Performing a “two-act” concert featuring both acoustic and electric sets, the alternative rockers from Rhode Island play in support of their new albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 – releases that, as was stated on, “represent a clear-headed and progressive move for a band that loves to push the envelope.”

This year's annual presentation of lectures by Augustana College faculty members takes place during the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation, and will explore the 1517 movement's legacy on intellectual thought, communication, privacy, and the view of science and technology.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal for their “wide appeal, subversive humor, and first-rate playing,” the genre-defying musicians of PROJECT Trio bring a uniquely 21st Century spin to chamber music as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series.

Numerous works by Augustana College professor Xiao, many never before shown to the public, will be on display in a new exhibition partly inspired by an 18th Century Samuel Johnson quote: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor widsom, in the grave, wither thou goest.”

Drawn from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and co-organized by New York's Museum of Biblical Art and Virginia's Art Services International, the Figge's latest exhibition boasts 56 objects ranging from paintings to silver candlesticks to bishop’s chairs, made in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late-17th to the early-19th Centuries.

Images by Sara Slee Brown that take viewers one step out of reality will be displayed from October 13 through November 25, allowing MidCoast Gallery at Bucktown visitors a wholly original perspective on diners, phone booths, and other seemingly blasé elements of daily life.

Described by comedian, podcast host, and New York Times bestselling author Marc Maron as “a gonzo warrior” and “one of the great American wild men,” standup comedian Kreischer makes a stop at Augustana prior to a fall tour that will find him traveling the country from Irvine, California, to Tampa, Florida.

For the season-opening production in the company's fourteenth year, the verse-theatre troupe the Prenzie Players will, from October 13 through 21, present its first staging of William Shakespeare's classic comedy All's Well That Ends Well – also the first Quad Cities staging of the play in more than a quarter-century.

Produced in its first area staging since 1990, playwright Jean Giradoux's legendary The Madwoman of Chaillot will open Augustana's 2017-18 mainstage season on October 13, with director Jeff Coussens' elaborate production of the French comic fable boasting no less than 28 student actors.

Sunday, October 15, 6 p.m.

The Redstone Room, 129 Main Street, Davenport IA

Themed “The Many Voices of Vibes,” the latest concert in Polyrhythms' monthly “Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series” will be headlined by vibraphonist and Knox College professor Malley and her ensemble, with local musician and Black Hawk College professor Crockett performing as the quintet's trumpet player.