Written and performed by its leading character's real-life grandson, the acclaimed touring production The Accidental Hero finds creator/star Patrick Dewane sharing his grandfather's incredible World War II tale in a one-man multi-media experience at Augustana College.

Described by Uproxx.com as an outfit that “nestles comfortably between the zany psych-folk of Dr. Dog and the elegant creaminess of Spacebomb’s lush sound,” singer/songwriter Mt Davidson and his Brooklyn-based band Twain perform at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel as the latest Moeller Nights concert headliners, and in support of their newest album Rare Feeling.

Mysteries of the unknown will be explored at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on November 18 and 19 when the venue hosts the fourth-annual Quad Cities Psychic & Paranormal Expo, a weekend event featuring more than 60 vendor booths, treatments including reflexology and Reiki, and presentations by professional mediums, ghost hunters, and more.

Drawing from a repertoire featuring a wide array of standards and originals, The Bob Washut Trio – composed of pianist Washut, bass player Alex Pershounin, and drummer Eric Thompson – plays Davenport's Redstone Room as the latest guests in Polyrhythms' monthly “Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series.”

A five-piece ensemble that, according to WSUM.org, “incorporates rock, bluegrass, jazz, and a little folk, creating nothing but an upbeat atmosphere,” the Chicago-based musicians of Old Shoe play RIBCO in support of their newest album Country Home, a compilation of 13 original tracks praised by GratefulWeb.com for the songs' ability to “paint a diverse landscape of American life.”

A finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, A.R. Gurney's two-character romance Love Letters plays the Black Box Theatre in a special two-night run, its cast composed of award-winning Chicago actor Gene Weygandt and the venue's co-founder and artistic director Lora Adams.

Events will be more magical than usual in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops presentations, as this year's concerts find the area musicians performing accompaniment to Adler Theatre screenings of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Store – the first film adapted from J.K. Rowing's iconic series of fantasy/adventure novels.

This year’s rules for the Reader's Short-Fiction Contest stipulated 300 words or fewer and the piece had to include one of 10 sentences pulled from Mark Twain’s 1889 comedic novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Thank you and congratulations to all who entered!

Independent musicians from across the country, across the Atlantic, and here in the Quad Cities will gather for the Village of East Davenport's autumnal Gas Feed & Seed Festival – a three-day celebration hosted by Moeller Nights and taking place at the Village Theatre, Baked Bread & Beer Co., and additional locales throughout the Village.

Performing in their first Midwestern concert following a Southern tour through Louisiana and Texas, the four-piece ensemble Shallow Side plays RIBCO in support of the band's 2017 One, a six-song EP that inspired NationalRockReview.com to write, “If you want a little variety in your rock, the Souuthern-rock-infused One might be the gem you have been waiting to hear.”