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.”

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 the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse November 7 through December 30, demonstrating why the New York Times called the show “an unstoppable sunshine steamroller,” and the Wall Street Journal opined, “Even if you're a child-hating curmudgeon, you'll come home grinning in spite of yourself.”

One of the Quad Cities' most eagerly anticipated sales events returns to Rock Island's QCCA Expo Center November 2 through 4, as Melting Pot Productions presents the 24th Annual Fall Antique Spectacular Vintage Market, allowing hunters of vintage goods an all-weekend opportunity to shop for a wide range of quality antiques.

The disparate artistic mediums of painting, woodwork, and blown glass will be showcased November 1 through December 31 at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, with four exhibitions blending as one via new works by Pam Ohnemus, Sri Rao, and artisans from Quad City Woodturners and the Davenport studio Hot Glass Inc.

A widely lauded writer, critic, and historian will take part in two special Figge Art Museum presentations on November 4 and 5, with best-selling author Ross King speaking on “The Heroism of Modern Life: Edouard Manet and the Impressionsts” on Sunday and his book Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet & the Painting of the Water Lilies on Monday – talks given in conjunction with the Figge's current exhibition French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950.

Best known as the founder, lead singer/songwriter, and guitarist of punk-rock outfit Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace and her Florida-based band The Devouring Mothers play a November 2 RIBCO concert on the rockers' 2018 “Midwest Takeover Tour,” the artist's 2016 album Shape Shift with Me called “densely packed, vicious, and heartbreaking” by Pitchfork magazine, and the artist herself notable for being one of the first highly visible punk rock musicians to publicly indentify as transgender.

Serving as concert headliners in the venue's “'90s Alternative Night,” the folk-punk musicians of Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow play Davenport's Redstone Room on November 2, with New Noise magazine saying of the band's Milwaukee-based frontman, “He manages to come off as vulnerable (without all that emo baggage), extremely witty ('D.I.Y.' is one of the finest songs ever written about the realities of playing a show), and smart without pretention.”

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