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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 11/7 - 11/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 08 November 2013 09:49
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Hello!
We're excited to celebrate the opening of not one, but TWO new downtown businesses this week! Treat your taste buds to something new when Me & Billy Kitchen and Bar opens on Monday! Enjoy a wide variety of unique foods and drinks at this new local restaurant. On Saturday, Abernathy's Uncommon Clothing and Rebellious Accoutrements opens its doors for the first time at 11 a.m.    You can stop by for their official ribbon cutting at 1 p.m on Monday, too.  Support local business!

Show your support for our veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 4th and Western, and the ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. Afterward, make your way to the Adler Theatre for the Genesis Veterans Day Films Event.  See two inspirational films and take an opportunity to hear from one of the filmmakers! All activities are FREE to military veterans. We'd like to also thank Riverboat Development Authority for being a sponsor of this great event.

From musicals to mediums, the Adler Theatre is home to an assortment of great events this week! Discover if Princess Winnifred finds her happily-ever-after when Davenport Central High School presents Once Upon a Mattress. If you're heading to the Sunday showing, arrive early to participate in the Royal Tea Party! On Tuesday, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo heads to the Adler to give live readings and share stories of her psychic gifts.

 

dress up and dance series Relive the Woodstock glory days this weekend at the River Music Experience during Dress Up and Dance Woodstock Rock with music by The Beaker Brothers Band! Tonight, Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents a FREE performance from Grammy award-winning artist Terrance Simien! This zydeco musician, vocalist, and songwriter is sure to please any crowd. Back by popular demand, QC United presents the Annual International Food and Wine Experience tomorrow night. Three chefs will prepare three international foods while two wine enthusiasts will be there to pair your meal with fine international wine.
Learn about German cookies, traditional baking, and other sweet treats from a woman who was featured on Martha Stewart! Join Connie from House on the Hill at the German American Heritage Center and participate in their Springerle Workshops Saturday or Sunday. Create your own paper molds or bake your own German cookies. On Sunday, check out images from the GAHC's Trip to Germany and the Travel Photo contest winners in their new photo exhibit.

Ruby Slipper Make sure you head to The Ruby Slipper between November 8 and 23 for their coat sale! All coats are 25% off. With the winter weather right around the corner, now's the time to take advantage of this cozy deal! Be sure to peruse their assortment of winter boots while you're there, too.
River Roots Live partner, Living Lands & Waters' Founder & President, Chad Pregracke, was recently nominated as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2013. You can make a difference by voting for Chad Pregracke every day now through November 17. Vote at www.cnnheroes.com and pick Chad.  We need all the votes we can get!
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This Week's Events: November 7 - November 13


Thursday, November 7
ACS Pool Tournament- American CueSports
Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi River Hall
Time: All Day
Price: Varies
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Expressive Drawing - Pastel & Charcoal
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member; $10 materials fee payable to instructor
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Gallery Talk
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
MVBS presents Terrance Simien
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Network @ Night
Where: The Clubhouse
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: $10/non-members; FREE/members
Once Upon a Mattress
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $10 for students through high school with student ID, seniors, and CASI members; $12 for adults

River's Edge Monthly 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.

Thursdays at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Wine & Art
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/student

Friday, November 8

ACS Pool Tournament- American CueSports

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi River Hall
Time: All Day
Price: Varies

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Watercolor-Beginner/Intermediate
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member
Kitchen Gadgets "What's Cookin" Giveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Once Upon a Mattress
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $10 for students through high school with student ID, seniors, and CASI members; $12 for adults
Website
Piano Fondue
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $15
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Website

QC United presented International Food and Wine Experience
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: $50/person; $90/couple
Website
Saturday, November 9

 

Abernathy's Open House

Where: 315 E. 2nd Street

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Open House)

Price: FREE

Website

 

ACS Pool Tournament- American CueSports

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi River Hall
Time: All Day
Price: Varies

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Docent Candidate Training

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: $150

Website

 

Dress Up and Dance: Woodstock Rock featuring The Breaker Brothers Band

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:30 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Exhibition: 1934: A New Deal for Artists

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Medieval Monsters

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Photography Contest

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sun.

Price: Museum Admission or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Wisconsin's NAZI Resistance: the Mildred Fish-Harnack Story
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Night of 101 Winners
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Once Upon a Mattress
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $10 for students through high school with student ID, seniors, and CASI members; $12 for adults
Piano Fondue
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $15
Pruning and Tree I.D. Seminar
Where: Quad Cities Food Hub
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $15
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Springerle Workshops

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m; 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.

