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This Week in Downtown Davenport May 9 - May 15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 15:19
Hello!
Mother's Day Happy Mother's Day to all those Mom's out there! Be sure to take advantage of our annual Mother's Day Promotions featuring a variety of items and events. Find unique gifts at Beaux Arts Fair at the Figge and take Mom out for brunch at  Modern Woodmen Park, Hotel Blackhawk, or another one of our great downtown restaurants. Don't forget to peruse some quality crafts and flowers during Mother's Day at the Farmer's Market, too!
"The Queen of Clean Comedy" takes the stage at the Adler Theater tonight!  Take in a healthy dose of laughter from Chonda Pierce as she shows off a whole bag of new tricks you won't want to miss. The Talent on Parade Dance Competition is also at the Adler this weekend, so plan to cheer on those that choose to dance their hearts out.
calliko
Rap music's newest breakout sensation makes his way to the River Music Experience this Friday when Calliko presents Swagfest 3.0. See what makes people compare this special artist to Nelly, Eminem, and Kanye West. On Saturday, spend An Evening with Bob Dorr & the Blue Band to help celebrate the band's 32nd anniversary! You may even get to request a song or two.
young artists at the figge Explore the artwork presented by Pleasant Valley Elementary School this Saturday in the Young Artists at the Figge Exhibition. If you haven't seen the American POP Art Exhibition yet, head on out tonight and participate in a gallery talk that focuses on the artwork and artists involved. The German American Heritage Center also has a new exhibit opening this weekend! For those photography lovers, make sure you take the time to see the Double Expose: Prints of Past and Present Exhibition.
wine dinner
In need of a date night? Sip on fine wine with a partner at the 5 Course Wine Dinner this Friday at Hotel Blackhawk's Bix Bistro. Treat yourself to a night of fine conversation over an assortment of courses that highlight the fine wine portfolio of Opolo Vineyards. Don't forget about Brady Street Pub's Mugz Club Special Tapping on Friday, too!
Round up the family and head to River's Edge for their Family Friday Night Skate Night! Spend the night skating, laughing, and bonding with the family to kick-off summer. Or, cheer on your local River Bandits at one of their home games this week. It's a great way to enjoy this spring weather!

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: May 9 - May 15


Thursday, May 9

American POP Art! Art Talk

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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Chonda Pierce

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $22 & $27

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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 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Half the Sky Film Screening

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $10/member; $12/non-member

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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 Randy Leaseman

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Music: Danika Holmes

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 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: Zumba Fitness

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 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

Stick around for live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band

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Friday, May 10

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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5 Course Wine Dinner

Where: Hotel Blackhawk Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $60/person

Website

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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Calliko Presents: Swagfest 3.0
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:30 p.m.
Price: $15
Chameleon Jazz Trio
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Family Friday Night Public Skate
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up
John Fliss
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon -1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Franti Project
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Mugz Club Special Tapping
Where: Brady Street Pub
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and Up
Searching for Security's Sweet & Sour Show featuring TV Magic, Live to Conquer, and Highfives & Handshakes
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Talent on Parade Dance Competition
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 11

 

$15,000 Cash Cow Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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An Evening with Bob Dorr & the Blue Band

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Beaux Arts Fair

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: $2 Figge Admission, FREE Admission to the Beaux Arts Fair

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Bottoms Up QC Burlesque

Where: Rythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

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

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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

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: 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

Website

 

Exhibition: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

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: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

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Exhibition Opens: Young Artists at the Figge - Pleasant Valley

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market: Mother's Day

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

John Fliss
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Tom
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Blackstones
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: 3rd Street Villains
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and Up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Second Saturday Series

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: Noon

Price: FREE

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Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Talent on Parade Dance Competition

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:15 a.m.

Website

 

The Tangents

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, May 12

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Beaux Arts Fair
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $2 Figge Admission, FREE admission to Beaux Arts Fair

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Mother's Day Brunch

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Price: $18, ladies eat for half price

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Mother's Day Brunch

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: $30/adult; $15/child (10 and Under)

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Mother's Day Brunch at The Blackhawk

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

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

Price: $30/adult; $9.50/child 8-14; FREE/children 7 and under

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $6 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

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Talent on Parade Dance Competition
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Tour: American POP! Selections from the CU Art Museum Collection
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, May 13

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

 
Downtown Celebrates 600 Flower Baskets & Mother’s Day Weekend Ribbon Cutting, Beaux Arts Fair, & Mother’s Day Events & Specials PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Gilliland   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 14:42
(DAVENPORT, Iowa) - While the robin is evidence of an impending spring, the flower baskets returning to downtown Davenport signal summer is just around the corner.   The Downtown Davenport Partnership is proud to announce that there will be over 600 flower baskets lining the downtown streets, ensuring our community looks its best for the summer festival season.

A Ribbon Cutting celebrating this milestone will be held on Friday, May 10, at 4pm at the corner of 2nd and Main Streets. This event will also serve to usher in Mother’s Day weekend downtown highlighted by the Beaux Arts Fair.

