In its ninth-annual fundraiser for the venue's educational programming, the River Music Experience's January 20 Winter Wine Experience will treat patrons to live music by the Kellen Meyers Trio, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and numerous wine samplings presented by Davenport's Dimitri Wine & Spirits and company owner Dimitri Papageorgiou.

With his studio debut Compadre lauded by the Fort Worth Weekly for being “an adventurous foray beyond the musical norms that constrain less adventurous Americana songsmiths,” Texas musician Matthew McNeal performs a January 16 Moeller Nights concert in conjunction with his latest live session at Daytrotter, where the country, rock, and folk singer/songwriter last recorded in June of 2015.

A landmark work by renowned painter Georgia O'Keefe will be on display in the Figge's American Scene Gallery beginning January 23, as the artist's 1924 Flower Abstraction arrives on generous loan from New York's Whitney Museum of American Art.

An award-winning orator and educator familiar from her appearances on BET, MSNBC, NBC, and numerous SiriusXM radio stations, Dr. Chandra Gill will serve as the keynote speaker for Augustana's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, with January 13's “The Time Is Now” event also featuring musical performances, a video presentation, and an opening ceremony boasting the Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team.

Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort welcomes a legitimate heavy-metal superstar with the January 13 arrival of Vince Neil, the singer/songwriter who spent decades as lead vocalist for the multi-platinum-selling rock legends of Mötley Crüe.

Works by four Midwestern female artists will be on display at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy beginning January 23, with paintings by Evanny Angelene Henningsen featured in the exhibit Utah Colors, and pieces in various mediums by Ann Peters, Amy Whiteman and Olivia von Gries – all former students of gallery owner Pat Beréskin – in the fittingly titled exhibition Coming Home.

A nationally celebrated artist kicks off the 2018 season of Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Series, with the Redstone Room's January 21 event boasting a rare area appearance by bassist and jazz vocalist Fr. Stan Fortuna, performing as part of the Kindred Spirits duo with acclaimed local drummer Manuel Lopez III.

A quintet of powerful and acclaimed dramatic works – among them an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film – will be screened from January 10 through February 7 in Augustana College's 23rd Annual Hispanic Film Festival, with Wednesday-night showings of evocative titles from Chile, Guatemala, Spain, Columbia, and the United States.

Performing blues, folk, country, and Americana music that, according to NPR, “evokes the old-timey spirit of a thousand crackling 78 RPM records” whose “energy makes them feel new and alive,” Midwestern singer/songwriter Pokey LaFarge plays Davenport's Redstone Room in support of his most recent album Manic Revelations, described by Paste magazine as “all sass and swagger, with plenty of juke-jump energy to spare.”

The photography of 20th Century photographer Wynn Bullock is currently included in more than 90 major museum collections worldwide, and in the Figge's new exhibit Wynn Bullock: Revelation – on display from January 13 through April 29 – museum guests will be treated to the most comprehensive assessment of Bullock’s (1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly 40 years, as well as the first major exhibition of his work to be held in Iowa.

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