This Week in Downtown Davenport July 27th Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 27 July 2012 08:38
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Bix 7 Weekend is upon us and Street Fest presented by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will return downtown for its 41st year! The fest will feature classic staples such as food and craft vendors along with live music and the brand new exciting Fire Fighter Water Fights event taking place on Saturday.

 

Click here for downtown street closure info, and remember to use the parking ramps.  The parking ramps are only $5 this weekend, and you can park right in the middle of the action with only a short walk to all of the fun.

 

Of course, the star of the show this weekend is the Quad-City Times Bix 7! The Bix 7 includes a variety of events leading up to the race on Saturday morning such as the Walk This Walk Benefit on Thursday evening, Orthopaedic Specialists Race Packet Pick-up and Expo, the Junior Bix, and the Genesis Carb It Up Pre-Race Pasta Dinner.

 

Downtown has added new events this year!    Barrel House 211's Bix Bash will fill Second Street with live music between Pershing Avenue and Perry Streets all weekend!  Davinci's Cocktails & Dining is hosting a Bix Party @ 3rd & Main, too!  Of course,  they'll be plenty of outdoor fun on 3rd Street near Mac's Tavern, Carriage Haus, Kilkenny's and Shenanigans, as well.

 

River Music Experience is hosting a late-night party in the Redstone Room on Saturday beginning at 10PM!  River Roots veterans Dan Hubbard & The Humadors open the show and local favorites Minus Six hit the stage late-night after Street Fest wraps up.  Smooth Money Gesture plays tonight, and catch the Myers Brothers and 45 On High Friday.  Additional RME events this week including Rock Camp USA, King of the Tramps, Community Drum Circle, Open Mic Night, and more.

 

Street Fest will feature a special brew made by Great River Brewery just for the occasion!  Pick-up a Street Fest Copper Ale at any of the beverage tents located at the fest.  Speaking of local breweries, don't forget to check out the new Front Street Tap House at the Freight House if you stop by the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturday.

 

Wine Spectator Congratulations to our friends at Hotel Blackhawk's Bix Bistro for garnering the attention of the preeminent voice in the wine industry.  Bix Bistro recently won a Wine Spectator 2012 Award of Excellence!

 

Even though it's the middle of July, it's never too early to start holiday shopping.  The German American Heritage Center is hosting a Christmas in July Sale on Saturday and Sunday featuring quality toys from Germany. On Sunday, attend their "Which Frederick was Greater" discussion.

 

Exec Square Four new market-rate apartments are under construction at the Executive Square Building!  Check out our Facebook page for updates as this project moves forward.  And finally, we also have some baseball to play this week.  The Quad Cities River Bandits will come home late in the week for a two game home stand against Peoria.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: July 26 - August 1


Thursday, July 26

$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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12 Days of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Art Talk! "NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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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 Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Orthopaedic Specialists Sports & Wellness Expo & Packet Pick Up

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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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Smooth Money Gesture with Tasty Trigger

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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"Walk This Way" Party

Where: Quad City Times

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $20 includes a t-shirt, your ticket into the party with free music, pop and beer.

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Friday, July 27

12 Days of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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45 on High

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Barrel House 211-Bix Bash!

Where: Second Street outside of Barrel House 211

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

Price: N/A

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BIX Bash

Where: DaVinci's, Third Street and Main Street

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $10 All You Can Eat Pasta Dishes

 

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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Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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DaVinci's Live Music - Wild Oatz

Where: DaVinci's, Third Street and Main Street

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Genesis Carb It Up Pre-Bix Pasta Dinner

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Junior Bix

Where: Quad City Times

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $15

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Christopher Bell

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Orthopaedic Specialists Sports & Wellness Expo & BIX 7 Packet Pick Up

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

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

Price: FREE

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Pre-Bix Bash at Brady Street Pub featuring Two Peace

Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: Live music at 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Street Fest

Where: Second Street, Brady Street to Ripley Street

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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The Myers Brothers

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Saturday, July 28

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Barrel House 211 - Bix Bash!
Where: Second Street outside of Barrel House 211
Time: Noon - 1:00 a.m.
Price: N/A
Bix 7
Where: Brady Street and Third Street
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Price: $42

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Christmas in July Sale
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: N/A

Class: Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $40/members; $50/non-members

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Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for Adults, $2.50 for Children 12 and under

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DaVinci's Street Party - Live Music

Where: DaVinci's, Third Street and Main Street

Time: Noon - 1:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Exploring NASA

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: University of Iowa Space Pioneers: 54 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Family Gallery: Blast Off!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.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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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

King of the Tramps

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Minux Six

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Museum Tour: NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Rock Camp USA Concert - Session 3
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Noon
Price: $5

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Street Fest

Where: Second Street, Brady Street to Ripley Street

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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Sunday, July 29

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino


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