A masquerade-themed fundraiser for the Vera French Foundation, the Unmasking Mental Health Gala will raise money and awareness at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in an event boasting cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a presentation by guest speaker and acclaimed author Joan Becker.

The culmination of a two-month art project will finally be displayed on October 29, when the crocheted results of fiber artist and sculptor Carol Hummel's community-wide #YarnBombQC are unveiled in a public ceremony at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art.

Arriving in tandem with the 30th anniversary of its film-musical counterpart, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage will fill the Adler auditorium with beloved songs from 1987's beloved movie, including the Oscar-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning “(I've Had) The Time of My Life” smash originally recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

Paste magazine describes Pickwick's latest album LoveJoys as “a seamless little sound-world of old soul, new blood, sleek pop, slow jams, electro-funk, and fearless exploration," and the Seattle quintet performs a Moeller Nights concert as the latest stop in their cross-country tour.​

Appearing as the headliner in the River Music Experience's and Great Sounds Promotions' annual Smooth Jazz Fall Festival, chart-topping saxophonist Darius will share his talents that are comparable to those of the all-time greats, with JazzReview.com calling him “right up there with the Najees, the Gerald Albrights, and the Art Porters – he's that good.”

For its final exhibition in the 2017 Arts @ the Airport gallery series, Quad City Arts presents works by a trio of Midwestern artists: landscape paintings by Annawan's Broadbent and Rockford's Gates, and ceramic sculpture by West Des Moines' Lewis.

Arriving just in time for Halloween, the professional dancers of Ballet Quad Cities will stage choreographer Deanna Carter's adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, with the notorious count portrayed by international dance star Domingo Rubio 10 years after he first danced Dracula for the Rock Island-based company.

Up in Smoke. Los Cochinos. “Dave's not here, man.” Ask any fan of classic comedy who those titles and that phrase bring to mind, and you'll be told “Cheech & Chong” – the legendary duo of Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong whose 2017 North American tour brings them to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino on October 20.

Artworks by a pair of Iowans will soon be on display in Illinois, as Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center hosts exhibitions of photography by Bettendorf native Mike Leinhauser and mixed-media collages by Kathy Svec of Ames.

Let's do the “Time Warp” again! For the second year in a row, the Circa '21 Speakeasy will stage the cult-musical smash The Rocky Horror Show, treating audiences to live performances of classic songs and, of course, prop bags to complete the interactive experience.