This Week in Downtown Davenport: 6/27 - 7/3 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:44
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Hello!
With July quickly approaching, fireworks, food, and fun activities are right around the corner! Help celebrate America's birthday during Red, White, and Boom! on Wednesday, July 3rd. Don't miss the fireworks and an evening of live music, family activities, and a chance to honor our Armed Forces on both sides of the river.
With the unpredictability of the Mississippi River, the Davenport activities are moving from LeClaire Park to 2nd Street between Ripley and Main streets. All activities on the Rock Island side will remain at Schweibert Park.  The high water and quick current means we have to relocate the fireworks from the river to land, too.   Stay tuned for more details on the fireworks soon.
Next week, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival kicks off on July 4th and due to the river levels, the three-day festival will also move from LeClaire Park to 2nd street from Ripley St. to Brady St. in Downtown Davenport. Additional stages and workshops will be housed in the river Music Experience and the RME courtyard. Show your love for blues at one of the finest fests in the country and catch Kenny Wayne Shepherd along with many more amazing bands!  The show will go on!
The co-founder of the legendary American rock band Little Feat will make an appearance at the River Music Experience this weekend! Hear a live performance from Bill Payne while viewing his photography during Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music, Photography, and Tales of the Road. Drummer Gabe Ford will also be there, making this a night you won't want to miss. Tonight, spend An Evening with the Portland Cello Project and prepare to be wowed by a mix of genres and blurred musical lines.
What's more beautiful than the art of giving? Participate in a growing international movement when the Figge hosts the Papergirl Project Workshop on Sunday. If you're looking for a fun, informal way to interact with fellow community members, head to the Figge tonight for PechaKucha Night and share ideas or interests ranging from recent travels to various hobbies. A new exhibition also opens this weekend. See art composed of material gathered right here in the Quad Cities in the No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service Exhibition.

With the end of June upon us, it's time for another Final Friday! Bucktown presents an Education Celebration for this month's Final Friday series celebrating the art of area students. Enjoy this special exhibit with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and more! On your way over, stop at Major Art & Hobby to check out their in-store Fourth of July specials! Gallery 114 will also host a Grand Opening and Birthday Bash on Saturday with live music by Movers and Shakers!
If you haven't picked them already, be sure to purchase your tickets for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals before they perform at the Adler Theater July 13th! This week, get your music fix this at RME's Live at 5 featuring Jason Carl & The Whole D Band. Make sure you stay to vote for this week's Rock Wars winner when The Atlantis Dialogue and Dynoride face off, too.
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: June 27 - July 3


Thursday, June 27

An Evening with The Portland Cello Project

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $12 in adv., $15 day of show

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Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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 Bethann Gavin

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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PechaKucha Night

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 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. - 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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Friday, June 28

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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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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Family Fun Fridays at GAHC
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $10 (for families up to 5 people)
Final Friday: Education Celebration
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Fridays at the Figge- Mixed Media
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $45/members; $55/general public- per student, per workshop
Friday Live at 5 featuring Jason Carl & the Whole D Band sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Guys in Ties
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in adv., $20 at the door
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: The Franti Project
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Brent Brown
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service Reception & Talk
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
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
Rock Wars: Battle of the Bands Round 2 featuring The Atlantis Dialogue vs. Dynoride
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Prce: $3
TV Magic with Sunset 4ever, I Cry Wolfe, & Jacob Nutt from Hated to Heros
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Saturday, June 29

 

B100's Biggest Baby Shower

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: Suggested $2 Donation

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Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5/Adult, $2.50/Children 12 and Under

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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: Beyond the Classroom

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Bogk House Drawings

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition Opens: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

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: Questionable Architecture: Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve Banks and Monica Correia

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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Grand Opening and Regan's Birthday Bash
Where: Gallery 114
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price; FREE
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Music: Justin Morrisey
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Brent Brown
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Papergirl Project
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5/person
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton LumberKings
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Rock Camp USA Concert- Session 2
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 11:30 a.m. / Show Noon
Price: $5

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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The Socialists

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5, Kids 8 and under FREE

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Tapping of the Chickawawa Lemonale

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: FREE

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Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music, Photography, and Tales of the Road featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat with special guest Gabe Ford

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $20 for Friends of RME, $25 for the general public

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Sunday, June 30

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Music on the Levee: Dixie Cats

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton LumberKings

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and Up

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Summer Zither Concert

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 or Less), or FREE with membership

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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
Travel Photography Class for Adults
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

Monday, July 1

 

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