Stunning examples of mixed-media artwork will be on display at Black Hawk College's ArtSpace Gallery from September 30 through November 1 as the venue houses Sarah Rehmer's A Tenuous Space, the latest exhibition by the lauded Illinois artist whose works have been showcased in such esteemed art magazines as Studio Visit, Encaustic Arts, and Shadow & Light.

Arriving in advance of Halloween, the latest book by local authors Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin will explore roughly two dozen purportedly haunted locales in Ghosts of the Quad Cities, with the co-writers, on September 28, appearing at Davenport's The Book Rack to sign copies of this new work highlighting the supernatural histories of many of our area's most well-known sites.

Composed of of violinists Hyun Jeong Helen Lee and David Do, violist John Batchelder, and cellist Brooke Scholl, the award-winning Julius Quartet performs locally as part of Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists series, the musicians' September 23 through 27 engagements demonstrating why, according to a Collegiate Times concert review, “The group left the audience mesmerized by its resonant sound.”

A renowned country-music legend brings his signature talents, and his award-winning ensemble, to the Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on September 27 as the venue presents a night with the Charlie Daniels Band, with Daniels performing from a nearly 50-year repertoire crowned by the chart-topping, Grammy-winning smash “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Described by New Noise magazine as “one of the most noteworthy folk/acoustic artists working today,” singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Pureka serves as a Moeller Nights headliner on September 28, her engagement at Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel sure to prove why NPR stated, “If her instruments act like sonar, expanding to fill any room and find every crevice, her voice is a single directional beam – it cuts through any chance of misunderstanding.”

With the band's formidable list of credits and accomplishments including five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and status as one of the best-selling music acts of all-time, the pop-rock musicians of Chicago bring the group's legendary sound to Davenport's Adler Theatre on October 2, its 52-year repertoire including such chart-topping smashes as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Look Away,” and “Hard to Say I'm Sorry.”

In addition to being adored for his rock, pop, blues, and seasonal hits, Elvis Presley was, of course, one of the world's most beloved interpreters of gospel, and much of The King's iconic output will be heard when the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse hosts two October 3 performances of How Great Thou Art: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, a thrilling touring production boasting the talents of famed impersonator Robert Shaw and his Lonely Street Band.

With the Washington Post calling the play “mystical, arresting, and quirkily amusing” and the New York Daily News deeming it “irresistibly odd and exciting,” the dark romance Gruesome Playground Injuries, from September 20 through October 6, serves as the opening production for the 2019-20 season at Davenport's QC Theatre Workshop, its author Rajiv Joseph described by the New York Times as “an artist of original talent” with a “darkly funny, piquant sensibility.”

A fascinating exhibition boasting installation work and even a synthetic indoor ice rink will be on display at the Figge Art Museum from September 21 through December 29 when the Davenport venue houses Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene, its widely acclaimed creator having enjoyed solo exhibitions worldwide from Washington D.C. to London to Calgary.

Original works from more than 90 juried regional and national artists, children's activities, a Tabor Home Winery tasting, gourmet food, live music, and additional treats will be on hand at the September 21 and 22 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, with MidCoast Fine Arts' 32nd-annual Lindsay Park event finding Terry Rathje this year's recipient of the esteemed Harley Award, which honors those who've positively affected the visual arts and artists in the Quad Cities during their lifetimes.