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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 7/18 - 7/24 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:22
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Hello!

Although July has been flying by, it simply means we're one week closer to this year's 42nd Annual Street Fest! Presented by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, this year's Street Fest will be full of a variety of vendors, festival foods and drinks, firefighter water fights, great live music, and more! Participate in the Bix 7 run presented by the QC Times on Saturday morning and spend the rest of your day enjoying the Quad-Cities biggest homecoming party!
To all the country fans out there, you're in for a treat this weekend! The Heartland Jam Music Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday at Centennial Park. Here's your chance to see artists such as Phil Vassar, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, and more...all within a two-day period! 
A significant portion of the festival's proceeds will go directly to the Loren Arp Memorial Foundation to assist children and families in the University of Iowa's burn treatment center.
One of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups takes the stage at River Music Experience tomorrow night. Come hear what all the buzz is about when The Pines perform their heart-piercing songs!. On Saturday, prepare to be swept away by energetic, tightly crafted music when RME hosts Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Until then, check out the creative union of The Grahams as they combine soulful bluegrass with Americana tonight at RME.
Looking for something new to see in the Quad Cities? Head to the River Center and be a part of one of the most exciting MMA Events this summer! Caged Aggression X debuts this Saturday and you won't want to miss out on this action! Or, head out to the Headbanger's Burlesque Part Deux at the Adler Theatre and get ready for an entertaining night!
What a better way to wind down the week than to live music in a coffee shop? Join Brewed Awakenings for their first of many summer events on Friday! Treat yourself to a refreshing smoothie or cup of joe while listening to live music by The Effie Afton band with special guest Janell Just. Keep an eye out for more events to come and be sure to stop in for breakfast or brunch!
Participate in a growing international movement that celebrates the art of giving by heading to the Figge for their Papergirl Project. Here's an opportunity to create some beautiful art for the public! Keep in mind PechaKucha Night is next Thursday at the Figge, too. Share ideas and interests with community members while enjoying complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and PechaKucha presentations!
Take some time to explore Downtown Davenport this week. Stop at Bucktown Center for the Arts Wednesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to browse unique artwork and gifts! Or shop fair trade purses, jewelry, and more at SiS International! Make a day of it by grabbing lunch at Antonella's Pizzeria for delicious pizza or pasta and stopping by the Chocolate Manor for desert!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: July 18 - July 24


Thursday, July 18
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

Flatscreens & Fun
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Lunch with Esme Alexis
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Papergirl Project
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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.

Social Strategy Boot Camp Quad Cities
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: $115

The Grahams
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5

Friday, July 19

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

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Deschutes Tapping Party w/ Live Music by Dogborn
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Family Fun Fridays at GAHC
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $10 (for families up to 5 people)
Friday Live at 5 featuring The Karry Outz sponsored by Woodfire Grill
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Heartland Jam
Where: Centennial Park
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Price: $55/1 Day General Admission; $65/2 Day General Admission; $140 1 Day VIP
Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Late Night Special: The Effie Afton with special guest Janell Just
Where: Brewed Awakenings
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Karl Beatty
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Gina Venier
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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
The Pines
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $10
Saturday, July 20

 

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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

 

Double Film Feature- Lost Landscape: the Tallgrass Prairie and Jens Jensen: Harmonious Word

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: $5

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Price: $10

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Exhibition: Double Expose: Prints of Past and Present

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

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Exhibition: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Beyond the Classroom

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Bogk House Drawings

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Questionable Architecture: Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve Banks and Monica Correia

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Studio1: Pop Art Soup

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Extreme Cage Rentals & Bud Light presents X Redemption

Where: The RiverCenter

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

Price: $27 in adv., $32 day of, $42 VIP table tickets, $52 premium cage side tickets

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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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Headbanger's Burlesque Part Deux
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $25 & $40 VIP
Heartland Jam
Where: Centennial Park
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Price: $55/1 Day General Admission, $140/1 Day VIP
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211 (Moline Location)
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Tritones
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Holly and Charlie Mathews
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Gina Venier
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Pick Your Remodel
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock Camp USA Concert- Session 3
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 11:30 a.m. / Show 12:00 p.m.
Price: $5

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Rock Wars: Battle of the Bands Round 3 featuring The Post Mortems vs. Portrait of an Eagle

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $3

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Tour: Questionable Architecture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

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Sunday, July 21

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Jens Jensen: The QC Connection
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Music on the Levee: River City 6

Where: 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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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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Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

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Third Sunday Jazz presents James Culver
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Workshop 3:00 p.m. / Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10 or $15 for reserved seating

Tour: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, July 22

 

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

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

Price: $5 and Up

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Tuesday, July 23


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Chastity Brown & Barbara Jean
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

 
July 23 - 7 PM - Jewish Fed QC hosts Iran expert at Bettendorf Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:14
WHO: Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities-Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library (www.jfqc.org - www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc)
WHAT: "The Enigma of Iranian Politics" - A presentation by Yashar Vasef, Executive Director of the Iowa United Nations Association
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23rd - 7:00 PM - Free and Open to the public
WHERE: Bettendorf Public Library - 2950 Learning Campus Dr.
WHY: Yashar Vasef is a native of Iran who, along with his family, fled the country in the midst of the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980’s.  Yashar has interned at the political think tank, The Stanley Foundation, and the Brooklyn-based BoomGen Studios, an entertainment studio that provides Middle Eastern media content to a Western audience.  He currently serves as the executive director of the Iowa United Nations Association.  In this capacity, Vasef regularly lectures on a multitude of topics involving the United Nations and was a featured speaker at the 2012 national UNA-USA conference in Washington. Yashar is an alumnus of the University of Iowa and currently resides in Iowa City.

