This Week in Downtown Davenport: 10/24 - 10/30 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 25 October 2013 08:32
Hello!
If you missed the shows at the Adler Theatre last week, there are plenty more coming to make up for it! The second installment of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra Masterwork Series takes place Saturday Night. Turn up the dial on Monday and experience a hot new Broadway musical full of explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a tale of fame and love during Memphis. See more live talent when the stars of America's Got Talent arrives on Wednesday.
There's quite a bit of hustle and bustle at the River Music Experience this weekend! The 10th Annual Smooth Jazz Fall Festival kicks off on Friday featuring a performance by jazz guitarist Paul Brown. On Saturday, discuss the history of jazz, era's of jazz, and more with Marion Meadows during a Smooth Jazz Workshop. Stick around for the Don Estes Student Showcase "Musical Spooks" right after and then a saxophone performance by Marion Meadows later that night! Until then, boost your spirits at the high-energy live show by Davina and the Vagabonds in the Redstone Room tonight.
With the end of October quickly approaching, it's time for another Final Friday! Decorate your own masquerade mask and wear it around Bucktown Center for the Arts for their Halloween edition of Final Friday. Enjoy special fall drinks, light fares, flash light shows, and face painting throughout the galleries. Check out some magic by Mathew Lovecraft or get a photo with a cool Halloween backdrop in the Small Wonders Photography studio at a discounted price. It's a night of fun for the whole family!
Take a night off from cooking dinner and head to the Figge for their last cookout of the season instead! After dinner, learn more about the newest exhibition, Walter Haskell Hinton: Illustrator of Corporate History, during the Curator Gallery Talk with Nathan Augustine. Looking for something new to do this weekend? Polish your handwriting to a beautiful finish with the Petrarch style on Saturday by attending the Art of Handwriting Workshop. Don't forget to mark PechaKucha Night down on the calendar for next Thursday, too
Stop at the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturday and buy local this weekend! Be sure to bring the kids along for the Halloween Costume Parade in the morning. Speaking of parades, this year's Halloween Parade will be on Thursday, October 31, starting at 7 p.m.  Click here for the parade route. Don't let your sweet tooth miss the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat in Davenport on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Be sure to visit the Jaycees Haunted House while you still can, too.
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This Week's Events: October 17- October 23


Thursday, October 24
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
Davina and the Vagabonds
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Dinner and a Curator Talk
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. Dinner; 7:00 p.m. Talk
Price: FREE ; $10 Dinner/person
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

River's Edge Monthly Ice Schedule

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Thursdays at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, October 25

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

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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
Davenport Jaycees Haunted House
Where: 319 Western Avenue, Downtown Davenport
Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: $10/soul
Final Friday: Masquerade at Bucktown
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Doug Brundies and the Big Acoustic Show
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Mystery Dinner Theater
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Paul Les
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Smooth Jazz Fall Festival featuring Paul Brown
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $42.50/person; $82.50 for the weekend
Saturday, October 26

 

Big Cock IPA Release

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: Noon - 10:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

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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

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

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

Price: FREE

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Children's Halloween Parade

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

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Class: Docent Candidate Training

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: $150

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Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5/Adult; $2.50/Children 12 and Under

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Davenport Jaycees Haunted House

Where: 319 Western Avenue, Downtown Davenport

Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $10/soul

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Don Estes Student Showcase "Musical Spooks"

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: 1934: A New Deal for Artists

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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

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Exhibition: Day of the Dead

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Land and Water

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: Medieval Monsters

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Live Music: Holly and Charlie Mathews

Where: Freight House Farmers Market

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Music:
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate: Halloween Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $27, $37, $47, $57, & $12 for students
Robert Dahms & Detroit Larry
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Rootless Experience

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Smooth Jazz Fall Festival featuring Marion Meadows

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $52.50/person; $82.50 for the weekend

Website

 

Smooth Jazz Workshop featuring Saxophonist, Marion Meadows

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Workshop: Art of Handwriting

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: $35/member; $45/non-member

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Sunday, October 27

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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German Prisoners of War and the Mississippi Basin Model
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE for members

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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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: Anthony Catalfano Quartet

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

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Tour: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, October 28

 

Get Your Gourd

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Memphis

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $37, $47, & $57

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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, October 29


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
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

 

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

 

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

Website

 

Wednesday, October 30

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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

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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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website