Enjoying an area-theatre presentation mere months after its film version emerged as a $100-million-grossing springtime hit for Disney, Madeleine L'Engle's iconic children's-book A Winkle in Time wraps up the Playcrafters Barn Thatre's 2018 season with a family-adventure bang, its November 9 through 18 run treating audiences to a stage work the Chicago Reader deemed “a spirited retelling that captures the heart of (L'Engle's) magic.”

Described by the New York Times as an “elegant, thoughtful, and quietly unsettling drama” that “keeps developing in your head, like a photographic negative, long after you have seen it,” author Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime will be staged by New Ground Theatre November 9 through 18, treating audiences to a futuristic tale that Time Out New York calls “an elegant study of memory as both escape and prison.”

From November 9 through 18, a quintet of works by one of America's most acclaimed and prolific writers serves as the opening presentation in Scott Community College's 2018-19 theatre season, with Lives of the Saints: Five One-Acts treating audiences to the witty, silly, and hilarious words and actions of author David Ives, the Tony-nominated author of Venus in Fur whom the New York Times called a “maestro of the short form.”

Works by an incredible assemblage of more than two dozen Midwestern artists will be on local display from November 2 through January 2, with the aptly titled Regional Art Show on display at Bettendorf's Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy and showcasing pieces, for viewing and for sale, in mediums including jewelry, sculpture, raku, ceramic, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, print making, mixed medium, and collage.

An Emmy-nominated animated program being brought to vivid life through its current national tour, Wild Kratts Live! lands at Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 13 with its heroic adventurers played by namesakes Chris and Martin Kratt, brothers who voice their animated counterparts for the wildly popular PBS Kids series.

Performing in support of her October 26 release Carousel, an album that Saving Country Music magazine said “takes you on an emotional ride,” country and honkytonk singer/songwriter Carson McHone plays a Moeller Nights concert on November 8, demonstrating the artist's signature flair that Rolling Stone described as “the bridge between Texas twang and Tennessee country, occuipied by a road warrior who's spent plenty of time in both states.”

Delivering what PopWrapped.com described as “a polished sound filled with strong vocals and fantastic harmonizing made all the better with vivid lyrics and powerful instrumentation,” the folk and Americana musicians of The Way Down Wanderers return to Davenport's Redstone Room on November 10, demonstrating why BestNewBands.com wrote, “Their live show is full of energy and just a damn good time.”

The winner of six Grammy Awards and an incredible 28 GMA Dove Awards for his internationally revered gospel stylings, 82-year-old icon Bill Gaither brings his Gaither Vocal Band to Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 10, performing a concert of exhilarating southern-gospel tunes beloved by listeners and audiences over nearly four decades and three dozen albums.

The 10th Anniversary Water Party is a fundraiser sponsored by Empower Tanzania to provide clean drinking water to people from villages throughout Tanzania. Patrons will enjoy a wine and whiskey tasting, “small bites" by Chason, an art auction, a silent auction that includes a Tanzanite donated by Doland's Jewelers, and music by DJ Davey Rockit.

Appearing as the latest guests in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series, actors from the Griffin Theatre of Chicago will stage their acclaimed, unique military drama Letters Home at St. Ambrose University of November 4, the incisive and moving production that the Daily Herald called “a thoughtfully conceived, quietly eloquent show” that “avoids geo-politics and paints a compelling portrait of the men and women who carry out the country's political will.”

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