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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 1/10 - 1/16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 11 January 2013 14:22
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Tired of winter and ready for summer boating and outdoor fun? Head to the Boat, RV, and Vacation Show this Friday through Sunday at the RiverCenter! Now's your chance to shop boats for fishing, cruising, and water sports. Check out the multiple exhibits on resorts and fishing camps, fly-ins, vacations, and much more.
The subject of the Academy-nominated documentary Jules at Eight will be making an appearance at River Music Experience Wednesday!  Spend An Evening with Julian Lage and take in a night of jazz guitar by this Grammy-nominated virtuoso who's played with everyone from Santana to Martin Taylor.

The Twin Cities' Davina and the Vagabonds hit the stage at River Music Experience Friday night!  Davina's jazzy performance style never disappoints, and get there early to catch the Quad Cities' own Busted Chandeliers open the gig!  Head back to RME Saturday for the Kings CD Release Show with special guests Straight Up, Dividing the Masses, and Hello Ramona.

Plan to visit the Figge Art Museum for some quality family time during Portraits Family Day! Studio art activities, story time, refreshments, and more await on this  picture-perfect day. While you're there, peruse the new Young Artists at the Figge exhibition.  This week's exhibition highlights work from students from the Muscatine Community School District. Be sure to make it to the exhibition's reception Sunday, too!
Just can't get enough of weddings?  Check out the new Vintage Vows & Veils exhibit opening this Sunday at the German American Heritage Center. This exhibit, which features wedding traditions at the GAHC, will continue on until May 26th. Come check out unique, vintage photos, gowns, heirlooms, and more!

Enjoy writing original songs? Here's your chance to play, listen, and learn from leaders in the craft as they make music and talk about the process at River Music Experience. Head out for Songwriter's All-Orginial Open Mic this Saturday and hear from talented teenagers just starting out alongside polished musicians who make a living from their original material.
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This Week's Events: January 10 - January 16


Thursday, January 10

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)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

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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QC United Presents Raise the Roof Thursday

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad Cities Chamber Business After Hours/Progressive Dinner

Where: Radisson Quad City Plaza, The RiverCenter, and Hotel Blackhawk

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

Price: $15 in adv., $20 at the door

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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: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 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, January 11

Boat, RV, & Vacation Show

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $6, Kids 12 and Under FREE, Matinee $4 (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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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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Davina and The Vegabonds

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $10

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Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 8:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River City 6

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Saturday, January 12

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Crazy Bad

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

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Boat, RV, & Vacation Show

Where: RiverCenter

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

Price: $6, Kids 12 & Under FREE

Website

 

Brewery Tours

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

 

Exhibition: Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

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 Opens: Young Artists at the Figge - Muscatine

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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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Kings CD Release Show
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 5:00 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.
Price: $8
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Live Lunch with Keith Soko
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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On the Face of It- Portraits Family Day

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ; 9:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Songwriter's All-Orginal Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, January 13

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Boat, RV, & Vacation Show

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $6, Kids 12 & Under FREE

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Documentary Film Series: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership
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Exhibition Opens: Vintage Vows & Veils
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon
Price: Museum Admission ($5, $4, or $3), or FREE with museum membership

Live Music: Five Bridges Jazz Band
Where: Brady Street Chop House
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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

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Reception: Young Artists at the Figge: Muscatine

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.

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

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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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Tour: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

Monday, January 14

 

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 Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

Tuesday, January 15


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

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

Drop-In Soccer
Where: The River's Edge, Turf
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

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Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad City Kix Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, January 16

 

An Evening with Julian Lage

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $12 in adv., $15 day of show

Website

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

Website

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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

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

 

RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

 
WQPT’S CHAMPAGNE ON THE ROCKS HELD IN THE GOLD ROOM PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Friday, 11 January 2013 13:58

MOLINE, ILLINOIS -- WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will hold their 12th annual Champagne on the Rocks Gala on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Gold Room at the Hotel Blackhawk.  The Presenting Sponsor for Champagne on the Rocks is The Singh Group, Merrill Lynch-Quad Cities, Global Wealth Management.  “We are delighted that Tony Singh and his organization continue to be such great supporters of WQPT” said WQPT Interim General Manager, Jamie Lange

Champagne on the Rocks is WQPT’s premiere fundraising event featuring dinner, diamonds, live and silent auctions and musical entertainment featuring The Westbrook Singers.

As each guest arrives they receive a glass of champagne that includes a gem (either a cubic zirconia or a diamond.) Representatives from Expressions Jewelers are on hand to appraise the gems and one lucky guest will win a GIA certified .50-carat diamond, donated by Expressions Jewelers.  Guests will also bid on more than 100 items featuring trips, theatre tickets and art work.   WQPT Special Projects Coordinator, Bea Brasel said “Our trips include everything from across the country to weekend getaways in our region.”

To view a complete list of auction items log on to www.wqpt.org. For further information or to make a reservation to attend Champagne on the Rocks call 309-764-2400 or log on to wqpt.org.

