Baby Yoda fans of all ages are invited to bring their knowledge of the adorable green imp – and the sci-fi series he appears in – to Crawford Brew Works on August 29, with the Bettendorf venue providing competition, prizes, and Star Wars ephemera galore in its trivia afternoon themed on the popular and acclaimed Disney+ sensation The Mandalorian.

An exciting new project featuring outdoor installations of projected video art, the Open Air Media Festival will take place on August 28 and 29 in multiple locations throughout downtown Iowa City, with curator and media artist Zen Cohen working with video, new-media, and performance artists to present four site-specific projected installations and a mobile projection unit that the public will be invited to visit throughout both evenings.

A family-themed dramatic comedy with its roots set in her hometown of Davenport, Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl's stage tribute To Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday will be presented by the Mississippi Bend Players in a special virtual reading on August 21, with the author's mother – actress Kathy Kehoe Ruhl – portraying a role based on herself and the playwright leading a live Q&A session following the performance.

Participating in an online August 27 event held in conjunction with the exhibition About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, area ceramic artists will discuss their works, and the works of others, in a special, half-hour Virtual Artist Panel hosted by Davenport's Figge Art Museum.

After delivering the Quad Cities' first live theatrical production in five months with the July thriller The Turn of the Screw, Moline's Black Box Theatre is set to deliver more summertime chills from August 20 to 30 with The 39 Steps: A Radio Play, author Joe Landry's unique take on Alfred Hitchcock's classic suspense film.

Multi-hued works by a Black Hawk College alumna will be featured in the school's ArtSpace Gallery from August 10 through October 2, as the Moline college hosts a showcase for interdisciplinary artist Nicole Davis in her her exhibition Let the Circle Be Unbroken.

A fascinating collection of sculptures, prints, and works on paper by a trio of Midwestern artists can be viewed in the latest joint exhibition at the Quad City Arts Center, with the Rock Island venue, from August 21 through October 9, showcasing new works in the exhibits SIGNALS by Matthew Boonstra and Alan Pocaro and Original Prints by Elizabeth Powell.

Born in Haiti and raised in Miami, the noted painter, sculptor, and exhibitor Edouard Duval-Carrié Studio takes part in a special virtual presentation on August 16, offering online guests a tour of his studio and the chance to ask questions in a program hosted by the Figge Art Museum and held in celebration of the Davenport venue's 15th anniversary.

On display from August 15 through November 8, and co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and Schafer Interiors, Rob Lipnick: Mountains, Faces, Stories, & Stacks serves as the latest exhibition at Davenport's Figge Art Museum, its collection including beautiful ceramic pieces and striking assemblages by a well-known area educator.

Appearing in conjunction with his forthcoming ceramics exhibition Mountains, Faces, Stories, & Stacks, noted Midwestern artist and educator Robert Lipnick guides viewers through his process in a Virtual Artist Talk on August 6, with the exhibit's August 15 through November 8 engagement at Davenport's Figge Art Museum co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and Schafer Interiors.

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