This Week in Downtown Davenport: River Roots Live & More PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 19 August 2011 08:14
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RRL Logo SMALLJoin us on the Mississippi riverfront this weekend for River Roots LiveBlues Traveler and Gin Blossoms are headlining our 17 band lineup in LeClaire Park, and make sure you come hungry, because award-winningRibfest barbeque will be here, too.  Did we mention admission is FREE?  You've got no excuse to miss a FREE show of this caliber!

We're giving away a motorcycle from Wiebler's Harley Davidson on Saturday, and the kids will love the  fun workshops and entertainment at the Jr. Jam Tent.  The Figge is even hosting a River ARTS Live workshop where kids can create their own artwork.   

Even the Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to River Roots Live!  Don't miss your opportunity to meet the world-famous horses on Saturday night.  From critically acclaimed bands to mouth-watering barbebque, the festival is going to be an absolute blast.  River Roots Live will go on rain or shine, and click here to register as a volunteer.  We'd also like to thank Rhythm City CasinoRiverboat Development Authority, and all of our sponsors for making this amazing festival possible.  

River Bandits Logo Extra SmallDowntown has plenty of other events this week including another round of River Bandits home games.  If you're in the mood for some trivia, head over to Brady Street Pub tonight for a shot at winning great prizes.  The Iowa Fallen Soldiers Exhibit at the library is closing soon, so get there by Tuesday if you haven't had a chance to see this important display.  

Manny LopezThe 3rd Sunday Jazz workshop and concert at River Music Experience will feature the popular Manny Lopez Quartet, and buy tickets now for next week's performance by groundbreaking hip-hop artist, Lyrics Born.  If you'd prefer to get some exercise, review the ice schedule at River's Edge to find a fun activity that suits your taste.    

Blue Man GroupRhythm City will continue to provide free salsa dancing lessons through August, and you can also catch free concerts by Caught in the Act and The Tailfins at the casino.  Although it's still a few weeks out, tickets are going fast for the Blue Man Group's September show at the Adler.  Buy tickets earlyand get the best seats!  

Chair EventCreate a miniature replica of your favorite chair design during Thursdays atthe Figge, and stop in by 5 p.m. tonight for an Art Salon reception featuringContemporary Works On & With Paper.  Another Downtown DavenportArchitecture Tour takes place Saturday, and experience the Water Views Exhibit before it closes on Sunday. 

We're excited to host thousands of people once again downtown this week.  Remember tograb dinner or visit one of our unique retailers while you're here.  They're all locally owned and operated, and our businesses appreciate your support!

See you downtown!    

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This Week's Events: August 11 - August 17

Thursday, August 18

Art Fun: A Chair for Your Shelf

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Price: Free for members, Price of admission for non-members

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Art Salon Reception: Contemporary Works On and With Paper

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: N/A

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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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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 Public Hockey

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

 

Live Lunch with Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: Sold Out

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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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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Price: Museum admission, or FREE for members

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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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Weekday Wonder Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Friday, August 19

Blues Plate Special Live Lunch with Ren Estrand

Where: River Music Experience, Mojo's

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Caught in the Act
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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Outdoor BBQ

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Price: $2

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $3 and up

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Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

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River Roots Live

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 11 a.m. (Rib Vendors Open) 5:30 p.m. (Music Begins)

Price: FREE

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Salsa Celebrations

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $12.99 for dinner, Buy One Get One
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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Sultry 777's Giveaway - Winner drawn every half hour!

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Saturday, August 20

 

Class: Drawing in the Galleries

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Price: $25 for members, $30 for non-members

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Exhibition: The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Chair Design

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Museum hours
Price: Museum admission, or FREE with membership

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: FREE

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Make and Take Glass Blowing Class
Where: Lizzard Glass
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $30

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $3 and up

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Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

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River ARTS Live

Where: Figge Art Museum Tent at Junior Jam

Time: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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River Bandits vs Beloit Snappers - Umbrella Giveaway, Lujack's Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River Roots Live

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 11 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Salsa Celebrations

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $12.99 for dinner, Buy One Get One

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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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Sultry 777's Giveaway - Winner drawn every half hour!

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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The Tailfins

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Walking Tour

Where: Figge Art Museum

TIme: 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Price: Free with Membership, $7 for non-members

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Writer's Studio

Where: Midwest Writing Center

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

Price: N/A

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Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission, or FREE with membership

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Sunday, August 21

$2,000 Super Sunday Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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3rd Sunday Jazz presents Manny Lopez Quartet

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Brady Street Pub Sunday Special

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: All Day

Price: $2 domestic drafts

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Exhibition: Corn Zone

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Museum hours

Price: Free with membership or museum admission

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Exhibition Closes: Water Views

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Museum hours

Price: Free with membership or museum admission

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $3 and up

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River Bandits vs Beloit Snappers - U.S. Family Bank Sundays

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Salsa Dance Lessons

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Single Table Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $40 entry fee

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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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Tour: Museum Highlights

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE with membership or museum admission

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Weekday Wonder Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Price: FREE

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