This Week in Downtown Davenport: 9/12 - 9/18 Print
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 13 September 2013 08:06
Not only do we have the #1 Minor League ballpark in America, but we also have one of its best teams, too. The River Bandits are in the Championship series...AGAIN!  Buy tickets now and be there to help cheer on our team to another ring!
On Saturday, a blend of hard roots rock, reggae, and dub fills the Redstone Room when Natty Nation performs at RME! Jam to some jazz on Sunday when this month's Third Sunday Jazz presents The Dave Burrell Conception. Then, Hot Water Music's very own, Chuck Ragan, takes the stage Wednesday. And don't forget about grooving with The Candymakers at this Friday's Live at Five!
Start your weekend early tonight at the Figge with Dinner and a Concert! Enjoy a variety of foods such as burgers, chicken, hot dogs, and more, plus a buffet of side dishes and desserts! Afterward, experience an intimate evening of live music by Ellis Kell and friends! On Saturday, spend some time with the family during the Art of Percussion Family Event. Start at the Figge and finish up with a drum circle session at River Music Experience for a perfect day of family bonding. Be sure to check out the classes offered at the Figge, too!
Spend your Saturday in Bucktown Center for the Arts hopping from studio to studio! Participate in a day of artist demonstrations and other fun for this month's Second Saturday Series. See for yourselves why they won Quad-City Times Readers' Choice "Best Small Art Gallery!" Ask about the Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts coming up September 21-22 while you're there, too.
Hear a universal and timeless tale of growing up in World War II era Germany on Sunday. Author Anneliese Heider Tisdale reads from her book  at the German American Heritage Center.  While you're there, be sure to explore the Land and Water Exhibit, or submit your entries for the Travel Photography Contest! Entries are only accepting until September 22nd.
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Join our friends at the Hilltop Campus Village this Saturday for their annual Fall Music Festival, featuring the Tons 'O Fun Band from 5-10pm.  Help them celebrate the revitalization of the Hilltop Campus Village!


Adler Just a few things to have on your radar for next Thursday. Singer-songwriter and actor-comic from the NBC hit comedy series, The Office, brings his talents to the Adler Theatre next week. Join Creed Bratton for a unique musical performance about his life. Enjoy a 5 Course Wine Dinner at Hotel Blackhawk before the show to make for a perfect night downtown.
Head out to Centennial Park while the summer weather is still here! Choose between playing on basketball courts, skating in the outdoor skateboard park, and more! There is even a concession stand offering snacks and refreshments for $1! It's a perfect place for kids to spend an afternoon after school! Click here for the normal concession stand hours.
Don't forget that WQPT Brew Ha Ha and Celtic Highland Games are just around the corner next week, too.
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: September 12 - September 18


Thursday, September 12

$3,600 Cool N Crazy Hot Seat Giveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Painting- Collaborative Acrylic Canvasses (Intermediate to Advanced)
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $140/2-partner registration, members; $150/2-partner registration, non-member
Dinner and a Concert
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10/person
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

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.

Thursdays at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, September 13

$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

Price: N/A

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Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Friday Live at 5 featuring The Candymakers sponsored by The Quad City Times
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Saturday, September 14

 

The Art of Percussion

Where: Figge Art Museum and River Music Experience

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: $10/family

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

Price: FREE

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Composting Program presented by the Scott County Extension Office

Where: Freighthouse Farmer's Market

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition Opens: 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: Land and Water

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: Colony Interactive

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

 

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: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: 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: Studio1: Pop Art Soup

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Wisconsin's NAZI Resistance: the Mildred Fish-Harnack Story
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

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: Kevin Boyd

Where: Freight House Farmers Market

Time: 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.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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Natty Nation
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
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Sizzlin' Saturdays

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Sunday, September 15

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Christmas Trees Lit the Sky Reading
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.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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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: Terry Hanson Ensemble

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

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Third Sunday Jazz presents The Dave Burrell Conception
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Workshop 3:00 p.m. / Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10, or $15 for reserved seating
Tour: Architecture of Downtown Davenport
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, September 16

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

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Tuesday, September 17


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Drawing Basics- Line to Form I
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member, $85/non-member
Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session

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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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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Quad City Kix Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Wednesday, September 18

 

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
Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music)
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $15

 

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

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $5 and up