The Downtown Davenport Partnership is responsible for the maintenance of the flowers, and staff will be hanging the highly anticipated baskets beginning Saturday, May 12.

The baskets are filled with Supertunias with colors ranging from purple, pink and red; the baskets will be in full bloom in July.  Green Thumbers assists in growing the flowers found in the baskets and beds throughout downtown.  Residents and tourists alike annually marvel at these gorgeous baskets.

For more information on the flower baskets, contact Adam Holland, Director of Downtown Operations at (563) 823-2675.


Beaux Arts Fair

The annual Beaux Arts Fair will also take place May 11th and 12th from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.  The art fair is held on the Figge Plaza and on 2nd Street.  There are artisans from 7 states in varied media including, pottery, stained glass and copper and brass garden art.  Admission is free and a perfect place to take Mom for her special day. For more information, please visit www.beauxartsfair.com.

Mother’s Day Promotions Downtown
With Mother’s Day on the 12th, many people may be looking for ideas on how to pamper Mom or take her out for a nice lunch.  For some great ideas look no further than www.downtowndavenport.com. Here you will find some great ideas and specials for shopping and dining that will make sure that Mom knows you appreciate all she has done for you!

 
Put A Smile On A Child PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jo Cohrs   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:16

Join us on

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5pm until 7pm at

Augustana's Pepsico Center, 1025 - 30th St, Rock Island

FREE for Families

  • Fun
  • Activities
  • Dinner

A free gift of the Family Concerns committee of Churches United and over a dozen other children and family friendly organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals in teh Quad Cities.

Thank you to our sponsors: Farmer Owned Prairie Farms Dairy, Rock Island Noon Kiwanis, Augustana College, and Churches United of the Quad City Area.

 
Quad Cities Prayer Center Spring 2013 Fund Raiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:48

Here's YOUR chance to help the Prayer Center & enjoy a great comedy show!

We need people to fill a row of chairs for the...

Quad Cities Prayer CenterSpring 2013 Fund Raiser

Dessert and Coffee Bar FEATURING ComedySportz!

WHEN: Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: QCPC at NorthPark Mall 320 W. Kimberly in Davenport

Chair Host Responsibilities --Invite - Invite – Invite (This is a FUNDRAISER, so please make that clear to those whom you invite).

For more information or to become a CHAIR HOST, contact Traci by e-mail or call 563.323.3090.

This event will help continue fulfilling the vision of the QCPC.

(Due to limited seating, please RSVP by clicking HERE for your free ticket.)

This is an adults only event.

Click HERE for an invitation you can print out and share!

 
First-Ever Wine Tourism Day in North America to take place May 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Mital   
Monday, 06 May 2013 08:13

Creekside Vineyards Winery hosts Seasonal Terrace Wine UP for Local Wine Consumers

Quad Cities: The first-ever Wine Tourism Day in North America will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 with wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses offering a variety of events to the public throughout North America. Creekside Vineyards Winery will be celebrating with its Seasonal Terrace Wine UP to mark this day locally.

“There are now over 7500 wineries in 205 American Viticultural Areas, 38 authorized wine appellations in Canada, and another 40 appellations in Mexico”, says Allan Wright, president of Zephyr Adventures, the active wine tour company organizing Wine Tourism Day. “Most of these wine regions and many of these wineries are dependent on visitors who sleep in hotel beds, eat in restaurants, and buy wine from cellar doors. Wine tourism is very important to the success of many local economies and is a subject worth commemorating.”

Locally, Creekside Vineyards Winery is celebrating with its 1st Annual Seasonal Terrace Wine UP at its vineyards in Coal Valley, IL. “We are ‘Wining UP’ for Terrace Season, which runs weekends from 1-6pm, May-October, at the vineyard,” says Jennifer Mital, co-owner of Creekside Vineyards Winery. “Visitors can enjoy local musicians, art shows, spa events, and our artisan wines.” On May 11th guests can revel in Music in the Vineyard from 2-5pm with Jordan Danielsen. And on May 12th, come early for Yoga FUN Day from 12-1pm, hosted by Indigo Wellness. May 11-12 customers also receive a free wine glass with a wine bottle purchase, and moms can enter to win a gift basket. These specials are also available at Creekside Vineyards Tasting Room, located on Highway 67 in Preemption, IL.

The idea for a Wine Tourism Day comes from Europe, where the European Day of Wine Tourism has been ongoing since 2009. Attendees of the 2012 Wine Tourism Conference, an annual gathering of the industry’s leaders, discussed bringing the concept to North America.

Wine Tourism Day is supported by a number of industry partners including LocalWineEvents.com, Touring and Tasting Marketing & Media, WineAmerica, the Wine Industry Network, the Wine Tourism Conference, and Zephyr Adventures, in addition to wine and tourism associations in wine regions throughout North America.

For more information on Wine Tourism Day, visit www.WineTourismDay.org. For more information about Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, visit www.creeksidevineyards.com.

 
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