Price: $20/member; $25/non-member

Website

 

Tour: 1934: A New Deal for Artists

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Trip: Des Moines Art Center

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $40/member; $50/non-member

Website

 

Sunday, November 10

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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ACS Pool Tournament- American CueSports

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi River Hall
Time: All Day
Price: Varies

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Once Upon a Mattress

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $10 for students through high school with student ID, seniors, and CASI members; $12 for adults

Website

 

Royal Tea

Where: The Adler Theatre Lobby

Time: Noon

Price: No admission fee, donations accepted

Website

 

Springerle Workshops- Paperclay Casting and Cookie Making

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Price: $20/member; $25/non-member

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

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Tour: Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, November 11

 

Genesis Veterans Day Film Event

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time:1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5, FREE for military veterans

Website

 

Me & Billy Kitchen and Bar Opening

Where: 200 W. 3rd Street

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

Price: FREE
Website

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

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

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Veterans Day Parade

Where: Downtown Davenport

Time: 10:00 a.m. step-off, 11:00 a.m. ceremony

Price: FREE

Website


Tuesday, November 12

Class: Drawing Beyond the Basics - Line to Form II
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member, $85/non-member
Class: Oil Painting- Water-Soluble Oils (Beginner)
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $85/members; $95/non-members

 

Class: Silk Painting & Batik

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $55/members; $65/non-member; $20 materials fee payable to instructor

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

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

 
Join us at the 2013 Chili Cook Off ! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ellen Berberich   
Thursday, 07 November 2013 14:55

November 8th from 5:30-8pm at Modern Woodmen Park

All proceeds will benefit

Alternatives for the Older Adult

Classic Rock provided by the band Red Rock–It

Cost is $10 for Adults $5 for children (ages 4–12) (Children 3 and under are free)

* Cash bar for beverages (both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks)

Tickets can be purchased at Alternatives for the Older Adult,1803 7th St. Moline or at the door at the event.

To learn more about Alternatives visit our website at www.4olderadults.org

or call Ellen Berberich at 309-277-0167

 
MOLINE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB PREPARE FOR TRIP-AROUND-THE-WORLD WITH DISNEY ON ICE Thursday, November 7 @ 4 PM! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Walding   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:05

MOLINE, IL (11/5/13)

is giving the Boys and Girls Club of Moline the chance to go on a geographical adventure with the stars of Disney On Ice.  BUT FIRST, to prepare for this opportunity, they will need to create their passports for their journey, this Thursday, November 7 @ 4 pm at the Moline Club (406 7th St.).  The media is invited and encouraged to cover this event.

With their passports in hand, the Boys and Girls Club will be able to embark on the ultimate sightseeing holiday exploring the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyaging under the sea with Ariel and all her aquatic friends; touring London with Peter Pan and Wendy, before flying to Never Land; and traveling to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch.  They will also be able to participate in their very own press conference with the stars of the show.  The cast of Disney On Ice represents 11 different countries and offers a great opportunity for the kids to learn about these different cultures.  The media is invited and encouraged to cover this event as well, which will take place on opening night, Thursday, November 14. More information coming soon.
Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure is coming to the iWireless Center November 14-17!  Join us for upbeat music, loveable characters and exciting destinations that will make this a holiday you'll never forget. Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures all four unique worlds. Audiences will be entranced as they experience this exciting excursion - one that will fill the arena with magic, music, and best of all, Mickey and Minnie!Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure are available at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit www.disneyonice.com.

Performance Schedule:

11/14- 7pm ALL TICKETS $13 (excludes VIP & RINK SIDE)

11/15- 7pm

11/16- 11am, 3pm, & 7pm

11/17- 1pm &5pm

Ticket Prices: $16, $21, $36 (VIP), $51 (RINK SIDE)

About Feld Entertainment:

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

 
VanDerGinst Holiday Bash to Benefit American Spirit Charities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kimberly Pierce   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:59
The 6th Annual VanDerGinst Holiday Bash to Benefit American Spirit Charities will be held on Saturday, December 7th at The Stern Center in Rock Island, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event has become a local holiday favorite.

All proceeds go to American Spirit Charities; helping Veterans, the elderly, children, the arts, the environment, the sick and needy. One hundred percent of the proceeds are used locally!Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door and include beer, wine, soda and food. The entertainment will include local favorite, Funktastic 5, and Chicago favorite, The Shagadelics. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, a “Prize Pull” and much more!

Tickets can be secured and more information can be found at www.VanDerGinstHolidayBash.com or www.AmericanSpiritCharities.com or by calling 309-793-1234.

 
Theo's Java Club Cafe to Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theo Grevas   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:51

Theo's Java Club Cafe, 213 - 17th Street, Rock Island, will be celebrating 20 years in the specialty coffee/cafe business November 15th - November 23rd.

Kicking off the festivities will be "Elvis Presley Tribute Artist" Steve Brandes, live, on stage, on Friday, November 15th from 7-10pm.  More info on Steve can be found at www.stevebrandes.com.

Al through the following week, November 18th - 23rd, Theo's will be offering lunch and drink discounts and door prizes.

Also, more live music is coming back to Theo's beginning with open stage on Thursday nights, from 7:30-10pm with local and regional musical acts on Fridays and Saturdays.

Theo and his friendly staff invite all friends, past and present and future, to stop by for a heartfelt "Thank You" for 20 years!

 
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