This Week in Downtown Davenport: 5/30 - 6/5 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 31 May 2013 12:21
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Hello!
Plan We have a lot of good news to share today!  You may have noticed the front page story in the QC-Times today announcing the release of the Partnership's Downtown Strategic Action Plan. The plan is based on proven market realities, and the reality is, downtown Davenport is poised for significant growth for both residential and commercial development.
Democrat & WF We've had some great success but there are still big challenges to solve and new potential to harness. The best is yet to come and we're excited to get to work!  On top of that, be sure to check out another great article about the new lofts being built in the historic Democrat and Wells Fargo buildings. Now, on to the events!
BeeRME
What better way to spend a summer night than sampling beers to some live tunes? Join River Music Experience as they host their 5th Annual BeeRME for Music this Saturday presented by Sivyer Steel Corporation. Sample drinks from Great River Brewery, Bent River Brewing Company, Dimitri Wine & Spirits, and more! All proceeds benefit music
education programming like Rock Camp USA and Winter Blues.
harp Take a musical journey along the Inca Trail this Saturday when the QC Symphony presents Caminos del Inka at the Figge Art Museum. Surround yourself with South American music as this flute and harp duo perform native tunes from places like Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and more. Tickets include free hor d'oeuvres and a tour of an art exhibit! The QC Symphony also presents an an educational performance by Swedish folk fiddlers, Swedes on the River, tonight at RME.
Project Green SpaceKeep your eyes open as you pass by the Figge this afternoon! Or stop by to watch as the Figge's Plaza transforms into a green space for Project Greenspace: Street Art on the Plaze. Here's a chance to spend some time outside as you watch street art demos, munch on food grilled by Chef Dave, and listen to live music by Fire Sale! Figge members, don't forget about the upcoming Art Lovers Book Club Wednesday.
GAHC Learn about two elements and two icons in one exhibit when the Land and Water Exhibit opens Sunday at the German American Heritage Center. Come hear what made the prairie landscape so unique for landscape architect Jens Jensin and water preservationist Ernest Oberholtzer. While there, stop by the Double Expose: Prints of Past and Present Exhibit and see historic and modern iconic Davenport buildings side-by-side!
wine glass With the end of every month comes Bucktown's Final Friday Series! Shop their wearable fashion show this Friday while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and more! Peruse unique shops and studios that also offer creative, usable works of art for sale. Stop by tonight to paint a wine glass or two while relaxing to music and good company. Glasses will be used for their BASH fundraiser in July.
jake mcvey After being named one of the Top Ten Touring Acts by Billboard magazine, newcomer Jake McVey performs at the River Music Experience tomorrow night. Hear for yourself why people compare this country act to Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. Or, take in the sounds of intimate instruments, soaring vocals, and confessional lyrics when Blue Bird with Esme Alexis performs Friday.
wine dinner If you haven't already done so, call to reserve your spot for Hotel Blackhawk's Five Course Wine Dinner next Thursday. Take the opportunity to treat yourself to an extravagant dinner with courses like lobster bisque diablo, braised short ribs, and cake & ice cream. If you're looking for another local hot spot, try Barrel House 211's Mexican Monday or It's Firkin Tuesday deals!
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This Week's Events: May 30 - June 5


Thursday, May 30

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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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Bethann Gavin

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Paint Wine Glasses for BASH!

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

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

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Project Greenspace: Street Art on the Plaze

Where: Figge Art Museum Plaze

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: FREE outdoor event

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County Cougars

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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"Swedes on the River" Swedish Master Folkfiddlers Orjan Hans-ers & Gorgen Antonsson

Where:River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: $5 suggested donation

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: FREE

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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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Watercolor Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $95/member; $105/non-member

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Friday, May 31

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Blue Bird with Esme Alexis

Where: River Music Experience

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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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Final Friday
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Jake McVey
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $10
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Nick and Esme
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up
Quad City Kicks
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Questionable Architecture Reception
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership

Saturday, June 1

 

5th Annual BeeRME for Music presented by Sivyer Steel Corporation

Where: River Music Experience, Second Floor

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

Price: $20 for RME Friends & Groups of 5 or More, $25 adv.

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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

 

Caminos del Inka

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 doors open, 8:00 p.m. showtime

Price: $25 (includes free hor d'oeuvres and tour of an art exhibit)

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Charles Walker Band

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

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Exhibition: 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

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Exhibition: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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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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: Al Sweet & the Candymakers
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Kevin Boyd
Where: Freight House Farmer's Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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

RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
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, June 2

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Grand Opening of the Land and Water Exhibit
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5 or less, FREE with membership

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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

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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, June 3

 

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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Tuesday, June 4


Blues Cafe
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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

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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, June 5

 

Art Lovers Book Club

Where: Figge Art Museum, Figge Cafe

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE (members-only)

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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 Chris Dunn
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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Public Skate