The multi-faceted experiences of individuals from America and abroad are being reflected in a pair of new exhibitions at the Quad City Arts Center, with the Rock Island venue, through June 18, presenting art on the walls, on the floor, and hanging from the ceiling courtesy of the Peter Xiao paintings in iNundATIONs and Ioan Marcu's mixed-media sculptures in Immigrants.

Featuring highlights from the exhibition’s display and museum staffers and community members sharing their favorite program memories, the Figge Art Museum's For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design – which opened on February 20 – will be celebrated in a virtual May 13 event paying tribute to the traveling exhibit's hugely popular, three-month area engagement.

A special virtual event wrapping up the University of Dubuque's “Live at Heritage Center” programming for the 2020-21 season, the May 15 concert with the esteemed members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned guest organist Alan Morrison will follow a dedication ceremony for the university's new custom-crafted pipe organ, a glorious instrument with more than 3,000 pipes gifted by John and Alice Butler.

On May 20, Figge Art Museum members are invited to hop on a computer and travel south in the virtual tour Across America: Crystal Bridges an online visit to Bentonville, Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art where participants will learn about their art, sculptures, architecture, and Frank Lloyd Wright House that was moved to this location all the way from New Jersey.

Thursday, May 13, 8 p.m.

Presented by the Englert Theatre

Hailed by the New York Times as an “engrossing” entertainment with “evocative Southern charm,” the Oscar-nominated dramatic comedy Fried Green Tomatoes enjoys a quartet of 30th-anniversary screenings as the fifth presentation in Fathom Events' seventh-annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, its May 9 through 13 run at Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX treating audiences to a beloved favorite that Rotten Tomatoes describes as “powerfully effective.”

Returning to Davenport's Redstone Room for the first time in more than a year, Polyrhythms' popular Third Sunday Jazz Series gets an exhilarating reboot with its May 16 concert by Silversmith, a new six-piece, hard-bop jazz band that plays originals and jazz classics by artists including Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Dorham, Charles Mingus, and Lee Morgan.

One of the most acclaimed and electrifying stars of stage and screen will be showcased in a special, live Quad City Symphony Orchestra event on May 15, with Davenport's LeClaire Park serving as the locale for An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry, a night of unforgettable Broadway, pop, and soul favorites with the Tony and Grammy Award winning sensation from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

Winner of the Obie Award for Best Play and named “The Best of Theatre in 1996” by Time magazine, the darkly comic historical drama One Flea Spare will enjoy live public performances at Augustana College's Brunner Theatre Center May 6 through 9, author Naomi Wallace's critically acclaimed work described by The Guardian as “a tough and transcendent piece of proper grown-up theatre.”

Beautiful works by gifted local artists who also happen to be Quad Cities art professors who also happen to be related will be on display at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery from April 30 through June 30, with the Moline gallery housing a pair of exhibitions by a pair of sisters: paintings by Kristin Quinn of Davenport, and ceramic creations by Megan Quinn of Rock Island.

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