 6 p.m. in LeClaire Park in Davenport and Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. Both riverfronts will have live music, a USO Discovery Kids Tent, thank you notes for our troops, food, beer gardens, and of course, the largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Both Davenport and Rock Island will have ceremonies with a proclamation read by the Quad Cities mayors highlighting the 150th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal and will end with a presentation of the Quad  Cities Military Community Covenant to the commands of the Rock Island Arsenal.

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce also recently launched” Hooah! Quad Cities,” a military appreciation and community goodwill campaign that will be highlighted during Red White & Boom. The “Hooah! Quad Cities” website will serve as a resource for military members, veterans and military families. Civilians are also encouraged to use the site to find out how they can support our soldiers. “Hooah! Quad Cities” is also the channel through which the community can connect veterans with employment, education and reintegration services, working with business and community partners to ensure that veterans are a vibrant, respected and well-served part of the Quad Cities.

Red,White & Boom is generously hosted by Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority.

This event would not be possible without all of our additional sponsors including St. Ambrose University, Wells Fargo, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, United Healthcare, Iowa American Water, Quad-City Times, KWQC TV-6, B100, Lunardi’s Italian Restaurant, Acsentra Credit Union, City of Davenport, City of Rock Island, The District, Downtown Davenport Partnership, Davenport Parks & Recreation Dept, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, Nerdwerx, and Quad Cities Chamber.

Supporting sponsors include Mutual Medical Inc, Platinum Information Services, Riverview Dental, LPI Loans, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Mississippi Fleeting LLC, and Davenport Fire & Police Departments.

For more details, please visit www.RedWhiteBoom.org

 
June28th 2012 " TheUnbearable Lightness of Being" Czech author Milan Kundra's movie starring Juliette Binoche PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:55
June 28th. 2012   7.00 pm
" The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
Movie
Based on the demanding bestseller by Czech author Milan Kundera, with dialogue of Frederich Nietzsche, directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Discussion to follow with the quotes from the book and the movie.
Free and open to all:
Independent Scholars' Evenings.
Doors open at 6.30
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. 61265
2nd floor above the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery.
The Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level since 1996.
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

 
East West River Fest Coming Soon! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlotte Morrison   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:35

A multi-event celebration (200 events) called the “East West River Fest” will be held throughout the Quad Cities from September 7-16, 2012.

It includes many annual events, but also other events that you may not be aware of.  There will definitely be something for everyone.

http://www.visitquadcities.com/ewrf

 
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