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Friday, 16 November 2012 09:17
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Kick off the holiday season Saturday with the Festival of Trees Holiday Parade! Enjoy the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest boasting over 20 balloons, pageant queens, dance groups, bands, clowns, floats, tractors, antique cars, and more.  Click here for road closure and parking info. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and remember to have breakfast with Santa too before the big show.

 

FOT Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts and you can expect to find attractions ranging from art exhibits and designer displays to trees decorated  by children and teens.  Have some fun at the Silver Bell Social and spread the word that Military Day on Sunday offers discounted general admissions. The Teddy Bear TeaSizzlin' SoireeJingle JamCelebrity Lunch, and Sugar Plum Ball round out the fest with a little something for everyone, too.

 

Fiddler Broadway has made it's way to the Adler Theatre! Lujack Lexus presents the timeless classic Fiddler on the Roof this Sunday. Enjoy a variety of heartwarming scores including "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Tradition" in this Broadway musical full of magically woven music, dance, poignancy, and laughter.  Also, tickets to see Bill Cosby at the Adler go on sale soon, too!

 

FGC River Music Experience is busy with sure-fire crowd pleasing performances!  On Friday, plan to jam the night away with Chicago's Family Groove Company for just $10 and show up early to catch River Roots Live veteran Dick Prall in the Cafe for only $5, too! On Saturday, the Quad Cities' own  Three Years Hollow will perform hits from both of their acclaimed albums.  RME is also hosting Kidz Days, Jef Spradley Band, QC Rock Academy, 3rd Sunday Jazz featuring The Sax Offenders, Kings w/ the Easy Mark, and more.

 

Figge Rose Take advantage of FREE ADMISSION to the Figge Art Museum this Saturday after the parade! This allows for a perfect opportunity to experience the newest exhibition, Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture, on it's opening day. While you're there, check out the other exhibits including the 2012 College Invitational and Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View. The Portrait of Maquoketa exhibit is very cool and it's even interactive; go out of your way to see this nationally renowned exhibit while you can!

 

Yappy HourAre you an animal lover?  Help raise funds for the Quad City Animal Welfare Center by attending Yappy Hour at Duck City Bistro tonight!  Appetizers, a silent auction, wine pulls, and door prizes await those who donate to the cause.  Looking to support local beers?  Check out the MUGZ Brewing Club Scottish Ale Tapping at Great River Brewery.

 

Turkey Bowling

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, head out to the River's Edge on Saturday for a public skate featuring Turkey Bowling! Test your bowling skills on ice by taking part in this new QC tradition and plan to have a good time attempting to bowl a frozen turkey with any kind of accuracy.

 

Buy Local QC Mark your calendar now for next week's Scott County Family Y Turkey Trot and remember to SHOP AND EAT LOCAL downtown this year during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! From Record Store Day Black Friday Edition to Bucktown original art, our newsletter next week will be highlighting tons of ways to support locally owned businesses that offer cool gifts you simply can't find anywhere but downtown. Stay tuned for details!

 

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This Week's Events: November 15 - November 21


Thursday, November 15

$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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Art History Series: "History of Portraiture"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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Black Hawk College Jazz Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Class: Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv)

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $75/member; $85/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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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

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

Price: $10

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Jef Spradley Band

Where: River Music Experience

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Chris Dunn

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Men's Rec Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. -11:15 p.m.

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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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Santa's Special Stars

Where: The RiverCenter, Quad City Arts Festival of Trees

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: FREE

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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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Yappy Hour (A Human Party for our Furry Friends)

Where: Duck City Bistro

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

Price: $20 donation

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Friday, November 16

 

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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Dick Prall and Stolen Silver

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: $5

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Family Groove Company

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music - 3rd St. Villains

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo Carter

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Grand Premier Party

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $60/ticket; $600/table (seats 8)

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Red Carpet Room

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 6:00 p.m.

*Not open to public- private party to thank sponsors

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Silver Bell Social

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

*For those over 60

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The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Saturday, November 17

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

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

 

Exhibition: 2012 College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition Opens: Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Grimm Brothers Fairytale Exhibit

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Kids)

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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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Iowa at Michigan Showing

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: TBA

Price: $2 Domestic Drafts, $5 Pretzels or Wings, $2 Beef Tacos

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Kidz Days at RME Featuring Lojo Russo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children free

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Kilkenny's Live Music - 3rd St. Villains

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kings with The Easy Mark, Snogulated Pig, and My Pal Trigger
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Musical Happy Hour featuring Nick Vasquez

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate and Turkey Bowling

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time:  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up (bowling an additional $2)

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QC Rock Academy Concert

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees

Where: the RiverCenter

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

Price: Adults $8, Seniors 60+ $6, Children (2-10) $3

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Breakfast with Santa

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Price: $15/ticket; $180/table (seats 12)

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Holiday Pops

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Three Years Hollow

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $8

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Wee Scottish Ale Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Workshop: Mosaics

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $25/member; $35/non-member; $15 materials fee payable to instructor

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Sunday, November 18

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Adult Coed Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Where: Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $32, $42, $52

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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November Birthday Bash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Military Day

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