This Week in Downtown Davenport: 11/27 - 12/4 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Monday, 02 December 2013 10:59
Happy Thanksgiving! Let downtown do the cooking for you and feast on a Thanksgiving Family-Style Smorgasbord at Hotel Blackhawk, or hop to Rhythm City Casino for a Thanksgiving Buffet! Afterward, take the family to see the variety of trees and exhibits at the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees.  Need a little exercise to prepare for tons of food?  Head out Thanksgiving morning for the Scott County Family Y Turkey Trot!
Shop small this weekend and support local downtown businesses on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! On Friday, pamper yourself with discounts at Salon and Spa Luce or receive extra discounts on home and office decor, paintings and other specials in select galleries at Bucktown Center for the Arts' Final Friday/Black Friday Celebration. Catch even more deals at places like Ragged Records, SiS International Shop, Abernathy's, and more!
Welcome in December with beautiful holiday music and spectacular seasonal costumes at the Adler on Sunday. Celebrate by attending Jim McDonough's "Holiday Grande 2013 and enjoy an assortment of Christmas tunes and other all-time favorites.  There a tons of amazing Adler shows coming soon too including The Nutcracker, Green Day's American Idiot, Jim Gaffigan, A Christmas Story, The Adam's Family, Mama Mia, and more!  Tickets make great gifts!
FGC On Friday, jam out at River Music Experience with the always popular four piece Chicago band, Family Groove Company!   What better way to wind down your Black Friday than with a night full of dancing and good times?  Family Groove always puts on one heck of a show, and it's only $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  What would Janis do? 

Take in the soothing sounds of the season on Sunday at the German American Heritage Center. Hear music from GAHC's very own Davenport Zither Ensemble during the Holiday Zither Concert. While you're there, stop in the Christkindlmarkt to find unique holiday gifts ranging from one of a kind, handcrafted German works to traditional German cookies and treats.
Don't forget about the Downtown Davenport Holiday Shopping extravaganza next weekend. Grab your downtown passport and make sure you stop at all the local shops for gifts this holiday season. Find one of a kind gifts ranging from specialty chocolates, fair trade items, locally-brewed beer, handcrafted pieces of art, and more! Visit at least five businesses and have the retailers sign your passport for a chance to win gift cards to various downtown hot spots!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: November 28 - December 4


Thursday, November 28
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Quad City Arts Festival of Trees
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8/Adults, $3/Children (2-10), $6/Senior (60+)

River's Edge Monthly Ice Schedule

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Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Price: $17.99 plus tax
Thanksgiving Family-Style Smorgasbord
Where: Hotel Blackhawk
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $22.50/Adult, $11.25/Child 12 & under
Wine-tini Thursdays
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine and 1/2 Price Martinis

Friday, November 29

Black Friday Bonus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

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Bucktown Center for the Arts Final Friday/Black Friday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Family Groove Company
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price; $10 in adv.; $12 day of show
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.
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
Quad City Arts Festival of Trees
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8/Adult, $3/Child (2-10), $6/Senior (60+)
Retro Ron
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
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The Blackest Friday (mini) Record Store Day
Where: Ragged Records
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Saturday, November 30

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 Small Business Saturday

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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, RME Admissions Area

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under

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Drop-In (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Price: $5

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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: College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), 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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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: Chuck Murphy
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Night of 101 Winners
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Family Day
Where: The RiverCenter
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8/adult; $3/Child (2-10); $6/Senior(60+); $1 off all Admission Tickets
River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 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

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Sunday, December 1

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Exhibition Closes: Jazz
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum admission ($7), or FREE with membership
Holiday Zither Concert
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Jim McDonough "Holiday Grande 2013"
Where: Adler Theatre
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Price: $35 & $40 OR $30 & $35 for groups of 20+

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees

Where: The RiverCenter

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

Price: $8/Adult; $3/Child (2-10); $6/Senior (60+)

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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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Monday, December 2

 

Merry Million Points

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Every Hour Between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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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, December 3

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

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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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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

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

Price: $5 and Up

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Wednesday, December 4

 

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
Live Music: Danika Holmes
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 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

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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RME Open Mic & Jam with Special Guest The Grahams

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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