A celebration of composers and songs from across the Atlantic Ocean, Music of the Deep North II, the wintertime concert by the professional vocal ensemble the Nova Singers, will treat audiences to moving and exciting arrangements of Baltic and Scandinavian works when performed February 17 at Galesburg's First Lutheran Church, and February 18 at Davenport's St. Paul Lutheran Church.

One of Amerian theatre's most acclaimed and awarded titles will enjoy an intimate yet emotionally grand staging when St. Ambrose University and director Sam Jones present the stage classic A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller's Tony-winning family drama that runs in the Studio Theatre February 15 through 18.

With album sales in excess of 10 million since the band's 1995 launch, the country superstars of Lonestar play the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center on February 16, treating fans to a repertoire that includes such chart-topping singles as “No News,” “Come Crying to Me,” and the crossover smash “Amazed.”

With its latest show described as “colorful, energetic, and wonderfully silly” by TheatreJones.com and praised for its “sweetness, humor, and energetic high spirits” by the New York Times, Davenport Junior Theatre treats family audiences to the company's debut of Seussical Jr., a one-act, all-student-performed version of the Tony-nominated storybook musical.

Independent musicians from across the country, across the Atlantic, and right here in the Quad Cities will gather for the Village of East Davenport's wintertime Gas Feed & Seed Festival – a three-day, genre-hopping celebration hosted by Moeller Nights and featuring concert sets at the Village Theatre and Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel.

Highlighting nearly 30 examples of solo pieces, collaborations, and innovations within the art form, the Figge Art Museum's new exhibition Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner will, from February 17 through June 24, showcase the talents of the Omaha native and Bettendorf resident whose beautiful, hand-crafted works can be found in galleries and collections from California to Ohio to New York.

One of the Windy City's most acclaimed jazz vocalists brings his significant talents, and his talented ensemble, to Davenport's Redstone Room in the latest concert in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Series – an evening with the Saalik Ziyad Quartet featuring guitarist Larry Brown Jr., bass player Steven Manns, and drummer Dushon Mosley.

A Kansas-based artist born and raised in the Quad Cities will be showcased in the latest exhibition at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, when rams, bulls, and less fearsome beasts are captured in the vibrant paintings of Troy Swangstu's Made in Iowa.

Great Sounds Promotions and Davenport's Redstone Room will treat music lovers to a special Valentine's-weekend event on February 10, when the 14th annual Smooth Jazz Valentine's Concert is headlined by acclaimed R&B and jazz vocalist Selina Albright, lauded by The Hollywood Times for her “stylish nod to jazz with a really identifiable sound.”

While there are fascinating nights to behold in the Figge's many art exhibitions, the museum will soon be housing fantastic smells and tastes, as well, in both February 10's culinary event Valentine's Dinner with Marilyn, and in February 13's sixth-annual Cajun Cook-Off.

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