This Week in Downtown Davenport: 6/16 - 6/22 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 16 June 2011 13:13
Hello!
John PrineSummer is in full gear and we're excited to share another round of downtown events and good news with you!  Legendary Americana songwriter, John Prine, will be joined by Iris DeMent for an intimate concert at the Adler Theatre this weekend.  Buy tickets here and grab a good seat while you can!

JuneteenthThe annual Juneteenth festival will be commemorating the end of slavery and celebrating cultural diversity in LeClaire Park on Saturday.  Admission is free, and families can enjoy educational programs and fun activities beginning at noon.  On Sunday, the LeClaire Park Bandshell will host a free performance featuring jazz tunes by Tewanta & Company.

AnimeYou might notice some pretty festive outfits and hair throughout downtown this weekend, because the QC Anime-zing! convention just kicked off at the RiverCenter!  If you have no clue what this is all about, embrace your inner geek and read this great QC-Times article summarizing the event. 

All Star 2The River Bandits are back home to take on the Peoria Chiefs, and Modern Woodmen Park is also hosting the MWL 2011 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby!  All gentlemen dining at the Rhythm City dinner buffer on Father's Day will receive a free tool kit while supplies last.  Jordan Danielsen and Lee Blackmon will be playing free concerts at the casino this week, too.

3rd Sunday JazzRiver Music Experience's popular free outdoor concert series, Friday Live at 5, will feature Jim the Mule this week!  The 3rd Sunday Jazz workshop and matinee will present Classic Duets featuring Saalik Ziyad & Sarah Marie Young.  RME is also hosting Kidz Days and Live Lunch, as well as performances by Rod KinnyHello RamonaThe Challenge I KnowMike Cochrane, and more.  

DocentPack a lunch and spend a Friday at the Figge drawing, painting, creating mixed media, and sculpting!  Tonight during Thursdays at the Figge, the docents will lead a discussion regarding the first ever docent-curated exhibition at the museum, Intriguing Images.  Attend a Downtown Davenport Architecture Tour or Fashionable Women in Art Tour, and check out the Figge's online silent auction, too.

FamilyCircleA national magazine, FamilyCircle, recently published an article highlighting a family in town that has made a very happy home here in Davenport.  Many of our best downtown assets are spoken very highly of the in the article, socheck it out!  Our newest restaurant, Bowls: Urban Eats, was also featured in a great article this week as well in the QC-Times.

RW&B LogoMark you calendar now for Red, White & Boom!  Join us on the downtown Davenport and Rock Island riverfront for FREE family fun Sunday, July 3rd and enjoy a huge fireworks display shot over the Mississippi!  There will be a ton of activities and live music including a performance by the QC-Symphony in Centennial Park.  It's going to be a blast!  

See you downtown!

This Week's Events: June 9 - June 15

Thursday, June 16

2-for-1 Buffet

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Every day during buffet hours

Price: 2 for the price of 1

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$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m.    Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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2nd Fiddle Sale Preview Party for QC Symphony

Where: Between Godfather's Pizza and the Shoe Carnival in the Village Shopping Center

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

Price: $10 at the door

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All-Ages Show featuring Hello Ramona EP Release Show

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

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Drop-In Public Hockey

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Irish Pub
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Keith Soko
Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music - Rod Kinny
Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

PEZ Dispenser Exhibit
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Museum hours
Price: $5 or less
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Reception: Intriguing Images: Docent Picks from the Collection

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: N/A

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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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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Thursdays at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Price: Museum admission, or FREE for members

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Weekday Wonder Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Friday, June 17

2nd Fiddle Sale - QC Symphony

Where: Between Godfather's Pizza and the Shoe Carnival in the Village Shopping Center

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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All-Ages Show featuring The Challenge I Know

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Blues Plate Special Live Lunch Tony Hoeppner

Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Class: Fridays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $45 for members; $55 for non-members

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Friday Live at 5 featuring Jim the Mule sponsored by Woodfire Grill

Where: River Music Experience/Skybridge Courtyard

Time: 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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German Influences in the Civil War Exhibit

Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Museum hours
Price: $5 or less
Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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K
ilkenny's Live Music
Where: Kilkenny's Irish Pub
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music - Lee Blackmon

Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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QC Anime-zing!

Where: RiverCenter North & South Buildings

Time: All Day

Price: $45 per person

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Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

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River Bandits vs Peoria Chiefs - Lujack's Friday Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodman Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Saturday, June 18

2nd Fiddle Sale - QC Symphony

Where: Between Godfather's Pizza and the Shoe Carnival in the Village Shopping Center

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: The Art of Seating:  200 Years of American Chair Design

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: Museum admission, or FREE with membership

 

Exhibition: Water Views

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Museum hours

Price: Free with membership or museum admission

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Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: FREE

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John Prine w/ Special Guest Iris DeMent

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $39.50 & $59.50

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Juneteenth

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: Noon - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kidz Day at RME Featuring Shellie Moore Guy

Where: River Music Experience
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are FREE

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Make and Take Glass Blowing Class

Where: Lizzard Glass
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $30

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QC Anime-zing!

Where: RiverCenter North & South Buildings

Time: All Day

Price: $45 per person

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Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

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River Bandits vs Peoria Chiefs - Prize-a-Palooza & Fireworks presented by John Deere

Where: Modern Woodman Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Walking Tour: Downtown Davenport Architecture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Price: N/A
Win a Share of $55,000

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Price: n/a

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Writers' Studio

Where: Midwest Writing Center

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

Price: N/A

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Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission, or FREE with membership

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Sunday, June 19

$2,000 Super Sunday Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brady Street Pub Sunday Special

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: All Day

Price: $2 domestic drafts
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Fashionable Women in History - Tour

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum admission, free for members

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Father's Day Buffet Gift - FREE tool set gift while supplies last

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $12.99 Buy One Get One

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Music on the Levee - Tewanta & Company (Jazz)

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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QC Anime-zing!

Where: RiverCenter North & South Buildings

Time: All Day

Price: $45 per person

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River Bandits vs Peoria Chiefs - Mega Candy Drop & Team Photo Giveaway

Where: Modern Woodman Park

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Third Sunday Jazz Presents Classic Duets 
featuring Saalik Ziyad & Sarah Marie Young

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Workshop 3:00 p.m., Performance 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Workshop - $5 Adults & FREE for Kids, Performance - $10

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Weekday Wonder Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Monday, June 20

Double Dippin' Days

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kilkenny's Happy Hour

Where: Kilkenny's Irish Pub
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Price: FREE


Live Lunch with Chris Darby

Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's

Time: Noon
Price: FREE

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Martini Monday

Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: All Day
Price: $5 Martinis and $1 Old Styles
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