A true-life tale involving social reformer Frederick Douglass, iconic author Harriet Beecher Stowe, and the United States' first public discussions about abolition, the historical drama Sons & Daughters of Thunder will be screened at the Moline Public Library on February 6, with the locally produced film boasting the talents of filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle and more than two dozen familiar area performers.

A celebration of the human body's most fascinating facets as viewed through abstract illustrations will grace the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy from February 1 through 28, with the Bettendorf venue hosting colorful, captivating works by Bettendorf artist Kaitlin Walsh in her new exhibition Anatomy of the Senses.

An artistic talent whose works are so voluminous they're currently on display in two separate galleries in St. Ambrose University's Galvin Fine Arts Center, former Quad Citian and SAU alumna Rosalind Wilcox showcases her Finding God in the Dark: A Retrospective Exhibition in the university's Catich and Morrissey Galleries through March 6, the works created by a legally blind artist who also enjoys careers as a singer, songwriter, percussionist, and guitarist.

Always an eagerly awaited series at the Figge Art Museum, the continuing Young Artists at the Figge exhibition, running through May 3, finds the Davenport venue again celebrating the accomplishments of budding creative talents of local elementary art students, their works on display in eight individual exhibits will accompanying Recognition Days.

Touring in support of his 2019 release Fire & Brimstone, a recording the Digital Journal called “authentic and compelling” and “one of his best albums to date,” country-rock superstar Brantley Gilbert takes the stage at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on January 30, his career achievements including multi-platinum sales, a trio of studio-album chart-toppers, and a “Favorite Country Music” citation from the American Music Awards.

Kyung and Michael Kim in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks IV: Love -February 1 and 2.

Befitting a program dedicated to the theme of Love, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will be joined in its February 1 and 2 Masterworks presentations by married pianists Michael and Kyung Kim, touring sensations and professors at the University of Minnesota School of Music whose talents will be showcased in composer Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc's dazzling and delightful Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra in D minor.

With Metal Insider describing the band's 2019 recording Warpaint as “one of their most accessible, hard-rocking albums to date,” the California-based musicians of Buckcherry headline a February 1 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, treating fans to the signature sounds that have led to platinum-selling success, numerous top-five albums on the Billboard charts, and two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Hard Rock Performance.”

Playing Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow a mere four months after the release of their fall album OHBAHOY – a collection described by Maximum Volume Music as “such a staggeringly diverse 11 songs that you can only marvel at it” – the Rockford, Illinois-based talents of Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts headline a rare basement concert on February 1, the band sure to deliver what Americana-UK calls “smooth, well-written, and well-produced power-pop packages.”

A Texas-based talent who has found a unique way to combine his passion for music with his passion for education, professional DJ and entrepreneur Dan Quinn serves as the latest guest in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series, his area residency performances and workshops from February 3 through 7 allowing kids of all ages to witness, and take part in, the magic of live, multi-instrumental looping.

Described by Broadway Baby as “an emotional, hard-hitting study of innocence lost and the survival of hope in even the most hellish conditions,” author Celeset Raspanti's haunting, moving, and uplifting I Never Saw Another Butterfly serves as the season-opening stage presentation at Moline's Black Box Theatre, its January 24 through February 1 run showcasing the works of art and poetry created by Jewish children who lived in the concentration camp Theresienstadt.

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