 
Double Film Feature this Saturday, July 20th at 1:30pm at the Figge Art Museum's John Deere Auditorium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:49
Greetings!

Come and see two great documentaries on the Midwestern prairie landscape this weekend! $5 gets you in to see both films! This is a can't miss event!
First up: America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie

America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie tells the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history. Prior to Euro-American settlement in the 1820s, one of the major landscape features of North America was 240 million acres of tallgrass prairie. But between 1830 and 1900 - in the space of a single lifetime - the tallgrass prairie was steadily transformed to farmland. This drastic change in the landscape also brought about an enormous social change for Native Americans; in an equally short time their cultural imprint was reduced in essence to a handful of place-names appearing on maps.
America's Lost Landscape examines the record of human struggle, triumph, and defeat that prairie history exemplifies, including the history and culture of America's aboriginal inhabitants. The story of how and why the prairie was changed by Euro-American settlement is thoughtfully nuanced. The film also highlights prairie preservation efforts and explores how the tallgrass prairie ecosystem may serve as a model for a sustainable agriculture of the future. The extraordinary cinematography of prairie remnants, original score and archival images are all delicately interwoven to create a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America. Written by David O'Shields
The film starts at 1:30pm

World Premiere: Jens Jensen: The Living Green

Excerpt from QCTImes article by Alma Gaul:

A documentary titled "Jens Jensen The Living Green" by Viva Lundin Productions, Chicago, will have its world premiere Saturday, July 20,  at the Figge Art Museum auditorium in Davenport.

The Jensen film was done for the Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS.

The documentary by Carey Lundin and Mark Frazel tells Jensen's life story and accomplishments, but its focus is his belief  that "people need daily access to the living green or they will shrivel up and die," Lundin said.

In Chicago, as in most crowded urban areas, regular people had little to no access to nature in Jensen's lifetime. This was a detriment to their spirit and, by extension, to their neighborhoods and society as a whole.

Jensen wanted to make parks accessible. He equated this with democracy, with being American, Lundin said.

"He thought America should not emulate Europe," she said. "He thought we should have our own identity, an American identity, an American aesthetic."

The film is full of beautiful images and tells a compelling story as there were times in Jensen's life when he was battling corruption in Chicago,  Lundin explained.

He also was internally conflicted between his belief that there should be free, beautiful spaces for the public and the fact that he made money by designing private landscapes for the very wealthy.

"I think people are really going to enjoy the story," Lundin said. "Once people find out how philosophical a city park can be, they will flip for him."

The film starts at approximately 3pm

 

Don't forget to stop into GAHC before the film to see the exhibit, Land & Water!
Thank you and if you have any questions about the film showing, don't hesitate to contact us at 563-322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !
The Figge is located at 225 W 2nd Street Davenport, IA.

 
Trivia Night to Benefit St. Ambrose/RiteCare Speech & Language Clinic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Holliday   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:18

Are you full of useless knowledge?

Make it useful knowledge!!

Challenge your friends when

SCOTTISH RITE MASONS and ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY JOIN TOGETHER TO PRESENT TRIVIA NIGHT

Proceeds go to support St. Ambrose/RiteCare Speech & Language Clinic and Scottish Rite Operations

WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd 6:00 P.M. (Doors open at 5:30)

WHERE: Masonic Center—511 E. 65th Street, Davenport

COST: Individual price—$10.00 (8 per table - $80)

RSVP: To register, call 563-391-0665 or 800-944-7483

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!

Food & soft drinks available. Personal snacks and beverages welcome. No smoking or alcohol please.

 
Benefit Breakfast for Brad Wild at Brubaker Lodge 675 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ Risley   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:11

Saturday, July 20, 2013

7:00 am to 10:00 am

Davenport Masonic Center

511 Veterans Memorial Parkway

(511 East 65th Street)

Davenport

 

Free Will Offering

Menu of Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Orange Juice, Milk and

COFFEE!!!!

 

Brad has sarcoma cancer and had extensive surgery in Iowa City.

Please come and enjoy a delicious breakfast

and help Brad’s family to pay on his doctor and hospital bills

 

Join us for some good food and fellowship!!!!

By supporting local events we all win!!!

 

Everyone is welcome, so, Bring a Friend!

 
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