Described by Glide magazine as “a rollicking blend of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and drum,” and by That Music Mag as “a quintet with gorgeous vocals, instrumentals, some dreads, and a whole bunch of youthful energy,” the alt-folk musicians of The Way Down Wanderers return to Davenport's Redstone Room for one of their final U.S. concerts before embarking on a 16-day tour of the United Kingdom.

A Miracle on 34th Street will soon be transformed into a stage entertainment on 35th Avenue, as the Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents the theatrical version of 1947's beloved holiday movie – a play based on a novella based on a story that inspired the film's Oscar-winning script.

Described by the New York Times as a “beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy),” author John Cariani's romantic comedy Almost, Maine has proven to be one of the millennium's most popular stage works – popular enough to have two separate productions of the show opening locally, on November 10, at Scott Community College and the QC Theatre Workshop.

A Rock Island native, Vietnam veteran, and retired Secret Service officer will deliver a November 13 presentation at Black Hawk College when William Albracht discusses his experiences both writing and living his latest book Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate.

Now in its eighth year, the Genesis Doctors Holiday Recital will find local physicians, family members, and other featured talents performing a wide variety of classical and holiday-themed music, presented in a fundraiser benefiting music-therapy programs for Genesis Health System hospice patients.

While the works themselves are from years, decades, and centuries past, their recent procurement has inspired the title for the Figge Art Museum's latest exhibition New Photography in the Lewis Gallery, a first-ever display of artistic images on view from November 11 through February 4.

With Time Out Chicago raving, “The most entertaining dances seem to come from Giordano Dance Chicago,” this exhilarating Windy City ensemble brings its high energy, enthusiastic choreography, and half-century of history to the Galvin Fine Arts Center as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Series.

Appearing locally in support of her latest album Sorry Is Gone, singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield headlines a Moeller Nights concert on November 14, showcasing the alt-folk talents that led Rolling Stone to rave, “Mayfield's echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results.”

Appearing locally on his national “Hell on a Highway Tour,” Justin Moore will treat country-music fans to signature songs from the artist's four studio albums to date, half a dozen of which peaked at number-one on the Billboard charts.

Called “hilarious and heartwarming” by the Chicago Tribune and praised for its “bright comic zest” and “swinging music” by the New York Times, the musical adaptation of Elf – based on the 2003 screen comedy starring Will Ferrell – will make its area debut and jump-start the holidays as Circa '21's 2017-18 season opener.