Four critically acclaimed titles – among them an Academy Award winner and two additional nominees – will be shared in Augustana College's annual French Film Festival, with the subtitled works presented in free, weekly screenings in the college's Olin Center for Educational Technology auditorium.

Described by legendary A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor as “a force on the Minnesota roots music scene and beyond,” the five-piece roots and bluegrass ensemble Pert Near Sandstone plays Davenport's Redstone Room on November 30, with their most recent album Discovery of Honey lauded by CountryStandardTime.com as “a set of songs that's as rousing and robust as any countrified collective on a banner marquee.”

For the eighth Cinema at the Figge presentation, series programmers at Ford Photography will screen writer/director Chloé Zhao's Songs My Brothers Taught Me in a November 30 Figge Art Museum event, with the award-winning feature preceded by short films, live music, and complimentary beer samples from WAKE Brewing.

Arriving at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre a mere two years after its world premiere, the comedy Doublewide, Texas is the latest Southern farce by the popular playwriting team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, whose numerous stage hits – all recently produced in the area – include The Dixie Swim Club, Mama Won't Fly, Always a Bridesmaid, and The Red Velvet Cake War.

Performing in support of their October 20 release SpiderBeetleBee, the alt-folk guitar duo of Bill MacKay and Ryler Walker will play a November 24 concert at Rozz-Tox, and consequently demonstrate why Paste magazine raved, “Walker and MacKay do nothing less than dazzle with interlocking melodies and modes that can carry your spirit away or stir up long-dormant memories.”

Winner of seven 1977 Tony Awards and one of the 25 longest-running musicals in Broadway history, the iconic comic-strip adaptation Annie will be brought to life by Quad City Music Guild November 29 through December 3, its pre-opening sales so strong that a rare matinée performance has been added for Saturday, December 2.

On November 25, the sounds of the season will blend with the sounds of 1950s pop when Maquoketa's Ohnward Fine Art Center presents The Four Preps Holiday Show – a yuletide-themed night with the vocal ensemble fronted by Bruce Belland, performing an incredible 61 years after his Four Preps debut.

Appearing through their U.S. tour that finds the Canadian relatives visiting six states in six days, the folk musicians of Kacy & Clayton perform a November 29 Moeller Nights concert in support of The Siren's Song, the recent album that led NoDepression.com to state, “Like something out of a dreamy folktale, second cousins Kacy & Clayton seem to have been beamed down to us from a hazy summer sky.”

A well-known seasonal tale gets an inventive stage makeover when Moline's Black Box Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, which finds Frank Capra's holiday classic – and the entire town of Bedford Falls – re-enacted by a cast of seven.

On November 18, R&B will be given a healthy dose of G&C when the Davenport RiverCenter hosts the area arrival of the Up Close & Personal Tour, a night of music and comedy featuring headliners Ginuwine and Case.

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