This Week in Downtown Davenport: 12/5 - 12/112 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 December 2013 11:23
Hello!
The arrival of December means it's time for holiday shopping! Participate in the Downtown Davenport Holiday Shopping extravaganza this weekend to find unique gifts for all friends and family members. Choose from an assortment of specialty chocolates, fair trade or antique items, locally-brewed beer, and more! Grab your downtown passport, visit at least five businesses, and have the retailers sign your passport  for a chance to win prizes from various downtown hot spots.
Spend your Saturday morning in the Davenport Skybridge for Handmade City Holiday 2013! Browse hand-made works of over 30 vendors including Oh My Ganache Unique Confections, Totes & Toggles, Kettle Art, and more!. Be sure to take advantage of the gift wrapping, coffee, and treats, too! Afterward, check out the Holiday Wine Walk over at Bucktown Center for the Arts. Purchase a wine glass decorated by a Bucktown artist and taste from a selection of six unique wines. Be aware of their extended holiday hours this weekend; they're open on Sunday from noon to 4!
River Music Experience will be hosting the return of songwriter, entertainer, and lyrical storyteller, Pokey LaFarge on Sunday! With a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, and folk, this performance has much in store for you.  Recently signed to Jack White's record label, Pokey LaFarge is an act you don't want to miss in your own backyard!  Tonight, hear a mix of reggae-rock and dub when John Wayne and The Pain take the stage.
Keep the holiday spirit alive through the ensembles of the St. Ambrose University Music Department. An Ambrosian Christmas: Music Showcase heads to the Adler Sunday with performances by student groups such as the Symphonic Band, STAMVOJA, Bee Sharp, and more!  With the mission of enriching the cultural life of the QC, the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra will also perform the third installment of their Masterworks Series on Saturday.
Discover an assortment of handcrafted jewelry, luxurious scarves, books, and more when you shop at the Figge Art Museum Store during the Downtown Holiday Shopping event. Receive $5 off a purchase of $30 or more with this coupon. The Figge also gives thanks to their members this weekend during their Member Appreciation Weekend. Members receive free gift wrapping on all purchases, plus receive double discounts on select items in the store! Bring a guest and attend the Advent Tour on Sunday for free!
Hear the beloved American holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, as it comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast at Hotel Blackhawk Sunday. Bring the whole family and dine on a delicious brunch while listening! Continue on with the holiday festivities Tuesday for the Freight House Farmers Market Open House Christmas Party. Shop fresh and local to Christmas music and take photos with the elf or Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Remember, the indoor market is open all winter long.
If you're still looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone, head to the Boho Chic Fine Art Gallery in Bucktown for a Quad City landmark print. Find beautiful, nostalgic photos of the QC that are great decorations for homes and offices. You can even choose to print the image on fine art canvas, acrylic, or metal!
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This Week's Events: December 5 - December 11


Thursday, December 5
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Holiday Workshop
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/member family of 4; $20/non-member family of 4; $3/extra person; Scouts: $10/troop plus $5/scout
Jon Wayne and The Pain
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $8 in adv., $10 day of show
Medieval Monsters Curator Lecture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Network @ Night
Where: Barrel House 211 (Moline)
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $10/Non-Member; FREE/Member

River's Edge Monthly 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.

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, December 6

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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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
Time: 11:00 a.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
Saturday, December 7
Adam Beck
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE

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

Price: FREE

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Caged Aggression Challengers: "Road to the Big Show"

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $22

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Candy Canes of Cash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Every 30 Minutes from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Class: Docent Candidate Training

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: $150

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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: 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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Handmade City Holiday 2013
Where: Davenport Sky Bridge
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Holiday Wine Walk
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: TBA
Member Appreciation Weekend
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

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. - 4:30 p.m.; 8:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks III
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $27, $37, $47, $57, & $12 for Students
RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Admissions Area
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Sunday, December 8

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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An Ambrosian Christmas: Music Showcase
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $2/Student, $5/Adult, FREE/Child Under 5 or SAU Student
Bucktown Center for the Arts Extended Hours
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $10
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Where: Hotel Blackhawk
Time: Brunch 12:30 p.m. / Show 2:00 p.m.
Price: $40/Adult; $28/Child 12 and Under
Member Appreciation Weekend
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Pokey Lafarge

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $8 in adv., $10 day of show

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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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Tour: Advent Tour

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

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Monday, December 9

 

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 $6 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 10

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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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Freight House Farmers Market Open House Christmas Party

Where: Freight House Building

Time: 3 p.m. - 7 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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Network @ Noon: Merry, Meet, & Mingle
Where: Isle Casino Hotel (Bettendorf)
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $15/Member; $20/Non-Member

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Wednesday, December 11

 

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
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $10

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.

Price: $5 and up

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RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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