This Week in Downtown Davenport: 1/17 - 1/23 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:00
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Broadway returns to the Adler Theater on Tuesday when the winner of nine Tony Awards, including "Best Musical" and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line, hits the stage! Come experience the longest running American Broadway musical ever.  It's a musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.

 

Head out to the River Music Experience's 5th Annual Winter Wine Experience presented by The RME Board of Directors this Saturday! This wine tasting event will feature samples of wines from numerous wine distributors and wineries.  Treat yourself at the Hotel Blackhawk tonight during their Five Course Wine Dinner at Bix Bistro highlighting wines from around the globe, too.  While you're there, congratulate the staff for the big news that the hotel will be joining the Marriott Autograph Collection of luxury hotels!
If beer is more your taste, check out the Great River Brewery's Beer In Review on Saturday at Bucktown! This is your opportunity to try every beer GRB made in 2012. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass, appetizers, and tastings of all the beer.

 

Help benefit The Project of the Quad Cities by attending the 20th Annual Red Ribbon Dinner & Great Art Auction on Saturday at the RiverCenter. Prepare for an evening of first-class entertainment, a silent auction, and a gourmet dinner! Across the street, the QC Rollers will present the Track Avengers Season Opening Mixer! Monday, you can take part in a  celebration of the Presidential Inauguration, too.

 

Hooked on quilts? Head out to the Figge Art Museum for Quilters Appreciation Day tonight! Quilt Appraisals will also be available by Janette Dwyer.  Stick around for a discussion focusing on the myriad of ways in which we look at quilts during Tim Schiffers "Quilts as Art-or Not" lecture. And if you haven't checked out the exhibition Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View, make sure you do so before it closes Sunday at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a musical mix of reggae, rock & roll and many other influences when FireSale takes the stage Friday at the River Music Experience. If you're a River Roots Live fan, these folks may sound a bit familiar! If you're looking for more music opportunities, check out Sarah Allner and the Softache Friday for FREE and take pleasure in simple and enjoyable music full of heart.
Calling all middle school students! Now's your chance to attend the 2013 Quad Cities Youth Conference at the RiverCenter. This annual conference is a great opportunity for area young people to come together and experience workshops and speakers specifically for youth. High school students get your chance to experience this great event next Thursday.
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This Week's Events: January 17 - January 23


Thursday, January 17

5 Course Wine Dinner at Bix

Where: Blackhawk Hotel, Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $60/person

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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 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 Nick Vasquez

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Quilters Appreciation Day

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

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Quilt Appraisals

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $40 for written appraisal / $25 for verbal

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"Quilts as Art--or Not" Lecture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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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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Warm up with Quilts

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

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Friday, January 18

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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FireSale
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Live Lunch with Rose N' Thorns
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.

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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Sarah Allner and the Softache

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Saturday, January 19

 

5th Annual Winter Wine Experience presented by The RME Board of Directors

Where: River Music Experience, Second Floor

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pirce: $20 for friends & groups, $25 adv., $35 day of

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20th Annual Red Ribbon Dinner & Great Art Auction

Where: The RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Price: Individual ticket $70; table of 8 $560; Ruby Table $540, Emerald Table $760; Diamond Table $1,048

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$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Beer In Review

Where: Bucktown Arts Building (for Great River Brewery)

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $35

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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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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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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Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Kidz Days at RME featuring Lojo Russo
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are 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: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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QC Rollers Present the Track Avengers
Where: The RiverCenter, Great Hall
Time: Doors 5:00 p.m. / First Bout 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $6 Kids (6-12), FREE for kids 5 & under

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Sunday, January 20

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: 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 Closes: Portrait of Mquoketa: The Dimensional View
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
January Birthday Bash
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Live Music: Terry Hanson Ensemble
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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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 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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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

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Monday, January 21

 

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. ; 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad Cities Inaugural Ball II - It All Started Here!

Where: The RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 6:30 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $40.00/person

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Tuesday, January 22


A Chorus Line
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $32, $42, and $52

Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: The River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
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Drop-In Soccer
Where: The River's Edge, Turf
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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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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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Mandolin Junction

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Wednesday, January 23

 

2013 Quad Cities Youth Conference- Middle School Students

Where: The RiverCenter

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Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Live Lunch with Ren Estrand
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 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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