Sponsors for the event include: Gold Sponsor – The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Quad Cities, Global Wealth Management; Silver Sponsors - Hotel Blackhawk; Diamond Sponsor – Expressions Jewelers. Entertainment Sponsor - Andich and Andich, Attorneys at Law, with additional support from Scott and Carrie Bull and Staack Florists.

The Champagne on the Rocks Committee members include Sarah Andich, Darcey Boone, Sana Harb and Aleeza Singh.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University Quad Cities located in Moline, IL.                           

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NON-PROFIT FAIR AT SOUTHPARK MALL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aleisha Chiesa   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:55

Join SouthPark Mall and area 501C3 organizations for a Non-Profit Fair!

WHO: SouthPark Mall will be hosting a 501C3 non-profit fair.

WHAT:  Non-profit organizations in the Quad City area are invited to attend SouthPark Mall’s non-profit fair. Those organizations are asked to display and promote their local 501C3 business. Set up will include one table and two chairs. This event is free and will only be for the first 100 businesses. RSVP to Connie at 309.797.8450 before February 1, 2013.

WHEN:  February 9, 2013, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE:  Throughout the common area starting in Younkers Court

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Macerich is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust,
which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of
regional malls throughout the United States. Additional information about Macerich can be
obtained from the Company’s website at www.macerich.com.

 
The Power of Diversity: Acclaimed Business Leader Nina Vaca to Speak at Hispanic Chamber’s Gala Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:37
IA/IL QUAD-CITIES – Acclaimed business leader Nina Vaca has been selected as the Keynote Speaker and Special Guest of the 2013 Annual Gala of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC). Vaca serves as Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle; Director at both Kohl's Corporation and Comerica, Inc.; Founding Member of the Startup America Partnership; and Chairman of the Board of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“Nina Vaca serves as a shining example of how a talented, determined minority individual can play a vital role in the international business community,” said Lee Vasquez, Executive Director of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “She is an inspiration to the Hispanic community, and to everyone who believes in the power of diversity. We are truly proud to have Nina as the keynote speaker at our Annual Gala.”
The GQCHCC board of directors and staff invites the community to the 2013 Annual Gala, to be held 5:30 pm., Sat., January 26, 2013, at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, IA. The evening is a celebration of the organization's accomplishments, members, and supporters, and will feature entertainment, dinner, an award presentation, a silent auction, and networking opportunities for attendees.
Admittance for the event is $60 for non-members, $50 for members, and $35 for students. Online Registration for the event at www.gqchcc.com/2013_Annual.html closes Friday, January 18th. Sponsorships are available for tables.
An Illustrious Career
Nina Vaca founded Pinnacle in 1996 as an information technology services provider to the Fortune 500. Pinnacle provides IT-enabled solutions in the growing area of vendor management via IT Staff Augmentation Services, Professional Staffing and Payrolling services. Under her leadership, Pinnacle has become the fifth fastest growing firm in a $20 billion dollar industry.
In 2005, Nina was featured in Fast Company magazine as one of the Top 25 Women Business Builders in the country. In addition, she has been featured in many other high-profile publications, including Vanidades, Ali, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger, Forbes, Hispanic, KERA CEO Review, and Latino Leaders.
Nina is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Technology and Communications for the Southwest Region. In 2010, she was named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in America by Latino Leaders. As an international leader, Nina has represented America in numerous transatlantic leadership forums.
Nina is a graduate of Texas State University with a B.A. in Speech Communications and Business Administration. She has been honored as the youngest Distinguished Alumna in university history. She also holds a Doctor of Laws “Honoris Causa” from Northwood University. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Corporate Governance Executive Program.
For more information on the 2013 Annual Gala, or the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, visit www.gqchcc.com/2013_Annual.html or call (309) 797-8650.
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ABOUT THE GREATER QUAD CITIES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC) is the only organization in the Quad Cities created to address the specific needs of the Hispanic business community. The GQCHCC serves the Quad Cities and surrounding areas in Illinois and Iowa, including Sterling, Rock Falls, Muscatine, and West Liberty.
The mission of the GQCHCC is to support, promote and enhance the growth and success of local businesses, and to leverage the community’s assets, contributions and unique Hispanic cultural identity to generate new business opportunities. The GQCHCC welcomes businesses, organizations, and individuals from any cultural background to join this community-minded organization.
In September 2012, the GQCHCC received national recognition as the winner of the 2012 Small Hispanic Chamber of the Year Award. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) celebrated three Hispanic chambers from across the nation for their accomplishments, contributions, and commitment to helping the Hispanic-owned businesses in their communities.

 
Jan 10th. Chinese artist: Ai Wei Wei in his movie " Never Sorry" Contemorary China and its most compelling prominent Artist. : I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:36
Thursday January 10th. 2013

Independent Scholars' Evenings:  MOVIE: " NEVER SORRY"  director Alison Klayman.

Ai Weiwei: " Never Sorry:  examines the complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist.

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

7.00 p.m.

doors open at 6.30

light snacks and beverages are served.

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline. IL 61265

309-762-9202
www.qcinstitute.org

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd is a 501(c)3 organization at state and federal level since 1996.

 
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