This Week in Downtown Davenport: 7/31 - 8/6 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:23

Hope you're ready for four days of the best Jazz music around, because today marks the start of the 43rd Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival! Spend the weekend soaking in tunes from the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, The Fat Babies, and more at the RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, and LeClaire Park. Make sure you stop by the Main Branch of the Davenport Public Library Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for dancin' in the street and live jazz during their Bix Porch Party.

 

 Some fancy deals are occurring over at Hotel Blackhawk this week in honor of the Bix Jazz Festival. Head to Bix Bistro from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. tonight through Saturday for buy-one-get-one on all drinks. Today, enjoy 1/2 priced signature cocktails all day and 1/2 price bottles of wine all day tomorrow. While you're there, be sure to reserve your spot for the Bix Bistro Wine Dinner scheduled for August 21 and receive 10% off your total bill!

 Spend an evening with Gaelic Storm tonight in the Redstone Room! With the #1 Billboard World Album, Gaelic Storm is ready to show off their Celtic sound to the Quad Cities. The Mercury Brothers Band takes the stage tomorrow in the RME Courtyard for Friday Live at 5. Come on out for some outdoor music, a cash bar, and a chance to unwind after a busy week!

 

 Experience the culture of Berlin at the German American Heritage Center this weekend when not one, but TWO new exhibits open. See how over 45 Berlins in the United States join with Berlin, Germany, in the Berlins: Made in USA Exhibit. Then, explore the history of East and West Berlin in the Berlin: Divided Past, United Future Exhibit highlighting the Berlin Wall.

 

 For those of you with a print subscription to the Quad-City Times, we have news- they have upgraded print subscriptions to include all the Quad-City Times digital products! This full-access subscription includes everything produced by the news team, plus more. Here's a link to activate your digital subscription. Those who activate have a chance to win an iPad air!

 

 The River Bandits are home tonight to face the Clinton LumberKings and return home to play the Burlington Bees on Monday for Markdown Monday! Tuesday's game features buy one, get one free tickets, and for Wednesday's game, be sure to pull out all things Ninja Turtles for their theme night!

 

See you downtown!

This Week's Events: July 31 - August 6


Thursday, July 31

An Evening with Gaelic Storm
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $25 in adv., $30 day of show

Bar Wars Trivia

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Billy's Birthday
Where: Me & Billy
Time: All Day
Price: $4 Stella Artois, $1 Kessler Shots
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $30/single ticket, $150/Bix fan special; $180/Bix patron
Bix BeiderBomb: Comedy Workshop
Where: Upstairs of Boozies Bar and Grill
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Bix Bistro Jazz Festival Specials

Where: Bix Bistro in Hotel Blackhawk

Time: Varies

Price: 1/2 price signature cocktails all day; Buy-one-get-one drinks 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Falbos Karaoke Night
Where: Falbo Bros Pizzeria
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Figure Drawing/Painting Class
Where: Atom Studio + Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Price: $60/month or $15/session
Japanese Artist Anna Ito- Calligraphy art, ZEN art stones, & Statement Jewelry Exhibit
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Showcase #1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Available for purchase at affordable prices
PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation
Where: St. Ambrose University Downtown Education Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $995
Pub Trivia
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton LumberKings
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Red, White, and Win Hot Seats
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

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.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Scratch the Surface Event
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Thursdays at the Figge: Two Americans in Paris Lecture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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

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YP Mixer at the River Bandits Game with The Network and Young Professionals from Galesburg, Monmouth, and Muscatine

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website


Friday, August 1

 

$5,250 Sunner Blockbuster

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival

Where: RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, LeClaire Park

Time: Noon - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $30/single ticket; $55/Friday all-day pass; $150/Bix fan special; $180/Bix patron

Website

 

Bix Bistro Jazz Festival Specials

Where: Bix Bistro inside Hotel Blackhawk

Time: Varies

Price: 1/2 price bottles of wine all day; Buy-one-get-one drink from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Charlie Murphy Band
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Price: $10

 

Friday Live at 5 featuring Mercury Brothers Band sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Co.

Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Japanese Artist Anna Ito- Calligraphy art, ZEN art stones, & Statement Jewelry Exhibit
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Showcase #1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Available for purcase at affordable prices
Jerry Garcia's Birthday Celebration featuring Old Shoe
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8 in adv., $10 day of show
Kids Class: Fridays at the Figge- Sculpture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $45/member; $55/non-member

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Saturday, August 2
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
Where: RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, LeClaire Park
Time: Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $30/single ticket; $55/Saturday all-day pass; $150/Bix fan special; $180/Bix patron
Bix Bistro Jazz Festival Specials
Where: Bix Bistro inside Hotel Blackhawk
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: Buy-one-get-one drink
Bix Porch Party
Where: Davenport Public Library, Main Branch
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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

Website

 

Charlie Murphy Band

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Exhibition: A Moveable Museum: Works from the UIMA School Programs Collections

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Innovators and Legends

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Local Threads

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

Exhibition: Thunderstorm
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
Exhibition: Two Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis and Grant Wood
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Building and Lot

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Japanese Artist Anna Ito- Calligraphy art, ZEN art stones, & Statement Jewelry Exhibit
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Showcase #1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Available for purcase at affordable prices

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Prairie Minstrels

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

RME Guitar Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Admissions Area

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sangria Saturdays

Where: Me & Billy

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: $4

Website

 

Tour: Two Americans in Paris

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Sunday, August 3

$18,000 Cooler Days of Summer
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
"Berlin on the Brink" Presentation
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: $20; $30 with brunch
Exhibition Closes: A Moveable Museum: Works from the UIMA School Programs Collections
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum admission ($7), or FREE with membership
Exhibition Opens: Berlin: Divided Past, United Future
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon
Price: Museum admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Exhibition Opens: Berlin- Made in America
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon
Price: Museum admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Open Mic Night with Karl Beatty
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ; 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: $22.95/Adult, $8.95/Kid age 6-12, FREE/Kids 5 & under

Website

 

Sunday Specials

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Price: $3 craft and domestic drafts

Website

 

Tour: Innovators and Legends

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website


Monday, August 4

 

Leadership Through People Skills

Where: St. Ambrose University Downtown Education Center

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

Price: $1,295

Website

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas & $6 Tacos

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees- Markdown Monday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $2 and up

Website

Tuesday, August 5

 

Bar Wars Trivia

Where: Me & Billy

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: $5 Coors Light pitchers/$6 Cheeseburgers, fries, and Old Style Light

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Website

 

Leadership Through People Skills

Where: St. Ambrose University Downtown Education Center

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

Price: $1,295

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees- Dew for Twosday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up (BOGO)

Website

 

Wednesday, August 6

 

$1500 Weekday Winning Slot Tourney

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points/entry; 10 entries max/guest

Website

 

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
Japanese Artist Anna Ito- Calligraphy art, ZEN art stones, & Statement Jewelry Exhibit
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Showcase #1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Available for purcase at affordable prices

Leadership Through People Skills

Where: St. Ambrose University Downtown Education Center

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

Price: $1,295

Website

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website



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