A trio of gifted artists will gather online for a special November 5 event hosted by the Figge Art Museum, with the Davenport venue presenting Virtual Artist Talks with three talents who have works on display in the museum's current Seating by Design exhibition: Cahle Correll, Vinicius Lima, and Yi Xie.

Continuing the musicians' season-long celebration of composer Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra delivers another live performance (with a virtual option) in the second Masterworks program Beethoven Violin Concerto, a tribute to that classic composition – with a piece by Béla Bartók, as well – taking place at Davenport's Adler Theatre November 7 and 8.

Although audiences for its live performances, due to current health and safety measures, are being restricted to the college's students, faculty, and staff, the general public will still be able to see the Augustana College theatre department's season-opening production of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, the thrilling and terrifying Christopher Marlowe classic that will be shown in virtual format on November 7.

Two short films celebrating American courage, character, and perseverance will enjoy virtual presentations the day before Veteran's Day, with the Moline Public Library hosting November 10 screenings of Fourth Wall Films' A Bridge Too Far from Hero Street and Riding the Rails to Hero Street, a pair of lauded documentaries in the Hero Street series by area filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.

As home to one of the largest collections of Haitian art in the United States, the Figge Art Museum is set to celebrate its vast assemblage of beautiful, evocative, fascinating pieces in Haitian Masterworks, a new exhibition, on display from November 7 through January 24, that will focus on prevalent themes in Haitian art including spirituality, transformation, the natural world, everyday life, and Haitian history.

An opera legend will celebrated on-stage when Shelley Cooper, Augustana College's Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, performs her one-woman show La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas at Moline's Black Box Theatre November 6 through 8, the production a loving tribute to an iconic figure that legendary composer Leonard Bernstein called “the Bible of opera.”

Estate planning and other legal issues facing artists will be the subjects of the Figge Art Museum's Virtual Scholar Talk on October 29, with Iowa City attorney David Bright and artist T.J. Dedeaux-Norris discussing the legal efforts taken to preserve the artistic legacy and estate of Tameka Janean Norris, whose currently running Figge exhibit is designed to explore the complex legacy of an artist’s identity after their passing.

A series of arresting, colorful, large-scale paintings is currently filling the gallery at the Quad City Arts Center, with the Rock Island venue, through December 11, hosting Jaclyn Garlock: Extraordinary Women depictions of life-sized women engaging in non-salaried work from cooking to laundry to volunteering … and enjoying themselves as they do it.

Continuing its presentation of virtual fall programming in the venue's annual PASS (Performing Arts Signature Series) program, Quad City Arts hosts an eagerly awaited November 5 concert event with the Japanese-drumming wizards of Ho Etsu Taiko, its collection of gifted musicians delivering a dazzling musical and cultural event recorded specifically for Quad City Arts patrons.

On November 1, a traditional Mexican holiday will be celebrated online – and in interactive, family-friendly style – when Davenport's Figge Art Museum hosts its Virtual Family Fiesta focused on the Day of the Dead, a chance to celebrate and remember the lives of our lost loved ones through the collective traditions, art-making, and storytelling that are among its integral elements.

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