This Week in Downtown Davenport Apr 4 - 10 Print
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 05 April 2013 09:53
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Hello!
dress up and dance seriesPlan to break out your dancing shoes this week! Join River Music Experience for the Dress Up and Dance Series debut on Saturday featuring a Totally Awesome 80's theme with DJ OMS' 80's tunes, a costume contest, prizes, and more. Or, participate in the Figge's Zumba Fitness class for FREE! If you'd rather watch and relax, check out Dancers in Company to see what the University of Iowa's Premiere Repertoire Dance Ensemble has to show. The Star Systems Talent Dance Competition is taking place at the Adler, as well.
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With opening day just around the corner, Modern Woodmen Park is hosting a multitude of events to prepare for the upcoming season.  The River Bandits are excited to host the first ever Bandits Race to Home 5K this Saturday! Plan to run around both the Centennial Bridge and the Arsenal Bridge during the race. The event is presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics.
big d blues tour
Want to see three of today's most exciting roots/blues artists performing in one place for one night?  The Big D*mn Blues Revolution Tour featuring Reverend Petyon's Bid D*mn Band, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Jimbo Mathus will take over River Music Experience tonight! You don't want to miss these critically acclaimed and award winning acts.
wine dinnerPut away the pots and pans, turn off the oven, and head to Bix Bistro for a Five Course Wine Dinner prepared specially for you.   Enjoy an evening featuring the fine wine portfolio of Majestic Wines represented by esteemed guest Al Samuelson. Make sure you leave room for dessert!
german language classes Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Brush up on your German every Thursday in April at the German American Heritage Center during their German for Travelers Language Class! Understand the basics necessary for travelling abroad by learning about travel tips, food, hotel, touring basics, and typical signage the average American tourist encounters.
robert jon and the wreck River Music Experience is sure to please music-lovers this week with their wide assortment of performers.  Grab tickets for This Must Be the Band if you're a fan of the Talking Heads! Friday, Robert Jon & the Wreck visit RME to perform a mix of rock, alternative, and blues tunes.   Limbs with Radcon and Bulk will perform an all-ages show, too.
beer Looking to quench your thirst with a little something different? Head to Great River Brewery Saturday for the Dirty Blonde Chocolate Ale Tapping. Get a taste of the first of their new Session Beer Series while enjoying food and good company!
ice cleaning Keep in mind that the ice at River's Edge will be removed for maintenance
beginning April 8. You can always see the full schedule of events at the River's Edge website, too.  Also, don't forget to try a hot breakfast at the newly opened Brewed Awakenings or lunch Wednesday through Saturday at Brady Street Pub next door.  Big Dog Hot Dogs is back for the season on the Figge Plaza, too!

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This Week's Events: April 4 - April 10


Thursday, April 4

Artist Talk: Steve Mcgure Single Speed Geography on The Continental Divide

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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Big D Blues Revolution Tour ft. Reverend Peyton's Big D Band, Moreland & Arbuckly, and Jimbo Mathus

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $17 in adv./$20 day of show

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Class: Acrylic Painting- Double-Take

Were: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

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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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Davenport North and Wood Intermediate Jazz Bands

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 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. ; 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Price: $10

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German for Travelers Language Classes

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Price: $40/member; $50/non-member

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Lojo Russo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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: Dancers in Company

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge: Zumba Fitness

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

Website

 

Wine & Art
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/student; all supplies porvided
Friday, April 5

5 Course Wine Dinner

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $65/person

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

Class: Architectural Watercolor
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member
David G. Smith
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Deja Vu Rendezvou featuring This Must Be the Band
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $7
Limbs with Radcon and Bulk
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Live Lunch with Rachael Schuldt
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Al Sweet and the Candy Makers
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Jason Jackson
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

QC Kicks

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Robert Jon & the Wreck
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Star Systems Talent
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

Saturday, April 6

 

Bandits Race to Home 5K

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Price: $27, $22 (12 and younger with T-shirt), $17 (12 and younger)

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Dirty Blonde Chocolate Ale Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 1:00 Golden Keg, 2:00 Food

Website

 

Dress Up and Dance: Totally Awesome 80's

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge - Davenport

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website


Live Music: Jason Jackson
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
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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Power Hour Hot Seat
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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: $5 and up

River Prairie Minstrels
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

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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Star Systems Talent

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Sunday, April 7

 

$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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Reception: Young Artists at the Figge: Davenport

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m., 12:50 p.m., 1:10 p.m.

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

Website

 

Star Systems Talent

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

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

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz: Manny Lopez Trio

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

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Tour: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

Monday, April 8

 

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, April 9


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: Punchards: $20/3classes/student; $39/3 classes/adult, $12/single session

Class: Italian Language Class
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $60/member; $70/non-member

Class: The Art of Drawing- Lines and Colors and Shapes
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

German American Heritage Center Book Discussion

Where: Bettendorf Public Library

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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.